To Do in LA: 2 Headed Dog at the Steve Allen Theater, Nov 24

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Join LA's best comedy troupe 2 Headed Dog next Tuesday night, 8pm, at the Steve Allen theater!

Jim Turner, Mark Fite, Dave "Gruber" Allen and Craig Anton put up the most fun show I have seen in years! Individually they are brilliant, accomplished actors, as a team 2 Headed Dog is an unstoppable absurdist force.

I understand that Jim Turner's Choam Underhill will be making an appearance. I'm certain to attend, as I lack enlightenment. Read the rest

Sledge Hammer! A hilarious, prescient warning on police violence from the 1980s


I loved watching the 1986 comedy TV series "Sledge Hammer!" as a kid. David Rasche's portrayal of San Francisco's most aggressive, least sensitive, and completely absurd police detective, the titular Sledge, is fantastic.

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Hello From the Magic Tavern: hilarious, addictive improv podcast


The setup is pretty weird: Arnie fell through a dimensional portal behind a Chicago Burger King and found humself in a magical high-fantasy kingdom called Foon, where he has befriended a shape-shifter in the form of a talking badger called Chunt, and a shouty wizard called Usidore. Together, they record a weekly podcast with lovable Foonites, which Arnies uploads through an unreliable wifi signal from the Burger King (Usidore keeps Arnie's laptop charged with lightning spells). Read the rest

Westboro Baptist hatemongers run for their lives as high schoolers' counter-protest approaches


Watch as a crowd of high school students gloriously jeer and taunt the Westboro Baptist hate mongers into a full retreat. Read the rest

Security theater: ha ha, only serious


Adam Conover latest "Adam Ruins Everything" is five depressingly hilarious minutes on aviation security, security theater, privacy, and ritual humiliation, with a guest-appearance by Bruce Schneier. If you didn't laugh, you'd have to cry, although you can always do both, right? Read the rest

Harpo-Deetoo and Chicopio in "A Day at the Pod Races"

Dan/Ridetheory's amazing mashup of R2 & 3PO with Chico and Harpo from A Day at the Races is brilliant. Read the rest

Darren Dutton's weird comedy remix masterpiece: Badgers

A very funny pastoral pastiche, handmade from 100% recycled vintage sound clips.

Trump Generator lets anyone get insulted by The Donald


Feeling left out because Donald Trump hasn't insulted you by name on Twitter yet? The Trump Generator lets anyone create a customized insult from the rich lexicon of Donald disses, then they'll post it on social media. Read the rest

FBI opened a file on George Carlin for telling "bad taste" Hoover jokes

Michael from Muckrock writes, "After George Carlin satirized FBI and J. Edgar Hoover in a bit "considered to be in very poor taste" (but which was incredibly tame by Carlin standards), the Bureau took a special interest in the famed comedian, starting a file and sending out queries across the country as to Carlin's loyalties and background." Read the rest

Watch 'Documentary Now' tear VICE a new one

Documentary Now! is a hilarious sendup of the documentary genre by SNL alumni, and IFC has released the second episode DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon, a parody of the always mockable VICE sensationalism. Read the rest

The hilarious banality of today's college comedy circuit


Caitlin Flanagan has written the funniest and most incisive glimpse into what it's like for today's road hacks whose livelihoods depend on navigating the treacherous waters of the college comedy circuit. Read the rest

Jim Henson vs. Stan Lee rap battle


Henson and Lee battle to a place of grudging respect till spoiler Walt Disney shows up and (literally) owns them both. Read the rest

Read John Hughes's original story that sparked the Vacation movies!


The classic Vacation movie series began as a 1979 short story about the Griswold family's disastrous trip to Disneyland that John Hughes published in National Lampoon magazine. At the time, Hughes was a copywriter at ad agency Leo Burnett Worldwide in Chicago. Read the rest

Camille Paglia thinks Trump is the best comedian since Lenny Bruce


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. Read the rest

Twitter joke thieves are getting DMCA takedowns


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. Read the rest

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

Santa Monica Outlook piece on UpFront
There were shows 6 nights a week. The theater was my home.

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. Read the rest

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