MTV is normally the last place you’d look for good sketch comedy. That’s why it’s pretty astonishing that Human Giant (which first aired on the music channel in 2007) was as funny as it was. Starring comedy favorites Rob Huebel, and a pre-Parks and Recreation Aziz Ansari, and pre-The League Paul Scheer. The show featured many skits and/or characters the trio performed together in the NYC comedy scene. Read the rest of this entry
The 30th birthday is one that I have yet to experience yet I know it’s freaking out many of the ladies I know. From being married to having children, there is something life changing that is supposed to happen when someone turns the big “three oh,” right?
Well I think it’s just another reason to party, laugh and have fun as each birthday is a gift in itself. Aziz Ansari has given us many comedic gifts of the years and he is one person who consistently makes me laugh. Be it either onParks and Recreation or live at the Just For Laughs – Chicago, Aziz knows how to turn up the charm and quickly win over an audiences. In spirit to the funny mans birthday, here are multiple clips to get you laughing on his special day. HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY Aziz! Read the rest of this entry
In his recent stand-up album Caligula, Anthony Jeselnik says, “My grandmother died from a heart attack during my ninth birthday party, literally while she was eating cake. And I guess that must have screwed me up a little bit.”
From listening to Jeselnik on Caligula and Shakespeare, we get a pretty good idea of what to expect from The Jeselnik Offensive – jokes about AIDS, the holocaust, dead babies, suicide, rape – you know, you’re usual dinner table conversation.
The Jeselnik Offensive will highlight current news topics but unlike other comedy shows, Jeselnik will focus on darker, bizarre stories. Each show will also feature two comedians joining him in each episode.
“I want to be able to do a monologue and comedy pieces that would be on a late night show but something [that is] more my style,” he said according to Red and Black. “And when I talk to guests, I want to talk to people I enjoy talking to. I don’t want to talk to some weird actor with no personality that I have to pretend is interesting.” Read the rest of this entry
You’ve seen the promo’s and watched past roasts, now it’s time for Anthony Jeselnik to start taping his new weekly show for Comedy Central, The Jeselnik Offensive. Beginning this Thursday February 14th (Valentine’s Day) Jeselnik will start taping the shows, bringing his style of dark humor and extreme point of view to television.
The show will revolve around Anthony ripping apart the shocking stories from headlines of Reddit, Gawker and other places known for gaudy tales. If you live in LA, you can snag yourself some tickets to be in the studio audience for the show just go here.
On the show, two panelists will join the hardcore comedian and help add even more offensive content. The guests for the first string of shows has been revealed as well and includes Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Patton Oswalt, Nick Kroll, Kristen Schaal, Bill Eichner, Brian Posehn, Doug Benson, Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate, Abby Elliot, Jeff Ross, T.J. Miller, Jason Mantzoukas, Jessica St. Clair, Reggie Watts, and Kumail Nanjiani. The lineup of guests is pretty damn bonkers so set the DVRS.
Tom Haverford, the swaged out worker in the Pawneee Parks And Recreation department portrayed by Aziz Ansari may not be the most athletic person in the world but he has a way with words.
First he brought us Tom Haverfooods but fresh off the heels of last week’s episode, Haverford put together his definitions for basketball terms. For example, to him Traveling is, “Often times it’s the obvious definition that’s the correct one, so I’m gonna go ahead and say: expanding your horizons via airplanes or luxury train cars.”
Enter to win an HBO comedy prize packs with “The Life And Times of Tim,” “Angry Boys,” and “We Can Be Heroes” (contest)
We’re big fans of HBO’s ability to air some really off the wall comedies. Case in point the recent DVD release of Angry Boys and We Can Be Heroes, two great series from the mind of Aussie comedian Chris Lilley in which Lilley portrays every main character in the series.
Another favorite of ours is the animated series, The Life & Times of Tim which just wrapped up its 3rd (and final) season. Which is unfortunate because TL&TOT featured many great comedians doing voiceover work including Nick Kroll, Mark Maron, Aziz Ansari, Daniel Tosh, and Bob Odenkirk.
Thanks to HBO, we’re going to give away two prize packs that include all 3 of the DVDs mentioned – Angry Boys, The Life And Times of Tim, and We Can Be Heroes. All you have to do is enter below and we’ll pick two winners from the valid entries. Easy. Get on it. Read the rest of this entry
If today marks the apocalypse that would be a really sad thing because the new trailer for the The End looks flat out great. The movie reunites Pineapple Express-ers James Franco and Seth Rogen for an apocalyptic feature that stars the pair as they gather in Franco’s home to rid out the end of days.
The thing is Danny McBride shows up to f*ck sh*t up. There are others along for the ride and that pretty much includes the Apatow players like Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Jay Baruchel, Jason Segel, and Paul Rudd. Aziz Ansari and Michael Cera are also around to round out the cast.
If you watch the clip you will notice that all the actors are playing themselves, which turns out to be a wise decision, half of the movie seems to be about Armageddon while the rest of it seems to be a bunch of funny people making inside jokes about themselves and their careers while hunkered down in a shelter.
As a bonus, Franco an Rogen recorded an intro to the redband trailer live from their fallout shelter as they ride out today and keep their fingers crossed that we’re all around to see the street date for the actual film. Read the rest of this entry
When word broke earlier this week that Maria Bamford’s Christmas Champ was not going to be resurrected for Target ads this year, I have to admit… I was a little bummed. Not because I like advertisements, rather I dug Bamford’s completely off the wall weirdness and buffoonery toward the commercials. They were a welcome change to all the mushy holiday cheer that we’ll be subject to for about a month.
With that being said, with the magic of the internet and the power of Youtube we have the chance to dig up those commercials some comedians hoped would never surface again, others made instantly classic, and those that are somewhere in between.
Here’s a list of 21 commercials that were made better with the presence of comedians. Read the rest of this entry