Day: January 21, 2013

PBS Off Book asks, “What’s The Deal With Internet Comedy?”

The most recent episode of the PBS Off Book webseries, “What’s the deal with Internet Comedy?” invited three comedians to discuss three facets of comedy that reaches you over the series of tubes we call Internet. You are using them now. Good job. Jon Friedman talks Twitter, and how the 140-character form has impacted joke writing and sharing. Mike Lawrence explains the rise of podcasts and his “Nerd of Mouth” podcast, in particular. And CollegeHumor’s Sam Reich dissects web sketch comedy video and how it roams free of censorship. Roll the clip. Related links: Mike Lawrence¬† Jon Friedman¬† Sam...

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SNL #38.11 RECAP: Host Jennifer Lawrence, musical guest The Lumineers

After a few weeks off for Christmas and New Year’s, the kids at Saturday Night Live returned to their weekly comedy school inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza. And just in time? The pop-culture zeitgeist bestowed us all with so many lies and tragicomedy this past week. So. Many. Lies. How do you sort through it all? How did you sort through it all? How would SNL? Try to take as much of it on in the cold open, they supposed. And so… We open cold with Taran Killam as Piers Morgan, “or as you know me, the British Mario Lopez.”...

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