Day: January 4, 2016

Episode #49: 50 First Jokes 2016

“50 Comics. One Mega Show. 1st New Joke of the New Year!” That’s the tagline for 50 First Jokes, which celebrated its 10th annual edition in New York City on Saturday, January 2, 2016, at The Bell House in Brooklyn. But when comedians John F. O’Donnell, Claudia Cogan and Jiwon Lee came up with “50 First Jokes,” they originally just wanted to invite a bunch of their friends to a dive bar show to commiserate over the very first jokes they ever told onstage. Now it’s an annual party that’s moved not only to bigger venues across New York...

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Back to the Future: A look back at my most popular comedy posts of 2015

The things you clicked on more than anything else I posted in 2015. Without further ado… 1. Yearbook photos for Louis CK and Matt LeBlanc (as depicted in junior high and high school in Newton, Mass., where they were classmates!), which make any day a great TBT and a chance to write your own young adult fan fiction… 2. R.I.P. Jason R. Chin, iO Chicago instructor and former artistic director (he was only 46) 3. Ron White for president? Comedian announces 2016 bid (and I think he might be serious, but only if you are) 4. The rising tide of...

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