Posts tagged comedy nerdery
Posts tagged comedy nerdery
Our first sketch from the new season is now online! Check out Alien Imposters on YouTube, guest starring @courtneypauroso! http://youtu.be/DWO1pkHgrBM Season 4 starts Sept. 24th at 10:30p on Conedy Central!
I’m really enjoying that Garfunkel & Oates show. I’ve liked them for what feels like forever— before they were even a thing, Kate Micucci used to do little piano songs at the Tomorrow Show or the old Acid Reflux show, at least. I just really liked the new episode, the one with Jonah & Kumail and Busy Phillips — I liked how it was about something I kinda find weird and funny, how good-looking people can be good-looking in different ways that get, like, received differently(?). Plus, the whole horror movie bit with Ike Barinholtz and Davey Johnson, Riki making fun of that one horror remake she’d been in.
Or I just think it’s really neat how there are all these buddy-comedy shows on now, between this, Broad City, and Playing House (and the Alie-Georgia shows, if “nonfiction” counts; probably should). Besides just getting to see shows about ladies being buddies, besides just the novelty or whatever— I just think these all have been pretty interesting shows in really very different ways, comedically. They all approach things super-different. None of the shows are even near the same to me, but they’ve all had pretty interesting first seasons in general, just how Broad City been super-weird but so specific about who its characters are that it’s really connected with its fans, or I think in how Garfunkel & Oates have approached each episode as its own thing in a kind of almost low-key Community-like way, or how Playing House has just built a Gilmore Girls-like small town universe around itself. It’s pretty neat, all that…
Eddie Pepitone’s on Netflix!
SKETCH OF THE DAY:
Johnny LaRue for City Council
UCB-LA | Seth & Ed’s Puppet Show | 04.19.08
Back in the day, Seth Morris and Ed Helms did a monthly talk show in which they would interview guests as themselves, but in puppet form.
That night, Jason Mantzoukas was interviewed, and took the form of that wolf puppet on the left. When the interview turned to dating, Manzoukas asked the ladies in the audience about having sex on the first date. As the audience clapped, he slooooowly creeped out behind the puppet stage to see who was clapping in response to his question.
I didn’t know who he was at the time, but this was the definitive moment I became a fan of him.
Michael Che speaks to Jim Gilchrist, president of the Minuteman Project, about the “invasion” of immigrant children.
Garfunkel and Oates is life
COOL COOL COOL
A “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.