The Comedy Nerds

Stewart Continues On The Serious

January 11, 2011

I have to admit I was curious how Jon and crew were going to handle the events of this weekend especially in light of last week’s podcast.  Would he show clip after clip of people being assholes? Would he join in on the finger pointing at Palin?  Would he point out that John Boehner cried […]

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The Smile File & Other Ridiculous Corporate Comedy Advice

January 9, 2011
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Work can be really really boring.  That’s why they call it work and not “Happy Fun Time Dance Party Place”.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could add a few laughs to the work day.  You know, put some comedy in the cubicle. Want some advice on how to do it?  Here’s a tip: Don’t.  […]

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$#*! My Dad Says Wins People’s Choice

January 6, 2011

Apparently it was us… $#*! My Dad Says won the People’s Choice for best new comedy.  Admittedly the competition was not great (I’m looking at you “Better With You” that no one ever heard of) but really?  Normally I could blame industry insiders, the press or the Illuminati* but this is the people.  The people […]

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Is Jon Stewart Really The New Edward R. Murrow?

January 3, 2011
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Some in the media have called Jon Stewart the next Edward R. Murrow. Some people find this comparison apt. While others say “Seriously? Are you kidding me? You’re really saying that? Really? This is a thing that’s really happening? Really? Oh brother!” On this week’s episode, we discuss whether a comedian can and/or should step […]

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Christmas Comedy

December 21, 2010
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This week, it’s the Christmas episode! Dustin is visited by three ghosts and learns to stop being such a grouch. Dan sees what life would be like if he was never born. And then we jump in the sleigh and deliver gifts all over the world when Santa comes down with a cold. Okay, actually […]

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Why Isn’t There More Stand Up On TV & Overcoming Comedy Despair

December 14, 2010

On this week’s episode we talk about Doubt. Not that movie where Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a priest but Oh My God You Guys! How good was that movie?! I would watch Meryl Streep read the phonebook. She is a national treasure. Whoops, got off track for a second there, but I won’t doubt my […]

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The Legacy Of Leslie Nielsen

December 6, 2010
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In this week’s episode we look at the work of the late, great Leslie Nielsen. Few actors are a better example of the rule of playing it straight to get even more laughs. Originally starring as a serious actor in movies with awesome titles like “Forbidden Planet” and “Ransom!”, Nielsen took a supporting role in […]

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