Day: January 2, 2009

Preview: Game Show in My Head (CBS)

That new midseason game show hosted by Joe Rogan and produced by Ashton Kutcher, Game Show in My Head, debuts Saturday on CBS. Before I saw the clip, I thought, well, it's a combination of their past shows Fear Factor and Punk'd. Not a bad guess. Turns out the show is much more like those taped bits David Letterman would do with neighboring deli owner Rupert Gee, sending Gee out into reality and ordering him to do and say things via hidden microphone. Here's a clip from the debut episode. For more clips, you can go here. Watch CBS Videos...

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Comedy blogger summit today on Comical Radio!

Hey, comedy fans. I'm heading out the door to meet up with Dylan from PunchlineMagazine and Todd from Dead-Frog for our first unofficial official comedy blogger summit on-air this afternoon with Comical Radio. OK, so Danny is calling it a comedy blog "war" but I'm not buying it because we're all friendly and mostly diplomatic. Should be fun. Danny wants to find out which one of us is nerdier than the rest with our comedy trivia knowledge, and I'm guessing it'll turn out that Danny is nerdier than all of us. Tune in! Listen! Call in! Do whatever radio listeners do these days. The show already has begun with visits expected from Marc Maron and Todd Barry....

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Onion writer selling joke on eBay…for $360?!

That's the current bid as I check in this afternoon. Really. 66 bids so far for an unknown original joke by John Harris, staff writer at The Onion, and the highest bid is at $360, with the auction ending Jan. 5. Even Harris is taken aback by it all, answering a prospective bidder this way today: "It was just something funny I was doing for the benefit of my friends. It's making me a bit uncomfortable, to be honest with you." Here is a link to his joke auction, and the description he provided. No joke. Or, wait. Joke. Definitely joke. For sale. Hello, My name is John Harris, and I am a staff writer at The Onion, America's Finest News Source. I am selling a joke that I can't find a contextual home for. To be fair, it's less of a joke and more of a dated, Capote-esque cocktail party bon mot, but decidedly more feeble. The best one can reasonably expect from this item is a self-satisfied chuckle, such as can be observed issuing from someone wearing a turtleneck while reading the Harper's Index. If that didn't make you barf, please continue reading. The item in question will be clearly hand-printed on a 3×5 index card and mailed to the winning bidder upon receipt of payment. It has never been used, and the buyer assumes all responsibility...

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