Posts tagged "comedians"

The Feminist Infiltration of ‘Inside Amy Schumer’

In 2012 I went to a comedy “Industry Panel” at Gotham Comedy Club. It was well attended since it was free and was full of about 100 young hopeful comedians. I wasn’t sure if I’d get much out of it, being in the more hopeless category, having slogged for some time. But I thought I’d…

Katrin Higher / June 12, 2015

5 Things To Know About Trevor Noah, The New Host Of “The Daily Show”

Dimples + humor x intelligence = YES, PLEASE.

Megan Reynolds / March 30, 2015

Female Comedians Who Should Replace Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart has announced he’s leaving “The Daily Show” at the end of the year, which means it’s time for the internet to start speculating about who his replacement should be. And it looks like the front-runner should definitely be a woman. From talented TV comedians who look like they could use a new gig…

College Candy / February 15, 2015

The 5 Best Comedy Specials On Netflix Right Now

So I don’t like movies that much, and I’ve run through all of “Orange is the New Black,” “Archer,” “Adventure Time,” “Breaking Bad,” “American Horror Story” (not season 3, I will not), “House of Cards,” “Orphan Black,” “Doctor Who,” and “New Girl.” So I sometimes find myself wanting to watch something for only an hour…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 1, 2014

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

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. …

Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2014

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 play…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 2, 2012

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.

Nikki Dowling / August 8, 2009

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…

Simcha / June 13, 2009

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]…

Simcha / May 11, 2009

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…

Anonymous / March 30, 2009

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 i…

Annika Harris / September 29, 2008

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,…

Simcha / May 14, 2008

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…

Simcha / May 2, 2008

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007