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A Very Comic New Year's Eve

Everyone loves New Year's Eve. It's a time of tasty beverages, all-night shindigs and awkward midnight kisses. It's also a time of self-reflection — when we take a good hard look at ourselves and resolve to be better than we were. And of course, New Year's is that wonderful evening where we don't feel at all pressured to make up for an entire year of missed opportunities in a single night. Only we do — with hilarious consequences.

In the spirit of New Year's, Splitsider — in partnership with Samsung — brought together some of the New York City's funniest funny-people from the UCB Theatre to share their hilarious, [...]

The Cherokee Effect Comedians: Mike Lawrence on Transitioning to Comedy Full-Time

Shucking the day job and hitting the open road is a dream for many, but for aspiring comedians, it’s a mandatory step to full-time success alongside countless open mics, late gigs at half-empty clubs, and competing with loud drunks and bar televisions all to hone their craft and launch their name. For The Cherokee Effect Comedians, we interviewed four performers who made the journey from 9-5er to professional comedian to learn how they did it and how today’s aspiring comedians can too.

Our final featured comic is Mike Lawrence, a New York standup who cohosts the Nerd of Mouth podcast with Jake Young and has opened for [...]

A Very Comic Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday gives us an opportunity to step back, relax, and give thanks for all the good things in life. Things like renaissance-fair-style turkey drumsticks, mulled wine, and the unconditional love of family and friends. Not to mention obnoxious second cousins, manic holiday travel, drunk uncles and recipes gone horrible awry.

So to get you ready for the adventures ahead this Thanksgiving week, we went out and spoke with 7 of the most hilarious comedians out there about their most memorable, embarrassing and wild tales from Thanksgivings past. Many thanks to our presenting sponsor Samsung.

Get excited. Happy Thanksgiving y'all!!

Michael Somerville

Last year my girlfriend [...]

Stephen Merchant Ponders, What If the Brits Won? 

Brought to you by Newcastle Brown Ale

America, as you prepare to fire up the grill and enjoy the fireworks this Independence Day, Newcastle invites you to celebrate Independence Eve on July 3rd, and imagine how great America could have been if Britain won. To help explain further, we've enlisted British comedian Stephen Merchant, co-creator of the original British version of The Office. And just like his landmark comedy series, he believes the American version of our country pales in comparison to the British original. In his charming British accent, Stephen makes a convincing case for what could have been the greatest country on Earth: Great Britain 2. 

Visit www.ifwewon.com to get [...]

Pepsi MAX & Jeff Gordon Fool Journalist Who Was Convinced Test Drive Was a Fake

Jalopnik's Travis Okulski was convinced that Pepsi MAX's Test Drive video featuring Jeff Gordon from last year was a fraud. So Pepsi MAX & Jeff decided they needed to prove him wrong. They staged another Test Drive, this time with Travis as the unsuspecting passenger.

Watch the video at youtube.com/pepsi, then follow the story with #TestDrive2 and check out facebook.com/pepsimax for more

Introducing the Oreo Cookie Balls Rap

Oreo cookies. Cream Cheese. Chocolate. So simple, so sublime. Your guests will be spending some quality time together by the dessert table when you lay these babies out. Watch the Oreo Balls rap, then head to Oreo's Facebook page to check out 'Twelve Days of Cookie Balls' where you can find fun ways to create and decorate these delicious holiday desserts.

Heineken's Carol Karaoke Puts Karaoke Singers in the Limelight

Imagine you're heading to the stage in a private karaoke room, surrounded by your BFFs. Then, suddenly, a curtain is whipped back to reveal a small studio. You're not performing for your friends — you're potentially performing for all of NYC. But only if you want to. What do you decide?

That's exactly the scenario that a few unsuspecting holiday revelers found themselves in. Heineken staged the event as part of its #CarolKaraoke program. A few of them balked under pressure, but a few managed to work up the courage to give it their all. 

Meanwhile, Heineken's been trying to figure out more about how people celebrate the holidays [...]

The Cherokee Effect Comedians: Mark Normand on Going from Being a Janitor to a Full-Time Comedian

Shucking the day job and hitting the open road is a dream for many, but for aspiring comedians, it’s a mandatory step to full-time success alongside countless open mics, late gigs at half-empty clubs, and competing with loud drunks and bar televisions all to hone their craft and launch their name. For The Cherokee Effect Comedians, we interviewed four performers who made the journey from 9-5er to professional comedian to learn how they did it and how today’s aspiring comedians can too.

So what is the Cherokee Effect? It's what happens when you seize the moment and begin living on your own terms.

Next up is Mark Normand, [...]

Check Out OREO Snack Hacks

While still a favorite way to eat the classic cookie, OREO is going beyond twist, lick and dunk with OREO Snack Hacks, simple and unexpected new ways to enjoy the cookie everyone loves. In a new OREO Snack Hacks video series, three food innovators get clever with the cookie, creating Golden OREO-crusted chicken tenders, OREO tortilla chips with strawberry salsa, OREO bread pudding and, even an OREO shandy! Each Snack Hack stays true to food hacking culture – super-easy to make, minimal ingredients and an awesome taste only OREO can deliver.

See more OREO Snack Hacks. Got a hack of your own? Submit it here.

Get Ready for Newcastle Brown Ale's Big Game Teaser

Newcastle Brown Ale didn't want to blow their annual marketing budget on a big blowout advertisement during this year's Big Game, BUT, they had some fun putting together some zany ideas that they would have made for a big-budget extravaganza. Battle Apes? Party Sharks? Skateboarding Cats? These are just a few of the ideas they came up with. Watch the teaser, then head over to IfWeMadeIt.com to see how their big ideas were brought to life on a not-so-big budget. Fans can join in on the fun by following Newcastle Brown Ale on Facebook and Twitter.

People in China Are Beating the Smog by Sticking Cigarette Filters in Their Nostrils

This post is brought to you by Grist, your source for irreverent news about climate change and the environment — where we take the planet seriously, but ourselves, not so much.

Beijing’s smog is legendarily bad — on some days, stepping outside is kinda like trying to breathe in an ashtray. So it’s not that surprising that someone on Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, decided to deal with the pollution problem by shoving cigarette filters up his nose.

Rumors have spread over the Internet in China that taking cigarette filters and inserting one into each nostril can block the tiny PM2.5 particles of pollution that make breathing [...]

The Cherokee Effect Comedians: Will Hines on Deciding to Pursue Comedy Full-Time

Shucking the day job and hitting the open road is a dream for many, but for aspiring comedians, it’s a mandatory step to full-time success alongside countless open mics, late gigs at half-empty clubs, and competing with loud drunks and bar televisions all to hone their craft and launch their name. For The Cherokee Effect Comedians, we interviewed four performers who made the journey from 9-5er to professional comedian to learn how they did it and how today’s aspiring comedians can too.

Today we're featuring longtime UCB performer and teacher Will Hines, who has written, directed, and appeared in many web shorts for Upright Citizens Brigade and [...]