Day: July 22, 2018

Patton Oswalt on responsibilities and apologies

Patton Oswalt sat down last month with Washington Post reporter Elahe Izadi (a comedian herself in her spare time) for a spirited conversation about what it means to be a comedian in 2018. Izadi asked Oswalt how he navigates the line in a time when every Tweet is scrutinized, and comedians are taken to task or even fired over them. “There’s not a line anymore. The line just shifts every day,” he said. Ironically, today, almost a month after this conversation, the Twitter trolls are attacking Oswalt over an experiment he launched five years ago to trap people trying...

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The Jeanne Robertson Humor Competition

Jeanne Robertson has 166,000 YouTube Subscribers and many years of experience speaking at corporate events and conventions. Now she’s challenging you out there to see if you’re funny enough to join her onstage. The Jeanne Robertson Humor Competition is seeking YouTube entries by Aug. 6, 2018, for a chance at $1,000 in cash plus the opportunity to perform your winning comedy material in front of a live audience during one of Robertson’s shows. Yep, just send her your email with a YouTube clip between 3 and 10 minutes long of your “family-friendly” funny stuff, plus $35 entry fee. Runners-up...

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