Posts tagged "comedy"

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 »

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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