Day: July 28, 2014

Two Squirrel Code spoofs of Girl Code are better than one? Nuts!

Last week, MTV debuted a silly little spoof of its own Girl Code and Guy Code comedy advice series, called “Squirrel Code.” They took footage of squirrels in the wild and dressed up puppets, gave them barely fake names (comedian Carly Aquilino or squirrel Barely Acornino! Damien Lemon becomes Dominic Lime?) and provided voice-over advice for the little furry creatures. Roll the clip! Cute, harmless fun, right? Well, what if Google told you that Squirrel Code already exists as a webseries uploaded to YouTube five months ago? Starring Chrissie Mayr and several other NYC-based comedians, all of whom populate...

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My Pod Week: Week ending 7/27/14

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! JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN (Episode 169: Hunter-Gaveler) “If I wish to judge, why should I not?” John Hodgman listens to real-life disputes while asking many probing questions. His gavel is digital. His verdicts are decisive. Podcast bailiff Jesse Thorn swears in the litigants via Skype connection and both parties present their side of the argument. Defendant Brian would...

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Last Comic Standing 8: The Roast of Gilbert Gottfried

You know what? Last Comic Standing really has gotten a lot of things right in its eighth season. When Last Comic did a roast several years back, it felt like a backroom thing. Low-budget. This time around it not only dressed up the contestants in black-tie, but made the whole thing a fully functioning show. With a legit roast victim in Gilbert Gottfried. And the only mentor you’d want for such a thing in Jeffrey Ross. And even though the NBC episode cut everyone’s sets short, at least we finally saw all of the remaining six finalists tell jokes....

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The Simpsons and Family Guy crossover at 2014 Comic-Con panels and in September on FOX

The return of Animation Domination to FOX’s Sunday night lineup this fall includes not only the death of one cartoon character on The Simpsons, but also a massive crossover episode that includes the cast of Family Guy. FOX screened the first five minutes of the epic crossover episode this past Sunday afternoon at Comic-Con in San Diego. Roll the clip! Also: Learn more from the cast and creators of both shows from their 2014 Comic-Con panels, including a hologram Homer Simpson! And now, the Family Guy crew weighs...

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