SKETCH COMEDY

The Friars Club Improv + Sketch Competition (NYC All Up In It)

June 1, 2011

The Friars Club announced the ten finalist and alternates for their Improv and Sketch Competition and NYC comedy totally dominated the selections.  Take a look at the final groups below, then go watch them fight each other to the comedy death June 24th & 25th at the UCB theatre.  The winner brings home $5,000 to […]

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The Great Ice Cream Rivalry of 2011

March 4, 2011

It’s brother vs. brother. Neighbor vs. neighbor. Late night funnyman vs. late night funnyman.  What side are you on: Late Night Snack or Americon Dream?  There can be only one! (actually you can totally have both, but I have learned to never give up a Highlander reference opportunity) The rivalry got pretty serious last night […]

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Maybe Don’t Be So Quick To Call Ghostbusters

November 15, 2010

This video is fun.  Watch it.  Also, be careful before you call The Ghostbusters.

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Avoiding Cliches

September 20, 2010
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On this week’s episode we are joined by Leslie Meisel and Megan Neuringer who created the very funny new show “Love Can Suck A Dick… And So Can I!” They talked with us about creating the show and how to avoid cliches when you are dealing with universal subjects like love and heartbreak and deaf, […]

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Catching Up With Kimmy Gatewood and Pangea 3000

September 6, 2010

In this week’s podcast we are talking sketch comedy with the always wonderful Kimmy Gatewood and the hilarious Pangea 3000.  We caught up with them at this year’s Sketchfest NYC but we wouldn’t be surprised if by now they’re all starring in the next (Insert Huge Comedy Movie That You Subjectively Like). http://media.blubrry.com/thecomedynerds/p/www.thecomedynerds.com/wp-content/podcasts/Episode_122_Gatewood_and_Pangea_3000.mp3Podcast: Play in […]

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Putting Your Politics Into Your Act

August 30, 2010
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Last week Michael Ian Black totally lost his shit on stage when an audience member compared Obama to Hitler.  Personally I’m glad he did it.  The audience member, not so much. In this episode we look at how much a comedian should put their own politics and opinions into their act.  What is their responsibility […]

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From The Mail Bag: Best Comedy Cities & Disappearing Scenes

August 23, 2010

In the week’s episode, we answer some questions from the mailbag. One listener wanted to know the best cities to do comedy in. We spoke on the topic with surprising authority considering 95% of the shows we’ve ever done have been in New York. Another listener asked about when thriving comedy scenes suddenly dry up, […]

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