Month: April 2008

Video: Melgicians Magician Tricks for Magicians

A tip of the cap to friendly funny blogger Max Silvestri for picking up on this new video offering from fellow friend in funny Kyle Cease (and as always, a co-starring mustachioed role for his comedy roommate, Bob Bledsoe). Here are some secret card trick tips! Also, very much NSFW. Enjoy! Melgicians magician tricks for...

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MTV Movie Awards likes Jewno so much it enters spoof in own contest

The folks at MTV liked the "Jewno" parody so much (starring Anya Garrett, with a stunning casting coup for her dad) that they invited it to compete for an actual MTV Movie Award. You can compete, too, if you have a three-minute PG-rated movie spoof up your online sleeves and can enter it at Funny or Die by May 11. The required reading info is here. Promo alert! (voting die doesn’t change that) <a href="http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/8dd821cb64">Enter Your Spoof in the MTV Movie Awards ’08 Spoof Contest</a> on <a href="http://www.funnyordie.com/">FunnyOrDie.com</a> Contest entries here! <a href="http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/playlist/135103?vanity_url=mtv_movie_awards">Contest Entries by MTV Movie Awards</a> on <a href="http://www.funnyordie.com/">FunnyOrDie.com</a> Related: See and learn more about the original Jewno...

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Taxes not funny for Al Franken’s campaign

Al Franken’s senatorial campaign in Minnesota hit a setback yesterday when Franken announced he’d pay $70,000 in back taxes and penalties for reporting errors across 17 states. And that’s just his best guess for the past few years. It’s the latest in a string of business-related troubles for the satirist in his first major political...

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Montreal rolls out initial fest schedule; final auditions for New Faces this weekend

The folks at Just For Laughs announced part of its 2008 slate for Montreal yesterday (proving once again, that a blogger cannot take a day off!)… This year, Montreal introduces its first "industry conference" — Just Comedy — with Ivan and Jason Reitman talking father-son comedy shop on July 17, and Judd Apatow getting honored as "comedy person of the year" (year unspecified) on July 18. The Galas (the biggest shows in size and scope) include hosts Craig Ferguson (July 18), Jimmy Fallon (July 19) and an "all-star" gala with Ron White, Paula Poundstone and Larry Miller (July 20). Special events listed include: Stiles & Proops: Unplanned (July 15) featuring, well, whatever Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops feel like doing that night; South Park Live (July 16) with Matt Stone and Trey Parker; Omid Djalili (July 17); and Apatow For Destruction (July 18) featuring the aforementioned Apatow with cohorts Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, Russell Brand and others. Club shows, which often get grouped into themes, include The Nasty Show with hosts Nick DiPaolo and Patrice Oneal; The Ethnic Heroes of Comedy hosted by Frank Spadone with Steve Byrne, Gabriel Iglesias, Maz Jobrani and others; AMP’d, the Music Comedy Show with host Craig Robinson; Laugh-rodisiacs, the Relationship Show hosted by Greg Behrendt; the midnight Alternative Comedy Show hosted once again by Andy Kindler; the Best of the Uptown Comics which...

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Snapshot: Seinfeld lends helping hand to City Green

Guests at last week’s fund-raising benefit for City Green at Gotham Comedy Club didn’t know that Jerry Seinfeld would be a last-minute addition to the bill. Laughter ensued. The connection? Tom Papa, Seinfeld’s friend and often his opening act on the road, hosted the benefit for his sister’s non-profit.Photo by Ilana...

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