Posts tagged "comedy"

New Favorite Hilarious Video Source: Internet Action Force

Want to laugh your ass off today? Of course you do, it’s Thursday! Head over to the Internet Action Force, where you can while away the rest of your afternoon giggling instead of working. You’ll thank me by 5 o’clock. IAF was launched just today, so you can be sure that you’ll be the…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 5, 2015

Margaret Cho’s Shtick At The Golden Globes: Not Racist, Just Tired

Last night at the Golden Globe Awards, Margaret Cho played a character named Cho Yun Ja, a movie reporter from North Korea, in a misguided attempt to coast off fumes generated by the publicity machine that surrounded "The Interview"'s weird half-success. The bit was a little clunky and mostly unfunny. Margaret Cho, a woman of…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 12, 2015

Watch Jon Stewart’s Reaction To The Charlie Hebdo Massacre

One suspect, 18-year-old Mourad Hamyd, has been taken into custody for the attack on the headquarters of satirical comedy magazine Charlie Hebdo which left 12 people dead on Wednesday. Two other suspects, brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, have yet to be found by French police.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 8, 2015

Kreezus Is The Kanye West Christmas Album I Didn’t Know I Wanted

I actually love Christmas music -- I agree it's weird, but it's my thing -- but after three weeks, even I am tiring of "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bell Rock."And just in time for the holiday, we've got some new Christmas tunes to listen to ... from Kanye West? Well, sort of. Sketch grou…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2014

Zach Sherwin’s Serial Rap Sums Up How We’re All Feeling About The Podcast

Rapping comedian Zach Sherwin released a rap about Serial over the show’s theme song yesterday, just in time for the show’s finale on Thursday. (It’s a great idea -- the song makes for an awesome beat!) Sherwin addresses most of the conversations that have surrounded the podcast: The exploitation of Hae Min Lee’s death for…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 16, 2014

What If Black Friday Was A Horror Movie?

Black Friday is fast approaching and bringing with it untold physical and emotional suffering in the name of discounted juicers and Xboxes. Fist fights will break out at Walmart, people will camp outside their local Best Buy days in advance, and, well, the whole fiasco will look something like a horror movie. The folks at…
By: Claire Hannum / November 24, 2014

This Woman’s Impressions Of Celebs Stuck In Traffic Are Perfect

An eyeroll-worthy amount of people attempt viral celeb impressions (to mixed results), so when I first came across this video of Lauren O'Brien's perfect Hollywood interpretations, I wasn't sure what to expect. What I found was heaven in the form of Ellen DeGeneres, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham, Angelina Jolie,…
By: Claire Hannum / November 24, 2014

“Lisa’s Advice” Is Like Every Conversation You’ve Ever Had With Your BFF

Created by Anna Christopher and Regina Taufen, the web series "Lisa's Advice" takes a comedic look at female friendship through short clips. The series is "at first a satire about advice-giving, but underneath is really about how women talk to each other and navigate the hilarious yet…
By: Claire Hannum / October 31, 2014

Shop Your Way To A Thigh Gap!

We have comedy team Just Boobs Sketch to thank for this great parody of the extreme measures women are expected to take to adhere to modern beauty standards. As part of the group's mission to #EndThighGap, the comedy ladies peddle us a fictional pair of jeans that will widen thigh gaps with the hel…
By: Claire Hannum / October 10, 2014

This Brilliant Spoof Of “Girlfriend Intervention” Is Everything

A new Lifetime show, "Girlfriend Intervention," invites a group of black women (or, as the show calls them, "sisters") to make over a white woman (a "basic") and help her find her inner "strong black woman." Yes, this is an actual show! On TV! How this racist mess got past multiple executives and onto the air…
By: Claire Hannum / September 26, 2014

Joan Rivers Showed Women It’s Okay To Be An Asshole (If You Want)

Yesterday, the world lost one of  THE most daring and fearless stand-up comedians we have ever known, male or female. Joan Rivers was a special kind of icon. She is one of the greats, up there with Richard Pryor and George Carlin. Being fearless i…
By: Katrin Higher / September 5, 2014

“Smile!” With The Smile Bitch Training Camp

You wouldn't want to ruin a strange man's day by not giving him a big toothy grin when he calls at you on the street, "SMILE!" With the Smile Bitch Training Camp, you, too, can be ready to look happy for absolute strangers no matter how shitty your day has been.  [Twitter.com/JancelleJComic]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Watch The First Episode Of Comedy Duo Garfunkel And Oates’ New Series Online Now!

Set your Tivos: "Garfunkel and Oates," the new IFC show named after Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci's musical comedy…
By: Claire Hannum / July 31, 2014

Watch The Male Supreme Court Justices Hang Out In A “No Girls Allowed” Fort

With the decisions coming out of the Supreme Court these days, I wouldn't be too surprised if this was how things actually went down in the judges' chambers. Can I hang out in the fort too if I give the password? [Funny Or Die]…
By: Claire Hannum / July 25, 2014

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…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 1, 2014

How Feminists Watch Commercials

Actually, yes, this does accurately sum up how I watch both shaving cream commercials and the E! channel. For the sake of comediennes Akilah Hughes and Suzanne Hitchman, I hope other feminists are able to laugh at this, too. [YouTube]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2014

Frisky Rant: “Walk Of Shame”‘s Problematic Plot Shames Sex Workers & Drug Addicts For Cheap Laughs

Oh, I wanted to like "Walk Of Shame." I wanted to love it. What's not to love about a movie starring Elizabeth Banks, Gillian Jacobs and Tig Notaro? I was ready for a hilarious rom-com starring several of my favorite funny ladies. Instead, in the screening room, I sat next to my friend…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2014

Joan Rivers Refuses To Apologize For Her Tasteless “Joke” About The Cleveland Kidnapping Victims

Joan Rivers made a not-so-funny "joke" on "The Today Show" yesterday about the three Cleveland women who were kidnapped by deranged creep Ariel Castro and held captive in his home for a decade. When describing how cramped her daughter's guest room in her home is, Rivers joked that "Those wome…
By: Claire Hannum / April 24, 2014

Are You Living In The Funniest City In America?

The University of Colorado Boulder's Humor Research Lab (yes, that's an actual thing) has created a Humor Algorithm to determine which cities in America are most likely to leave you giggling -- and what type of humor makes residents of that city laugh the most. Every major city has a personality of its own, so it…
By: Claire Hannum / April 22, 2014

“Broad City”‘s Ilana Glazer Celebrated 420 With This Weird Video Tribute To Love, Sexiness & Bubble Wrap

God, my love for Ilana Glazer of "Broad City" knows no bounds. The show's resident pothead celebrated 420 yesterday with a very special episode of her web series, Chronic Gamer Girl (in which she usually plays videogames stoned),  entitled "Sex: A Journey Of Love." Her cute pup Lincoln makes an appearance, there's some rolling around…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2014
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