Adam Cayton-Holland’s New Standup Album Is Out Next Month
Denver-based standup and Those Who Can’t co-creator/star Adam Cayton-Holland has a new album coming out next month. Titled Adam Cayton-Holland Performs His Signature Bits, the album was recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn and will be released by Comedy Central Records on Friday, March 23rd. Her... [Read More]
Adam Cayton-Holland’s New Standup Album Is Out Next Month
Denver-based standup and Those Who Can’t co-creator/star Adam Cayton-Holland has a new album coming out next month. Titled Adam Cayton-Holland Performs His Signature Bits, the album was recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn and will be released by Comedy Central Records on Friday, March 23rd. Her... [Read More]
The Great Bits: Paul F. Tompkins’s “Peanut Brittle”
Killing time before the show with my feature act, eating Subway in some comedy condo somewhere, we’d play each other the bits that impressed us the most. I always played “Peanut Brittle.” It comes from Paul F. Tompkins’s 2007 album Impersonal. I imagine he called it... [Read More]
The Great Bits: Paul F. Tompkins’s “Peanut Brittle”
Killing time before the show with my feature act, eating Subway in some comedy condo somewhere, we’d play each other the bits that impressed us the most. I always played “Peanut Brittle.” It comes from Paul F. Tompkins’s 2007 album Impersonal. I imagine he called it... [Read More]
The Great Bits: Patton Oswalt’s “Steak”
“That’s a great bit.” You’ll hear it every so often. A comedian walks off the stage to the back of the room. As the MC tells you the next performer was on Corden, another comic will lean in and say, in a somber voice, maybe even with a tint of jealousy, “That’s a ... [Read More]
Revisiting Larry Miller’s Classic Bit “The Five Levels of Drinking”
My area has one of those weird over-the-air channels that plays reruns of third-tier sitcoms like Mr. Belvedere and Dear John. But they also play old episodes of the Johnny Carson-era Tonight Show, although stripped of all branding to tie it to Tonight Show, for what is clearly legal purposes. Anywa... [Read More]
Rich Vos and Zach Broussard Had an Amazing Confrontation Over a Joke Top 1000 Comics List
Are you in the mood for a bit-off? Because that’s apparently what happened recently between comedians Zach Broussard and Rich Vos on a recent episode of the Legion of Skanks podcast, which started when Vos discovered Broussard’s joke list “Top 1000 Comedians of 2014.” Alongsi... [Read More]
A Thinkpiece About Bits (Not a Bit)
by Austin Rodrigues A bit is a joke, usually amongst a select group of people, played with some sincerity. A bit is a comedic take on a reality. An imaginary spin amongst individuals with a repetitive game between them. Bits can take a level of intelligence and quick thinking. They can be good and t... [Read More]
Revisiting comedic mind of Richard Jeni
“Going to war over religion is basically killing each other to see who’s got the better imaginary friend.” That’s one of my favorite Richard Jeni jokes. Probably because it’s the first I’ve ever heard of and was such a succinct and on-point summation to what an im... [Read More]
Rik Mayall of 'The Young Ones' and 'Drop Dead Fred' Is Dead at 56
by Josiah Hesse Beloved pioneer of British alt comedy, Rik Mayall, has died today at the age of 56. Known primarily for his role as Rick the anarchist poet on the BBC2 sitcom The Young Ones, and later as a spastic imaginary friend in the American comedy film Drop Dead Fred, Mayall's boundless energy... [Read More]