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Nerdist News: More Live From WonderCon with Jason O'Mara, Simon Kinberg, and Lots of Deadpool

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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

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… 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
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/10

Both Dane Cook and the Coen Brothers are currently developing network TV shows. While you try to figure if that balances out the power shift in the realm of television,… more

Remembering Richard Jeni

Almost on a daily basis, it’s becoming undeniable that comedy is going through another boom. Recognition of comedy as a legitimate art form from the powers that be in the… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 10/4

Let’s try to forget that Dane Cook got a development deal with NBC and enjoy another edition of the 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week. Music Time with Jennie… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 9/26

While waiting for the Internet to retaliate to New York Magazine’s perfectly sardonic interview with perhaps the most infamous YouTube star to date, Rebecca Black, let’s go for another round… more

What’s the Deal with Superlatives?

As of this very moment: -Will Ferrell is to be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Humor -Modern Family took home the most Emmy statuettes over the past weekend -Chris… more

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week

While this video of Jonny Sarhanis having a breakdown (?) on Celebrity Rehab is still going around, we’re having another round of videos that were actually intended to be funny –… more
 

The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week

While there are plenty of clips online of people/animals running into things or public marriage rejections, there are comedy videos that are actually intended to be funny and/or… more

Joke Inception: Meta Comedy: Is This Still a Bit?: What’s Happening?

The following is an essay exploring comedy that seeks complexity through layers in being referential, self-referential, and even reflexive to the point that it’s calling into the question the very… more

Why Can’t We Just Be Funny?

Unbeknownst to many people, there’s a war of sorts in the world of comedy. Two factions, “alternative” and “mainstream”, stand more opposed every night, ever jealous and judgmental of each… more