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What to Do When Your Funny Story Isn’t Funny

I’m a terrible storyteller. With enough keyboard time I can turn a personal experience into a passable narrative, but in person I fall to pieces. Whenever I try to share a “funny story,” even if I’ve tried following Lifehacker’s storytelling tips, I see my audience’s faces freeze into a rictus as my story reaches its…Read […]

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How to Roast Someone Like a Pro 

Unless you were hiking the Appalachian Trail this weekend, you probably know that Michelle Wolf delivered the standard “roast” at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night and delivered some choice lines skewering the Trump administration and the media. From the reaction, you’d be forgiven for thinking…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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We’re Reductress Founders Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo, and This Is How We Work

Very, very few sites can make a name for themselves in the “funny fake news” format. There’s basically the Onion, and Reductress. Today we’re talking to the one with the tagline “Women’s News. Feminized.” Recent headlines include “How To Stay Calm Even Though Everyone Missed What You Just Said and It Was Really Good,”…Read more… […]

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Is That Bear Driving A Car?

Enviro-Bear 2000 is an arcade driving game about a bear frantically careening through the forest to grab fish and berries before winter comes. Awkward controls and loose car physics turn foraging into a dizzying affair of hairpin turns and rabid possums. It’s a classic game and perfect Indie Pick.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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I’m Anna Akana, and This Is How I Work

YouTube stars can actually be really good people! Like vlogger Anna Akana, who makes videos about introversion, suicide awareness, racist sexual fetishes, and taking self-care beyond bubble baths and massages for an audience of over 2 million subscribers. She also makes short films, appears in Ant-Man, Corporate, and …Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Hey Men, Your Satire Sucks

Just today, Young Turks founder and head anchor Cenk Uygur was called out for a series of misogynistic blog posts he wrote in the early 2000s. These posts included complaints about not getting laid enough (“It seems like there is a sea of tits here, and I am drinking in tiny droplets”), rules …Continue reading Continue […]

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I’m Comedian Chris Fleming, and This Is How I Work

Chris Fleming first became famous as Gayle Waters-Waters, the high-strung mom on Fleming’s YouTube show Gayle. Since then he’s branched out with music videos like I’m Afraid to Talk to Men and monologues like Teens Who Drink Coffee, and he just finished a cross-country live tour. We asked him about his evolving comedy…Read more… Continue […]

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Comedian Josh Gondelman Tells You How to Tweet

Comedian, author, and Last Week Tonight writer Josh Gondelman knows how to be funny in any context. Like any comedian, Josh’s second (or third or fourth) job is being good at Twitter. In 2012 he co-created the novelty account Modern Seinfeld, and he tweets regularly on his own account. In this video he explains how—or…Read […]

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I’m Comedian Nicole Drespel, and This Is How I Work

There are maybe ten things in the world that deserve the title “best-kept secret,” and one of them is comedian Nicole Drespel. A legendary improv coach and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Nicole has appeared in Broad City and 30 Rock and written for The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion (owned by Univision,…Read more… […]

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See what Dillon Francis wore for Halloween in his new comedy sketch, ‘Halloween is ruined again’ [WATCH]

As Dillon Francis acknowledges in his latest comedy sketch, “Halloween is ruined again,” unintentionally matching among friends, however unavoidable, is best suited for days other than All Hallow’s Eve.Watch dance music’s resident goof tout his authentic ‘Marty McFly’ costume, only to be dismayed when his friends arrive dressed in similar outfits, rendering Francis’ pre-planned ensemble undistinguishable. […]

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Trump Taking Manafort Indictment “In Stride” and “Is In No Way Guilty of Anything”

After a day spent in seclusion watching news reports, binging on fast food and mass produced, cream filled, diabetes inducing snacks, President Trump stumbled, wide eyed and manic, into the Tuesday morning White House Press Briefing.Absentmindedly handing over a half eaten box of Cap’n Crunch and …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Co-Worker Who Had Kushner In Office Indictment Pool Saddened By Manafort Pick

White House sources leaked early Monday morning that White House Chief of Staff and newly christened “Blue Falcon” military veteran John Kelly was especially distraught at his loss in the White House Indictment Office Pool. Kelly reportedly debated calling in sick after the revelation of …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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