The anticipated return of the cult TV series Arrested Development has hit a fever pitch. Aside from everyone in the cast coming to your house and acting out every scene in the series out in your living room, I doubt there’s any way things could get any higher. With that being said, it seems everyone everywhere is putting together a list of something from the show. Hell yesterday in a 24 hour period alone the same website posted 3 AD lists. So rather than make a list ourselves (or perhaps in the spirit of the show itself) we figured we’d give you a Definitive List of Arrested Development Lists. Read the rest of this entry
We love the Internet. But on days like today, April Fools Day it provides it’s own set of rules. Mainly because everyone is out to trick you with a false story, joke, or prank. Here are some of our favorites we’ve encountered today. Read the rest of this entry
These days in comedy, you have to be on the up and up with all facets of new web technology in order to be visible to your audience. Comedians are using Twitter to get their latest 140 character joke to you, creating tumblrs to post content that reflect their personality, and even making web series using YouTube Channels. Not to mention podcasts! If you’re a comedian and don’t have a podcast, then you’re one of the few that doesn’t these days.
The latest piece of mobile technology comedians are using to reach fans is Vine. Vine lets you create customizable six-second videos that go beyond tweets and photos. Being called “the Instagram” of video, Vine allows the you to use start and stop recording so you can create montage-style clips of music, sports, and of course, cats.
Here are ten comedians using Vine hilariously to create a whole new interaction with their fans. Read the rest of this entry
Content creation can sometime be a major roadblock for any type of artist, comedian or writer. Sometimes the best thing to do is to slow down, simplify your approach and most importantly, take a look around. Below are eight ideas to help jump start the creative process and help you create that next killer joke.
For each point below, be sure to WRITE IT DOWN and keep an ongoing journal for future reference.
1) Rise n’ Shine – Right when you wake up in the morning, write down the first thing that pops in your mind. Non-judgmental, non-editorial. There is subliminal activity happening in your brain while you sleep and usually within the first thirty seconds of waking up, your overnight thoughts are replaced with the immediate overload of senses and real world visuals. Writing down the first thing you think of can provide a strong launching point for ideas that are needed later in the day. Read the rest of this entry
The debate rages on and on. What were your favorite commercials from the big game last night? Super Bowl ads are usually broken down into a few categories – “Kids,” “Animals doing human-like things,” “Men being buffoons,” “Serious,” and “‘Merica!”
While we’re glad the trend of penis pill ads has slowed there was a noticeably smaller amount of funny ads last night. Budweiser is usually good for a few chuckles but instead opted to plug some Hipster/craft beer. Many car commercials got serious. And there weren’t any CareerBuilder.com monkeys. Oh yeah, and CBS took every opportunity it had to tell us they were the #1 national network, that was nice of them. Read the rest of this entry
February 2, 2013 is the dirty groundhog’s 127th prognostication. In Punxsutawney, Phil was been the “true” weather forecasting groundhog since 1886. Now, we are sure a few generations of the little rodents have come and gone over the course of the years, yet the tradition reaches over a dozen decades long.
We dug deeper to discover how the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray left its impression on different parts of the world. In doing so we compiled the Top Eight ways this classic comedy made an mark in today’s society. Like the groundhog itself, the movie morphed into many different meanings over the years. Read the rest of this entry
For 7 years and 138 episodes Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer and the rest of the 30 Rock entertained us. Tomorrow night the series will end its run and go quietly into the night. The idea for the show started off really different in Fey’s mind – she wanted it to be a news show with a conservative host (“Alec Baldwin if we could ever get him”) and she was the new producer assigned to right the sinking ship. While that initial pitch was rejected, Fey went back and re-wrote the show based on her experience as the first female head writer of Saturday Night Live and the characters that surround it. Baldwin agreed to the pilot and the rest is proverbial history, and also laid out in way more detail in her book, Bossypants. There’s also a really great history of the show by The AV Club.
With the show ending, we thought we’d look back and pick out 30 trends, running gags, jokes, memes, catchprases, character traits, and clips that we will miss about 30 Rock. Read the rest of this entry
We get exposed to a lot of comedy up here in the TLB Towers and over the years we’ve gotten the chance to watch some comedians rise and become bigger and bigger each year. Now that the beginning of 2013 is upon us we came up with a list of comedians that we think you must keep your eye on in 2013. Why are they on this list? Could be we think they’re the next one to breakout. Could be we think they’re going to have big year. Could be we’re excited about an upcoming special they’re releasing. Could be we just like them and want to offer them up some more cyber ink. Each are all at varying levels of their respective careers and each of them are comedians to keep an eye on in 2013.
With every list we make there’s someone that’s not going like what we do. But that’s what the comments section is for, use it. Or as others might say, write me or fight me! Read the rest of this entry