Episode #263: Alyssa Limperis

Alyssa Limperis is an actress, writer and comedian. Although she has performed with the Upright Citizens Brigade on one of their house sketch teams, and currently co-hosts a UCB podcast called Crazy; in Bed, Limperis first found success by following he…

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Gary Gulman shares 100 comedy tips on Twitter; here’s every single one of them

If you’ve ever dreamt of Gary Gulman coaching you on your stand-up routine, you’re in luck! The veteran comedian has been sharing his secrets and posting comedy tips on Twitter every day this year. The nuggets of wisdom include advice on how to combat stage fright, the importance of leaving your house when working on a set, and how using “bitch” may guarantee a laugh—but doesn’t help you stand out.

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Episode #252: Liza Treyger

Liza Treyger is a New York based stand-up comic by way of Chicago, who grew up in nearby Skokie after immigrating from Russia when she was 3. Treyger has her own Comedy Central half-hour special and album, GLITTERCHEESE, and a more recent half-hour spe…

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Episode #248: Steve Agee

Steve Agee had a bizarre enough life behind the camera before he ever got his first big shot in front of it thanks to Sarah Silverman. Agee edited footage for MTV’s reality shows such as The Real World, then got a job writing for Jimmy Kimmel Live, whe…

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Kevin Hart’s homophobic past is catching up with him

Kevin Hart is in hot water for some homophobic tweets coming back to haunt him. Earlier this week, it was announced that Hart will host the 2019 Oscars. Shortly after the announcement, Twitter started shining a light on tweets, mostly from 2009-2011, where the Night School star made homophobic comments and used anti-gay slurs. Aside from comedian’s habitual use of the word fag, Hart also talks about his son and

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Exclusive: Meet the man suing Conan O’Brien for joke theft (Interview)

Most, if not all, comedy writers dream of performing on, writing for, or hosting a late night talk show. The opportunity to showcase your abilities to millions of viewers at home is at the peak of many comedians’ dreams. So imagine you’re watching The Tonight Show (or Late Show or Full Frontal) and see one of your beloved jokes come out of the mouth of the host…and you weren’t attributed.

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Viral humorists like Megan Amram rise from the Twitter trash heap (Opinion)

Ten years ago, you could be a comedian without a social media presence. Back in 2008, saying, “Oh, I’m not on Twitter,” or even, “What’s Twitter?” was commonplace. If you can believe it, there were comedians wary of putting their material on the internet for free or worried someone across the country would steal their jokes. But something has changed. While those who achieved celebrity status before the mid-2000s can

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Nick Di Paolo calls 12-year-old girl ‘dumb cunt’ on Twitter

Comedian Nick Di Paolo took to Twitter Friday afternoon to shame one of the nine covers released by Glamour for their Women of the Year edition. The cover features five of the student activists behind March for Our Lives, a group formed to combat gun violence in schools in the wake of the Parkland shooting. One of those students is 12-year-old Naomi Wadler. Di Paolo tweeted, “Fuck these dumb cunts and

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Vote for the Worst Twitter Joke Formats

Twitter used to be great, but now is so much greater. — Said no one ever. Ouch. Bad joke. But is it the Worst Twitter Joke Format? You can help decide in this bracket-style competition election, created by Michelle Spies, a Chicago-based contribu…

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Why is Kanye West tweeting Rick and Morty memes?

Kayne West loves Rick and Morty. The controversial rapper was all over the news this week for distancing himself from politics after multiple endorsements of the Trump administration. But there is a more important Kanye story developing this week: the Yeezus rapper seems to be obsessed with the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty. The show’s fans are also no strangers to media scrutiny. Some have infamously targeted female

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