Deep in the desert of Death Valley, there sits a sleepy little resort called Panamint Springs. The cottages and modest restaurant there are a part of no town, connected to no power grid. For several years, the normally quiet cacti and climes were invaded once a year in the peak of heat for four days by a loose band of comedians and their friends. In the summer of 2005, there were seventy-three of us.
On June 5th, the Sunday night of this four-day party, comedian Emery-Emery read a newspaper article about Pope John Paul II, but instead of the Pope’s name, he inserted fellow comedian Mitch Hedberg’s, both of [...]
Alan Sepinwall is writing up a new reason why he'll miss Community every week until it returns. This week: Britta, and her legendary mispronunciation of the word "bagel."
Almost 100 comic strip artists used their Sunday strips this week to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. They range from simple visual tributes to full narratives that find humor in the way we remember tragedy. The strips are collected here and definitely worth a look.
While the funniest part of this video is that incredibly blase host (you know she's just finishing her sudoku up there), the rest of Louis CK's George Carlin tribute will having you tearing up like Louis CK giving a George Carlin tribute. In a video from NYPL's "A Tribute To George Carlin" from March 2010 (which was just uploaded to YouTube), CK credits Carlin with making him seriously laugh for the first time (what do dogs do on their day off?), as well as teaching him the value of systematically throwing away your material. "When you're done telling jokes about airplanes and dogs, and you throw those [...]
The community pays homage to a great stand-up tonight in Give It Up For Greg Giraldo, premiering on Comedy Central at 11:30pm. Dave Attell, Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman and a cadre of other comedians recall fondly the man's "brain like a super-computer that wouldn't shut off," intermixed with clips of his performances. Proceeding an encore airing of the conspicuously Giraldo-free Roast of Donald Trump, Comedy Central has some great promo clips of the special, and the peers who admired the comedian for being "the real thing" with "mommy issues." Since almost all of us have the latter, any comedian should be so lucky as to attain the former.