This is a baker’s dozen of some of my favorite clips from Totally Biased. When we did these pieces, I truly felt like we were making the kind of TV that I wanted to see. Obviously everybody on the show isn’t visibly represented or mentioned here but they all contributed jokes and ideas to the pieces on this this list. (Get their names on IMDB.) And this isn’t even close to everything that I loved on the show, but as far as I know, there’s no such thing as a baker’s 37.

[We’re still reeling from the cancelation of “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell”. It wasn’t just entertainment bent on social justice (that shit that I like), it was a beacon of hope of being trusted with a show built upon a long-forged identity and voice. It’ll be interesting to see where everything falls for the largely Bay Area crew, but in the meantime, the captain of the ship has given a behind-the-scenes retrospective on some of his ultra-biased favorite moments.]

[Postmodern Apocalypse hits extremely close and incredibly loud in this punx piece on a recent San Francisco comedy controversy.]

Blog Love!: Indian Country Today Media Network’s “A Comic’s Comics: Charlie Ballard on Rez Dogs, R. Kelly and Redskins”

Does success as a comic — meaning a comedian — imply you’ll be any good at drawing comics — meaning cartoons? That’s what Charlie Ballard aims to find out. He’s been scribbling out some one-frame cartoons and posting them online.

Blog Love!: Indian Country Today Media Network’s “A Comic’s Comics: Charlie Ballard on Rez Dogs, R. Kelly and Redskins”

Does success as a comic — meaning a comedian — imply you’ll be any good at drawing comics — meaning cartoons? That’s what Charlie Ballard aims to find out. He’s been scribbling out some one-frame cartoons and posting them online.

[A highly personal and pertinent piece of writing, exceptionally captures the contradictions of San Francisco, success, art, and survival. Good job, Eric Barry]  

Written by Jazmine Hill.

Check out Mary Van Note's killer combo of zombies and human rights. SuffRAGE!!!

bitchhedberg:

Boy I do not like seeing myself transcribed. Do I exclusively speak in run on sentences? Anyway here’s an article about a house show in Davis I’m hosting in exactly a week. Be there.

[This is hilarious. I love how rigid the writing is and that majors are named like government positions or royal monikers. Go check out Cella and Weiand host the shit out of my favorite comedy show environment.]

[Written by Zaineb Mohammed]

wildershaw:

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Doing standup comedy is a weird thing.

It makes no sense at all because the number one thing you need to be a working comedian - even more than being funny - is persistence. Persistence, and hard work. And that’s the paradox. The real reason we do this is because we’re lazy…

[Awesome piece on this confounding world of comedy, told by one of my favorite peers: Wilder Shaw]