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Here's Norm Macdonald's brilliant bit on cancer, a decade before it killed him

Norm Macdonald (RIP) from his 2001 Comedy Central special Me Doing Standup, a decade before dying of cancer: In the old days, a man could just get sick and die. Now, they have to 'wage a battle'… The reason I don't like it is because in the old days, they'd go: 'Hey, that old man died.' — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Comedy, News, Cancer, Comedians, Norm Macdonald

Watch Randy Rainbow celebrate "the greatest star" Barbra Streisand

Comedian Randy Rainbow – known for his delightful musical videos that skewer politicians with satire – parodied Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen" in February to poke fun at GQP nut Marjorie Taylor Greene. But his latest video, "She's the Greatest Star" (which uses Funny Girl songs "I'm the Greatest Star" and "Don't Rain on My Parade" for the melody), while still quite funny, strays from political humor to celebrate Barbra Streisand just for being Barbra Streisand. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Comedians, Evergreen, Parodies, Barbra Streisand, Don, Randy Rainbow, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Release Me 2

Caitlin Reilly plays "The girl In Your DMs who's in a pyramid scheme"

Comedian Caitlin Reilly has a funny new video. This time she's a super-fast talking, obnoxious multilevel marketing victim still in the true believer stage. She reminds me of a friend of a friend who tried to get me to become an Herbalife hawker many years ago. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Comedians, Caitlin Reilly

Watch 6 Glorious Minutes of Tig Notaro Getting Digitally Added to Army of the Dead

Almost every big-budget movie uses copious amounts of VFX, and it’s always quite satisfying to see what those movies looked like before the VFX was added—and how much effort it took the CG animators and artists to create the finished product. However, this VFX showcase video from Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tig Notaro, Films, Actors, Netflix, Comedians, Chris, Entertainers, TIG, Zack Snyder, Dave Bautista, Notaro, Army of the Dead, Chris Delia, Entertainment Culture, Tig Notaro Getting Digitally Added to Army

Student Spotlight: Vince Caldera

For many of us, the pandemic is something that we’ve all come to use and have needed to adapt to. Whether that be bettering ourselves mentally and/or physically, starting new hobbies, or improving our academics, the possibilities have grown with the amount of time that we’ve had. Vince Caldera, raised in Los Angeles’ Glassell Park neighborhood, has been a part-time student at Glendale Community College since 2017.  He’s recently had a stand-up comedy show alongside other comedians. Caldera ...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Los Angeles, San Francisco, GCC, Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories, Comedians, Caldera, Artist, Glendale Community College, Vince, Glassell Park, Neal Brennan, Maria Bamford, Ana Pineda Gonzalez

The Mitchells vs the Machines Team Explain How They Made One of the Best Animated Movies of 2021

If you haven’t watched Sony’s The Mitchells vs. The Machines yet—it’s streaming on Netflix—you should do that immediately. Co-directors and writers Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe tell the story of a family traveling across the country to bring the daughter to college when a robot apocalypse threatens to take over the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Actors, Netflix, Abbi Jacobson, Sony, Comedians, Olivia Colman, Fred Armisen, Eric Andre, Spider Man, Entertainers, Phil, Maya Rudolph, Beck Bennett, Mitchells, Christopher Miller

Bloopers from Elmo and Robin Williams

Enjoy these bloopers from Robin Williams's visit with Elmo on Sesame Street episode #2835 from 1991. Williams is wonderful as expected but Elmo steals the show at the end. The clip appears in the the lovely and bittersweet 2018 documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Funny, Robin Williams, Muppets, Williams, Comedians, Elmo

We Should All Be More Like Los Espookys' Inner Demon

In Los Espookys—an HBO comedy from Fred Armisen, Julio Torres, and Ana Fabrega—a group of horror movie-obsessed friends come to the realization that all the time they spend waiting around for life to happen could be better used turning their passion for jump scares into money-making opportunities.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Science, Oscar, Comedians, Ursula, Fred Armisen, Tom Hooper, Colin Firth, Entertainers, Julio Torres, Andres, Andre, Juan Carlos, Zack Snyder, George VI

YouTuber Shot and Killed Filming 'Prank' Robbery Video With Butcher Knives

Timothy Wilks, a 20-year-old YouTuber, was shot and killed in Nashville on Friday night while trying to film a robbery “prank” video. Wilks and at least one friend reportedly approached a group of people in the parking lot of Urban Air, a trampoline business, while holding butcher knives, according to the Nashville …Read more...
Tags: Science, Nashville, Comedians, Pranksters, Entertainers, Urban Air, Steve O, Jackass, Wilks, Johnny Knoxville, Entertainment Culture, Timothy Wilks

RIP, Cloris Leachman

Gifted actress and comedian, Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein, The Last Picture Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show), has left the building. She died of natural causes. She was 94. In acknowledging her passing, many people are posting the classic Frau Blücher scene from Young Frankenstein. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Actors, Obituaries, Comedians, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cloris Leachman, Frau Blücher, Classic Films

Acting student Lisa Gilroy performed Doctor Evil's monologue in class, and nobody noticed

My acting teacher told us to perform a dramatic monologue from any movie and I did mine from Austin Powers and no one noticed.— Lisa Gilroy (@TheLisaGilroy) October 19, 2020 I hope HBO courts Lisa Gilroy for a comedy special so she can name her own price. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Hbo, Comedy, News, Education, Funny, Actors, Comedians, Acting, Austin Powers, Classes, Lisa Gilroy

Comedians tasked with filming something "that will look impressive in reverse"

In the British TV gameshow Taskmaster, comedians are assigned unusual challenges that are captured on video. Then the comedians must explain why their attempt is the best. In this wonderful segment above, the contestants must "film something that will look impressive in reverse."
Tags: Videos, Post, Video, Television, News, Funny, Comedians, Game Shows

Poking fun at Museveni is no joke

A ‘deranged’ comedy group is testing the limits of the Ugandan leader’s long rule – and his patience The post Poking fun at Museveni is no joke appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, Comedians, Openaccess, Museveni, Top Six, Bizonto, Gold Ki Matono, Julius Sserwanja-Kidomoole, Mbabaali Maliseri, Ssaabakaaki Peter

"I am starting to regret my vote for Trump" ad featuring comedian David Cross

The ever-prolific former Republican anti-Trumpers, the Lincoln Project, have another ad that stabs deep into the heart of the insanity of Trump support. It features audio from comedian David Cross' stand-up act. When you’re starting to regret your vote for Trump — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 8, 2020 Here's the Cross routine with the list of Trumpian transgressions that supporters were seemingly OK with that's minutes longer than what appears in ...
Tags: Post, News, Comedians, Lincoln, Trump, David Cross, Cross, 2020 Elections, Lincoln Project, Never Trumpers

Watch Leonard Cohen do stand-up comedy

Enjoy the unique comedy stylings of Leonard Cohen! He's quite funny although I keep waiting for him to break into song or, at the very least, do an impression of Dustin Hoffman. The clip is included in the 1965 documentary Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen, which also included his reading of "The only tourist in Havana turns his thoughts homeward" that I posted about previously. You can watch the full documentary here:
Tags: Video, Music, News, Funny, Comedians, Dustin Hoffman, Havana, Leonard Cohen, Poets

Legendary comedian Carl Reiner, RIP

Legendary comedian, actor, writer, and director Carl Reiner has died at age 98. Reiner is best known for performing with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca on the 1950s TV variety program Your Show of Shows and later creating The Dick Van Dyke Show. He also directed George Burns in the classic "Oh God!" (1977), Steve Martin in "The Jerk" (1979) and acted in movies and TV shows like "Ocean's Eleven" (2001), "Parks and Recreation," and "House." From the New York Times: As part of a stellar suppo...
Tags: Video, Comedy, TV, Television, Movies, News, Nbc, Ocean, Steve Martin, Comedians, Npr, Parks, Dick Van Dyke, Brooks, Neil Simon, Caesar

Jerry Stiller, "Frank Costanza" on Seinfeld, RIP

Jerry Stiller, who most famously played Frank Costanza on Seinfeld, has died. He was 92. Along with his role as George Costanza's dad, he also appeared on screen in Zoolander, both Hairspray films, and The King of Queens. From Variety: Though known as a comedian, Stiller was also a serious dramatic actor with a long history on Broadway. Long before Stiller became known for his appearances on “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens,” Stiller and Meara, were a top comedy act in the 1960...
Tags: Video, Comedy, News, New York City, Obituaries, Queens, Comedians, Ben Stiller, Seinfeld, George Costanza, Anne, Syracuse University, Stiller, Greenwich Village, Frank Costanza, Jerry Stiller

Watch Fred Armisen imitate every North American accent

If his comedy career fizzles, Fred Armisen could be a great dialect coach.
Tags: Video, News, Funny, Comedians, Fred Armisen, Accents, Dialects

How self-isolating comedians are pivoting from stand-up to Instagram

Comedians are flocking to Instagram as coronavirus shutters venues across the country
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Comedians, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Self-isolating comedians are pivoting from stand-up to Instagram

Comedians are flocking to Instagram as coronavirus shutters venues across the country
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Comedians, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Comedian Maria Bamford tried to get a restraining order against Donald Trump

In this clip from Late Night with Seth Myers, comedian Maria Bamford talks about how she tried to take out a restraining order against "the unregistered sex offender in the White House." She said she felt unsafe having such a person in the Oval Office. She says she "went down to the local courthouse. Saw a judge within a half hour. He denied me. Ultimately a useless gesture that didn't further the conversation in any way and wasted the time of caring professionals." There are some other funny...
Tags: Post, Video, News, White House, Mental Health, Comedians, Donald Trump, Sexual Predators, Maria, Seth Myers, Dunkin Donuts, Maria Bamford, Donald Drumpf

We're the Sklar Brothers, and This Is How We Work

The Sklar Brothers, the most famous brother act in comedy today, are known for their work in a wide variety of media: stand-up comedy (including six albums); TV shows like Cheap Seats and appearances on SportsCenter and Better Call Saul; and their podcasts Sklarbro Country, View From the Cheap Seats, and Dumb People…Read more...
Tags: Work, Career, Better Call Saul, Comedy, Podcasts, Interviews, Podcasting, Comedians, Lifehacks, Sklar Brothers

I'm Comedian Gastor Almonte, and This Is How I Parent

Gastor Almonte is an East New York comedian. In Immigrant Made, his debut standup album, he tells stories about what it was like growing up in Brooklyn as the son of Dominican immigrants, how gentrification is affecting his neighborhood, and how parenthood has changed him. (On having to see Avengers on a Sunday at…Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Parenting, Immigration, Brooklyn, Comedians, Lifehacks, East New York, Gastor Almonte

Feeling Tense? Wash Away Your Brexit Anxiety in under Four Minutes

On 23 June, 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU. Me, I was lapping up the sun in Airlie Beach as I enjoyed a Queensland coastal road trip. On 29th of March, 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, giving the government two years to prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU. […]
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, Eu, Theresa May, Queensland, Comedians, UK Politics, Road Trip, Brexit, Airlie Beach, Life in Australia

Richard Pryor once got booed offstage at a gay rights benefit (even though he was hella bisexual)

Pryor's widow recently spilled about his gay affairs and the one time he p*ssed off an entire stadium of gay people.
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Documentaries, Marlon Brando, Comedians, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Richard Pryor, Pryor, Jennifer Lee Pryor, Bisexual Men, I Am Richard Pryor

Kevin Hart apologizes to the LGBTQ community again while blaming us for not accepting his ‘change’

Why does Kevin Hart keep blaming the LGBTQ community for bringing up his anti-gay "jokes"?
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Comedians, Kevin Hart, Homophobia, Ellen Degeneres, Apologies, Queerty

Comedians in a room playing foosball

When I was a teen in the 1970s, I lived for foosball. In the tiny town of Chester, VA where I grew up, the Family Circus Foosball Parlor, which had taken over the old turn-of-the-century pharmacy building in the center of town, was where all of the freaks, geeks, pool hustlers, and drug dealers hung out. I smoked my first weed behind the hedgerow beside Family Circus, squatting among discarded Family Circus napkins and french fry cups, and spent condoms. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Jethro ...
Tags: Post, Cook, News, Comedians, ATC, Jethro Tull, Zeppelin Black Sabbath, Chester VA, Foosball, Kelsey Cook

People Are Not Happy That Louis C.K. Did Stand-Up Again

C.K. admitted to acts of sexual misconduct against five women in November 2017
Tags: Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, Comedians, Louis C.K

Netflix look to radio as they prepare their own station for SiriusXM

Netflix have dominated TV and films online and are only growing larger but now they’re looking to the future with the launch of their first radio station. Netflix have just revealed a new partnership which strays from their usual industry partners of TV and film studios. This time they’ve partnered with online radio giants SiriusXM to take their programming into the world of online audio and shows them diversifying beyond their own video platform onto a third-party. The partnership will see ...
Tags: Programming, Video, Music, Comedy, TV, Film, Standup, Digital, Online, Netflix, Radio, Streaming, Comedians, Montreal, Station, Series

Watch Steve Martin do Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"

Steve Martin takes a walk in Michael Jackson's loafers for "The New Show," a 1984 sketch-comedy TV program from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. The New Show only ran for one season but this clip lives for eternity. (via r/ObscureMedia, thanks, UPSO!)
Tags: Video, Music, Television, News, Funny, Steve Martin, Comedians, Michael Jackson, Lorne Michaels