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Can Comedy Competitions Be Fair?

January 4, 2010
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This week, with the announcement that NBC may be bringing back “Last Comic Standing”, we discuss whether or not you should have comedy competitions. And if you do, is there anyway to make them fair? Can something as subjective as comedy be quantified? Would just changing venues wildly affect the outcome? What are you waiting […]

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Top Ten Stand-Up Comedians Of The Decade

December 28, 2009
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Here at The Comedy Nerds compound, we’ve been snug in our beds, with vision of sugar plums dancing in various parts of our bodies, including, but not limited to, our heads. But have we got a show for you this week. We discuss the decade in stand up comedy. Learn Dustin’s ten comics that had […]

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Top Ten Comedy Movies of The Decade

December 20, 2009
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On this week’s episode, we talk about the top comedy movies of the decade. Dan reads his list. Dustin gets mad. It’s just like last week, except it’s about movies. You remember movies, those big flickering pictures they would project on a screen in the places that are now used to simulcast Jonas Brothers concerts. […]

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Top Ten Comedy TV Shows Of The Decade

December 14, 2009
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On this week’s episode we reveal our top ten TV shows of the decade. Well, Dan reveals his list and Dustin disagrees with it for the most part. Oh yes, there will be a-fussin’ and a-fightin’ my friend, but don’t worry, it’s all in the name of finding the best comedy shows of the aughts […]

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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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