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Oh Dear: Study Finds Comedians Have “Psychotic Personality Traits”

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Comics have high levels of psychotic personality traits, according to a new study which should come as a surprise to exactly no one who spends time around comedians. In other breaking news, comics also have trouble paying their bills on time.  Keep reading »

10 Comedians Whose Sense Of Humor Has Landed Them Women Who Are “Out Of Their League”

Yesterday, a guy friend of mine IM’d me with something weighing on his mind. “Can we talk about how Daenerys Targaryen is dating Stewie?! You need to do a slideshow about guys who are dating women way out of their league.” He was of course referring to the recent coupling of Emilia Clarke, the actress who plays Daenerys on “Game Of Thrones,” and Seth MacFarlane, the creator of “Family Guy.” The thing is, while I acknowledge that Emilia is agoddess unparalleled, I couldn’t get all that worked up about her dating a guy who, quite factually, is less attractive than she is (my friend said that some of Seth’s expressions recall Sloth from “Goonies,” if you wanted a sense of just how unattractive he finds MacFarlane).

“Dude,” I wrote back. “I actually think he’s kind of hot. I like a guy who can do many, many voices.” My friend then said that his sister found him hot as well, but he just didn’t get it. I tried to explain: “A sense of humor goes a long way. Why do you think there’s such a long history of kind of homely to downright ugly comedians dating smokin’ hot women?”

Which is not to say I always get it myself. While I see the appeal of Seth MacFarlane (though he is no Khal Drogo), some of these comedian/hottie pairings have left me scratching my head because the funny didn’t out weigh the fugly. Sorry, Andy Dick…

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When The Chips Are Down, People Want To Be Comedians

The recession is no laughing matter. Or, maybe it is? Since the economy went down the tubes, more and more people have started pursuing careers in comedy. A lot of unemployed peeps are looking for work and they’re lining up outside places like New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club for a chance in the limelight. Open mic nights at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood are booked solid. But before you quit your day job, you should do your research or, at least, read the rest of this article. Because it turns out comedy isn’t an easy career to crack. Keep reading »

Shun, Shag Or Marry: The New Late Night Line Up

Late Night TV has been going through some serious shake ups. Leno is officially dunzo and this month, Conan and Jimmy Fallon launched their new talk shows. So, now that we’ve had a chance to sample the goods, who do we really want to take to bed with us? Find out in this round of Shun, Shag or Marry!

Ok, first things first we have to narrow down the Late Night pool a bit. Although we’d normally love to shun any dude who hosted “The Man Show,” after watching Jimmy Kimmel whimper on “The View” after his recent break up from Sarah Silverman , we just can’t kick a man when he’s down. Carson Daly just had a kid, new dad’s also not fair game. And let’s not even go there with grumpy grandpa Dave Letterman. So, that leave us with: Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, and Craig Ferguson!

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Quick Pic: Bitch, Whine And Joan

“Celebrity Apprentice” winner Joan Rivers claws her way to the top “Live with Regis & Kelly.” Which is more plastic: her face, her personality, or her jewelry? [NYC, 5/11/09] Keep reading »

Dealbreaker: The Comedian

It was a drizzly night, and I was walking down the street with Luke, my boyfriend at the time, to a comedy club where he was performing that night. He held an umbrella over my head and had his arm wrapped around my shoulder. I should have been giddy, but instead I felt apprehensive. We’d been dating for a few months, but this was the first time I was going to one of his shows.

“So, you’re not going to make fun of me, are you?” I asked, flashing back to Jerry Seinfeld and man hands and close talking. What if he called me out in public on some absurd quirk I never knew existed?

“No,” he said. “That’s a cheap laugh.” His material was more sophisticated, even a touch political, he said.
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Quickies!: I’d Rather Be Single Than Sleep With A Non-Voter

  • BotherVoting.org has great e-cards and banner ads that will shame your loved ones and friends into voting. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Check out this remix of Jennifer Hudson’s “Spotlight.” [Popbytes]
  • These comedians have style that’s as funny as their jokes. [Asylum]
  • Many couples take turns earning and learning and make it work. [Tango]
  • Our economy is in the crapper, but you can still find clothing deals online. [Shine]
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    The Frisky’s Top Six Fantasy Guys (According To Profession)

    It’s hump day and while we should be busy working, spring flings are on our minds. Boys, boys, all types of boys — it’s the stuff daydreams are made of. According to Savvy Miss, there are ten classic types of dudes that women fantasize about: the pirate, the movie star, the cowboy, the younger guy, bad boy, the musician, the foreigner, older man, the nerd, and the knight in shining armor. Classic. However, we have vivid imaginations and a few more men on our minds — so here are our Top Six Fantasy Lovers:

    6. The Astronaut This voyager isn’t afraid to go deep into space. He’s half sexy pilot, half adventurous explorer and 100% irresistible in his helmet.

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    Sexual Assault Is No Laughing Matter

    English “comedian” Johnny Vegas isn’t talented, but he is up to some serious funny business. Last Friday night, at one of his shows in London, after admitting he “had no material, and that he was there mostly to get laid,” Vegas allegedly singled out a teenage girl half his age in the audience. According to Maureen O’Hara’s Guardian U.K. article. despite the 18-year old’s trepidation, six members of the audience supposedly carried her on stage. O’Hara’s says that Vegas made the girl pretend to be dead so she would lie still, but she couldn’t stop giggling from nerves. Keep reading »

    Is Rape Ever Funny?

    Touchy subject, I know. Once a week I write a round-up for Jezebel, Gawker Media’s women’s site, about the misogyny that runs rampant on all of the web’s gossip blogs. A frequently targeted topic is the issue of rape. Some of the blogs I read regularly (mostly for Missdemeanors) make tongue-in-cheek, but still extremely offensive jokes about rape. Here’s a recent example from the blog What Would Tyler Durden Do?

    “I read somewhere that the reason dudes rape girls is because they think the girl is really pretty. It’s basically a compliment.”

    Horrible huh? Keep reading »

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