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Maria Bamford recounts teary experience at morning zoo radio show (Animation)

Maria Bamford recounts teary experience at morning zoo radio show (Animation)

By | July 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm | One comment

In the second installment of the AV Club's weekly animated series, Stand Down (where comedians tell a story about one of their lowest career points), we find Maria Bamford recounting a terrible experience with a morning zoo-type radio program. You can watch the first...

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Amidst rape joke debate, The Onion envisions Daniel Tosh as a victim of brutal sexual assault

Amidst rape joke debate, The Onion envisions Daniel Tosh as a victim of brutal sexual assault

By | July 13, 2012 at 11:17 am | 18 comments

In their News In Brief section, The Onion has taken on an incident at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, wherein Daniel Tosh addressed a heckler by saying -- hyperbolically -- that it would be funny if she was raped by five men right now. You see, the Tosh.0 comedian was doing...

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The Onion launches Web series ‘Sex House’ with three more shows planned (Video)

The Onion launches Web series ‘Sex House’ with three more shows planned (Video)

By | July 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm | One comment

Having already become by far the most important network in the world of journalism, The Onion is now expanding its empire and foraying into (Internet-based) reality television. In The Onion's newly launched reality series Sex House, we find out what happens when you cram six,...

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Comedian Baratunde Thurston schools us on How To Be Black (Video)

Comedian Baratunde Thurston schools us on How To Be Black (Video)

By | May 11, 2012 at 11:50 am | No comments

PBS News Hour recently sat down with stand-up comedian and digital director of America's satirical news source, The Onion, Baratunde Thurston about his book How To Be Black. The book, which came out this past January, combines elements of satire with a memoir. How To Be Black's...

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Writers from the Onion, Colbert Report and more team up for Pendulous Breasts Quarterly

Writers from the Onion, Colbert Report and more team up for Pendulous Breasts Quarterly

By | February 15, 2012 at 9:47 am | No comments

Woe to the comedy fan who insists that print is dead; he or she is going to miss out on Pendulous Breasts Quarterly, a new comedy zine (yes, a zine) helmed by John Harris of The Onion. According to Harris, Pendulous Breasts Quarterly takes as its primary inspiration Simpsons...

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The Onion knocks Tyler Perry’s ‘sassy’ character movie formula (Video)

The Onion knocks Tyler Perry’s ‘sassy’ character movie formula (Video)

By | January 26, 2012 at 10:16 am | 2 comments

Here Comes Mingmei is not the name of Tyler Perry's newest movie, but according to the folks at The Onion, it might as well be. In the below Onion News Network dispatch, Perry's movie formula -- sassy character, family, love, etc... -- is lampooned, by imagining a new character...

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Watch the Onion’s take on Beyonce’s baby Blue Ivy Carter

Watch the Onion’s take on Beyonce’s baby Blue Ivy Carter

By | January 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm | No comments

No matter how hard you've been trying to divert your eyes and ears from the seemingly countless number of news reports about Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z's first born -- Blue Ivy Carter -- surely you haven't been able to avoid it entirely. Luckily, the fine folks at the Onion News...

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Punchline Mag analysis: Are comedians now destined to apologize forever?

By | July 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm | 9 comments

George Carlin famously said, "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." Most that read that quote don't realize there is a horrific dark side to that quote. Often when crossing the line, as a comedian, you can go to a...

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Videos: Arianna Huffington, Tom Hanks want The Onion to win a Pulitzer

By | June 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm | No comments

The Onion wants a Pulitzer. They want the highly coveted award so much so that they've launched the Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes, AFAJP, an "organization" dedicated to guilting the committee responsible to giving up the award. If you're a regular...

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