Brave humorists take on the phonecase-industrial complex

Those of us who eschew a phone case take a lot of abuse in this cruel world. Finally, a send-up of all the things we endure from case freaks and their misguided fanaticism. Note: some spicy language that reflects what we have to deal with. Read the rest

John Oliver's scorching debullshitification of Facebook's apology ads

Apparently Facebook is running TV ads apologizing for being a creepy stalker optimized for organizing Nazi hate-mobs and genocidal pogroms (also apparently: now that all the young people are leaving Facebook, TV is how you reach the company's core user-base). Read the rest

Comedian bemoans the unoriginality in choosing animal sports mascots

"There are a trillion species on this planet. Only nine are used for all sports." Clean comedy and crowd work are both deceptively difficult, but Kellen Erskine manages both in this amusing bit about high school animal mascots. Read the rest

Comedian successfully trolls her way to two Emmy nominations

An Emmy For Megan is a funny take on the practice of "award whoring," or creating work that is specifically created as bait for award nominations. Megan Amram's web series just got two nominations. Read the rest

Everyone who's raving about Hannah Gadsby's special 'Nanette' is right

Comedian Hannah Gadsby is single-handedly opening up a new era in comedy with her breathtaking comedy special 'Nanette,' which won Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 before being filmed in her native Australia. It dissects the toxicity in the self-deprecating humor minorities are often expected to perform, and it will undoubtedly stand as one of the great performances of the decade. Read the rest

Watch the filthiest, most hilarious NSFW meth story you'll ever hear

Jessa Reed was addicted to meth for years, and it's great she survived to tell us about her rock bottom, which involved drinking her own pee to get high. Read the rest

A musical salute to Father's Day, courtesy of Groucho Marx and Junior Bear

Behold, my two most favorite pieces of Father's Day media. I'm thousands of miles from my own family today, but I'm celebrating Father's Day in my own way. Read the rest

"Between Two Ferns" returns with Jerry Seinfeld & Cardi B

The last time we saw Zach Galifianakis uncomfortably interview people on his series Between Two Ferns was in 2016 (his last guest was Hillary Clinton). This time he's got Jerry Seinfeld (with a cameo by Wayne Knight aka Newman) and rapper Cardi B. Awkward hilarity ensues. Read the rest

Bubble, a new dystopian podcast sitcom!

The Maximum Fun podcast network (home to such shows as Judge John Hodgman (previously), Oh No Ross and Carrie (previously), and Sawbones) has just launched its most ambitious project to date: a science fiction sitcom about life in a domed city in a monster-haunted wasteland called Bubble, and it's hilarious. Read the rest

Rape Jokes: watch Cameron Esposito's standup special about sexual assault

I had the pleasure of meeting comedian Cameron Esposito earlier this year on the JoCo Cruise (a mind-blowingly fun geek cruise produced by Jonathan Coulton). She was the MC for a variety show one night on the ship, and introduced me on stage so I could tell my story about forgetting my bitcoin password. Since then, I've been a fan of her comedy, which is a blend of cultural criticism and political analysis and is funny, scary, lighthearted, and profound. She's posted a recent show on her website called Rape Jokes. It's "a standup special about sexual assault from a survivor’s perspective. Proceeds benefit RAINN, the United States’ largest anti-sexual violence organization." Read the rest

Cameron Esposito's "Rape Jokes," an hour-long set free to stream, raising money for anti-sexual-violence campaigns

Cameron Esposito's one-hour long comedy special is free to stream on her site -- the perfect knife-edge balance of laughs and rage, and she's soliciting donation for RAINN, "the United States’ largest anti-sexual violence organization." (via Waxy) Read the rest

Honest Trailers roasts every Christopher Nolan movie ever

Well, not really a roast, but a warm light chafing, perhaps. Read the rest

Dan Harmon weighs in on Rick & Morty's most viral moments

What's Dan Harmon's secret to creating viral moments in cult hits like Rick & Morty? He and co-creator Justin Roiland have license to "take this really dumb thing incredibly seriously." Read the rest

Watch this hilarious dismantling of Jordan Peterson's philosophical woo

Natalie Wynn, creator of the Contrapoints YouTube channel, is a lapsed academic well-versed in the lingo of both 4chan and Tumblr, making her the perfect person to construct an entertaining takedown of Jordan Peterson. Read the rest

Happytime Murders film successfully trolls Sesame Street into marketing the film

Sesame Street lawyers are not happy that Jim Henson's son Brian has a raunchy puppet film coming out called Happytime Murders. After they filed a suit against the film, Henson retained a crack puppet lawyer named Fred (above) to defend them. Read the rest

Lost Voice Guy is headed to Britain's Got Talent's finals

In late April, I posted about a stand-up comedian who cannot speak without the assistance of his synthetic computer voice. His performance won over the audience at his Britain's Got Talent audition.

Now, Lost Voice Guy (aka Lee Ridley) is back on stage for the competition show's semi-finals with another brilliant set.

His performance landed him a spot as one of the two acts to head to the finals (!) this Sunday:

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Watch Neo hide from Lundbergh

This classic mashup of The Matrix and Office Space holds up, so ICYMI, enjoy this well-edited clip of Neo hiding from Lundbergh while taking a call from Milton. Read the rest

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