Comedy, Politics

Funny or Die Presents: Ron Howard’s “Presidential Reunion”

Johnny Sanford :: Thursday, March 4th, 2010 1:30 pm

A few days back, I was critical of HBO’s new series “Funny Or Die.” You can read that review here. But I believe this new sketch strengthens my argument. This is the perfect example of how great web-only content can be. Ron Howard uses the sketch to hit home a serious message, and in the process he brings together some of the greatest comedians of all time. Some of the actors in the sketch include Fred Armisen, Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Maya Rudolph, Dana Carvey and Dan Aykroyd. To watch the video, make the jump. MORE »


Comedy, New York, Video

Girls Night Out!

Danielle Johnsen :: Friday, February 19th, 2010 1:05 pm

As a recently engaged lady, the third most popular question from my friends, after when is the wedding and how did he propose, is what are we doing for the bachelorette party? Not quite the clubbing type, I would prefer just an all out fun fest with some great friends, accompanied with booze, food and will most likely get stuck carrying around a penis straw for part of the festivities. So I love the latest video from the folks over at Serious Lunch, an improv and sketch comedy troupe from Brooklyn. It stars a handful of funny ladies, including Emmy nominated Hope Davis and Ellie Kemper from “The Office”, enjoying their Ladies Night with a few drinks and a lot of screams. Poking fun at ridiculous rituals like this is exactly what the internet is for! So check out the video after the jump and please watch the entire thing or you might miss a hilarious Zach Braff-themed pop culture reference. MORE »


Comedy, News, Television

Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Returns February 28th

Danielle Johnsen :: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 12:15 pm

There is nothing better than the comedic acid trip that is Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and after much teasing, we finally get to see what the boys were up to when their fifth season premieres on February 28th. Allow the trailer to trip you out just enough to make it until the show returns to the Adult Swim lineup. MORE »



Aubrey Plaza: The Perfect Snotty Comedian

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Friday, February 12th, 2010 12:05 pm

Facebook is a self-centered technology through and through.  Even though this has been understood since its inception, I’m still surprised sometimes to see just how conceited its users can be.   I know a lot of it is all in good fun, but there’s something about the “celebrity doppelganger” craze that I just don’t like.  Everyone, at one time or another, has been told that they look like someone famous, and whether that’s true or just meant to flatter, this trend is a way for some people to revel in that compliment for as long as they choose to leave their lookalike as their profile picture.



Celebrities, Comedy

Ricky Gervais Stops the Funny Business?

Johnny Sanford :: Thursday, February 4th, 2010 12:30 pm

When I think of Ricky Gervais, I think of awkward dances, awkward glances, and most of all, hilariously awkward statements of political incorrectness that would make even Andrew Dice Clay blush. Since his career has skyrocketed even in the U.S. in recent years based on his comedic genius, you might expect the next release by Ricky Gervais in the cinematic realm to continue upon the same, well-trodden path.
But by the looks of the new trailer for Cemetery Junction, he is now in unfamiliar territory. This seems more like a trip into Wes Anderson’s realm, complete with slow motion. Take a look at the trailer after the jump. MORE »



Aziz Ansari Is Often Better Off Sticking With Postmodern Randy Jokes

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 4:05 pm

Aziz Ansari’s new comedy special, Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, was released this week.  Recently, he became the king of viral videos with a web “documentary” about Randy, a character he played in the movie Funny People.  Randy’s a obnoxiously vulgar loudmouth who jumps around a hell of a lot…actually, I could probably sum the act up best by saying Randy is a darker-skinned Dane Cook.  The act is a perfect send-up of every comedian who chooses to bark dick jokes in order to make their living.



Comedy, News, TV Shows, Twitter

Twitter Account Gets Own Television Series

Danielle Johnsen :: Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 5:01 pm

Apparently if you want to become the next big thing in publishing or Hollywood, take to the internet. A few months ago it seemed that any sort of pop culture relevant blog, like This is Why You Are Fat and Look at This Fucking Hipster, were securing book deals, so it was only natural that the next step was to give Twitter users their own piece of the pie. @ShitMyDadSays, a Twitter account started in August by Justin Halpern, has not only scored more than 700,000 followers in the few months since its inception - it now has a production deal with CBS. MORE »


Comedy, New York

Dear Louis CK, I’m Sorry…

Danielle Johnsen :: Friday, November 6th, 2009 7:03 pm

New York is easily the epicenter of comedy, with hundreds of one liners being delivered to drunk crowds on a nightly basis. And this city becomes a comedy lovers’ wet dream this weekend with the annual New York Comedy Festival. There are over 100 performances this weekend, from the big names like Tracy Morgan, Patton Oswalt and Dane Cook, to small troops from the UCB and PIT theaters taking advantage of the hype and hoping this will be their last small gig. The highlight of the festival will obviously be Louis CK’s performance at Carolines on B’way this Sunday evening. His brash, witty and dark humor are a perfect fit for the times we are in and he has an awkward ease that works both during his live stand up and his time on screen. The epitome of a New York comic, CK manages to bring light and humor to some of the most gnarly topics, like divorce, unemployment and even kidnapping. This is why I owe the comic an apology. MORE »