Lauren Hearts NYC: Making Funny With Eugene Mirman
Pop-Rock Candy Mountain's Lauren Mooney asks Eugene Mirman a few questions about "alternative comedy," his MySpace friending policies, music, and the possibility of having sex on a desert island with Marc Maron. [Read More]
Study: Romantic Comedies Can Ruin Your Life
Researchers at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh have published a study that found that romantic comedies promote unrealistic expectations of love and relationships. [Read More]
Robert Smigel's TV FUNHOUSE Live - And First Full Onstage STATE Reunion In 12 Years - Coming To SF Next Month??
SF Sketchfest: The San Francisco Comedy Festival runs January 15 - 31, and marks the first time in 12 years all eleven members of The State (Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter and David Wain) will be performing onstage together. [Read More]
Sarah Silverman's Music Is Poo (CHARTattack Interview)
Finally, someone covering the music industry acknowledges that even goofy comedy songs about poop beat most crappy serious music. "Sarah Silverman's joke songs are better than three-quarters of the shitty "serious" artists we cover in this magazine. So we asked her a bunch of questions about poop." [Read More]
TheLaughButton.com: Like Hype Machine for Stand Up Comedy
TheLaughButton.com aggregates stand up comedy MP3s and videos from around the web. You can listen to "editor selected" favorites, to a random selection or to the most popular short comedy files as voted by users of the site. [Read More]
Doug Stanhope is in Trouble for Calling a Retarded Kid Retarded
Apparently, in England you can't call someone out for literally being a retard.. but the big complaint here seems to be that nobody made "a clear apology at the first available opportunity." HA! [Read More]
Upcoming Book: "And Here's the Kicker"
I want to give a little heads-up on an upcoming book by my good friend Mike Sacks. Sacks has interviewed over twenty comedy writers and humorists for the upcoming book And Here’s the Kicker, which promises to be a definitive work on comedy writing. The great thing about the book is that Sacks is not wedded to one comedy tradition - talking to folks as diverse as Al Jaffee (Mad Magazine) to David Sedaris to Bob Odenkirk. And Sacks, as he’s a funny guy in his own right, gets it. So ... [Read More]
Film will re-animate classic Cheech & Chong
Word from the trades this morning that Big Vision and Chambers Bros. have acquired the rights to the Cheech and Chong music catalog and will recycle some classic routines into a new film, Cheech and Chong's Smokin' Animated Movie. The Hollywood Reporter acquired these quotes from the duo, currently reunited and on a nationwide live tour. [Read More]