Required Reading – One More Mission

February 16, 2009

Phil Hartman was the embodiment of commitment. No matter the character or the premise Phil was one hundred percent devoted to the idea.

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Playing To A Small House

February 10, 2009

A lot of comics get a little freaked out when they look out into an audience and see a half full house (or worse).  Everyone comic knows it’s easier to make 300 people laugh than 1. (which is why comics don’t tell their jokes at parties.  It doesn’t work people).  But I have learned time […]

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Making The Funny Come Out Of You

January 29, 2009

Last week we looked at where you get your sense of humor from (spoiler alert: it was the baby Jesus).  Now you know where your funny comes from but what do you do with it?  How do you turn it into actual humor that won’t make others want to pull out thier own eyes?  What […]

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Required Reading – SNL Digital Shorts

January 26, 2009

This week’s Required Reading pays tribute to the SNL Digital Short. It restored our faith in Saturday Night Live and proved how viral scripted content could be.

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The State’s Own Chinese Democracy

January 23, 2009

The great folks over at Comedy Central Insider alerted me to this great Rolling Stone interview with The State. The problem is that for years I have been desperate to hear their unreleased album “Comedy for Gracious Living”.  I’ve managed to hear two bootlegged tracks which were hilarious and extremely strange (sadly, the cops showed […]

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Required Reading – The Audition

January 18, 2009

This week’s Required Reading comes from sketch comedy gods Mr. Show with Bob and David.  Everyone has seen a bad audition sketch.  This is not one of them. THE AUDITION – MR. SHOW WITH BOB AND DAVID. Photo from flickr by mecredis

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Required Reading – The Panda Song

January 5, 2009

This weeks Required Reading comes from MTV’s long canceled The Silf and Olly Show. They are sock puppets. They are funny. They have us drunk on panda mystery.

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