Month: December 2013

You Can’t Take a Joke (But You Did)

Hello, internet people, including whoever put a joke about vegans that I wrote on a butcher shop window. I wrote a joke a few years ago and performed it on Conan in 2012. You can see it at around the 4:00 mark in this clip: A while ago, someone took a photo from that set and put some of the words of the joke over it, here: They didn’t use my name but they did use my face, so it didn’t seem like they were trying to take credit for coming up with it. No worries! This past week, people...

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Sneak peek the premiere of Comedy Central’s “Broad City” with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

Broad City, the Comedy Central series that began as a webseries by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, has its TV debut on Jan. 22, 2014. But the premiere episode already hit the Internets over the weekend for you to enjoy now or at your leisure over the next few weeks. Comedy Central’s site describes Broad City as “an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their twenties in New York City. Abbi and Ilana are broke and flawed, and they don’t shy away from the sticky situations NYC throws at them — they dive right into the muck. But...

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Been there, done that: Who did “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” better? Key & Peele, SNL or someone else?

Twas the day after the day after Christmas, so now it’s safe to take another look at comedic takes on the song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” You may have loved watching Jimmy Fallon and Cecily Strong put their spin on the Christmastime song in last weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Of course, they weren’t the first to think of this, not even recently, which may even be how they and their writers thought of it. It’s just in the air. And baby, it’s cold outside. It was only a year ago, for example that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele figured...

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Donald Glover as Childish Gambino at 2010’s Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal

Here’s a #TBT for you from July 2010, when Donald Glover ventured to Montreal to receive a rising comedy star award from Just For Laughs — he also performed as his hip-hop alter ego, Childish Gambino, both at the official JFL party as well as at Doug Stanhope’s “car wash” party. Roll the clips. Earlier this month, Childish Gambino released a new album, “Because The...

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Start your stand-up career earlier than anyone on your block with this “Clap & Laugh Microphone Set” for children!

You know it’s a full-fledged comedy boom when they’re manufacturing and marketing stand-up comedy toys for kids! From friend of the site J.P. Buck came a #LastMinuteGifts photo of a “Clap & Laugh Microphone Set” on sale for $29.99. From the company Toys To Grow On, it’s marketed to children as young as 4 years old up to age 12 with the following description: Every show is a smash hit with this cool, real-working mike—kids just step on the pedals to hear laughter and applause! The set includes a long cord, volume control and a jack for a radio,...

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