Posts tagged as tumblr

'BoJack Horseman' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Breaks Down Comedy's "Default Male" Problem

BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has been fielding questions from fans via his Tumblr this week, and his most interesting response yet comes from an anonymous question that referred to a female character (a crocodile voiced by Kulap Vilaysack) as male. Bob-Waksberg used the mix-up to illustrate "the tendency for comedy writers, and audiences, and writers, and audiences (because it’s a cycle) to view comedy characters as inherently male, unless there is something specifically female about them." While he admits to struggling with this tendency himself, he says his approach to gender on BoJack Horseman has changed largely thanks to working alongside head designer Lisa Hanawalt:

Here’s [...]

Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show: Emily Heller, Ilana Glazer, Erik Bergstrom and Nick Turner

Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show, our new monthly show with our buddies over at Tumblr, is back for its second installment this week. On Thursday night at 7:30pm, swing on by the UCB East in NYC for an excellent lineup: Emily Heller, Ilana Glazer, Erik Bergstrom, Nick Turner and host Halle Kiefer. All that for only $5! You can't go wrong.

Head over to the UCB East website to make your reservations now!

Talking with Jake Fogelnest about His New Earwolf Podcast 'Fogelnest Files'

If you like satellite radio, cheeky Twitter/Tumblr antics, and watching people yell at tweens, then you probably already know who Jake Fogelnest is. If you don’t like any of those things, but you do like podcasts, then you’re gonna wanna figure out who he is real fast because Jake Fogelnest has a brand new podcast debuting this week on the Earwolf network that’s ready to finally be the one thing your picky self actually likes.

I’m not used to describing new podcasts because most podcasts are generally pretty similar to each other (insert host’s name here chats with his/her friends about whatever's on their minds), but comedian/DJ/social media luminary [...]

Left Handed Radio: 'Forget Everything You Knew About Lasagna'

On this live episode: A pilot has an action-movie name, Stacey the dog found a weapon, Robert Keller sings a song about his real passion in life, Blendy's new late-night menu will have you changing your taste, @KeVIE7 doesn't take the end of the world well, a new product proves laughter is the best (and only) medicine, a man gets mugged by the other man in his woman's life, we play a round of "What Was That Voicemail About?" with our live audience, the Chief loves loose cannons, and Charlie orders off the secret menu.

This month's show was written and performed by Adam Bozarth, Dan Chamberlain, Matt Little, [...]

How to Become a Published Author in 237 Simple Steps

I was 150 hours into designing PleaseFireMe.com; no end in sight, no web design experience, and, suddenly I found myself in Atlantic City with a piña colada in one hand, cigarette in the other, slutty dress on both thighs. Over the next six months, there would be three times I overworked myself into a delirium-induced adventure. This was the first. Or, as you will later see: Step 36.

Like most writers, I have trouble knowing how to quit. The ironic result? Please Fire Me: Posts from the Revolting Workplace, the humor book I co-authored, based on a Tumblr site, released this month. I’m very proud of it. [...]

Tumblr and truTV Team Up for "Big Deal" TV Development Contest

Not long after renewing its hit sketch show Friends of the People, truTV has teamed up with Tumblr to seek out new ideas for unscripted comedy series. According to The Wrap, the "Big Deal Contest" calls for submissions from Tumblr users for "unique unscripted comedic formats featuring likable authentic characters." truTV's president Chris Linn said the network is looking for "shows that take us to new and unexpected places; shows that make us laugh … or that simply amaze us. Most of all, we want shows that are fun and fresh. We really look forward to seeing those big ideas ready to sprout from the Tumblr community's [...]

'Fuck I'm In My Twenties' Is the Second Tumblr Being Made Into a TV Show This Year

In what's apparently gonna be a thing that happens regularly now, NBC has become the second network this season to take a stab at adapting a Tumblr blog into a show. Earlier this week, we reported that CBS is trying to turn the Hollywood Assistants Tumblr into a series, and now, NBC has announced it's working with 24-year-old writer Emma Koenig to base a half-hour comedy around her popular Tumblr Fuck I'm In My Twenties. Koenig's blog has also been the basis for a book, and the show will follow a 20something woman's trials and tribulations in a big city. So, it's time to return that Final [...]

Five Ways Tumblr Doesn't Prepare You To Write A Humor Book

In the modern publishing climate, there are two pathways to a humor book: Be famous or have a website. First, pull out your wallet and check your state issued I.D. Does it read “Adam Carolla,” “Stephen Colbert,” or “Chelsea Handler”? If not, you may want to go to Tumblr and sign up for an account.

However, while Tumblr may promise fame and a book deal (for some reason, people insist on saying the “deal” part, as if negotiations were cool), it doesn’t prepare you to write a book.

I started the Fake Science website in 2010. In the annals of internet history, that year will [...]

Robot Chicken Escorts You Around Comic-Con

I think the fact that Robot Chicken's Comic-Con photo Tumblr is named Cyborg Turkey is just the bees' knees. Then again, I'm still so asleep, my eyelashes are crusted together, so please enjoy it on your own terms. Take a brief but informative look around RC's live-bloggings from San Diego to discover whether or not Breckin Meyer is sitting on a panel (he is!) and if Seth MacFarlane rolled up in a DeLorean (seems about right.)

Twitter, Tumblr, and the Scourge of TV Comedy Spoilers

It’s about a quarter to ten on a Thursday and I’m sitting in front of my computer, doing the math.

“#ParksAndRecreation” is 19 characters, and those are a must. I’m trying to decide to how many other of the food terms Tom Haverford just made up I can fit into a single Twitter post. I go with “Food Rake” (Fork) and “Chickie-Chickie Parm-Parm” (obvious) and hit the opaque Tweet button. A few people Retweet it, in as much awe as I am at one of the funniest bits that the show has ever aired. Almost as quickly, though, come the not even passive, just plain old aggressive, posts from [...]

Jen Kirkman Is Taking a Twitter Hiatus to Get Men to Stand Up for Female Comics

Comedian and writer Jen Kirkman is taking a stand against gross Twitter misogynists by boycotting the social networking site, she announced yesterday. Kirkman post some examples of the kind of terrible tweets that guys send her way every day and has called on male members of the comedy community to stand up and speak out against the way guys talk to female comics on Twitter (this has nothing to do with that "women aren't funny" bullshit; this is an entirely different issue). Kirkman has also created a Tumblr called MA'AM, which stands for Men Against Assholes and Misogyny, for guys to contribute and help educate others about sexism. [...]

Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show: Michael Che, Sara Schaefer and Nikki Glaser, Hosted by Halle Kiefer!

Big news! We're teaming up with our friends over at Tumblr to present a new monthly standup show in NYC at UCB East, and the very first one is next Tuesday at 8pm. Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show will be hosted by Halle Kiefer, and the first installment will feature standup by Michael Che, Sara Schaefer and Nikki Glaser. All for only $5, with a fun party afterwards at the bar at UCB East! What could be better on a Tuesday night? Nothing, that's what.

UCB East is at 153 East 3rd St. in New York. Click here to make [...]

Awesome: Movie References in 'The Simpsons' in Animated GIF Form

If you like The Simpsons — which I assume you do if you are reading this website — you are going to want to check out/follow Movie Simpsons, a new Tumblr that pairs animated gifs of movie references from The Simpsons with animated gifs of the original source material. It is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

The 20 Best Single-Serving Websites on the Internet

Auto Buds: From Delocated's Jon Glaser, Auto Buds are two cars of the same make, model, color, or as identical as possible, that are parked right next to each other or in close proximity.

Where is Randy Savage?: A collection of photos with randy savage ingeniously photo shopped into them.

Hungover Owls: Owls that look hungover.

Literally Unbelievable: People who mistake the onion headlines as real.

I’m not racist, but: People on social networking sites who start updates with 'im not racist, but…'

Cats who look like Ron Swanson: Self-explanatory.