TV COMEDY

The VH1 Voice and Comedy From Unconventional Places

December 7, 2009
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On this week’s episode, we welcome VH1 writer Kristen Swensson! From “Best Week Ever” to “Awesomely Bad Hair”, VH1 has pioneered the snarky talking-head clip show. These shows have not only provided hours of enjoyment for the home audience, but have also given up and coming comedians much needed exposure and opportunities to pay their […]

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The Cost of Comedy Snobbery

November 29, 2009
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When you run a podcast/website called The Comedy Nerds it’s hard not be considered a comedy snob.  Yeah, so what?  So we watch comedy with our pinkies out wearing Polo sweaters and eating little sandwich triangles. But it’s not all rainbows and judging Two & A Half Men.  Is there a cost to comedy snobbery?  […]

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Going Inside The Writer’s Room

November 22, 2009
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This week we go inside the writer’s room of network television with Marc Dworkin.  Former writer for Hope & Faith and Disney’s Aaron Stone Marc telsl us what it takes to get into writing Sitcom television. How do 16 people write one story?  How do you go from PA to writer in just one short […]

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NPH Joins Twitter – I Unfollow Everyone Else

November 17, 2009

Twitter finally became worthwhile today.  Neil Patrick Harris has officially joined twitter!  There have been many a poser before but this is the real deal. Everything NPH does is awesome.  You can follow him at http://twitter.com/ActuallyNPH. His first official tweet: My first tweet, peeps. I apologize in advance for my slow learning curve. Nice to […]

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Romantic Comedy – Does It Have To Suck?

November 15, 2009
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Oh romantic comedy.  You always try to trick me with comedy in your name but really you are a romantic story with some quirky shenanigans thrown in.  I’ve fallen for your deception too many times you beautiful sunsetty bastard. This week we look at why there are so many romantic comedies and why they are […]

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Required Reading – Walk On The Wild Side

November 11, 2009

I give the the Brits a lot of crap on the podcast (give me my taxes back you bastards!) but they do on occasion have a few comedic successes (Python, Izzard, John Oliver, The Queen).  I recently happened upon a show that aired on BBC One this past fall called Walk On The Wild Side […]

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The Art of Storytelling and Stories From The State

November 8, 2009
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Once upon a time…no…There once was a man from Nantucket… no…. Storytelling is hard.  On this week’s episode we look at what it takes to tell a good comedy story.  What’s the difference between a good stand-up bit and storytelling?  What’s important to good story?  Is this the next evolution in comedy? To help us […]

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