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 Nacho Punch felt the same way, and imagined the scariest shopping day of the year as a terrifying box office thriller. Consumerism: scarier than any ghost! [Neatorama]
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, Mary-Kate and Ashley, and other celebs brought to life by O’Brien. The series started on her Instagram account before making its way to YouTube. O’Brien hopes to make her way to “Saturday Night Live” someday — fingers crossed! [Jezebel]
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 very real codes of female friendship.” Sounds about right to me! There’s no way you don’t recognize at least a little bit of yourself and your best friend in these two. After the jump, some of Lisa’s best terrible advice! Keep reading »
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 help of a wooden rod, and for only $69.99! Bleak, isn’t? Let’s put the thigh gap trend to rest already! [Cosmopolitan]
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 without even one of them questioning whether it’s obscenely problematic boggles the mind. Stand-up comedian Phoebe Robinson and her friend Jessica Williams from “The Daily Show” decided to replicate “Girlfriend Intervention” on real-life New York City streets, and the results are every bit as amazing as you think.
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 in this world is not common. But Rivers plowed through this fearful world and the brutal male-dominated entertainment business like a warrior. At a time when most women were funny behind closed doors, tittering in the kitchen among other women away from the men, Rivers broke that barrier and became the funny woman for all of us to look up to in the public eye. She surveyed the men surrounding her and took her place among them, never taking “no” for an answer. Rivers thrived in this business because she didn’t rest for a second, she didn’t allow people to tell her she wasn’t funny because she knew she was funny. It was simply a fact. Funny is funny, male or female. Keep reading »