Day: August 28, 2013

Check out the Humble Comedy Bundle: Buy seven great stand-up sets, give the $ to charity!

If you want to buy some solid stand-up comedy from the past couple of years, and have your purchases go to good causes, perhaps you might check out the new Humble Comedy Bundle. From the makers of Humble Bundle, the site is a limited-time-offer that allows you as a consumer to pay what you want to download music and videos, and then also designate where the money goes. To the artists directly, to charities — The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) which defends individuals’ digital rights such as comedy podcasters, as well as Child’s Play, which provides video games and...

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Preview clips and quips from the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco

The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco airs on Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 — but since it taped this past Sunday night, we’ve already got preview clips and quips to share. Seth Rogen served as Roastmaster of ceremonies. But first, here’s Sarah Silverman putting Jonah Hill in his place with a joke or two about his fluctuating weight, and how that’s affecting his comedy and his acting careers. And here is Nick Kroll addressing Andy Samberg, the better, younger-looking version of Kroll? Not here to replace him, though. Other jokes good enough to bounce around online...

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Taylor Williamson’s semifinal performance on America’s Got Talent 2013

Heidi Klum didn’t much care for Taylor Williamson’s quarterfinal performance this month on America’s Got Talent. But Williamson squeaked through to the semis, anyhow, based on votes from the audience at home. That’s you, Taylords! So for this round, the stand-up comedian said he would tailor his performance for Klum with “kid-appropriate” jokes. Elementary school. Dogs. Stuff kids like, right? But wait. There’s a twist. Cut to Klum. She clearly played along. The other judges loved it. The audience loved it. How about you? Roll the...

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Angela Hoover’s semifinal performance on America’s Got Talent 2013

Angela Hoover took on celebrity moms in her semifinal performance on last night’s live episode of America’s Got Talent on NBC. If celebrities are just like us, as the tabloid magazines suggest, why then are they getting so much praise for acting like us? That’s the premise for Hoover’s routine, with her impersonating Arianna Huffington interviewing the Kardashians, Sharon Osbourne and Sofia Vergara. While also throwing in a nursery rhyme. Not the Jack & Jill rhyme that Andrew Dice Clay told you. The other one. The audience and judges clearly approved of Hoover’s impersonations of Osbourne and Vergara. But...

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