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Camille Paglia thinks Trump is the best comedian since Lenny Bruce

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Salon is running part two of a three-day series of interviews with entertaining cultural critic Camille Paglia. She's enjoying Trump's blustering buffoonery as much as I am.

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Twitter joke thieves are getting DMCA takedowns

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Among professional comedians, joke theft is no joke. Now Twitter is allowing members to use DMCA notices to take down tweets posted by accounts that copy and paste them without attribution. PlagiarismBad's name-and-shame campaign has already netted a few celebrities.

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Throwback Thursday: My friends and I used to own a comedy club

Santa Monica Outlook piece on UpFront

Twenty years ago, UpFront Comedy was, in the words of the great Fred Kaz, "a real sanctuary for decent freaks." The theater may be gone, but its memory lives on.

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Video: How to cook an egg perfectly in just 3 seconds

You'll always have time for breakfast once you learn how to cook an egg in just three seconds, thanks to this helpful video.

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Chicagoans: EFF fundraiser at Cards Against Humanity's club!


EFF's executive director, the wonderful Cindy Cohn, will host a Q&A before a night of outstanding comedy and improv.

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Join Boing Boing's Jason in Los Angeles for 2 Headed Dog comedy show on July 28

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Angelenos! On Tuesday, July 28th at 8pm 2 Headed Dog takes the stage! Their surreal, irreverent sketch and improvised comedy are a Boing Boing favorite!

Jim Turner, Mark Fite, Dave "Gruber" Allen, and Craig Anton are offensive, hilarious, and more than often brilliant! Their musical guest this month will be the fantastically talented Renee Albert, and I see that one of my favorite all-time improvisational actors Ken Campbell will also be joining them!

Mark and Jim will be joining us at Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder in September.

Join me at the Steve Allen Theater, next week. You'll laugh your ass off.

2 Headed Dog

4773 Hollywood Blvd

LA CA 90027

(plenty of free parking in back)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

8:00pm

$12

Unknown See Jim Turner and Mark Fite, incredible improvisational actors, at the Weekend of Wonder, running Sept. 18-20. A weekend of workshops, tech demons and wild performances, there'll be plenty of fun surprises!

Video perfectly captures CAPTCHA anxiety

If you've ever stressed out about the new batch of timed CAPTCHAs that involve math equations, games, or inaudable audio, this video on CAPTCHA anxiety by videogamedunkey may feel all too familiar.

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Watch this trippy animated interview with Reggie Watts

From our friends at California Sunday, this beautiful animated interview with comedian/musician Reggie Watts. Animation by Drew Tyndell.

"California Inspires Me" (California Sunday)

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Kids in the Hall Minecraft tees


Tavie sez, "There's a tee shirt from the Kids in the Hall's recent tour that shows 5 KITH characters as Minecraft avatars. The Chicken Lady one kills me."

WATCH: Hilarious and heartbreaking 'I Am Chris Farley' trailer

Directors Derik Murray and Brent Hodge released a new trailer for I Am Chris Farley, the simultaneously hilarious and devastating documentary out next month.

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A timelapse of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, from season 3 through 20

Seizure warning. Billy Chasen, who edited this amazing supercut, says try to watch in HD. He's right.

Chasen explains,

I've been watching The Daily Show ever since Jon Stewart took over for Craig Kilborn and I declared, "this'll never work!" This is my send off to his profound impact as host.

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Chuck Palahniuk reads children's book 'Fight Club 4 Kids'

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"We'll call it the Horsing Around Club, and we'll just f***in' go to town on each other, just visceral disturbing sh*t, y'know?" The only thing that would be better than Chuck Palahniuk reading Fight Club 4 Kids would be if this book were real. (via)

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Australian comedian Jim Jefferies on guns and gun control

jimjefferies "Protection? What the fuck are you talking about? You have guns because you like guns." [NSFW. video link]

Trailer for Fred Armisen and Bill Hader's new show!

In "Documentary Now!" Fred Armisen and Bill Hader take the piss out of serious documentary films.

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Hecklers ruin comedy

"Here’s the difference between fighting in hockey and heckling in stand-up comedy," writes Lary Wallace at Aeon, "…the former is all about the players, while the latter is all about the fans trying to be the players."

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Here’s what happens when gay guys see each other and straight people aren't around

Brian Jordan Alvarez, Mitch Silpa, and Stephen Guarino finally reveal the secret in this delightfully surreal sketch.

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