Tag Archives: comedy

  White Whine

Calling Someone An Anti-Vaxxer Just Like Racism And Gay-Bashing, Says Professionally Stupid Man

We'll give him this: Mike has impeccable taste in hats.
From Refutations to Anti-Vaccine Memes. A Texas new-age gun fetishist says that the term “anti-vaxxer” is a slur and compares it to calling black people the N-word and gay people the F-word. Fucking white people, man. Read more on Calling Someone An Anti-Vaxxer Just Like Racism And Gay-Bashing, Says Professionally Stupid Man…
  Stop dick-checking everybody in the bathroom TUCKER

Hey, Remember When Tucker Carlson Beat Up That Gay Dude In The Bathroom?

This piece has been UPDATED, because this is a post about Tucker Carlson being creepy about transgender people in bathrooms, and we are smacking ourselves on the face and on the bottom, because we forgot to talk about that in the context of the time Tucker panicked and beat up a gay in the bathroom at Georgetown, we are A Idiot and We Are Fired! More on that icky story in a moment. Read more on Hey, Remember When Tucker Carlson Beat Up That Gay Dude In The Bathroom?…
  We Have Some Fun With It

Dana Loesch Has Very Clever, Satirical Humor Thoughts About Dumb Ay-rabs

Dana Loesch, America's greatest living satirist
Move over, Mark Twain, because there’s a new master of English-language political satire, and it is bespectacled she-troll Dana Loesch! It has been a while since Loesch graced us with her signature brand of satire. Thankfully, she is here with a new video to remind us all why conservatives suck at satire and why you avoided on-campus sketch comedy troupes when you were in college. Here’s Dana’s new video called “Jobs for Jihadis,” it is very funny, and we think you will enjoy the film’s high production values and smart writing. We will blockquote some of our favorite dialogue at you, because it is really clever. Read more on Dana Loesch Has Very Clever, Satirical Humor Thoughts About Dumb Ay-rabs…
  Laugh While You Can Chuckie Boy

Chuck Todd Of All People Worries Comedy Has Dumbed Down Politics

But doesn't he always look like that?
Despite a crappy straw-man premise, Meet the Press aired a fairly decent discussion of the role of comedy in political discussion Sunday, mostly thanks to a panel that included comedians and writers Lewis Black, Laura Krafft, and W. Kamau Bell, and not hindered too much by host Chuck Todd. Todd introduced the segment by referring to a recent piece in Salon that argues that Jon Stewart’s “both sides do it” irony is not especially good political satire, which Todd immediately mischaracterized as saying that “political satire is dumbing down politics.” The Salon piece, by Elias Isquith, actually says nothing of the sort. Isquith argues that Stewart’s particular style of satire is all too often superficial, and that in an effort to not seem biased, Stewart “tends to inspire glib cynicism more than outrage or understanding.” So yes, in setting up the segment, Chuck Todd dumbed down the very piece that he claimed inspired it. Happily, once he turned the discussion over to the actual comedians, things got a lot better: Read more on Chuck Todd Of All People Worries Comedy Has Dumbed Down Politics…
  This Is The Viral Video You're Looking For

Jedi Activists Fight Street Mind-Tricks With Inspiring Video

Never get out of the sandcrawler. Goddamn right!
Oh, sure, it’s been a little while since the “10 Hours of a Woman Walking in NYC” video was Quite The Big Deal, but it’s never too late for a really good parody. And here is an admirable one: “10 Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC,” featuring characters from the popular Star Trek television series, which we understand was about a plucky fellowship of elves trying to return a magic ring to its rightful owner in a Ford Galaxie far, far away (We wouldn’t know, since we’ve never even read the children’s book, The Doctor Hears a Who). Read more on Jedi Activists Fight Street Mind-Tricks With Inspiring Video…
  A 100% Factual Article About Things That Are True

Some Jerk Trolled All The Conservatives About Lena Dunham What A Jerk

Separated at Birth?
From our good pal and Happy Nice Time People alumnus Kaleb Horton comes an epic tale of Mistaken Reading. Usually, the “fake thing mistaken for real thing” stories we most often see result from some poor doofus getting taken in by a satirical fake-news (or just stupid fake-news) website, like that one congressman who thought the Onion’s Abortionplex story was true, or the Defenders of Christmas who called for the head of a nonexistent teacher at a real school. This time, though, we bring you Kaleb’s story of how he accidentally fooled some wingnuts into thinking that Lena Dunham’s book Not That Kind of Girl included a passage on the excesses of capitalism. Read more on Some Jerk Trolled All The Conservatives About Lena Dunham What A Jerk…
  Somewhere John Updike Has An Inappropriate Stiffy

Watch Misandrist Mallory Ortberg Tell Male Novelist Jokes, Or You Are Part Of The Problem (Video)

Comic by Benjamin Stone, who deserves credit, dammit
Since we bashed in the head of our poor little arts-n-entertainment sisterblog, and now it’s all about teevee, we don’t have anywhere else to post our hilarious literary humor, so here you go, Wonkers (besides, we know you. You’re mostly of a literary bent, or at least bent): Here is hilarious The Toast writer (and personal friend of Yr Editrix) Mallory Ortberg, reading a piece called “Male Novelist Jokes.” It made us want to do pushups and go to sea, or war, or both. Read more on Watch Misandrist Mallory Ortberg Tell Male Novelist Jokes, Or You Are Part Of The Problem (Video)…
  clipbait

Manic Space Genius Robin Williams (1951-2014) Burns Out Fuse Up There Alone

Don't have to Nanu-nanu any more
Robin Williams killed himself (probably) yesterday, and it’s got us sorting through a big messy box of pop culture memories. Yr Doktor Zoom is pretty sure that Williams’s first standup album, Reality…What a Concept, was the subject of the first review he ever wrote for his high school paper — Williams’ comedy struck us as even funnier than Steve Martin at the time, and Steve Martin was pretty much God to us back then (and how is it that the Martin and Williams version of Waiting For Godot never made it to video?). Even on that first album, Williams made it very clear he didn’t want to be limited by a single role: when he asks for a topic for a Shakespeare play, the audience starts calling out “Mork!” Williams mock-pleads, “We’re not doing that tonight, man! No, no — I’m free from that, Massa Bob! No, don’t have to ‘Nanu’ for a while!” And when the chants of “Mork! Mork! Mork” start, he breaks out of the comedy bit — as much as he ever did, at least — and puts his foot down: “Wait, time out! I have to explain one thing. I ain’t doing Mork because this is why I perform here: to do something different.” The cheers to that must have been a huge relief for him. Read more on Manic Space Genius Robin Williams (1951-2014) Burns Out Fuse Up There Alone…
  Whose Democracy Is It Anyway?

Koch Brothers Seek Comic Geniuses For Rightwing Improv Troupe

Well this sounds like a regular gut-buster of comedic hilarity: Koch Industries, the legitimate business side of Charles and David Koch’s rightwing empire, is looking to put together an improv troupe, which ought to be just about the funniest development in comedy since the invention of the diesel powered whoopee cushion. New York magazine has the skinny on an ad posted at a New York improv theater Thursday: Read more on Koch Brothers Seek Comic Geniuses For Rightwing Improv Troupe…
  clipbait

Liam Neeson Will Not Let Vladimir Putin’s Aggression Stand, Man

If there’s anything SNL does brilliantly, it’s movie parodies. And political sketches! And political movie sketches with a tough-guy monologue you remember from the trailer because you didn’t even have to see the movie, but here is Liam Neeson delivering another version of it anyway, and not even looking very embarrassed about the whole thing! That there is professionalism. If this doesn’t scare Vladimir Putin into withdrawing troops from Crimea, maybe SNL can threaten to keep making this sketch over and over and beaming it into Russia. Read more on Liam Neeson Will Not Let Vladimir Putin’s Aggression Stand, Man…
  try the veal

Guardian Rolls Out Comedy Section With Paean to Ayn Rand

What the hell is going on over at the Guardian, you might be wondering, given that they recently let former Bush speechwriter Josh Treviño post an 18-paragraph column explaining why he wrote a 23-word tweet, over a year ago, that expressed nonchalance at the idea of the IDF killing novelist Alice Walker? (Hint: it has to do with Rick Perry and “adhering to our enemies.”) Has the Guardian been purchased by Rupert Murdoch? Is it killing itself softly? No, it has not, and no, it is not! It turns out — and we don’t know how we didn’t realize this earlier — the “Comment is Free” section is really a “Comedy is Free” section and has simply been mislabeled. We know this is the case because the “Comedy is Free” section currently includes a column bit called Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged: a paean to American liberty: Rand’s ideas appeal to millions of Americans besides Paul Ryan because they promise freedom from welfare enslavement by someone named Don Watkins, who is a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. Read more on Guardian Rolls Out Comedy Section With Paean to Ayn Rand…
  flotus files

FLOTUS Visits Late Show, Things Get Real

Our beloved FLOTUS has been the subject of some “trouble” lately, but of course, that is one of the things we like about her. We also adore her style, charm, and biceps. That Michelle Obama charm was on full display last night, when our FLOTUS made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. She talked about Bo the dog, her favorite place ever (Target), and, of course, The Troops. She laughed, and she even cried, and then asked in frustration, “Where are the laughs?” which was quite profound, as it is a question that America is struggling to answer. Read more on FLOTUS Visits Late Show, Things Get Real…
  amending the first amendment

Man Who Made Harmless Video Sentenced To 60 Days, Not Allowed Around Children

That guy who harmlessly made a YouTube video involving children? Obviously, he couldn’t actually be convicted of making child pornography, but that didn’t stop prosecutors from bullying him into pleading guilty and taking punishment for a crime that doesn’t exist: Read more on Man Who Made Harmless Video Sentenced To 60 Days, Not Allowed Around Children…
  they hate us just because we kill them all

National Review Writer Accidentally Writes True Thing

This doesn’t ever really happen, so we thought the moment should be memorialized: Andrew McCarthy, the National Review/”Brat Pack” blogger, wrote a sentence that in its clarity and honesty is unlike all other National Review Online sentences: “What really increases terrorist recruitment is invading Muslim countries, killing Muslims there, and staying to try to build Western democracies.” The context? Who cares! We are not reading the whole thing because it will just be dumb, and probably about how Muslims could have American Democracy if they wanted, but they don’t, because they hate freedom and love sharia. Oh no, now we’re going to have to look and see if he actually wrote that, too … yep, he wrote it. Read more on National Review Writer Accidentally Writes True Thing…
  fun with law

‘Child Pornography’ Now Just Excuse To Prosecute Any Kind of Speech

A 21-year-old man from Muskegon, Michigan, who, like every young person in Michigan, is unable to find work, decided to spend his spare time making a comedy YouTube video. He filmed himself singing regular, kid-geared songs to a group of children and then recut it so it looked like he was singing them a dirty song. So, you know, the kind of stuff people commonly do when they are trying to make funny videos involving children and don’t want to harm them in any way! But a few parents, the cornerstone of news sensationalism and the over-protectedness industry and, apparently, American law, complained. So a prosecutor charged this guy with creating child pornography, because why not? People love reading stories about people being charged with child pornography! Read more on ‘Child Pornography’ Now Just Excuse To Prosecute Any Kind of Speech…
  it's morning in america

Macaca Returns: George Allen Running For Senate Again

Still bummed out over America’s comedic loss of Christine O’Donnell? Relax! There’s always another Top Tier Clown that will emerge to provide the laughs in the next election cycle. And the 2012 Humor Olympics have begun, because George Allen will announce today that he’s running for the Senate in Virginia, in 2012! Just six years after this racist buffoon was laughed off the political stage, he is “making a comeback” — this means he will carry a football around for the next two years straight, often while wearing cowboy boots, saying “Reagan” a lot, and sometimes even riding an alive horse. It was the weird “Old Europe” anti-negro slur macaca that ruined his re-election attempt in 2006, but the real beauty of that minor moment was the way it revealed a lifetime of the kind of ugly, deeply racist frat-boy crap you would generally expect from an old white southern rich twit but that isn’t really acceptable these days in states like Virginia, with its whole northern half filled with semi-modern people who have college degrees and hybrids and most of their teeth. Read more on Macaca Returns: George Allen Running For Senate Again… Read more on Macaca Returns: George Allen Running For Senate Again…