Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.
Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.
The Vine app continues to expand its reach, with none other than POTUS himself singing up. And during Jimmy Fallon's monologue on Friday night, a bit aired where "Barack Obama" failed to grasp the six second maximum [...]
Comedian Maria Bamford answered fans questions in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (or AMA) yesterday to promote her new standup special, the special special special! Here are all of her best responses:
On her favorite project she's worked on:
Whatever I'm doing in the present is my favorite- like Adventuretime- that show is so creative and lovely and the actors on it are so good- it's fun to watch people be good at their jobs.
On her recent guest spots on Louie and Arrested Development:
I'm so glad! I share about it so that I don't feel as embarrassed about it- It was scary to do "acting" because [...]
Maria Bamford has been one of the funniest and most original stand-ups going for years now, and she's been keeping busy with a whole slew of TV and web projects lately too. In addition to voice acting in shows like Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra, and PBS's WorldGirl, Bamford had a recurring role as herself on Louie last season and will be popping up in Arrested Development's new season in the spring. Best of all, she has a new self-released stand-up special coming out that she performed in her living room with her parents as the only audience members. Keep an eye out for [...]
There is an awkward moment in an episode of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn from sometime between 2002 and 2004 where Marc Maron implied that himself, Dom Irrera and the late Ken Ober were all having sex with Louis C.K.'s wife.
Even in the proper comedic context, it was enough for C.K. to make a "hey come on" gesture to Maron, which is the universal symbol for "you have three seconds to take that back and/or say you were kidding before I kill you." Maron both took it back and said he was being facetious immediately. The sad part is, that was the best part of the episode. Not because it [...]
It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of the comedy world. There are a raft of comedy documentaries exploring comedy and comedians, but do they really have anything significant to add to the discussion? This series looks at comedy documentaries and whether they’re interesting, insightful, and possibly even…funny?
If The Unbookables is the punk rock version of comedy tour, The Comedians of Comedy is its indie hipster cousin.
The tour, led by Patton Oswalt and featuring Maria Bamford, Zach Galifianakis, and Brian Posehn, played rock venues to younger audiences who couldn’t [...]