COMEDY THEORY

How Important is Indie Comedy?

February 13, 2011
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Indie comedy. Quiet simply, it’s the world we live in. And sometimes it’s hard to get a sense of something when you are inside of it. This week, we welcome emerging New York comic Nick Turner, and discuss the state of indie comedy. Is it growing? Is it shrinking? Is it keeping on keeping on? […]

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Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

January 31, 2011

In this week’s episode, we talk about stepping out of your comedy comfort zone. In order to get better at your craft, you should concentrate on what you are good at, but also you should try things that you are not good at. How do you fine the balance between those two contradictory concepts? Does […]

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Does Comedy Nerdom Still Exist?

January 17, 2011
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Recently, comedy deity Patton Oswalt wrote an essay in Wired magazine. In it, he argues that the internet, once the bastion of the nerdy, has actually harmed nerd culture. By making it so easy to stay on top of whatever pop culture obsession you have, it has made a generation of nerds lazy, flabby and […]

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The Smile File & Other Ridiculous Corporate Comedy Advice

January 9, 2011
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Work can be really really boring.  That’s why they call it work and not “Happy Fun Time Dance Party Place”.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could add a few laughs to the work day.  You know, put some comedy in the cubicle. Want some advice on how to do it?  Here’s a tip: Don’t.  […]

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Christmas Comedy

December 21, 2010
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This week, it’s the Christmas episode! Dustin is visited by three ghosts and learns to stop being such a grouch. Dan sees what life would be like if he was never born. And then we jump in the sleigh and deliver gifts all over the world when Santa comes down with a cold. Okay, actually […]

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Why Isn’t There More Stand Up On TV & Overcoming Comedy Despair

December 14, 2010

On this week’s episode we talk about Doubt. Not that movie where Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a priest but Oh My God You Guys! How good was that movie?! I would watch Meryl Streep read the phonebook. She is a national treasure. Whoops, got off track for a second there, but I won’t doubt my […]

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The Legacy Of Leslie Nielsen

December 6, 2010
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In this week’s episode we look at the work of the late, great Leslie Nielsen. Few actors are a better example of the rule of playing it straight to get even more laughs. Originally starring as a serious actor in movies with awesome titles like “Forbidden Planet” and “Ransom!”, Nielsen took a supporting role in […]

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