COMEDY THEORY

Getting The Best Out Of Comedians

March 22, 2010
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In this week’s episode we go over the list “Date Night ” director Shawn Levy had in the latest issue of “Entertainment Weekly” on how to direct comedians in a movie. Do you need to treat comedians like they are bratty little children? We want to say no, but the answer is, yeah, probably. Plus! […]

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Seizing Comedy Opportunities

March 15, 2010
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On this week’s show we discuss seizing opportunities, and we seized the opportunity to have the always fantastic Kenny Zimlinghaus come on and help us work it out. It’s a rough world out there, no matter how good you are you’ll get kicked in the teeth a few times. How do you keep your spirits […]

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Are Comedians Cool?

March 1, 2010
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This week we ask the question “Is comedy cool?” On one hand, a lot of cool people seem to like it, so that’s cool. But comedians do a lot of ridiculous, humiliating things. That’s not cool. Dan and Dustin will try to get to the bottom of it, while contemplating the cool paradox: if you […]

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Top Ten Comedy Movies of The Decade

December 20, 2009
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On this week’s episode, we talk about the top comedy movies of the decade. Dan reads his list. Dustin gets mad. It’s just like last week, except it’s about movies. You remember movies, those big flickering pictures they would project on a screen in the places that are now used to simulcast Jonas Brothers concerts. […]

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The Cost of Comedy Snobbery

November 29, 2009
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When you run a podcast/website called The Comedy Nerds it’s hard not be considered a comedy snob.  Yeah, so what?  So we watch comedy with our pinkies out wearing Polo sweaters and eating little sandwich triangles. But it’s not all rainbows and judging Two & A Half Men.  Is there a cost to comedy snobbery?  […]

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Are Corporations Ruining Comedy?

November 1, 2009
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Corporations.  Huh.  What are they good for?  Other than making stuff absolutely nuthin’.  Like it or not, every major comedy source in this country is in one way or another beholden to a corporation of some kind.  They get to decide what makes it to air and what doesn’t.  Sponsors, network execs, basically anyone who […]

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Unintentional Humor or Why Some Things Are So Awful They Rule

October 25, 2009
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No matter how many times I try to explain it to my wife she just doesn’t understand.  They are snakes and they are on a plane.  They are snakes on a plane.  It’s a plane and there are snakes on it.  She says, “yeah I get it.  I just think it’s stupid.”  Ummmm…yeah.  It is […]

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