Day: February 12, 2013

Failosophy 101: Lessons from MTV host Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj hosts the new MTV weekly series, Failosophy, premiering Thursday night and shining the harsh spotlight of reality on our everyday failures online — via text message, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and elsewhere else mistakes are made. Minhaj chatted exclusively with The Comic’s Comic to provide some real-life advice from his own real life. Consider this your Failosophy 101. What do you do (and what do you recommend doing) when someone tags you in an unflattering photo on Facebook? Here’s the thing, you can go ahead and untag yourself because said photo makes you look bad. And yes,...

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NYC stand-ups, UCB theaters try to find a compromise

If you’ve been following the discussion regarding stand-up comedians, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theaters in New York City, and the issue of whether a comedy community can be communal and eschew capitalism whilst also trying to make money to pay bills and employees, too… Or if you haven’t, brush up on the debate that happened online this year when stand-up comedians questioned about performing on UCB shows that charged audience members $10 to see the performers on Friday and Saturday night shows, without paying any of the performers. Did the UCB decide to scrap stand-up shows on the weekends...

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Review: “Women Aren’t Funny,” a documentary

Are women funny? Are you funny? That’s a fairer, more legitimate question. In a new documentary by stand-up comedian Bonnie McFarlane, shot with her husband, comedian Rich Vos, Women Aren’t Funny wisely takes a humorous approach to the topic.¬†“It seems so obvious to me that women are funny, that to take it seriously would give credence to the argument that maybe we aren’t as funny as men,” McFarlane said at a screening over the weekend at¬†Barnard College’s Athena Film Festival. “If you just leave and go, ‘That was a funny movie,’ that speaks more to the argument than anything...

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Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Oscar Buzz, Part 2!

It’s a concept so nice they done did it twice! A very special Academy Awards edition of “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” returned this week with part two of the “Oscar Buzz” talk, as Galifianakis has his Hangover co-star (and Oscar nominee for Silver Linings Playbook) Bradley Cooper sitting between two ferns with him. Also: Jessica Chastain, Sally Field and another special guest from Lincoln. Roll the clip! Previously: Part 1 of “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” Oscar Buzz on Funny or...

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