Day: April 21, 2014

My Pod Week: Week ending 4/20/14

Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn’t just a podcast producer and engineer; he’s also an avid fan of the form. “My Pod Week” recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! JIM FLORENTINE’s “COMEDY METAL MIDGETS” (Jim Interviews Comic Friend Joe Matarese) If you don’t know Jim Florentine, you’re wrong, you do know Jim Florentine. Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla’s crank-call puppet show Crank Yankers first aired in 2002 on Comedy Central and ran for 70 episodes. Jim’s “Special Ed” character was a huge part of the show’s success....

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Decoding the Funniest Cities in America

Are these the funniest cities in America? What does that question even mean? Ay, there’s the rub. The fellas behind the new book, The Humor Code, tried assigning data to the question, though, nevertheless, irregardless of how many qualifiers I put in this sentence. They still went ahead and tried to quantify it. In a separate study led by CU-Boulder professor Peter McGraw, who co-wrote “The Humor Code” with journalist Joel Warner, McGraw’s Humor Research Lab (HuRL) created a Humor Algorithm to rank America’s cities. But what numbers did they use? Specifically, they looked at: Frequency of visits to Cheezburger comedy websites, such...

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Andy Hendrickson on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

You don’t have to be training for a marathon to know that a cleanse isn’t even as much fun as it sounds. And since Monday is Patriot’s Day in Boston, it’s a fine time to remember the Boston Tea Party and how much Americans have contributed to tea over the years. Let Andy Hendrickson explain, as he does in this stand-up performance from Thursday night’s Late Late Show with Craig Fergsuon. Roll the...

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