Self-deprecating jokes can be cringe worthy for spouses | Montreal Gazette
The joke may be on you with self-deprecating humour, but new research shows it's your romantic partner that suffers the consequences. Across two studies of more than 400 people, investigators found self-defeating humour leads to partner embarrassment. [Read More]
Marc Maron - The Angry Chef (plus Thanksgiving Stuffing Marc’s Way recipe) | pop rock candy mountain
I prepare a yearly Thanksgiving dinner for 24 people at my mother’s house in Florida. It is a healing and horrifying event for me full of joy and spite. My mother taught me to be afraid of food. Not all food, but certainly all foods with sugar and fat in them, almost all food. I think the first word I was taught by my mother was ‘Mommy’ and the second word was ‘skinny’. Counting calories was how I learned to do math. [Read More]
More Images From Community's Claymation Christmas Special
by Adam Frucci Vulture has a great slideshow with snaps of every Community character's claymation equivalent from the upcoming Christmas special, if that first image from it wasn't enough for you. Snow Chang! Look for the episode to air on December 9th. @ 4:30 pm 0 Comments... [Read More]
Larry vs. Louis: Why You Don’t Need "Jokes" to Be Funny
by Erik Voss When I analyzed episodes of 30 Rock and S#*! My Dad Says for their relative joke tallies, many readers pointed out it’s unfair to compare two different comedy formats –- 30 Rock is a single camera, ensemble comedy, whereas S#*! My Dad Says is a more traditional, multi-camera, laugh-trac... [Read More]
"Creepy Man" from Trading Places Died on Friday; Nice Purse
On Friday night at 10:48 p.m., the extraordinary Jacques Sandulescu died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, former New York Times book reviewer, Annie Gottlieb. Shamefully not even a recognized as a culty footnote in popular culture, Jacques was an accomplished artist, author, and contributed one of the finest (and funniest) cameos in film history in John Landis' classic, Trading Places. "Is that your purse?. . .That's a nice purse." [Read More]
A Fairly Comprehensive Guide to Comedy Podcasts: The Joe Rogan Experience
by Joe Berkowitz It was clear in reading through the comments section of the first Guide to Comedy Podcasts that I had inadvertently ignored a lot of tenderly beloved podcasts. In an effort to rectify the oversight, I’ll now be taking a weekly look at which of these are worth your valuable time and ... [Read More]
Anne Hathaway, Jay Pharoah lead Saturday Night Live to a solid night of laughs
She awkwardly mumbles as the pseudo-“complex” Katie Holmes on the Miley Cyrus Show. She dons a Dorothy costume and Judy Garland’s voice to boot. She Brits-up as royalty-to-be Kate Middleton. She kicks up combat-booted heels as Alanis Morrissette. She... [Read More]
Comedian Dave Ismay spends life savings after being told he has 3 months to live | Mail Online
A comedian was told he had three months to live by doctors and promptly set about completing his 'bucket list' - only to be told eight weeks later that he was far from kicking the bucket. When Dave Ismay was told booze had left him with deadly liver cirrhosis and that he had just months to live, he was baffled, having never been a particularly heavy drinker. But faced with the devastating diagnosis, the former TV comic - who performed for 20 years with his best friend legendary funnyman Bob Mon... [Read More]
Pat Thornton’s 24-Hour Standup Comedy Marathon at Comedy Bar, Toronto, Nov. 15-16, 2010 recap | Back to the World
Just the way that your cousin or your co-worker will bug you to pledge a certain amount for every mile they walk for cancer or for the moustache they’re growing this month, comedian Pat Thornton was for the second year doing a 24-hour stand-up comedy marathon for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which fights AIDS in Africa. [Read More]