Name That Dog
When a friend group texted that she was getting a pair of dogs — golden doodles, adorable — for her daughters, we immediately began suggesting pet names. Over the course of two days (geez, maybe it was three) we all had a blast sharing possible nom de pups that I ... [Read More]
 
Hey Baby Girl
“Baby Girl.” That’s what James Evans, the father on Good Times, called his daughter, Thelma. Years later it’s also how Bernie Mac referred to his youngest niece on his self-titled TV show. Baby Girl is a familial term of endearment within the African-American community. In my... [Read More]
 
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UPROXX 20: Nate Bargatze
Nate Bargatze was nice enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule recently to answer a few questions from us. [Read More]
 
Comedy Book Review: Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up
Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up, the brain-child of NYC-based comedian/writer Ben Rosenfeld and graphic artist Dov Smiley, is an illustrated collection of 30 Russian nursery rhymes translated to English, each text snippet set against a graphic-novel style background, brin... [Read More]
 
Comedy Book Review: Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up
Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up, the brain-child of NYC-based comedian/writer Ben Rosenfeld and graphic artist Dov Smiley, is an illustrated collection of 30 Russian nursery rhymes translated to English, each text snippet set against a graphic-novel style background, brin... [Read More]
 
The Urban Erma: My Favorite Romantic Movie: Hellraiser
Hellraiser is not a romantic movie. But it’s so much easier and fun to watch while wrapped up in the arms of someone special where I can easily hide my face away from the scary bits in their crook of their shoulder.Author informationLeighann LordHumor ColumnistThe Urban Erma is a weekly humor ... [Read More]
 
Addicted to Comedy: Creating a Promotional Comedy Video
If you want to get booked for shows, you need to have the required tools to promote yourself. Until now, I have been able to get by due to "word of mouth" and my comedy references.Author informationWayne ManigoContributing ColumnistWayne Manigo is a comedian and co-founder of DC Comedy Writers Group... [Read More]
 
Addicted to Comedy: A New Level of Confidence
My stagnate position needed to change, so I examined my comedy roots. I was raised on underground comedy. My favorite radio show as an adolescent was The Dr. Demento Show. He played a list of obscure artists (and up-and-coming people including Weird Al Yanokic) each week that would leave me in stitc... [Read More]
 
The Urban Erma: The Middle of the Night Phone Call
I told my dad to hang up and call 911. But I didn’t trust him to do it so I called too just to be safe...I packed my bags and drove like a bat out of hell – New York City 25 mile-an-hour speed limit be damned – and made my way to our local hospital; That place I pass all the time w... [Read More]