Posts in category "Comedy"

Top Reasons to Vote for The Voice (and possibly President)

Top Reasons to Vote for The Voice (and possibly President)
Voting, voting, voting.. Everybody is about sick of being told who to vote for, right? But there’s still an awful lot of voting to be done this week. And it should only be done after you carefully consider all the information Facebook has to offer (because some of this stuff is actually important). What everybody... Read more »

I Will Gladly Ultimate Fight The Beach Boys' Mike Love

I Will Gladly Ultimate Fight The Beach Boys' Mike Love
Let’s make this very clear, Mike Love — you’re in a cover band. That’s right. You are in a Brian Wilson song cover band. Sure, you happen to have had the good fortune of being related (a cousin.. we all have them) to one of the best rock music composers of all time (perhaps the... Read more »

In Defense of Hollywood Actor Rock-Star Wannabes

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard once said (about 30 Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto), “He’s a professional actor in music; so there’s no way to feel any sincerity about his position as a musician… Because he makes a living playing characters.. [he's] also acting what you think a rock star should act like.” What’s most amusing... Read more »
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What have we learned from London 2012?

What have we learned from London 2012?
Every two years I take a breath, put everything down and prepare to watch hours and hours of people doing some very random things. This Olympic obsession began in 2004 exclusively because of the late-night company provided by actual live television. While not everything is as exciting as watching grown men on skates try to... Read more »

AV Club's new animated web series: Stand Down

That out-of-sync first gig — those early days doing “I’m so white/fat/ethnic” “jokes” to more coughs than laughs — that stretch of time you smoked a lot and called yourself a poet: whatever line of the arts you’re in, there are going to be some growing pains (“growing pains” being nice language for “You suck... Read more »

Comedy Update: Gaffigan’s internet-only release a solid idea… for some

Comedy Update: Gaffigan’s internet-only release a solid idea… for some
It’s not terribly hilarious to collaborate and streamline technique. Also not terribly like cutting-edge comedians. But it’s happening. Jim Gaffigan released Mr. Universe last Wednesday exclusively on his website (JimGaffigan.com). For $5 you get a few streams, five downloads and actual encouragement to share the material with friends, family or whoever you’re subletting those extra... Read more »
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John Mulaney’s New in Town and why there’s comedy on my iPod

John Mulaney’s New in Town and why there’s comedy on my iPod
The first time I saw John Mulaney’s debut comedy special on TV (2009) I was eating a cheeseburger. That’s what kind of Friday night it was – the sitting-on-the-floor-eating-McDonald’s type. When the kid (from Chicago) launched into his “Best meal I ever had” bit, I quickly went from eating to choking to attempting to breathe... Read more »
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