Day: December 17, 2010

[Sponsored Post] Connected Comedy’s Tips of the Week

Connected Comedy is an advertiser on The Comic's Comic that provides help for comedians and other comedy creators to get more exposure for themselves and their work. You can check out its ad on the sidebar, with a form to subscribe to its newsletter, on Twitter @ConnectComedy, or on Facebook. Here are Connected Comedy's tips of the week: This Is What It Takes To Make $11,000 A Month From Your YouTube Videos The State Of The Web Comedy Union: December 2010 10 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Follow Friday On Twitter What You Can Learn From Kanye West...

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Late-night Christmas gift exchange: Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Fallon surprise each other with presents

While books and blogs continue to perpetuate the "Late-Night Wars," the people who actually host late-night TV in the late-late night continue to provide evidence that all is well in the world still. At least well past midnight, where Jimmy Fallon and Craig Ferguson are concerned. Fallon and Ferguson have exchanged friendly messages both on TV and over the Internet in recent weeks, and last night, they exchanged actual presents for Christmas. As it played out on TV, Ferguson opened his present first, starting in even before the opening credits, and made a point of telling the media that there's no bad blood here. Within the first four minutes, Ferguson gets off a few double entendres, displays the gift Fallon got for him, and makes a plea to the press and to CBS.   On NBC, meanwhile, Fallon looked truly surprised by what Ferguson had gotten him. No, not talking about the fake horse Secretariat delivering the gift. Watch Fallon's reaction when he opens his present. He's truly shocked and awed.   That's a win for Ferguson. But 'tis also a win for all of us, for 'tis peace at Christmastime in late-late night. God bless us...

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Englebert Humperdinck song re-imagined for a social media world as “ReTweet Me” with a 30-man choir

As long as I'm lurking inside the inside of the Internet, might as well share this sweet little parody with you. Chuckle if you must at the name Engelbert Humperdinck, but he's a real man who, in 1967, sang a #1 hit song with "Release Me." Now, at the end of 2010, the Drybrook & District Male Voice Choir has re-recorded the song with new lyrics to reflect the social-media world in which we live. Follow along with the lyrics to see how they incorporate YouTube, Google, MySpace, Facebook and more. You Digg?...

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The New York Times publishes The Daily’s review of NYT reporter’s book on late-night TV wars of 2010

Call this meta. Call this inside baseball. But it's interesting to note when The New York Times decides to let one of Rupert Murdoch's employees review an NYT reporter's book and publish it in the NYT, when Murdoch's publication isn't even a publication yet. And yet, it's about comedy, and about the late-night TV wars, part whatever, so I don't think you'll mind me mentioning it here. Today's edition of the Times includes a review of Times reporter Bill Carter's latest book on the late-night TV skirmishes, "The War For Late Night." Nothing particularly revelatory in the review. Except, perhaps, about the person writing the review. It's Heather Havrilesky, listed in the tagline as "staff critic at The Daily." The Daily? That's Rupert Murdoch's new iPad-only publication which hasn't even debuted yet, and won't until 2011! Murdoch owns both the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal, and stands as a key rival of the Times. So are we to presume that the Times is offering an olive branch to him and his new project by letting one of his newest employees (Havrilesky wrote her farewell to readers only yesterday)? Or are they merely trying to prove their lack of bias by letting an outsider critique an insider's book? Either way, it's very curious. And unless I missed it, this might be the first print byline by...

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