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  • NPR Turns Against Ukraine!

    07/24/2022 9:13:01 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 93 replies
    (Youtube) The Jimmy Dore Show ^ | 7/24/22 | Jimmy Dore
    Ukraine has long been considered the most corrupt nation in Europe, and was widely recognized as such by American media outlets – right up until Russia invaded and suddenly Ukraine had to be “reimagined” as a paragon of democracy and a plucky underdog in the fight for freedom. Now that the Ukrainians appear likely to lose the war, however, mainstream outlets like NPR are rediscovering Ukraine’s rank corruption and reporting the truth again – but unfortunately too late to stop the tens of billions of dollars in military aid that’s been shipped off. Jimmy and America’s comedian Kurt Metzger discuss...
  • Accused Dave Chappelle attacker Isaiah Lee reveals why he tackled comedian

    05/23/2022 6:02:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22, 2022 | By Marjorie Hernandez
    The Los Angeles man accused of attacking Dave Chappelle said he was “triggered” by the comedian’s jokes about the LGBTQ community and homelessness — as he insisted he never wanted to harm the funnyman. In an exclusive jailhouse interview, Isaiah Lee told The Post that Chappelle should be more “sensitive” when it comes to the jokes he cracks. “I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering,” Lee said Saturday at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, dressed in brown jail garb and sporting a sling on his broken right arm....
  • Liberals Should Be Worried About the Conservative Comedy Scene

    05/13/2022 4:30:33 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | May 13, 2022 | Ian Ward
    Since the golden days of political satire in the early 2000s, left-leaning journalists and comedy critics have wondered — with a mix of smugness and genuine curiosity — why conservatives aren’t funny. Why, these critics ask, are the comedic bits at CPAC so terrible, and where is the conservative Jon Stewart and why hasn’t there been a right-of-center rejoinder to Saturday Night Live? The various explanations for the right’s comedic deficiencies all circle the same basic thesis: that there is some sort of intrinsic contradiction between conservatism and comedy. As the academic Amber Day put it her book Satire and...
  • Norm MacDonald on Conan w/ Courtney Thorne Smith (laugh riot)

    04/23/2022 4:57:22 PM PDT · by FLNittany · 18 replies
    yousetube ^ | whenever | conan o'brien
    My God this guy was funny. When asked about this appearance later, he didn't remember doing it. That makes it even funnier.
  • Inside Gilbert Gottfried’s Emotional and Comedy-Filled Funeral

    04/14/2022 4:43:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 14, 2022 | Nicki Gostin
    SNIP Page Six was inside the Riverside Memorial Chapel early Thursday, where we witnessed the comedian’s loved ones share heartfelt stories that made guests both laugh and cry. Gottfried’s longtime pal Jeff Ross specifically had the crowd in stitches, eulogizing his “brother” – who died on Tuesday at the age of 67 – as a man “survived by his wife, and sister, two great kids and over 12,000 little bottles of shampoo.” SNIP “Gilbert took the pain out of our worst tragedies,” he shared, adding that the famously offensive comic “practically started cancel culture when he got fired from playing...
  • Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has passed away

    04/12/2022 12:29:55 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
  • How ‘More Cowbell’ Became a Classic ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketch

    04/08/2022 5:46:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | April 6, 2018 | Jeff Giles
    There's never really any true way to know whether a Saturday Night Live sketch will become an instant classic or quickly fade from memory. But as Will Ferrell taught audiences on April 8, 2000, you can tilt the odds pretty drastically in your favor if you fall back on a Blue Öyster Cult hit, some banging cowbell and a fittingly bizarre Christopher Walken performance. We're talking, of course, about the "More Cowbell" sketch, which imagines the recording session that produced the Blue Öyster Cult classic "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" — specifically the contributions made by cowbell player Gene Frenkle (Ferrell),...
  • Resurfaced SNL Video of Dan Akroyd Mocking Jimmy Carter’s Inflation Comes Back to Haunt the Biden-Harris Regime [VIDEO]

    04/05/2022 5:05:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | • Apr. 4, 2022 | By Matthew Burke
    This would be funny if it weren’t hitting the average American so hard in the pocketbook and in their quality of life. A video from 1978 – back in the day when it was legal to poke fun at Democrats — shows legendary comedian Dan Akroyd of “Saturday Night Live” fame playing failed Democrat President Jimmy Carter, who is desperately trying to explain away his failed policies and why the massive inflation he caused is somehow a positive thing. “Inflation is our friend,” Akroyd begins, mimicking the Southern accent of Carter begins. “For example, consider this; In the year 2000,...
  • Chris Rock comedy tour ticket sales soar after slap heard around the world

    03/29/2022 11:38:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 03/29/2022 | Luke Gentile
    Chris Rock's comedy tour ticket sales have seen a major boost after Will Smith slapped him in what has become a viral moment. After telling a joke about Smith's wife, Rock got much more than he bargained for from the defensive husband at the Oscars Sunday night. The slap heard around the world was by far the most talked about event of the Oscars, and the wave of attention could be driving comedygoers to see Rock perform live. More tickets for his tour were sold over one night than in the past month, according to a report. Ticket prices have...
  • WATCH: Steven Crowder RIPS Jon Stewart’s Climate Elitism

    03/24/2022 5:59:50 AM PDT · by jeff_clark · 9 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 3/21/22 | Jeffrey Clark
    Political commentator Steven Crowder tore former Daily Show host and multimillionaire Jon Stewart apart for preaching environmental progress but downplaying the cost — the livelihoods of working people.
  • VIDEO: Judge Tells Jussie Smollett He Is Doomed to Be Butt of Jokes Forever

    03/11/2022 8:07:15 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 11, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOYes, being the butt of jokes and laughed at for all eternity is probably even worse punishment than 5 months in jail for Jussie Smollett. Comedians will forever be grateful to Jussie for giving them an endless supply of joke material. Just the name "Jussie Smollett" can't help but induce smiles followed by laughter.
  • 'Uncle Roger' Nigel Ng's insensitive joke about Ukraine angers netizens and he hasn't apologised

    02/28/2022 1:32:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2022 | Kwok Kar
    He made his name and built his fame as his alter ego Uncle Roger, poking fun of famous chefs and saying inappropriate things. But Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng is finding out there's a limit to how much political incorrectness the public can take from him. And despite a few days of brickbats from netizens, the 30-year-old — who's in the midst of his stand-up comedy world tour — hasn't apologised. On Feb 24, after Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine, Nigel posted a tweet saying: "Adding some Ukraine dates to my Haiyaa world tour! Stay tuned…" He also added the...
  • Canceled Comedian Louis CK to Perform in Kyiv Despite Russian Invasion

    02/24/2022 10:49:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 24, 2022 | Asia Grace
    The once-cancelled stand-up comedian is apparently laughing in the face of danger as his upcoming performances at the National Palace of Arts in Kyiv are still scheduled to take place this weekend — despite Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. “The Louis CK Show in Kyiv has not been cancelled,” tweeted a fan Wednesday. The trending post was accompanied by a graphic reading: “Dear attendees, Louis C.K. performance will take place, as planned, on February 25 and 26, 2022. Tickets for Louis C.K. show purchased earlier remain valid for new dates and do not require an exchange.” Reps for Louis CK,...
  • Ricky Gervais wants ‘to get canceled’ ahead of new stand-up show ‘Armageddon’ (best golden globes host evah)

    02/01/2022 12:47:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-31-22 | Samantha Ibrahim
    Ricky Gervais is coming back to stand-up comedy with one goal in mind — to get canceled. The 60-year-old is hoping to get fully immersed into cancel culture with his new stand-up show “Armageddon” and push the boundaries of comedy. “One thing I’ve decided to definitely do, and can’t wait to start on, is my new stand-up show,” the Brit told Heat magazine recently. The “After Life” star added, “I’m treating it like it’s my last one ever. It won’t be, but I want to put everything into it. I want to try and get cancelled. No, I just want...
  • How Larry David Faked a Mental Health Episode to Leave the Army One Year Early

    01/10/2022 5:22:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies ^ | 1/7/2022
    Although he's now one of the most lauded comedians in Hollywood, Larry David never saw himself becoming a writer or a comedian. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1970, he was lost and had little direction from his parents, who wanted him to take a job as a mailman. The future writer for "Saturday Night Live," co-creator of "Seinfeld" and creator of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" joined the Army Reserve for one very important reason: to avoid going to Vietnam. He regretted it almost immediately. He had never held a weapon, and he was terrible at push-ups and sit-ups....
  • Benny Hill had his theme music and now Jill Biden does too

    01/06/2022 3:13:37 PM PST · by simpson96 · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/6/2022 | Andrea Widburg
    The Washington Examiner has broken what is, so far, the best story of the year: It turns out that Jill Biden has her own “walk-up” music. That is, whenever she makes an official appearance, this music is played for her, just as Hail to the Chief is played when the president appears. Someone within the Marine Corps band wrote it, although there is some dispute as to whether the White House requested such music or the Marine Corps band members spontaneously felt that Jill needed that special song. Becket Adams broke the story: The Marine Corps band was instructed last...
  • I interned at CNN :-/ [ HUMOUR ]

    12/10/2021 7:48:43 PM PST · by GraceG · 3 replies
    I interned at CNN (it was weird)
  • "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly"

    11/25/2021 8:17:46 AM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 55 replies
    youtube ^ | 70s | WKRP
  • How Late-Night Comedy Died

    10/17/2021 6:03:23 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 48 replies
    YouTube Mark Dice channel ^ | 10/16/21 | Mark Dice
    Video on how late night comedy has been taken over by leftists and the Democrat party. Gives the real reason Jay Leno had to leave his show.
  • 'If this is what being canceled is like, I love it': Dave Chappelle gets standing ovation at biopic premiere in LA after sparking controversy by backing JK Rowling in transgender spat

    10/09/2021 2:21:09 PM PDT · by Trillian · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 October 2021 | Alex Hammer
    Dave Chappelle was met with thunderous applause from his fellow celebrities during a Thursday screening of a biographical film chronicling his life - days after sparking controversy by backing Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling in her highly-publicized spat with the transgender community. 'If this is what being canceled is like, I love it,' the 48-year-old funnyman said Thursday night to a star-studded audience at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl. Chappelle had faced furious backlash from the LGBTQ community for making remarks in his latest Netflix special, The Closer, that some have claimed are transphobic. In the stand-up special - his sixth...