15 Rules to Follow While You Are Inside My Time Machine, by Michael A. Ferro
1. Never ever roll down the window and stick your head out like a dog. There will be thousands of antique clocks spinning around within the space-time wormhole and any one of them is liable to take your head off. 2. Whatever you do, don’t just start randomly pushing buttons, no matte... [Read More]
The “Manifesto” Episode of ‘Last Podcast on the Left’ Found Laughs in the Muddled Ideas of Mass Murderers
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. When seemingly sane, normal people snap and go on killing sprees, it inevitably invites the question, “Why?” What could have possibly happened in the lives, or in the minds, of these m... [Read More]
The “Manifesto” Episode of ‘Last Podcast on the Left’ Found Laughs in the Muddled Ideas of Mass Murderers
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. When seemingly sane, normal people snap and go on killing sprees, it inevitably invites the question, “Why?” What could have possibly happened in the lives, or in the minds, of these m... [Read More]
@Alex3nglish on Ex-Boyfriends and Nervous Laughter
Alex English is a New York City based standup comedian, writer and actor by way of Detroit, MI. He has opened for such acts as Sasheer Zamata and James Adomian. He will be making his first appearance on season two of Seeso’s Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac. This week he spoke to me about his [&hell... [Read More]
John Purcell Ups the Meta Game
Last week, we covered a straight mockumentary — a clearly silly premise sold as something real. This week, we’re turning our focus to a project that’s a bit more layered. From the mind of John Purcell comes a piece about…the body of John Purcell. What is on th... [Read More]
Brian Gallivan and Matt Craig Sing the “White Guys” Song at The Second City in 2005
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over t... [Read More]
When Feig, Apatow, Cross, and Hodgson Spun the ‘TV Wheel’
What innovations are there in television? Multi-camera filming, laugh tracks, color, the variety show, cable, reality TV, HD, digital filming, and a handful of other landmarks (including a few major ones I’m sure I’m forgetting) that have sprung up. The point is, in nearly 100 years of t... [Read More]
@RekhalShankar Wants to Be a Void
Rekha Shankar is a comedy writer, performer, and video editor in Brooklyn. She improvises at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and writes for MTV News’s Decoded and Reductress. She has made videos for Clickhole and Funny or Die, and has worked on a pilot for comedian Hari Kondabolu. She als... [Read More]
‘El Cuco’ and the Value of Non-Fiction Inspiration
What do you do when you need more life experience to create new and innovative comedy, but you want to make things now? You go down wormholes, looking for inspiration. Weird wormholes. 3am wormholes that expose you to things like “El Cuco”– the Portugese and Spanish answer to ... [Read More]
Claudia Wallace and Antoine McKay Magically Solve White People’s Problems at The Second City in 2005
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over t... [Read More]