Watch five minutes of John Mulaney’s new stand-up comedy special
John Mulaney has been one of the most exciting comedians to watch in the last few years. He’s grown from one of New York City’s favorite downtown comics to one of the nation’s most sought-after talents, scoring a staff writing gig a... [Read More]
Year in Review: Top 10 Posts of 2011
Before we jump into the comedy news of 2012, let's take one more look back at what you clicked on most here at The Comic's Comic in 2011. A few of the more popular posts on the site actually dated back to 2010 or even 2009, thanks to people loving cl... [Read More]
Spend 24 minutes behind the scenes at ‘Portlandia’ with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
Portlandia‘s second season on IFC is fast approaching, comedy nerds. In fact, we’re just eight days away from the bizarrely funny sketch show’s Jan. 6 premiere (10 pm ET)! So, to further whet your appetite for the second coming of F... [Read More]
Open mic: Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Arlen Specter
At any comedy open mic across America, you're just as likely to see a senior citizen take the stage as you are a high-school or college student. That's what makes the mic open. But the other night at Philadelphia's Helium Comedy Club, 81-year-old Arl... [Read More]
The handshake to end all handshakes?
You ever meet someone and want to shake their hand, but do so in an appropriate fashion that lets the other person know that you mean business, but not funny business? In "Squeeze," a short silent film written and directed by comedian Brent Weinbach,... [Read More]
Watch former senator Arlen Specter do stand-up comedy
Politicians usually work the crowd, fishing for votes,but last night during an open-mic night at Helium Comedy Club in Philly, former Sen. Arlen Specter worked the room, trawling for laughs, and he caught a cadre of lawmakers in his net. A Republic... [Read More]
Watch comedian Jamie Lee take on Norway’s butter shortage with her own video editorial
Whether you knew or not, American comedians have been guilty of exploiting the so-called Norwegian butter shortage for humor. Also, whether you knew or not, there was a Norwegian butter shortage and the self-described “famous celebrity” a... [Read More]
Watch the red band trailer of Broken Lizard’s sperm heist flick ‘The Babymakers’
Back in June we got word that Olivia Munn was cast in The Babymakers, the newest project from Broken Lizard, the writing, producing and acting team that has gifted the comedy world with cult classics like Super Troopers and Beerfest. The flick follow... [Read More]
Tim Minchin gets rightfully pissed after he’s cut from a television Christmas special
Musical comedian Tim Minchin was scheduled to be on a super-popular Christmas special on British television. Not only was he scheduled, he wrote a song specifically for the program, showed up to the taping and performed the shit out of said song. Cam... [Read More]