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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The 2011 Emmy Nominations In Comedy and Our Outrage Over Who Was Snubbed

July 18, 2011
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This week, we discuss the Emmy nominations. Regular cast members nominated as guest stars. A handful of shows nominated again and again. Glee is apparently a thing that is currently happening. It’s a bit of a mess. We go over who got the nod, who got snubbed (RON SWANSON!!!!!) and some thoughts on how to […]

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Comedy Things That Should Never Happen Again!

July 11, 2011

Stop it. Just…just stop it. Whatever it is you’re doing, just don’t do that anymore. This week on the show, we talk about the things we’re just sick and tired of seeing in comedies. There was a time when wise-cracking animals were fresh and funny. Those days have passed, but don’t turn around because here […]

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Making Normal Funny with Guest Tom Shillue

July 4, 2011
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In comedy being normal is usually seen as a bad thing.  With thousands of comedians all trying to stand out, you need to do something to stand out.  This week’s guest Tom Shillue has managed to make a name for himself by not only being normal, but Super Normal (That’s the name of his one […]

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