PODCASTS

When Is Dark Humor Too Dark?

September 5, 2011
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This Sunday is the tenth anniversary of 9/11. And the day after is the tenth anniversary of the first 9/11 joke. This week we talk about about black comedy and gallows humor. Is there any value in joking about things that will upset some people. Are there guidelines about what you can joke about and […]

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Why Is It So Funny When People Fall Down?

August 30, 2011
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One thing that has been at the cornerstone of comedy since the dawn of man is someone falling down.  It was followed very very very closely by a guy getting hit in the nuts.  There is just something about people getting hurt that makes us laugh.  But why?  What makes our brain thing that other […]

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Being A New Face At Montreal

August 22, 2011
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Montreal.  It’s one of the biggest goals for any up and coming stand up comedian.  Each year a few chosen funny folks are picked to be the one of the “New Faces”. This year our very own Nick Turner’s face was chosen to be one of those faces that are new.  We talk to him […]

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Better To Best of The Comedy Nerds – Part 2

August 15, 2011

This week, Dustin and Dan are still away, but don’t panic! We’ll be back next week. In the meantime, here’s more golden oldies from the far distant past of 2009-ish. First up, we talk to Kevin Allison, about his new (at the time) show and podcast Risk!, then Michael Hartney joins us as we put […]

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Better To Best of The Comedy Nerds!

August 9, 2011

This week, Dustin and Dan are away, so here are some highlights of our favorite episodes. First up, Michael Hartney and Claudia Cogan join us to talk about gay comedy, then Dave Hill graces us with his presence in a discussion of slow comedy. If you’re a new listener, use this as an opportunity to […]

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How Much Longer Will Sketch Comedy Be On TV?

August 1, 2011

Hey, so what are you going to put in the time capsule?  A Justin Bieber album? Really?  I just don’t get him.  And that whole thing with Usher.  What?  Oh, me?  I am putting in sketch comedy shows on TV.  Well, first of yes I can put a concept in the time capsule.  You’re not […]

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Selling A Screen Play According To (Part of) The State

July 27, 2011

Someone once said that show business is a Hideous Bitch Goddess. I believe it was George Burns. Oh, also everyone who has ever tried to make it in Hollywood. This week, we discuss some of the details of the great new book “Writing Movies For Fun And Profit“, by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. […]

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