Comedy

Portland’s First Homegrown “Men’s Rights Activist” Targets Female-Centric Comedy Fest

A man claiming to be Portland’s first homegrown Men’s Rights Activist decided to target an all-female (and transgender) comedy fest this past week in Portland. All Jane No Dick is a multi-night celebration of (very funny!) women in comedy, which makes plenty of sense as a concept, given the sexism in the stand-up field. But one fellow named Matt seems to lack this context, which is why he stands alone, adamant, against the “no dick” joke in the title. He mounted his own flyer campaign disparaging the event and advertised on Craigslist for co-protesters, operating under the nickname he himself has invented: “The Lone Woof.” … Read More

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Megan Amram’s Video for ‘Science… For Her!’ is The Funniest Thing You’ll See Today

Megan Amram, Parks & Rec writer and one of the masters of Twitter comedy, is releasing a faux-factual science book… Read More

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“Monty Python Mixed With Anger”: Bob Odenkirk on His Funny Book ‘A Load of Hooey’

In his new McSweeney’s book A Load of Hooey, comedy genius Bob Odenkirk gives you the giggles with a series of bite-sized poems, essays, and stories that are gleefully absurd and very, very funny. There are one-star Internet reviews (on the Bible: “the only magic power the Jesus character had for me was the power to conquer insomnia!!”), silly poetry (“I Found a Jackson Pollock!”), and famous quotes and important advice (“So You Want to Get a Tattoo!”: Step 3: Do Not Be Drunk and in a Hurry). … Read More

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Sarah Silverman Closes Her “Gap,” Plays With Fake Penis in Video Highlighting Wage Disparity

Sarah Silverman has always been lovely and vulgar — or, as they say in the biz, a “blue” comedian… Read More

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Pete Davidson’s Blowjob Monologue: A Funny, Frustrating Introduction From ‘SNL’s’ Only New Cast Member

“American Gayness” “got better” for me a long time ago. I left a middle school in a conservative town to go to an arts magnet — not, initially, because I found the arts particularly… magnetic, but mostly in hopes that it’d “get better.” Having, from high school through college to NY, skipped over the more tender parts of gay American youth, I’ve surrounded myself with a somewhat ignorant and self-serving bubble of “better.” … Read More

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Today’s Internet Infinite Regress: Profiling the ‘NYT’ Profile of The Fat Jew

Slowly, The Fat Jew seems to be engulfing the media. While it may sound quite loaded, that statement is neither an antisemitic nor a fat-phobic remark generalizing on the prevalence of Jews in media who avoid the gym (such as myself.) Rather, it’s an introduction to web-(semi)-celeb comedian Josh Ostrovsky, AKA Fabrizio Goldstein, AKA @thefatjewish, AKA Fat Jew, who, as tells the New York Times in their just-published profile, “would prefer that you not call him a fat Jew… but hope[s] millions more people will soon come to know him as ‘The Fat Jew.'” The emphasis on “The” indicates that this is a man – who, like most rising, er, artistes – wants to be notorious. … Read More

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Bill Hader to Host ‘SNL’ on October 11

These days, Bill Hader is hotter than New York’s hottest club (sorry about that one, Bill). Of course, unfortunately,… Read More

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Nick Offerman Offers Some Unexpected Advice About Dealing With Your Freshman Roommate’s Pubes

Freshman year can be hard – I, personally, recall feeling alienated, homesick, and exhausted. All of that probably could… Read More

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Tim Heidecker on the Tim & Eric Tour and New Show ‘Bedtime Stories': “We Were Inspired by ‘Louie'”

Tim & Eric know when to move along — literally and figuratively. Throughout their ten years on Adult Swim, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have created three different shows — Tom Goes to the Mayor, Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job!, Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule — with varying formats and characters, but always featuring their signature mix of deadpan, satire, and gross-out/surrealist humor. Later this month, they’ll debut their fourth Adult Swim series, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, but they hit the road this week for a look back at Awesome Show with a North American tour alongside Dr. Steve Brule (i.e., John C. Reilly’s greatest role). … Read More

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