Why Isn’t There More Stand Up On TV & Overcoming Comedy Despair

December 14, 2010

On this week’s episode we talk about Doubt. Not that movie where Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a priest but Oh My God You Guys! How good was that movie?! I would watch Meryl Streep read the phonebook. She is a national treasure. Whoops, got off track for a second there, but I won’t doubt my […]

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The Legacy Of Leslie Nielsen

December 6, 2010
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In this week’s episode we look at the work of the late, great Leslie Nielsen. Few actors are a better example of the rule of playing it straight to get even more laughs. Originally starring as a serious actor in movies with awesome titles like “Forbidden Planet” and “Ransom!”, Nielsen took a supporting role in […]

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A Very Special Episode About Very Special Episodes

November 29, 2010

“Tonight on a very special “Blossom”…” This week we look at the strange, and largely forgotten, art of the “very special episode”. It’s simple. Take a light-hearted sitcom, awkwardly inject some grim real-world problem, make lame jokes about or around said problem, spend the next thirty years being beloved by a cynical, irony-loving generation. Dudley […]

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What We’re Thankful For & Maybe It’s Us

November 22, 2010
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In this week’s episode, in honor of Thanksgiving we talk about what we are thankful for in the realm of comedy. And even though it wasn’t a competition, Dustin somehow wins. But before that, we introduce a new segment called “Maybe It’s Us”, where we take a look at things we think we won’t like, […]

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The Legacy Of Must See TV

November 15, 2010
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In this week’s episode, we look at the history of NBC’s Must See TV comedy block, which has featured some of the greatest TV comedies of all time, and also “Wings”. Relive the glory days when The Cosby Show and Cheers ruled the airwaves, learn the dark secret of the forgettable shows that surrounded “Friends” […]

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Conan’s 2nd Annual First Night Review

November 9, 2010
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Here’s our reaction to Conan’s first show on TBS. We recorded it live, but if you couldn’t stay awake, we have thoughtfully recorded it and made it available for download. And if you did stay up and listen, you can relive the magic again and again. Let’s do this! http://media.blubrry.com/thecomedynerds/p/www.thecomedynerds.com/wp-content/podcasts/Episode_131_Conans_2nd_Annual_First_Show_Review.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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We Are Live After Conan

November 6, 2010
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On Monday November 8th we’ll be doing a live episode right after the premiere of Conan on TBS.  You can listen live right here on the website or on our ustream page.  We’ll be going live right after the episode ends.  Join in on the conversation as we breakdown one of the most anticipated new […]

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