Posts tagged "comedy"

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 i…
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

Funny Or Die Removed Comic’s “Obscene” Breastfeeding Skit (NFSW)

... because what is more obscene than feeding your hungry children?!  I mean, UGH. I am being hyperbolic; the comedy site Funny Or Die was not. Comedian Ahna Tessler is a breastfeeding mama of twins and she submitted a skit of herself, which incorporated the breastfeeding, on Funny Or Die. The short skit called "Leah…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2012

5 Self-Defense Books For Women (Who Want To Lose A Fight)

Ladies, it is time to chew bubblegum and to kick ass. And we are all out of bubblegum, kick, and ass! These are five self-defense books so bad that by the time you're done reading them, you'll be dead.
By: Cracked / January 15, 2012

An Imagined Conversation With This Rollerskating Model

Model: Wooohoo I love rollerskating down the boardwalk in my boardwalk romper! Me: That does look kind of fun. Model: And it's only $108! Everyone should get a boardwalk romper! Me: Well, I'm not sure about that. Model: What's not to love? It's jersey! It's carefree!
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 15, 2012

Men Needed A Rap About Plaid

Well, well, holy nerds, what do we have here? It appears that a bunch of bros have discovered an untapped niche -- the plaid shirt-wearing demo. And here, they rap all about their love for the ubiquitous pattern. I'll just be over here in the corner eating a P'Zone and crying on the inside. […
By: Julie Gerstein / January 12, 2012

Okay, Finally, S**t NOBODY Says

The Internet has finally folded in on itself and pooped out the daddy of all Shit People Say videos: stuff that absolutely nobody in their right mind would ever say. I mean, nobody in the history of ever has actually wanted to burn a copy of a Nickelback CD, right? [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 11, 2012

S**t Girls Say … To Gay Guys

Girls, we say some totally annoying things to our gay guy friends. Just stop it, okay? It's getting embarrassing. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 9, 2012

Oh No, It’s A Huge Group Of Girls

This video, lambasting the longstanding tradition of girls traveling in large packs to nightclubs, might not be -- in the words of the immortal Whitney Houston -- "right, but it's okay." You know the girls this video is talking about. Maybe sometimes you're even one of them. No shame. Just don't be Becky, okay? She…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 6, 2012

All The Single Ladies … Say This S**t

I'm too intimidating. I hate birthdays. I hate New Year's. Yup. I've said all of these things and more. Behold, shit single ladies say. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 5, 2012

Girl, No, You’re Like, Seriously The Best

Watch as our intrepid pals from Shit Girls Say give us yet another collection of stupid -- and yet totally true -- things ladies utter. Because seriously, you're the best. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 28, 2011

How To Get Slow Walkers Out Of The Way

Though I am a short person, I walk mercilessly fast. I cannot deal with slow walkers, and especially teams of slow walkers that insist on spreading themselves out across the entire lane of the sidewalk. Thankfully, this Japanese guy figured out a genius way to get slow walkers to move out of the way. I…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 28, 2011

Even More S**t That Girls Say

Oh my God, you guys! Is that hummus? Seriously, that dog realllllllly needs some water. For real. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 19, 2011

Intervention: Cinderella Is A Sex Addict

Cinderella, she's got a problem -- a sex addiction problem. You wouldn't think it, with all the crinoline and lace she's always wearing, but the girl's got it bad. And it's time that the rest of her fairytale friends did something about it -- so they've staged an intervention. But ... it's not going so…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 16, 2011

“Community” Takes The Pop Culture Challenge

Who do you think knows more about pop culture -- Chevy Chase or Joel McHale? Find out by watching this special pop culture quiz, in which two teams made up of the cast of "Community" attempt to answer rather difficult pop culture questions. (By the way, anybody remember the name of Arsenio Hall's fat rapper…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 11, 2011
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