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The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/23

According to the Internet, bayonets, horses, mimicking beluga whales still can’t outdo parodies of “Gangnam Style” and “Call Me Maybe.”  While you take that in, The 5 Most Intentionally Funny… more

Tig Notaro’s “Live” and the Future of Comedy Albums

75,000 purchased downloads and somewhere around a net profit of $250,000 are two figures that one wouldn’t normally attribute to a comedy album. Yet, Tig Notaro’s Live has… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/16

The whole world watched a man falling 23 miles while the next leader of the free world is someone that the American people have to settle for. By our standards,… more

Apathy/Disinterested 2012: Comedy’s Political Platform

While the entire nation, or at least, certainly, the Internet is caught up in this presidential election, it’s not clear as to why people are tuned into Barack Obama vs…. more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/9

Tired of hearing Obama-didn’t-do-well-at-the-debate-but-you’re-still-going-to-vote-for-him-anyway jokes? Oh, were you going to vote for Romney because of the single debate? Well, forget that I even brought it up with the best supposed-to-be-hilarious… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/2

You’re probably laughing at your discovery of Japan’s beauty trend of forehead bagels (literally a saline injection in the forehead to form a bagel). If you had no idea that… more

“The Master” of Comedy?

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film The Master has been promoted as a drama, probably one that will be an Oscar dark horse. The talk surrounding the film coming up to… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 9/25

We’re not sure if unintentional humor is a term in any dictionary, but, if it is, they should have one of the definitions just be Mitt Romney. He just can’t… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 9/18

It almost makes me cringe to think that there will be a class in high school, not college, where cat videos are discussed in a anthropological context. That’s why The… more

9/11 Jokes and the “Too Soon” Standard

Eleven years ago yesterday, the entire world was paralyzed in shock at the events of September 11th, 2001. It marked the beginning and end of an era, a rare instance… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 9/11

I know that “Gangnam Style” is a thing purely because I see talk show hosts do it and parodies being cranked out left and right on YouTube, but I’m not… more
 

Judging Clint Eastwood’s Chair Speech As Comedy

Over a week ago, actor/director Clint Eastwood spoke at the Republican National Convention and has since drawn much more publicity than pretty much everyone else at the RNC, especially… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 9/4

Please take a break from either the Green Mile/Michael Clarke Duncan joke that you thought couldn’t have possibly been written yet, thus making it “brilliant,” or the outrage that… more

Comedy, the Emmys, and Making Distinctions

The nominees for Best Special Class-Short Form Live Action Entertainment Emmy are: The Daily Show Correspondents Explain Web Therapy Children’s Hospital Parks and Recreation: April and Andy’s Road Trip 30… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 8/28

Unfortunately, over the last week, it’s hard to beat the hilarity of an unqualified woman trying to fix a precious fresco of Jesus Christ and then screwing it up royally…. more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 8/21

It is indeed a crucial time in our country, as we just found out that an elected official came up with the term “legitimate rape”. Las Vegas might as well… more

Unfunny Trailers for (Probably) Funny Movies

When deciding to watch a comedy at your local theater, what are the factors involved in choosing which funny movie to see? Do you just care who’s in it? Do… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 8/15

The closing ceremony of the London Olympics was a rare glimpse into seeing something that’s unintentionally funny at the scale of millions of dollars and thousands of people involved as… more

Comedy Is Scared. Are You Happy Now, Internet?

Last week, the New York Times posted an interview with Chris Rock on comedy in which he explained that with all the Internet policing that’s happening, “The sad thing, with… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 8/7

I’m sure you’re heartbroken that Usain Bolt won the 100m dash yet again and have to see a whole set of .gifs of his various celebrations throughout your social networking… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 7/31

Apparently, the Olympics have started. I only know this because of my Twitter feed being filled with Olympics jokes in between the myriad of hilarious web videos that has kept… more

“The Newsroom” Is The New “Lost”

Weeks ago, when the pilot of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom was seen by critics/bloggers, there was an vicious outcry about how bad it was. Reviews were so harsh, especially… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 7/24

Well, these are the times when comedy can do the most good — bringing levity to a situation in dire need of it — and that doesn’t include misinterpreting the… more