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Can Comedy Stay Punk?

If you attend a comedy show at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics, aka Nerdmelt, in Los Angeles, you might see something that was both hilarious and also incredibly cool…. more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 4/18

It seems that there was a significant number of Coachella attendees that were afflicted with confusion by the performance of a hologram Tupac. Not that we can really do anything… 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

Why Bad Movies Matter

A couple of weeks ago, Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill swept the Razzies, arguably making it the worst movie of 2011. Of course, that’s not true. The worst movie of… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 4/11

I read that the sequel to the Martin Scorsese classic Raging Bull, currently titled Raging Bull II, will start production this week. How this is not listed in the unintentional… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 3/4

Perhaps one of the most perfect examples of unintentional humor is this headline: Reuters Loses Iranian Credentials After Female Ninjas Suit. Some of the best examples of the intentional kind… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 3/27

It’s not your fault that someone at work or possibly one of your friends made an off-color joke referencing the killing of Trayvon Martin. There’s a lot of racial tension… more

The Shut-Up Gun Vs. Comedy

Currently in development in Japan is a handheld non-lethal gun that is able to disrupt someone’s speech via a re-emitting of their words on a brief delay. More simply put,… more

Comedy in Context

Around 4 o’clock on a weekday afternoon in an empty elementary school parking lot, I saw someone doing donuts in a Ford Taurus. Immediately, I laughed hard enough to hold… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 3/21

Perhaps, you’re disgusted with yourself for following the Kony hype machine too quickly. Maybe, you’re mad that you were baited into watching Katy Perry cover “N****s in Paris.” Whatever… more

Woody Allen Previews “Midnight in Paris” Almost 50 Years Ago

Last week, the NY Times profiled comedian Myq Kaplan in developing a joke about chivalry. As a result, there has been much debate as to how comedy should be developed,… more

Unpunny, or The Mainstreaming Of ‘Edgy’ Comedy

It happens very frequently when I watch comedy: I get offended. I saw one joke that hinged on a Jesus Christ Superstar pun and had that feeling that some inarticulate… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 3/6

While you’re getting caught up in the possibilities of the upcoming Nerdist YouTube channel, and I understand that can be a whole lot, you can keep yourself entertained with this… more

Too Soon? The Thought Process Behind Dead Celebrity Jokes

At the time of Whitney Houston’s unfortunate passing, I was driving to an open mic. At the open mic, which was only a few miles away from where she had… more

Defending SNL From… You?

Almost without fail, every single move by Saturday Night Live comes under heavy scrutiny, usually in a negative light. Every episode is extensively recapped by almost every culture or humor… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 2/28

Had not Clip Cup 3.0 featuring our fearless leader, Chris Hardwick, not been already posted here at, it most assuredly would have been included in this week’s… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 2/21

An ESPN writer was fired recently for including a racial slur in a headline about the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, possibly thinking that it was incredibly clever (he denies… more

Do You Really Hate Lana Del Rey? Why?

Several “independent studies” (we know they’re trustworthy — they’re “independent), in lieu of gathering data on the alarming unemployment rate around the country (because that would just be too hard),… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 2/14

Within the unfortunately pink and gooey glow of Valentine’s Day, of course it feels good to type in “marriage proposal fail” into YouTube. Hopefully, you’ll become self-aware that you’re watching… more

Building The Perfect Super Bowl Ad

It would seem, based off the 2012 Super Bowl, that the people responsible for the Super Bowl ads, which are famously known to cost over a million dollars in air… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 2/8

There is no doubt that the last touchdown of this year’s Super Bowl by the Giants’ Ahmad Bradshaw might be one of the funniest plays in Super Bowl history. Of… more

No One’s Talking About Christopher Plummer (But They Should Be)

“For Best Supporting Actor, the award goes to Christopher Plummer, Beginners.” That announcement has been made at the SAG Awards, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Golden Globes, and very… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 2/1

Today, the Internet is passing around this clip of Kristen Bell having a near meltdown over a sloth on the Ellen Degeneres Show, which is exactly the type of unintentionally… more

Comedians Can Dance

Some might think that people involved in comedy are all insecure wallflowers that would rather stare at a Dixie cup and think of jokes and sketches rather than dance. Well, “… more