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The Onion review of Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the only one you need (Video)

The Onion review of Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the only one you need (Video)

By | November 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm | No comments

Far too often, the mainstream entertainment press spends more time on coming up with horrible punny headlines for their movie reviews and not enough time critiquing the actual film. The Onion, however, does it right. In their new video review of the second installment of the...

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The Onion reports on comedian who holds audience hostage with terrible jokes (Video)

The Onion reports on comedian who holds audience hostage with terrible jokes (Video)

By | October 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm | No comments

When stand-up comedy is great, it could transcend space and time; you don't want it to end and you're thinking and laughing in ways you never have before. But when it's bad and that social contract that keeps us in our seats prevents from just walking, you can start to feel like...

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In response to The Onion’s apology to Quvenzhané Wallis, former Onion staffers mock apologize

In response to The Onion’s apology to Quvenzhané Wallis, former Onion staffers mock apologize

By | February 25, 2013 at 10:59 pm | 4 comments

Earlier today The Onion's CEO Steve Hannah issued an apology for an Oscars-night tweet from the satirical newspaper's official Twitter feed, wherein 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis (nominated in the lead actress category for her work in Beasts of the Southern Wild) was...

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Should The Onion apologize for calling Quvenzhané Wallis a c*nt? (Update)

Should The Onion apologize for calling Quvenzhané Wallis a c*nt? (Update)

By | February 25, 2013 at 10:08 am | 20 comments

UPDATE: 2:10 pm EST -- The Onion has apologized. The full statement is below: On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It...

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Bears are having too much sex and Thing X is doing something about it (Video)

Bears are having too much sex and Thing X is doing something about it (Video)

By | October 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm | No comments

Over the weekend, we introduced you to Thing X. In short, it's something of nebulous nature on which former staffers from The Onion are working. You should go here and learn all about it-- unless you want to do things backwards. If that's the case, you should first peep this...

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Former staffers from The Onion form Thing X, and here’s what we know about it (Video)

Former staffers from The Onion form Thing X, and here’s what we know about it (Video)

By | October 6, 2012 at 12:58 am | 2 comments

You know how sometimes you watch something so bizarre and absurd that your only reaction is to laugh uncontrollably? Well, if you're like me, you'll do the same after peeping this just-released video promoting Thing X, or more specifically, ThingX.com, which is something created...

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Tig Notaro remembers getting fired from a comedy show, almost dying (Animation)

Tig Notaro remembers getting fired from a comedy show, almost dying (Animation)

By | August 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments

Each week, we’ve been featuring a new episode of Stand Down, the A.V. Club’s new animated series, wherein a comedian tells a story about a terrible time in their career. This week, Tig Notaro tells a chilling story of onstage bombing and near death. It’s not for the faint...

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Jimmy Pardo once had a terrifying encounter with the Navy (Animated video)

Jimmy Pardo once had a terrifying encounter with the Navy (Animated video)

By | August 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm | No comments

In the latest episode of the AV Club's weekly animated series Stand Down, podcast pioneer, super stand-up comedian and Conan O'Brien's warm-up comic, Jimmy Pardo regales us with a story about a performance he once gave at a Naval base. As is the case in all of Stand Down...

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One time, Reggie Watts was pelted with pennies (Animation)

One time, Reggie Watts was pelted with pennies (Animation)

By | July 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 2 comments

In the third installment of the A.V. Club's weekly series Stand Down, wherein a well-loved comedian relates a story about a time they totally ate shit, Reggie Watts digs up a terrible memory born in Philadelphia. Check it out below! You can check out previous episodes...

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