COMEDY THEORY

Comedy Things That Should Never Happen Again!

July 11, 2011

Stop it. Just…just stop it. Whatever it is you’re doing, just don’t do that anymore. This week on the show, we talk about the things we’re just sick and tired of seeing in comedies. There was a time when wise-cracking animals were fresh and funny. Those days have passed, but don’t turn around because here […]

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Does Alternative Comedy Get Too Much Credit?

June 28, 2011

“Alternative” comedy. Much like it’s cousin “alternative” music, this species is often misaligned and misunderstood. Saddled with a kind-of dumb and misleading name, some people talk about how great this particular creature is, which inevitably leads to other people saying “It thinks it’s so great, but it’s not that great.” This week we discuss “alt” […]

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Looking Funny… The Right Way

June 14, 2011
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“It don’t matter what you wear, they’re checking out your savior faire. And it don’t matter what you do, ’cause everything you do looks good on you.” – RuPaul, American Royalty You got your jokes. You got your mic work down, your pre-composed heckler responses ready to go, that screeching impression of your Asian grandmother […]

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Self-Deprecating Humor

May 16, 2011
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I guess I’ll write this episode description, even though I’m dumb and ugly and stupid. Just kidding. But this week, we take a suggestion out of the mailbag and talk about self-deprecating humor. Someone has to be the butt of the joke, should you make yourself the butt? Ha! You’re a butt. Then we talk […]

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Standing Out The Right Way & Being A Good Audience

March 28, 2011
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In this week’s episode, we talk about the benefits and drawbacks of having a gimmick, Jimmy Jam. Isn’t that cute? I call everyone Jimmy Jam. It’s kind of my thing. I feel like it’s really going to help my career. Recurring role on a CBS sitcom your parent watch, here I come! Then we talk […]

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Writers Vs Performers

March 14, 2011

It is the fight of the century. In this corner, The Performer. With a desperate desire to be liked and full of enough “please-look-at-me” neediness to fill a dozen therapist notebooks, you can see it all over The Performer’s “daddy didn’t love me enough” face, they’re out for blood and laughs, whatever the cost. But […]

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Getting In The Mood To Laugh

March 6, 2011
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Have you ever noticed that sometimes you’re in the mood for a stupid comedy, and sometimes you’re just not? On this week’s episode we discuss the phenomenon of how one day you’ll think a joke isn’t funny and the next day you do. What is up with that? Am I right, ladies? Also, how long can […]

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