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Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me Is Coming to Theaters

Movie of our dreams Sleepwalk With Me, based on Mike Birbiglia's one-man show of the same title, has been acquired by IFC Films for a North American release. It's great news for Birbiglia and the moviegoing public, of course, but perhaps the most important consequence of this news is that we all have an excuse to make lots of awful sleep-related puns. I'll start us off: Don't sleep on this one, guys, 'cause I think it's going to be REM-tastic. I'm napsolutely gonna go zzzzsee it in theaters. (Your turn.)

A Guy Selling Jokes in Central Park for $1 Each Makes More Money Than Most Aspiring Comedy Writers

This is either inspiring or discouraging, depending on how you feel about selling the type of jokes you'd find in joke books you bought from the book fair in 2nd grade: Jason Schneider is selling $1 jokes in Central Park and seems to be making a decent amount of money doing it. On his first day, he made $140 in six hours, and presumably makes more now. As for his jokes? Well, I'll let you judge them for yourself:

A Visual History of Pun Movie Titles

In, um, honor of Gnomeo and Juliet, with one note: porns are excluded because Pocahotass would obviously win. Ranked from clever to terrible.

ABC Buys Another Pun-Named Script, This Time From Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres has sold ABC Weitz & Wong, a comedy about "a mixed race Jewish-Chinese couple and their two children." Oh, ABC, you're killing me with these clever titles. It's the second sale for DeGeneres, who recently sold NBC a pilot. Also today, NBC bought a comedy from Glee creator Ryan Murphy about "a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate."

First Roseanne's Nuts Promo Makes Sure You Get the Pun in the Title

Roseanne's Nuts, the upcoming Lifetime reality show about Roseanne Barr's macadamia nut farm, has a title you could take a few ways. One, you could take it literally, as it is about her macadamia nuts. You could also read it as a take on her sanity, as in "man, that Roseanne sure is nuts!" Or, if you're feeling a little childish, you could read it as if it was talking about a part of Roseanne's anatomy that I'm pretty sure doesn't exist. Three guesses as to which reading of it the first promo leans very heavily on!

More Puns About Technology Crammed Into One Sketch Than Previously Though Possible

Here's a preview sketch from the BBC's upcoming The One Ronnie, starring Harry Enfield and Ronnie Corbett. It's like a masterclass in puns.

ABC's New Jailhouse Comedy Has an Amazing Name

ABC just bought a new half-hour "jailhouse lawyer comedy" about a disgraced Wall Street banker (serious question: are there any Wall Street bankers on television who are not disgraced?) who finds "a chance at redemption working for the female prosecutor who locked him up." Okay, but here's the fantastic part. The character's name is Bobby Turner, and the show's title is (wait for it) Turner Loose. Classic wordplay! Classic.

Every Burger Special Ever From Bob's Burgers

Every episode of Bob's Burgers features a different pun-tastic burger special on the blackboard behind the counter, some of them shown more prominently than others. The food-loving folks over at Eater were nice enough to take high-quality screenshots of each and every one for your perusing pleasure. They make me hungry, as puns are wont to do.