COMEDY THEORY

How Long Do You Have To Wait To Make Fun of A Tragedy – Aka Dustin’s Law

January 16, 2009

Tragedies suck by definition.  Firstly, something bad happened so everyone is crying and running around in torn clothes with dirt on their face and such.  Secondly, you have to wait to make fun of whatever it is so people don’t think you are a dick. (which, let’s face it, you are) This week we look […]

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Gateway Drugs – “Weird” Al Yankovic’s “Even Worse”

January 13, 2009

Hello! This is Dan. Comedy Nerds co-host, and infrequent website contributor. Welcome to a new series I’m starting, GATEWAY DRUGS, where we discuss the people, places and things that made us into the Comedy Nerds we are today. My first entry was a big one for me, Mr. “Weird” Al Yankovic. As a child one […]

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Hacks And Cheap Jokes

December 19, 2008

As a comedy nerd there is nothing worse than hearing a hacky comedian. But how do you define hacky?

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Is Comedy Central Going Mainstream?

December 5, 2008

Comedy Central for a while has been under the radar. However, lately the shows have become more mainstream. What does that mean for all those die hard Comedy Central Fans? Come find out with us.

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How Does Appearance Effect Comedy?

November 21, 2008

This week we look at how appearance effects the way audiences respond to a comedian. Can a comic be both hot and funny? We welcome stand-up comedian and Williamsburg Spelling Bee host Jen Dziura to discuss.

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Does Age Effect Your Sense of Humor

November 14, 2008

This week we look at how age effects your sense of humor.  Do you get more picky or less picky about your comedy as you get older?  Do you just prefer what you liked when you were younger? As comedy gets more out there, where will it eventually go to. We welcome back guest Jeff […]

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When Worse Is Better

October 3, 2008

Sometimes when things go bad for a comic it is actually good because now they have material. This week we look at that. Do comedians actually hope that when things go bad they get worse? Does it make a bad situation better knowing that they can perform it on stage? Would you trade a bad […]

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