SKETCH COMEDY

Required Reading – 240 Dollars Worth Of Pudding

December 8, 2008

Welcome to our new weekly feature Required Reading.  If you are going to call yourself a comedy nerd these are the sketches, routines, comedians and shows that you need to know.  Each week we’ll post a item that is a must know for comedy nerds.  Of course this is somewhat subjective so please feel free […]

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Is Comedy Central Going Mainstream?

December 5, 2008

Comedy Central for a while has been under the radar. However, lately the shows have become more mainstream. What does that mean for all those die hard Comedy Central Fans? Come find out with us.

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When Worse Is Better

October 3, 2008

Sometimes when things go bad for a comic it is actually good because now they have material. This week we look at that. Do comedians actually hope that when things go bad they get worse? Does it make a bad situation better knowing that they can perform it on stage? Would you trade a bad […]

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Can a comedian just do comedy?

August 15, 2008

Being a comedian is hard.  Really hard.  What makes it even harder is that lately just being a good comic isn’t enough.  Now comedians have to be be good at more than just getting up on stage and making people laugh. This week we look at the effects of this on the comedy world.  Are […]

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British Comedy – Does it work here?

August 8, 2008

Thanks to the government run BBC british comedy plays by totally different rules then in the United States.  They have much more of a chance to be experimental and to be more niche. This week we look at how the US differs from the other side of the pond.  Is there is such a thing […]

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When A Good Show Goes Bad

August 1, 2008

Sometimes…no matter what a performer does…no matter how hard he or she tries..a show goes bad…REALLY BAD. In this episode we look at why some shows are good one week and horrible the next and what you can do as a performer and an audience member when you find yourself part of one of these […]

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Does A Comedian Need To Have Overcome Something?

July 25, 2008

Whether it be a tortured childhood, a dysfunctional parent or something else it seems like every comedian has something.  This week we look at the trend of comedians having overcome personal obstacles in their past. Does tragedy make for better comedy?  Are they trying to prove something?  Is insecurity a necessary part of any comedian?  […]

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