To drum up attention for the launch of their YouTube channel Guts and Death, which is all about ‘stupid videos, stupid videos, stupid videos, and stupid videos … with our music’, its founding Tokyo-based comedic trio stood in front of Shibuya Station and bravely asked for free slaps.
Some comedians tell long-winded stories before they hit the punchline and we all laugh. Others, like the comedians in Michelle Alexis Newman’s series, are allowed just a few words or paragraphs to get us going.
Walking around any city you’re bound to see a bunch of flyers attached to light posts about lost dogs, lost keys, discounted guitar lessons, or houses for rent. One guy in New York City has decided to put up his own flyers in an attempt to make jaded New Yorkers laugh, and he’s doing a […]
Sad news today with the passing of comedic genius Joan Rivers at age 81. Rivers had been on a life support system at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital for the past few days, having been rushed there from her doctor’s office in Manhattan on August 28 after suffering complications from what was considered a relatively innocuous throat surgery.
So you can say atheist comedian Ricky Gervais literally ‘talked to God’ when he recently tweeted @TheTweetOfGod this curious question: ‘What did you, as your son, get you, your own dad, for father’s day?’. He received a reply with an answer with ‘God’ thanking him for the prayers, to which Gervais just as hilariously quipped, […]
Kids can really crack us up with their knock knock jokes. But not all kids tell squeaky-clean jokes. Vice’s new Kids Telling Dirty Jokes series features ‘tiny comedians’ they found on Craigslist that tell the most unbelievably dirty and offensive jokes you’ve probably heard. Here’s a few: ‘How do you circumcise a redneck? Kick his […]
Describing herself as ‘One of Australia’s most serious and busiest actors (also millennial illusionist)’ Claudia O’Doherty is, in fact, a very funny comedian. She has recently made some short Comedy Blap episodes for Channel 4 in the UK. In them she tries to raise money for her families’ travel agency, but I don’t think it’s […]
Tanya Hennessy is an Australian actor who shot to fame after featuring in a television advertisement for The Toy and Gift Warehouse (a budget store which specialises in offering products at a reduced price). Of course, she’s since done what any burgeoning mega star would do: create a reality web series which follows her during […]
The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting is an online sketch show produced by Jungleboys. Behind the show are Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd, the 2009 and 2010 Best Comedy Australian Film Industry award winners and creators of Review With Myles Barlow. For lovers of the more subtle grounded in reality comedy who don’t mind […]
London is truly one of the greatest stand up comedy destinations in the world. However, finding great comedy nights in London on a budget can be hit-and-miss. Enter: Angel Comedy.
Jerry Seinfeld is still plugging away at the ‘something about nothing’ format with his new web series: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. I’m excited to see where it goes. The show is exactly as the title suggests. And based on the first episode with Larry David, the format works.
Peter Serafinowicz is one of the finest British comedy writers of this generation. His work is typically dry, intelligent and absurd. This particular sketch is reminiscent of Monty Python, and is one of my favourite sketches of all time.
By Scabs Paprikash in New Trends on Saturday 30 July 2011
Silent Cal Radio! is a podcast about an imaginary public radio station in an imaginary town in Western Massachusetts (which is SO real). For fans of Firesign Theater, Leon Redbone, and turmeric.
I don’t get Flight of The Concords. I just don’t find it funny. I also don’t get most comedy these days. It’s so derivative and clichéd. Everyone wants the same laughs. I like comedy that pushes the boundaries in strange ways. Fonejack is one underground unit that have had me rolling around on the floor with their real life skits.