The Comedy Nerds

Getting In To Montreal & What All Famous Comedians Have In Common

October 3, 2011

On this week’s episode we talk to freelance writer Steve Heisler, who writes for places like the AV Club and Vulture, among others. He is one of the people who decides who gets into the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. We talk about how the process works, why they make the decisions they do, […]

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The New Fall Comedies – What Worked & What Hurt Our Souls

September 26, 2011

In this week’s episode we get all up in the new fall comedies.  You’ve seen them promoted to the point your eyes started to bleed (except for Free Agents – see you didn’t even know that was a show did you?).  We watched them all (well mostly Dustin did) and break down what you should […]

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The Modern Family Awards & Daily Show Domination

September 19, 2011

The Emmys where yesterday and Modern Family won…almost everything!  In this week’s episode we talk about Modern Family’s sweep of everything they could possibly win, the awesomeness of the Leading Actress In Comedy nominees, and The Daily Show’s complete and total domination going on almost a decade. Plus: A real life Weekend At Bernie’s.  Proof […]

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So Much News, So Average Amount of Podcast

September 13, 2011

This week had so much comedy news that we had no choice but to do a full on comedy news-a-palooza. What will you learn in this episode? How about: Who’s the richest person in entertainment and what does it teach other performers? Why are there less women in today’s writer’s rooms? Why is Michael J […]

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When Is Dark Humor Too Dark?

September 5, 2011
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This Sunday is the tenth anniversary of 9/11. And the day after is the tenth anniversary of the first 9/11 joke. This week we talk about about black comedy and gallows humor. Is there any value in joking about things that will upset some people. Are there guidelines about what you can joke about and […]

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Why Is It So Funny When People Fall Down?

August 30, 2011
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One thing that has been at the cornerstone of comedy since the dawn of man is someone falling down.  It was followed very very very closely by a guy getting hit in the nuts.  There is just something about people getting hurt that makes us laugh.  But why?  What makes our brain thing that other […]

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Being A New Face At Montreal

August 22, 2011
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Montreal.  It’s one of the biggest goals for any up and coming stand up comedian.  Each year a few chosen funny folks are picked to be the one of the “New Faces”. This year our very own Nick Turner’s face was chosen to be one of those faces that are new.  We talk to him […]

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