COMEDY GENRES

The Modern Family Awards & Daily Show Domination

September 19, 2011

The Emmys where yesterday and Modern Family won…almost everything!  In this week’s episode we talk about Modern Family’s sweep of everything they could possibly win, the awesomeness of the Leading Actress In Comedy nominees, and The Daily Show’s complete and total domination going on almost a decade. Plus: A real life Weekend At Bernie’s.  Proof […]

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So Much News, So Average Amount of Podcast

September 13, 2011

This week had so much comedy news that we had no choice but to do a full on comedy news-a-palooza. What will you learn in this episode? How about: Who’s the richest person in entertainment and what does it teach other performers? Why are there less women in today’s writer’s rooms? Why is Michael J […]

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When Is Dark Humor Too Dark?

September 5, 2011
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This Sunday is the tenth anniversary of 9/11. And the day after is the tenth anniversary of the first 9/11 joke. This week we talk about about black comedy and gallows humor. Is there any value in joking about things that will upset some people. Are there guidelines about what you can joke about and […]

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Why Is It So Funny When People Fall Down?

August 30, 2011
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One thing that has been at the cornerstone of comedy since the dawn of man is someone falling down.  It was followed very very very closely by a guy getting hit in the nuts.  There is just something about people getting hurt that makes us laugh.  But why?  What makes our brain thing that other […]

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Being A New Face At Montreal

August 22, 2011
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Montreal.  It’s one of the biggest goals for any up and coming stand up comedian.  Each year a few chosen funny folks are picked to be the one of the “New Faces”. This year our very own Nick Turner’s face was chosen to be one of those faces that are new.  We talk to him […]

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Better To Best of The Comedy Nerds – Part 2

August 15, 2011

This week, Dustin and Dan are still away, but don’t panic! We’ll be back next week. In the meantime, here’s more golden oldies from the far distant past of 2009-ish. First up, we talk to Kevin Allison, about his new (at the time) show and podcast Risk!, then Michael Hartney joins us as we put […]

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Better To Best of The Comedy Nerds!

August 9, 2011

This week, Dustin and Dan are away, so here are some highlights of our favorite episodes. First up, Michael Hartney and Claudia Cogan join us to talk about gay comedy, then Dave Hill graces us with his presence in a discussion of slow comedy. If you’re a new listener, use this as an opportunity to […]

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