Posts tagged "comedy"

Amy Poehler Is Having A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Remember Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? Well that’s Amy Poehler’s life, according to this hilarious interview on the new IFC show, “Comedy Bang Bang.” Created by one of the guys who invented “Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis,” “Bang Bang” features host Scott Aukerman and musician/comedian Reggie Watts, who i…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 28, 2012

Coolest Parents Ever Recreate Beastie Boys “Sabotage” Video

As much as it pains my Brooklyn heart to say this, this little video from a couple of cool Portland parents might just score extra points in the Portland vs. Brooklyn battle. These guys made a shot-for-shot remake of the Beastie Boys’ iconic Spike Jonze-directed video “Sabotage,” starring their own children. Brooklyn, I believe you’ve…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2012

What Always Makes You Laugh?

We’ve all got our go-to thing that always makes us crack up. Just thinking about it makes you giggle a little bit. For Amelia, for example, it’s this weird poster of “The Breakfast Club” with Walt Jr. from “Breaking Bad”‘s face superimposed over all the main characters. For you, it might be kittens rolling off…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2012

Baby Lemur Discover Climbing

When you’re a baby, everything seems exciting and new. Take this baby lemur, who just discovered that he could climb a rope. How awesome is that? Pretty great — and also a little bit scary, right? [HolyCuteness]…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 15, 2012

Child Stars Come Out Against Kirk Cameron

Eighties sitcoms are funny, but what isn’t funny: Kirk Cameron’s stance on homosexuality. So some of his fellow ’80s child stars took a stand against Kirk and formed Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron (CCOKC). Cast members from “Out of this World,” “Adventures in Babysitting,” “Mr. Belvedere” and more are speaking out about Cameron’s vile ways.

By: Julie Gerstein / April 13, 2012

Kate McKinnon Makes Her “Saturday Night Live” Debut

This past weekend, new “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kate McKinnon made her debut, and by all accounts, was a hit. And that’s a good, especially since rumors persist that key lady cast member Kristin Wiig will be leaving at the end of this season. Here, McKinnon appears for a scant 30 seconds, doing a…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 9, 2012

“Saturday Night Live” Adds Lady Cast Member Kate McKinnon

Squee! Rumor has it “Saturday Night Live” has added a female cast member named Kate McKinnon and she is someone we already know and love around these parts! Kate starred in “Vag Magazine,” the kickass webseries that spoofed women who work at a feminist magazine, as the flaky girl Bethanny. Comedic Kate hails from the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 29, 2012

Girl Crush: Stevie Ryan From “Stevie TV”

I’ve been a fan of Stevie Ryan’s ever since I randomly caught a clip of her hilarious YouTube series “Scene Kid Love” a few years ago. So I was stoked to find out that she’d been picked up by VH1 for her own TV show. “Stevie TV” is Stevie’s chance to show off her wealth…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2012

Aziz Ansari On How Not To Pick Up A Waitress

Some standup comedians — okay, probably only Russell Brand — are swimming in tail, while others aren’t sure how to find a sexual partner without sounding like you deserve a blowjob just because you’re on TV. In this preview clip for a $5 standup special available on his website, “Parks and Rec” star Aziz Ansari…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2012

Drag Queens Endorse Anti-Gay Chick Fil-A, Hilariously

Chick Fil-A is kind of a conservative fast food company that, besides closing every Sunday to observe the Lord’s day, has also generously donated to anti-gay groups in the past. But should that stop a bunch of drag queens from enjoying a bunch of delicious fried chicken? Hell to the no. That’s why this Wilso…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 20, 2012

The “Eastbound & Down” / “Downton Abbey” Mash-Up You Were Waiting For

Could there be two worlds set more far apart than that of party monster baseball player Kenny Powers and the genteel universe of butlers, maids and secret eavesdropping at Downton Abbey? And yet! When the two come together, something more than magical occurs. It’ll have you wondering why it took so long for someone to…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 3, 2012

Dancing Girls And Psychedelic Twirls

Girls, you need to step up your game. This video from Latvian artist Orphic Oxtra takes things to a whole ‘nother level. Acid-faced dancing girls? Check. Undulating leotards? Check. Totally magical experience? Triple check. [Know Your Meme]…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 19, 2012

Joey Shows Regular Guys How to Look Like Ryan Gosling

Sorry Amelia, but Joey might actually be better than Ryan Gosling. For one, he’s a regular guy that’s not off running around with Eva Mendes. And two, he’s really, really, really funny — even if he does have the “effeminate jaw line of Hilary Duff.” Either way, this is a video you — and every…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 17, 2012

Girl Talk: What I Learned From Sucking At Improv

A couple years ago I was feeling lost. I had graduated college, had some money saved up, and I wanted to try something new. I’d been writing a humorous fashion blog for awhile and I’d been toying with the idea of taking the leap from writing funny things to performing funny things. Tina Fey ha…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 16, 2012

In Which 7th Grade Facebook Drama Becomes High Art

If any of your Facebook friends are tweens — or adults with the emotional maturity of tweens — then you’ve surely noticed some drama going down in wall posts or status updates. A group called the Navy Seals of Comedy noticed, too, and thought the intensity of Facebook exchanges would translate well to a live…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 9, 2012

The Dream Of The 1890s Is Alive In Portland

The new season of “Portlandia” is just as funny as the first — if not more. In season one, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein noted that Portland is just a little bit stuck in the 1990s. But this season, the pair make fun of Portland’s obsession with locavore and artisanal culture, which is exactly like…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 7, 2012

TV Magic: Joann Chen On “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”

Our new favorite “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” contestant is Joann Chen, from Brooklyn. She’s pretty good at answering questions, but she’s even better at adding in strange and bewildering side commentary. For instance, a question about the use of “styptic pencils” elicited the following comment from Joann: “I wore pants today for a…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 7, 2012

The No-Pants Dance: The 2012 No Pants Subway Ride

Last month, New York group Improv Everywhere held the 11th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, a day to ride around mass transportation with your undies waving in the wind. This year, thousands of people in 59 cities across 27 countries participated in the NPSR, sharing their Hello Kitty thongs with the world. Here’s a glimpse…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2012

Jenny Slate Shares The Inspiration Behind “Marcel The Shell”

Jenny Slate is one of our favorite comediennes and we’re huge fans of her Marcel the Shell character. This past week, she was on “Conan” and discussed the origin of the magical Marcel voice — which is almost as creepy as it is cute — and the amazing viral videos that have turned Marcel into…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 4, 2012

A Totally Awkward ’80s Ad For Coffee

Coffee! It’s the completely safe stimulant of choice of marathon runners, football players … and the band Heart. This totally bizarre ’80s commercial from the National Coffee Association tries to convince us that rockers were mainlining coffee, not cocaine, before shows. As if! “Because coffee gives you the serenity to dream it, and the vitality…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2012
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