Posts tagged "comedy"

Former Disney CEO Says Funny, Beautiful Women Are Impossible To Find While We Barf From His Sexism

Former Disney CEO and not beautiful or funny bald piece of shit Michael Eisner was quoted as saying to Goldie Hawn:

“From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman, they usually—boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online, but usually, unbelievably beautiful women,…

By: Katrin Higher / July 4, 2015

Does Amy Schumer Really Have A Race Problem? I’m Not Sure.

Context, folks. It’s all about context. …

By: Megan Reynolds / June 29, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Lisa Lampanelli Talks Divorce, Self-Acceptance & Twitter Haters

Tonight is the premiere of comedian Lisa Lampanelli’s much anticipated fifth stand-up special, “Back to the Drawing Board,” and here’s a little scoop: She’s funnier than ever. The equal opportunity offender has a new look (having recently shed 100 lbs) and is recently divorced, and both changes are reflected in what is her most honest…

By: Katrin Higher / June 26, 2015

What’s The Deal With Jerry Seinfeld, Am I Right?

Yesterday, we saw our latest comedy battle in the mythical war between the phantom “PC Police” (not a real police force) and “Rich Old White Baby Boomer Comedian with God Complex.” A recurring changeling who manifests himself in different forms, yesterday’s iteration was airplane food joker in emeritus, Jerry Seinfeld. When asked in an interview whether…

By: Katrin Higher / June 9, 2015

Do Something New: Attempt (And Fail) To Go To An Improv Jam

But I succeeded at not losing my temper with a clueless harasser, so there’s that!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 9, 2015

Did Jen Kirkman Call Out Louis C.K. For Being A Gross Perv On Her Podcast?

For awhile now, there have been murmurings on the internet and within comedy circles that beloved comedian Louis C.K. is a total creep to women, understood to be an open secret that everyone knows but nobody talks about. Louis C.K. is very powerful within the comedy scene, and those who allege that he’s a perv say that everyone i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2015

Frisky Rant: What We Need To Stop Talking About When We Talk About Funny Women

Why is it, whenever a woman becomes well known for being funny, we get the “disproving the theory that women aren’t funny” line?

This is not an idea anyone needs to disprove.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 22, 2015

Adrienne Truscott Does Rape Comedy Right

See, rape jokes can be funny!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 21, 2015

This Is The Only Car Lip Sync Inspiration You’ll Ever Need

The all-lady comedy group SketchShe has provided the universe with this multi-era car lip sync mashup, and it’s very…comprehensive. “Mime Through Time” takes us through the decades from the ’40s all the way through to today as the ladies jam out to artists like Whitney Houston, Queen, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, and Beyonce, complete with matching…

By: Claire Hannum / April 2, 2015

Ari Shaffir Spews Hate At Fellow Comic Damienne Merlina — But She Gets The Last Word

Time for the quarterly controversy in the comedy world! This time, it is at the hands of mediocre comedy bro Ari Shaffir, who out of nowhere decided to deride a one-armed woman from Los Angeles whom he has barely ever even had interaction with. During a stand-up set that recently aired on Comedy Central, Shaffir

By: Katrin Higher / March 30, 2015

Why You Should Give Sara Benincasa Money To “Focus Group” Her Own Body

The comedian’s short film concept is so revelatory that after just one week, the film has raised two-thirds (as of publication) of its $9,000 dollar budget on Kickstarter.

By: Leah Prinzivalli / March 25, 2015

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…

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…

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, Mary-Kate and Ashley,…

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 very real codes of female friendship.” Sounds about right…

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 help of a woode…

By: Claire Hannum / October 10, 2014
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