COMEDY THEORY

Funny People Doing Not Funny Things

June 19, 2012

Comedians make people laugh.  That’s what they were born to do.  But to spite what people think that’s not all they can do.  This week we look at comedians who have decided to branch out and doing things beyond the comedy world.  Are they damaged by their funny reputation?  What can they do to be […]

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Why Do People Like A$$hole Comedians?

June 10, 2012

What are you lookin’ at?  You want a knuckle sandwich? Oh, you just want to know what this week’s episode is about.  Fine.  This week we’re talking about a$$hole comedians.  Why is it so many comedians have such a douchey persona and why do we love it so much.  I’m very much thinking about you […]

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Why is Stupid So Funny?

April 12, 2012

Homer Simpsons, Peter Griffin, The Three Stooges.  What do they all have in common?  They are so stupid.  They are also very very funny.  There is just something hilarious about an idiot. This week we break down the all the reason that dumb is funny and dumber is even funnier. http://media.blubrry.com/thecomedynerds/p/thecomedynerds.com/wp-content/podcasts/Episode_203_Stupid_Comedy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window […]

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Is Being Friendly More Important Than Being Funny?

April 4, 2012

The short answer to that question is no.  The most important thing in comedy is being funny.  But being good at making comedy friends comes a real close second.  This week we look at the necessary but often difficult and off-putting part of the comedy world that is networking.  How should you do it?  Why […]

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Should Comedians Be Pop Culture Experts?

March 28, 2012

Pop culture.  It’s frickin’ everywhere.  It’s like too frinkin’ everywhere.  Who could keep up with it all?  No one.  We have lives and dreams and goals and other people we know.  But mention that you have no idea what happens in the Hunger Games and people look at you like you’ve never heard of bread. […]

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What Makes Kids Laugh?

January 30, 2012

This week we welcome actress, comedian and children’s show performer Annie Claffey into studio 3A to talk about performing for kids.  What makes children laugh?  What can you learn from performing for both kids and adults? Which member of Dawson’s Creek would you most want to make out with? It’s all there and more. http://media.blubrry.com/thecomedynerds/p/thecomedynerds.com/wp-content/podcasts/Episode_193_Performing_For_Kids.mp3Podcast: […]

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The Muppets and The Power of Nostalgia

November 29, 2011
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This week on the show we talk about The Muppets! With the new movie out now we discuss the power of positivity in comedy. And how much can nostalgia affect how much you enjoy comedy? Does nostalgia make you like it more, or hate it because it isn’t exactly the way you like it? And […]

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