TV COMEDY

Big Budget Suck & Comedian Friends

June 5, 2009

This week we’re hitting up two topics on the podcast.  That’s right, I said two topics.  First a special Conan podcast and now a two topic episode.  It’s been a hell of a week over the Comedy Nerds Camp (Yes, we have a camp.  I’m making Smores right now.)  We welcome back Nick Turner to […]

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Conan’s First Night Review

June 2, 2009

Check out our special Tuesday Podcast reviewing and discussing Conan’s first night as host of The Tonight Show.  What’s different from Jay’s version?  How was the return of Andy? (you already know it was awesome)  Did he have to totally sell out for all those 11:30 folks who are afraid to watch a bear masturbate? […]

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Required Reading – The Year 2000

June 1, 2009

The first episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien airs tonight (come back tomorrow to hear our special Tuesday podcast reviewing the whole thing) so for this week’s Required Reading we look to the future.  All the way to…The Year 2000. LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN – IN THE YEAR 2000

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Fare Thee Well According To Jim

May 19, 2009

Lost in all the buzz coming out of the upfront is the news that ABC has canceled According To Jim.  It is a sad day for all comedy snobs.  What will we point to as a show that represents everything that is wrong with sitcoms today?  Oh yeah, Two And Half Men.  Sorry.  Go about […]

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Do Comedy Characters Need To Be Likable?

May 15, 2009

Everyone loves a comedian, but does a comedian need to be lovable?  This week we debate if comedy characters need to be good people in order to make us laugh. likable Can a comedy character ever be truly evil?  Are shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development changing the the rules of comedy or […]

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Required Reading – Immigrant Tale

May 11, 2009

Once again, it doesn’t need to be old to be awesome.  If you’ve listened to the podcast or seen any of my sketch shows you know I am a huge fan of meta comedy.  This week’s SNL did it pretty gosh darn well.  And if it’s Justin Timberlake and SNL it’s probably going to be […]

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Dana Carvey Show in New York Times

May 11, 2009

In anticipation of the DVD release, the New York Times has a piece about The Dana Carvey Show: Comedy fans may remember it as a crucible in which many future stars were forged. But for the people who created the show, it was a stark lesson that when idiosyncratic talents are given the freedom to […]

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