Talk Show The Game Show

TruTV Orders Guy Branum’s “Talk Show the Game Show”, We Speculate

Horray for Guy Branum! Boo every other site for simply copying and pasting this press release. Sure, there’s little information to go on. We haven’t received an air date, set design or promotional materials. Fine. But Guy Branum deserves more. He, and Talk Show the Game Show, is enough to go on. Completely Unique It’s is …

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Emily Heller Thanksgiving Jam

Why I Love Emily and Nate Heller’s “Thanksgiving Jam” 2016

“Thanksgiving Jam” is an annual tradition. It’s a totem, a grounding element. It reminds me what I’m thankful for: comedy, weirdos, creative energy, music, friends and family. Emily Heller is a comedian, writer and actor known for role in TBS’ “Ground Floor”, her Comedy Central “The Half Hour” and her podcast Baby Geniuses. Nate Heller is a songwriter …

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Worst Case Scenario for a Comedy Producer: Being Held Liable for Someone Else’s Crime

Sexual assault and harassment is a problem in all communities, unfortunately, including the comedy scene. As a producer, you should understand how the law works and how you may be held responsible for behavior of comics that you book.

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Sketch Sunday: “Mind Jack” by Brent Weinbach

What was thought to be a one-time sleight of handjob has instantly become the most Brentweinbachian set-up/punchline delivery to a rote comedy trope. Comedy is the easiest solution to the problem of magic. The mysticism, overly-serious showmanship, pageantry, and invasive, elaborate ruses can be instantly and perennially mocked by just fucking up, or fucking somebody …

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Podcasts on Blast: My Dumb Friends’ “Episode #144: David Gborie”

  Podcast: My Dumb Friends. Hosts: Dan St. Germain, Sean Donnelly Guest(s): David Gborie Official Description: “Each week join Dan St. Germain and Sean Donnelly while they hang out with their funny friends and talk about the dumbest stuff they’ve ever done. Produced by Thomas Attila Lewis. One of Paste Magazine’s ‘20 Best Comedy Podcasts …

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Sketch Saturday: “My Life In Comedy” by Anna Seregina

Every hero needs an origin story. This is Anna Seregina’s. For the uninitiated, Seregina was a stand-up in San Francisco before relocating to Los Angeles. As above, so below, she’s honed a style that’s confessional, impressional, off-center and something you can root for.     In this directorial debut, Seregina cross casts herself as the …

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Sketch Saturday: “CLWN” by Nothing’s Wrong

“There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.” — Some strong words from Viggo Mortensen.   Alas, Ben Kolina and Cameron Vannini are bored and debate what phone app they should use to alleviate their nothingness while a clown, Ron Chapman, idles …

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comedy friendship

I broke up my friendship with a comedian. It sucks.

I broke up my friendship with a comedian and resigned from the creative collective we once shared. Friendship: it sucks.   It isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last. This may be the hardest one yet, the closest to the bone, bubbling over for months, but, it’s best for everyone, myself especially. …

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The People’s Non-Binding Arbitration Case xXx (3/28/2016) | Sponsored

It was a stage five donnybrook, real drag out fight. Guns were drawn, threats were made and somebody had to go.   Such was the scene at The People’s Non-Binding Arbitration, an every-other-week, judiciary-themed show from Endgames Improv’s UQAQUA. All that happened. I shit you not. Sure, all of it was in the element of …

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