The hilarious banality of today's college comedy circuit

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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

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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!

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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

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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. Read the rest

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. Read the rest

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

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There were shows 6 nights a week. The theater was my home.

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

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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

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. Read the rest

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

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

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! Read the rest

Video perfectly captures CAPTCHA anxiety

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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

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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." Read the rest

Stephen Colbert hosts 'Only in Monroe' on Michigan cable access

Stephen Colbert has taken a guest hosting gig at Monroe, Michigan's local cable access during his time off. He's off to a good start, with local musician Marshall Mathers on hand to help review Monroe's upcoming community calendar. Read the rest

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

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

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

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Dang, Jon Stewart sure has grown up over those many seasons.

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) Read the rest

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies on guns and gun control

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

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