Posts tagged as family

Every Advantage, by Nick Taylor

When I was five minutes old, my father gave my umbilical cord to a man in a pinstriped suit, who was waiting in the hall. “He’s going to bank your cord blood, son. It might be useful someday. God knows they want a king’s ransom, but your mother and I want you to have every advantage.”

“Ga,” said I.

My sainted mother fought thrush infections in both her breasts and cracked nipples that bled like open wounds in order to provide me with mother’s milk until I was two years old. “I want to tear my chest off,” she cooed in my ear, “but I can’t imagine not giving [...]

Your Guide to Distracting Yourself From Your Family with Comedy This Weekend

It's the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which means lots of travel and lots of family time. It's a double-edged sword: it's always nice to see family, for a time. But when you're sleeping in your old bedroom for a few nights, waking up to and going to sleep after spending the day with the family with few opportunities to take a breather, things can get tense. Here, allow me to give you some things to do when you need a break from all of the forced family fun of Thanksgiving.

Adam Sandler's Next Movie Will Be About a Blended Family

Adam Sandler has signed on to star in a new untitled comedy about a blended family, Deadline reports. The movie follows Jim and Lauren, who go on a disastrous blind date and then get stuck together in a family resort with each of their kids from previous marriages, causing them to come closer together. Sandler is eyeing a small group of actresses for the part of Lauren, including his Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates costar Drew Barrymore. Sandler's next movie was supposed to be a western comedy called Ridiculous 6, but this family movie pushes that project back. I know that's rough news for all of [...]

A Funny Thing: Kate Tellers Gets Handsy During Thanksgiving Dinner

This week on A Funny Thing, a story from comedian and storyteller Kate Tellers about the time she put on a corset, impersonated an Astor, and tried to give her boyfriend a handjob during Thanksgiving dinner with her family. Just like the pilgrims did!

Kate will be hosting the MOTH slam on Dec 27th. and you can follow her on twitter @katadudle. She told her story at the comedy storytelling stalwart Oh Hey Guys! This week please remember that all of us here at A Funny Thing wish you a happy and safe thanksgiving. HJ's for everybody!

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