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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Awful Truth"(1937)

    08/24/2014 10:35:06 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1937 | Leo McCarey
  • Outrage over gossip mag’s free gay joke book (Italy)

    08/18/2014 1:04:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal,it ^ | 18 Aug 2014 11:45 GMT+02:00
    An Italian gossip magazine has sparked outrage after its latest edition was released with a free book containing jokes about gay people. The controversial giveaway, entitled “The Best Gay Jokes”, was attached to the latest edition of the weekly Italian gossip magazine Visto, La Stampa reported. Published in 2012 and ordinarily priced at €4.99, the book is part of a joke book series which also includes sexist jokes and jokes about Jews by Jews, among other taboo subjects. …
  • Actor Robin Williams Dead at 63: Marin County Sheriff’s Office

    08/11/2014 4:12:14 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 193 replies
    KTLA ^ | Aug 11, 2014 | MELISSA PAMER
    Actor Robin Williams has died, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday. He was 63. The Sheriff’s Office was called to a home in unincorporated Tiburon just after noon Monday, the office stated in a news release.
  • Look Out, Liberals, Loftus Is Coming for You

    08/10/2014 11:45:22 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 12 replies
    OZY ^ | Tracy Moran
    Did you hear the one about a Republican Jon Stewart gunning for The Daily Show? Those waiting for the punchline will have to wait till fall, when The Flipside, a conservative take on political satire, hits the airwaves. Host Michael Loftus is a relative unknown, but as he’s planning to come after “insane liberals,” it’s time for an introduction. A fan of Ronald Reagan and John Adams, Loftus hopes to get Americans to toss political correctness aside for a free exchange of ideas. And if you say the American dream is dead, he gets really cross. He’s breaking into the...
  • "Sharknado 2" Breaks Records with 3.9 Million Viewers

    08/01/2014 3:48:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One" has become the channel's most watched original movie of all time, easily beating the results of the first film.
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic Gets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 with 'Mandatory Fun'

    07/24/2014 6:37:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Billboard ^ | 07/24/2014 | By Keith Caulfield
    After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mandatory Fun" debuts atop the list. The album is the first comedy set to top the chart since 1963, and logs the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994. "Mandatory Fun" was released July 15 through Way Moby and RCA Records, and sold 104,000 copies in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was promoted by a well-receiveddaily viral video campaign that launched Monday, July 14. Starting with his parody of Pharrell's...
  • Joan Rivers and the Humorless Generation: How the Politically Correct Culture is Killing Comedy

    07/14/2014 7:19:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/14/2014 | Jack Kerwick
    Joan Rivers made news recently when she walked off of a CNN set during an interview with Fredericka Whitfield. When Whitfield suggested that Rivers could be “mean,” the latter informed the former that under no circumstances should she be interviewing someone, like Rivers, for whom comedy is a calling. Whatever else may be said of Joan Rivers—I, for one, have never had much to say about her at all—this much seems certain: The woman knows that of which she speaks when it comes to her craft. That is to say, she is acutely aware of the purpose, the invaluable purpose,...
  • Rex Reed: Melissa McCarthy Gives ‘Tammy’ Her All, but It’s Nowhere Near Enough

    07/04/2014 11:10:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    New York Observer ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rex Reed
    The good news is that Tammy is not a crappy remake of the 1957 Tammy movie with Debbie Reynolds that spawned three sequels and a TV comedy series. The bad news is that this one is much worse. It’s a desperate and brainless vehicle for Melissa McCarthy, which she wrote herself, with her husband, Ben Falcone, who also directed, with all the efficiency and verve of an abandoned Volkswagen on the Jersey Turnpike. There isn’t a single shred of evidence that either of them has one iota of talent in the world of filmmaking. Tammy is not just a celebration...
  • Pythons leave them singing at London reunion show

    07/02/2014 4:08:34 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | PAUL HACKETT
    (Reuters) - An audience of 16,000 cheered for the dead parrot and the Spanish Inquisition, and sang along to "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" in London's O2 arena on Tuesday for the premiere of what has been billed as Monty Python's last stand. For tickets that cost up to 95 pounds ($160), and were sold out in 44 seconds, Python fans saw Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam, all in their 70s, perform together for what they have said is probably the last time. The first of 10 nights of "Monty Python...
  • Comedian Steve Rossi In Hospice

    06/27/2014 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com ^ | 06-20-2014 | Dayna Roselli
    (Las Vegas, NV) — Legendary comedian Steve Rossi has been transferred to hospice care after a battle with stage 4 cancer. Rossi is half of the world famous comedy team of Allen and Rossi. He lives in Las Vegas. Steve Rossi teamed up with Marty Allen in 1957, where they became America’s number one comedy team. They appeared on more than 700 television shows, including 44 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. Rossi’s personal assistant, Christine Kramar, says he believes in the power of prayer. He is living the last days in accordance with his faith and is grateful for...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Along Came Jones"(1945)

    06/08/2014 2:55:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1945 | Stuart Heisler
  • Rogerebert.com on 'Mom's Night Out' - 'Depressingly Regressive and Borderline Dangerous'

    05/12/2014 9:01:42 PM PDT · by This Just In · 31 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | May 11, 2014 | Breitbart News
    The new comedy Mom's Night Out features a stay-at-home mother who finally gets the chance to cut loose with her girlfriends. Chaos ensues, and so do a few faith-friendly messages for the masses.
  • Mel Brooks Blasts Political Correctness: 'Blazing Saddles' Couldn't Be Made Today

    05/11/2014 4:46:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | May 10, 2014 | John Nolte
    In an interview with Yahoo News surrounding the 40th anniversary of his comedic masterpiece "Blazing Saddles," co-writer/director Mel Brooks blasted present-day political correctness and says he was "lucky" to have made the film in the days when he still could: "They can't make that movie today because everybody's so politically correct. You know, the NAACP would stop a great movie that would do such a great service to black people because of the N-word," says Brooks. "You've got to really examine these things and see what's right and what's wrong. Politically correct is absolutely wrong. Because it inhibits the freedom...
  • 'Blazing Saddles' Review: Buy a Copy Before the Left Burns Them All

    05/09/2014 7:05:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 215 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/8/2014 | John Nolte
    There are plenty of lousy film comedies, but there are only two that I outright hate: "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." Both were released in 2006 when Hollywood's fury against George W. Bush had reached its peak, and both let the voters who re-elected him in 2004 have it with both barrels. On its face you would think that Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" chose the exact same targets (rural Red Staters) to humiliate, but he didn't. With his masterpiece (that has just been released as...
  • Rob Schneider Tells Chris Stigall: We Are Sliding Very Fast Towards Fascism

    05/02/2014 9:08:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | May 2, 2014 10:20 AM | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chris Stigall spoke with comedian Rob Schneider on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the struggle comedians face in today’s current political environment. Schneider struck on ominous tone when discussing the path he sees the country on. “Democracies don’t end well. We are sliding very fast towards fascism. It’s an ugly kind of thing. There’s this kind of mob mentality that we have to be careful of,” he said. He believes comedians are pressured toward one side of the political spectrum. “There’s a polarization that’s happening…I do think you look can look at government and go, ‘Wow, it...
  • Homeland Security Chief: 'I Don't Understand Those Who Say We Are Not Enforcing' Immigration Laws

    04/27/2014 5:59:43 PM PDT · by equalator · 38 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 4-27-2014 | Tony Lee
    Obama's Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said he could not understand why Americans, including 22 senators, would think he is not enforcing the nation's immigration laws. "I don't understand those who say we are not enforcing the law," Johnson said in an interview that aired on ABC's This Week on Sunday. "We are enforcing the law every day." Johnson was responding to a question from Pierre Thomas about the "blistering letter" that 22 Republican senators wrote to President Barack Obama last week that expressed "their grave concerns the changes
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Cheap Detective"(1978)

    04/27/2014 11:36:09 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1978 | Neil Simon
  • John Stewart takes on Sean Hannity..and wins!?

    04/24/2014 9:21:43 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 58 replies
    The Week ^ | 4-24-14
    "This brewing spat started on Monday night, when Stewart mocked Hannity for supporting Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in his battle against the federal BLM. Hannity hit back on Tuesday night. On Wednesday's show, Stewart walked through Hannity's criticisms and showed why the Fox News star is tossing his verbal stones from a glass house."
  • Putin jokes Alaska too cold to annex

    04/18/2014 6:41:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday jokingly implied that Alaska wasn't worth reunifying with Russia because it was too cold. At a nearly four-hour, question-and-answer event, one submitted question for Putin asked if, following the annexation of Crimea, he had designs for the largest of the United States. “Are there any plans to annex Alaska to Russia? We would be very happy [about that],” said Faina Ivanovna, drawing laughter from the crowd. “What would you need Alaska for?” Putin said with a smile. “We are a northern country … 70 percent of our territory is in the north and far...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Bedtime Story"(1964)

    04/13/2014 2:15:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Ralph Levy
  • Amid praise for Stephen Colbert, some ask: What about diversity in late night?

    04/13/2014 7:28:49 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 58 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4-11-14 | Mark Guarino
    The choice of comedian Stephen Colbert as the replacement for David Letterman ignited a battle of words online Thursday: While little doubt exists that Mr. Colbert is as funny, clever, charming, and goofy as Mr. Letterman, some media voices loudly complained that the decision by CBS now means that network late-night television will largely remain the domain of white male hosts. When Letterman announced last week that he will step down from the “Late Show” in 2015, television critics immediately started pooling names of possible replacements: comedians W. Kamau Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, Tig Notaro, Amy Poehler,...
  • Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

    04/10/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 58 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 4/10/2014 | Tony Maglio
    CBS has named Stephen Colbert as new host of the “Late Show,” effective when David Letterman retires. Here is the press release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.
  • NBC asks viewers for better sitcom ideas

    04/09/2014 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 148 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 8, 2014 | James Hibbert
    The broadcast network announced “an unprecedented effort to discover fresh comedic voices” on Tuesday by launching a national campaign offering aspiring comedy writers from around the country the chance to pitch their sitcom ideas. [snip]
  • Saturday Night Live - Black Jeopardy (video)

    03/30/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    NBC ^ | March 30, 2014
    Contestants answer questions in categories like That Girl, Had That Been Me and It's Been A Minute.
  • Feminist “Comedian:” I’d Personally Like to Castrate Every Male Conservative Christian

    03/27/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Tim Grahm
    WARNING: Graphic language… Joe Newby at The Washington Examiner has found a real doozy of a “comedian.” Her name is Laura Levites – with obviously no connection to the priests of the Old Testament. (She’s an atheist with a fondness for Ricky Gervais.) “I would personally like to castrate every Male Conservative Christian so that they have NO reproductive rights,” she wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag “#HobbyLobby.” She certainly knows how to draw attention to herself. Newby said that’s not all. She also expressed her hatred of Christians in a tweet calling conservative Christians “scumbags,” claiming they are “really...
  • Chinese Critic: 'Our First Lady Is So Graceful And Elegant, Leaving Michelle Far Behind'

    03/22/2014 10:58:22 AM PDT · by blam · 96 replies
    BI/The Telegrap(UK) ^ | 3-22-2014 | Malcomb Moore
    Chinese Critic: 'Our First Lady Is So Graceful And Elegant, Leaving Michelle Far Behind' The Telegraph (UK) Malcolm Moore, The Telegraphmichelle obama and peng liyuan Andy Wong/Reuters First lady Michelle Obama (L) and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, pose for a photograph as they visit Forbidden City in Beijing. It was the eagerly awaited meeting of the world’s two most important first ladies. But there was a clear winner when Michelle Obama met her counterpart Peng Liyuan for the first time in Beijing. As photographs and television footage began to emerge of Mrs Peng and Mrs Obama...
  • (NBC News) Russia's 11: Who Are the Officials the U.S. Has Sanctioned?

    03/17/2014 5:40:21 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    NBC ^ | 3-17-2014 | Jeff Black
    When President Barack Obama on Monday imposed the most comprehensive set of sanctions against Russia since the Cold War, he designated seven Russian officials as targets for having their bank accounts and property frozen for supporting Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine. All are close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but many are unknown to Americans. The Treasury Department also targeted the personal wealth of four pro-Russian Ukrainians for their roles in the Crimean peninsula breakaway under a March 6 order. Obama said the sanctions aimed to "increase the cost" to Russia, and he warned that more people could...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Hallelujah Trail"(1965)

    03/16/2014 12:15:42 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1965 | John Sturges
  • ‘Tonight Show’ Favorite, Comedian David Brenner Dies At 78

    03/15/2014 5:09:15 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    NY CBS Global ^ | March 15, 2014
    Comedian David Brenner passed away Saturday, a spokesman for his family said. He was 78. Jeff Abraham, who was Brenner’s publicist, said the “Tonight Show” favorite died Saturday afternoon at his home in New York City. The gangly, toothy Brenner made more than 150 appearances as a guest and substitute host on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” starting in the 1970s. The exposure turned the former documentary filmmaker into a hot comedian. Brenner was a regular on other TV talk shows and game shows and starred in four HBO comedy specials. He also briefly hosted his own syndicated talk show in...
  • Bill Maher Absolutely Trashes the Bible and ‘Psychotic Mass Murderer’ God

    03/15/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:22 pm, March 14th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is “stupid” because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah’s ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as “floating giraffe cr**,” but said it “must be doing something right” since it’s been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, “may put it in hot water with the Jews too.”
  • Making Fun of Keynesian Economics

    03/10/2014 5:51:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    <p>It’s sometimes difficult to make fun of Keynesian economics. But this isn’t because Keynesian theory is airtight.</p> <p>It’s easy, after all, to mock a school of thought that is predicated on the notion that you can make yourself richer by taking money from your right pocket and putting it in your left pocket.</p>
  • Jimmy Fallon Pulls Your Finger

    03/09/2014 8:44:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2014 | Mark Baisley
    Open Letter to Jimmy Fallon: I have long been a fan of yours, from your SNL character Sully (“Tommy, please tell me you got that!”) to the best skit of all time, Cowbell. You appear in one of my top 10 movie picks (Almost Famous) and I much enjoyed the uniqueness of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. And last month I was delighted to see you take on the enormous role of replacing Jay Leno as host of the Tonight Show. The Tonight Show is an American institution that seems to belong to all of us. And it was like...
  • Jimmy Fallon goes political --- mocks Obama and John Kerry

    03/04/2014 11:50:35 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/04/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Fallon also pointed out that Obama took a "selfie" photo with Bill Nye "The Science Guy" and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. "I heard that photo set the record for the least re-tweeted photo of all time," Fallon joked, as the crowd laughed and applauded.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Road To Rio"(1947)

    03/02/2014 11:36:45 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Norman Z. McLeod
  • Jimmy Fallon, Democrat Political Asset

    02/21/2014 5:40:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The Obamas have had few more obsequious media allies than NBC's Jimmy Fallon. Now that he's taking over the hallowed ground of "The Tonight Show," Fallon's proven ability to spread his reach into viral videos on YouTube promises to become even more politically potent. Fallon's Obama-friendly sketches and interviews have become immediate "news" grist for the Comcast corps at NBC and MSNBC. The same sensation happens when Fallon is ripping into a Republican. Just as NBC and MSNBC were tearing Gov. Chris Christie apart over "Bridgegate," Fallon joined this political crusade by bringing on liberal rock star Bruce Springsteen for...
  • Must watch: What’s Next? A ‘Pathway to Ownership’? (The Absurdity of Amnesty)

    02/16/2014 6:01:57 PM PST · by montag813 · 4 replies
    What if you came home one day and found people living in your den - and they said the government had given them the right to stay?Take a look at what happened to "The Jensens."
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Comrade X"(1940)

    02/16/2014 12:03:48 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1940 | King Vidor
  • White House offers cybersecurity tips (not satire)

    02/13/2014 4:51:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/14 | Kate Tummarello
    The Obama administration on Wednesday released a long-awaited framework for cybersecurity that is intended to nudge businesses toward strengthening their networks against attacks. The voluntary guidance, established by President Obama via executive order and developed by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, gives critical infrastructure companies a guidebook for ways to prevent and respond to the growing threat of cyberattacks. The framework includes a “core” that outlines standards that companies can implement to identify, detect, respond to and recover from cyber threats. “The goal is not to expand regulation,” one administration official said. “Our goal is to...
  • Sid Caesar, Comedian of Comedians From TV’s Early Days, Dies at 91

    02/12/2014 10:51:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 12, 2014 | MERVYN ROTHSTEIN and PETER KEEPNEWS
    Sid Caesar, a comedic force of nature who became one of television’s first stars in the early 1950s and influenced generations of comedians and comedy writers, died on Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91. His death was announced by Eddy Friedfeld, a family spokesman. Mr. Caesar largely faded from the public eye in his middle years as he struggled with crippling self-doubt and addiction to alcohol and pills. But from 1950 to 1954, he and his co-stars on the live 90-minute comedy-variety extravaganza “Your Show of Shows” dominated the Saturday night viewing habits of millions...
  • Comedy legend Sid Caesar dies at age 91

    02/12/2014 2:11:15 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/14
    Comedy legend Sid Caesar has died at the age of 91 after a brief illness, family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld said. His former colleague Carl Reiner's assistant told FOX411 that Caesar "passed away at his home this morning." Caesar hosted 'Your Show of Shows' with partner Imogene Coca in the early 1950s, and did "Caesar's Hour" solo from 1954-57. The shows were huge hits, and became breeding grounds for young comedy writers, including Reiner, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Neil Simon. "The one great star that television created and who created television was Sid Caesar," said critic Joel Siegel on the...
  • Jerry Seinfeld's Blunt Take on Diversity in Comedy: 'Who Cares?'

    02/05/2014 12:14:13 PM PST · by grundle · 36 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Dave Nemetz
    According to Jerry Seinfeld, comedy and political correctness don't mix. The "Seinfeld" star had some surprisingly blunt things to say about the perceived lack of diversity on his shows in a chat with BuzzFeed and CBS News. In the clip above, the host brings up the fact that most of the guests Seinfeld has had on his Web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," have been white males. Seinfeld is clearly uncomfortable with the line of questioning, muttering, "Oh, this really pisses me off." He continues, "People think it's the census or something? Does this [have to] represent the actual...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales"(1982)

    02/02/2014 11:50:58 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Watch 32 ^ | 1982 | Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones
  • Jay Leno leaving ‘Tonight Show’: Why he won't be missed

    01/28/2014 6:08:19 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 46 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 28, 2014 | JIM SLOTEK, QMI AGENCY
    Those old enough to remember Johnny Carson will recall copious tears over the course of his two-day Tonight Show goodbye – capped by Bette Midler’s serenade of One For My Baby. That was how people felt about Carson. He’d been a part of a nation’s lives for three decades, the last person besides their spouse many people saw before going to bed. I can’t imagine Jay Leno’s final Tonight show Feb. 6 generating that much emotion. Guest (and heir apparent) Jimmy Fallon will be amiable and polite. Billy Crystal will ladle on Hollywood schmaltz about Jay’s 21 great years (subtracting...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "It Had To Be You"(1947)

    01/26/2014 12:23:26 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Don Hartman and Rudolph Mate
  • Jay Leno was 'blindsided' by replacement, but thinks Fallon on 'Tonight' makes 'perfect sense'

    01/25/2014 6:31:40 AM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Hillary Busis
    How did Jay Leno really feel in 2009, when NBC revealed its master plan to hand The Tonight Show over to Conan O’Brien? The comedian doesn’t mince words in an upcoming interview with 60 Minutes, telling Steve Kroft that the decision took him completely by surprise. “I was blindsided,” he says, according to CBS News.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "My Favorite Brunette"(1947)

    01/19/2014 3:21:15 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Elliott Nugent
  • Comedians have psychotic personality traits, study finds

    01/15/2014 11:32:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News Canada / Reuters ^ | January 16, 2014 | Kate Kelland
    Having an unusual personality structure could be the secret to making other people laugh, scientists said on Thursday after research showed that comedians have high levels of psychotic personality traits. In a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry, researchers analyzed comedians from Australia, Britain and the United States and found they scored significantly higher on four types of psychotic characteristics compared to a control group of people who had non-creative jobs. The traits included a tendency towards impulsive or anti-social behavior, and a tendency to avoid intimacy. "The creative elements needed to produce humor are strikingly similar to those...
  • Saturday Night Lies

    01/13/2014 10:00:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 6, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    In October, shortly after her controversial MTV Video Music Awards act, Miley Cyrus hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live.” She gave audiences another R-rated performance by donning a brown wig to cover her blond Mohawk and grinding to the song, “We Did Stop”—a spoof of her summer hit, “We Can’t Stop.” Who was Cyrus supposed to be? Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), partying with a flamboyant Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), portrayed by cast member Taran Killam. Bachmann (Cyrus) and Boehner (Killiam) were celebrating the successful shutdown of the federal government, thus proving they could “do whatever they want.” Ha. Politically...
  • Taste and Taboo, the Id and the Ick

    12/04/2013 3:21:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/4/13 | Kevin Williamson
    Some thoughts on the celebrity of Sarah Silverman. "I saw my father’s penis once. But it was okay, because I was so young . . . and so drunk.” Thus one of the important cultural voices in modern American liberalism explores what our credulous Freudian friends would call her Electra complex. If, somewhere in this or another galaxy, an advanced alien race is monitoring the broadcasts of Sarah Silverman, we can be sure that they will not be much tempted to visit. Silverman is a model American of the age, whose craft consists of taking a very old tradition, Jewish...
  • The Best Five Minutes in Situation Comedy

    11/29/2013 7:09:29 PM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 194 replies
    Vanity | 11/29/13 | Self
    Vitameatavegamin? The babka? What is your favorite 5 minutes in situation comedy?