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‘Funniest’ Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Often times, such as orientation day at college, a person designated to “break the ice” between a group of strangers will ask, “What’s the funniest joke you know?” or “What’s… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 1/11

An unintentionally funny video would be one of two girls dancing at a dive bar with no one else on the dance floor, then me, thinking I’m going to impress… 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

LA Needs A Riot (A Comedy Festival By That Name, That Is)

Comedy is hard. Putting together an arts festival is also hard. Los Angeles is, arguably, the city closest to space in the sense that if you scream, no one can… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 1/4

The panic and chaos that’s inevitably going to occur this year from even the suggestion of the world ending would have made for a whole wave of entertaining “hauling videos”… more

Doing Stand-Up Comedy as a New Year’s Resolution

It’s an observable phenomenon every January 1st that many people opt to do stand-up comedy as their New Year’s Resolution. Currently, I am a stand-up comedian residing in Los Angeles,… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 12/28

This week, I’m doing a holiday edition, and yes, I know that Christmas is over, but there are plenty of funny videos that comedians came up with over the last… more

The Comedies That Christmas Forgot

It’s that time of year again where many of us are waiting for TBS to air A Christmas Story on repeat for an entire day. No matter what you believe… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 12/20

The deaths of Kim Jong Il and Christopher Hitchens have, thus far, proven to be not a great source for jokes. Filling that void, the 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos… more

Do Not Steal From Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. posted a statement on his website yesterday regarding his latest special “Live From the Beacon Theatre” claiming that he made around $200,000 in profit. He explained… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 12/13

Fortunately no one caught video of me becoming self-aware of how expensive tickets at ArcLight Hollywood have become ($16 that will now be spent on mandatory inexpensive Christmas presents) and… more

Nope, It’s Pretty Far From the End of Comedy

A few weeks ago, the New York Times ran an article by Neil Genzlinger that used the idea that new sitcoms are repetitive as a justification to declare the “End… more

“Touché” Indeed, Ryan Stout

The most revered comedians of today, Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Marc Maron, and even the late Patrice O’Neal have all contributed to a trend in stand-up that rejects the… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 12/6

If you’re like me and watching Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia has been the impetus for you listening to Tristan and Isolde (the main score for the movie) for at least… more

The Beards of Comedy’s “Cardio Mix”: A Review

There are many bands of comedians that unite under some socio-economic or racial banner as to make themselves more palatable to a broader audience. They’ll go unnamed, though I’m sure… more

Laugh, Don’t Cry for Patrice O’Neal

Comedian Patrice O’Neal passed today at the age of 41. Though he suffered a stroke over a month ago, it’s news that still has struck a blow to the world… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 11/29

The NBA may or may not redeem itself with its new tentative deal, Occupy LA is going to be vacated, and several people most likely let out a collective sigh… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos of the Week 11/22

After some intense soul searching/hearing Pete Holmes’ “Impregnated With Wonder” and realizing the importance of having fun in life, The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos of the Week is… more

A Family Comedy Shouldn’t Just Be For Kids

While there are people out there in the world that are admitting they saw Jack and Jill because they were in an inexplicable state of delusion in which they just… more

Sniping At Celebrities For Fun And Profit

While comedy has always poked fun of the concept of celebrity and its cadre, the ever increasing accessibility of the world via the Internet has made making fun of celebrities… more

The Magic of Channel 101

Throughout the bloodlines of comedy history, one can trace many of today’s best and brightest in the comedy world to such institutions as SNL, Mr. Show, the Daily Show, Freaks… more

And They Lived Questionably Ever After…

I desperately want the perfect romantic comedy movie to be made. Knowing how weird that sentence might be read, let me explain. A couple of months ago, I was watching… more

Comedy = X, X = WTF?

One of the most common tropes in the world of comedy is: tragedy + time = comedy. To an extent that’s true, and I’ve even explicated my own theory on that equation… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/17

I will never be like this kid that cries that she’s so excited to go to Disneyland when she was a kid. I was born a curmudgeon of an old… more