COMEDY THEORY

Office Comedy vs The Professionals

May 8, 2009

No, we’re not talking about Michael Scott and his team.  We’re talking about that jack-ass at the office who is still…still doing a Borat impression or the person who still kills in the conference room repeating lines from last night’s Family Guy. This week we ask: What is the difference between jokes that work in […]

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The Top Ten Sexiest Comedians On A Purely Superficial Basis

April 30, 2009

Summer is quickly approaching and now is the time when our minds turn to fancy.  I’m not 100% sure what that means, but I think it has to do with making out with people so what better time to put out a list of the Top Ten Sexiest Comedians On A Purely Superficial Basis.  Enjoy […]

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What’s Up With People Who Don’t Like Comedy

April 28, 2009

As a comedian one of the most bizarre things for me to hear a person say is “I don’t like comedy”.  But…how…it’s…but…I don’t get…what? So I go to thinking, what does that mean, not liking comedy.  Laughing is a base reaction.  You can’t avoid it and it is inherently enjoyable.  (There is science that I […]

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Being A Gay Comedian

April 24, 2009

This week we welcome comedians Claudia Cogan and Michael Hartney to talk about the world of gay comedy.  What unique struggles do gay comedians face?  How does being a gay comedian effect the material they create?   How afraid can Dan and Dustin be about sounding ignorant or homophobic?  Come find out with us. You can […]

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Top Ten Comedy Weathermen

April 16, 2009

It may be April but here in NYC there are no showers so what better day to pay tribute to the Weatherman.  Here are our top ten comedy weathermen/women. 10. Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) – L.A. Story Okay, he was occasionally upstaged by a street sign, but when he wasn’t…weatherman gold. Plus, Telemacher also […]

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Prank Shows

April 10, 2009

This week we welcome Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld to discuss our new TV show that they are co-executive producing with us.  Gotcha!  It was a prank.  Did I trick you?  You know I did.  It was so believable.  I am a pro!  (Although in retrospect naming this post and podcast Pranks Shows might have […]

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Gettin’ All Deep On Comedy – Art vs Commerce

April 3, 2009

I was sent this really cool article by comedian Harrison Greenbaum.  It looks at the battle between art and commerce that comedians struggle with or as he describes it, The Cheeseburger Theory of Comedy: I think all comedians fall somewhere on a spectrum between art (comedy purely for the sake of comedy) and commerce (comedy […]

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