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Out With the Weird, In With the Angry: Why It’s Time For a Gritty Reboot of Al Yankovic

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Weird Al’s shtick is more formulaic and predictable than a Taco Bell cookbook. He’s that wacky uncle who won’t quit cracking jokes, even when everybody else is focused on politics, war, the crumbling economy, and death, like normal…

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Sometimes, Shock Humor Isn’t Funny Simply Because It Sucks

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One group that never gets attention because the “take a joke” brigade and the “apologize, scum!” faction won’t stop squabbling: the “that joke sucked” crowd. Sometimes, jokes just plain aren’t funny &#…

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Great Failures From The Past: Not Larry the Not Cable Guy

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Larry the Cable Guy used to be an ultra-cheesy early ’90s standup comic named Dan Whitney. And if you thought Larry was annoying, he’s actually an improvement over Dan, who might have been the unfunniest person ever. Puppies abandoned un…

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11 Terrible Jokes

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Why does Peter Pan fly? You’d fly too if someone hit you in the peter with a pan.

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Help Jim Tews for the Love of God!

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Hey everyone, remember Jim Tews? He used to write for Holy Taco until our secretary took out a restraining order against him and he wasn’t allowed within 1000 yards of the building. 1000? That’s a lot, Jim! Your ether-soaked rag will…

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The Comedy Expendables

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The Expendables has proven that a franchise can ride on the strength of washed up action star, so arguably the same could be true of comedy stars. But who? And how? And in what capacity? Relax, I got this.

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How to Write a Comedy How to Article

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So you’ve decided to write a hilariously uninformative comedy how to article, good for you. People enjoy the way it promises a pay off and then never delivers because if you actually told people how to do something then it would be a real article a…

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5 Cliches That Stand Up Comedians Need to Retire

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You know what’s funny? Comedy. Stand up comedy, in particular, is an art form that some people have taken to amazing heights. Some people have shit all over it and inexplicably become rich in the process, but a number of people out there are just…

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The Dangers of Being Socially Awkward

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The Morning (Depending on Your Time Zone) Jolt – The Gate Show

The Morning (Depending on Your Time Zone) Jolt – The Gate Show

Do you know comedian Fred Stoller? You probably do, he’s done everything from Seinfeld to Dumb and Dumber to a pantload of voice acting and now, he’s hosting his own talk show! In a gate security booth.

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The World’s First Racist Comedy Act

The World’s First Racist Comedy Act

The Celts invaded Britain around 500 BC, give or take. 300 years later the Picts arrived – they were generally smaller and had darker skin and settled in Scotland while the Celts had most of the rest of Britain. The English, the Scottish and two …

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