SKETCH COMEDY

Funny People Doing Not Funny Things

June 19, 2012

Comedians make people laugh.  That’s what they were born to do.  But to spite what people think that’s not all they can do.  This week we look at comedians who have decided to branch out and doing things beyond the comedy world.  Are they damaged by their funny reputation?  What can they do to be […]

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Coming Up On Comedy Central

December 13, 2011
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This year’s early Christmas present from Comedy Central was a look at their 2012 development slate.  This week we break down all the potentially awesome new shows. What are we looking forward to? Is Comedy Central moving in the right direction? What makes Nick Kroll so frickin’ funny?  We’ll answer all these question plus we’ll […]

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Hulu, Mood Swings & Joke Stealing – From The Mailbag

October 19, 2011

In this week’s episode, we dive into the mailbag to answer questions and discuss topics from you, the listener! How does Hulu affect what shows are on TV? How can a comedy deal with serious topics without creating mood whiplash? If you get tone whiplash, do you have to wear a mood neck brace? And […]

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Getting In To Montreal & What All Famous Comedians Have In Common

October 3, 2011

On this week’s episode we talk to freelance writer Steve Heisler, who writes for places like the AV Club and Vulture, among others. He is one of the people who decides who gets into the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. We talk about how the process works, why they make the decisions they do, […]

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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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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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How Much Longer Will Sketch Comedy Be On TV?

August 1, 2011

Hey, so what are you going to put in the time capsule?  A Justin Bieber album? Really?  I just don’t get him.  And that whole thing with Usher.  What?  Oh, me?  I am putting in sketch comedy shows on TV.  Well, first of yes I can put a concept in the time capsule.  You’re not […]

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