Day: August 17, 2010

Did you miss Cringe Humor? Because it’s back, and it’s now offering its services to manage your career

After a three-year hiatus, the people and web outfit known online as Cringe Humor is back up and running, and then some. In its 2010 reincarnation, Cringe Humor not only will be producing monthly shows — starting with an Aug. 25 kickoff at Comix in NYC (pictured at left) — but also offering management services to comedians who fit the "Cringe" brand. If you're unfamiliar with what Cringe Humor is, the site's founder Patrick Milligan has compiled a Top 10 list of their favorite past moments in Cringe Humor history. In short, if you like Opie & Anthony and their comedians, then you'll probably be a fan of Cringe. As the site says in its "About Us" page: "Cringe Humor is NOT a general stand up comedy site. We cater to a very select genre of comedy and judge all other performers on it." Just click on their Awful Comedy tab if you don't believe them. During their Web hiatus, the site begat Cringe Humor Management and is now focusing as much on building the careers of comedians who fit their brand. I'm not sure how I feel about "cringe" as a word associated with humor, comedy and laughter, but then again, I lived in Seattle when everyone called the music "grunge," and that word didn't always fit what was really going on there, either. And I wonder how...

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The best new SNL Digital Short that’s not on SNL yet: Jenny Slate as “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On”

What did you do on your summer vacation? SNL featured player Jenny Slate wrote and produced this totally adorable short film called Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, in which Slate voices a tiny shell who wears shoes and answers all of the questions you might have for such a tiny talking, walking shell. As the video's description notes, Slate's voice is "untreated and unenhanced" for this role. Cannot wait to see more episodes of this. Directed and co-written by Slate's bffbf Dean Fleischer-Camp. Roll it! MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on...

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