I keep hearing we're in the golden age of TV. And yes, there's definitely too many acclaimed dramas to even keep up with, and new must-watch ones each year. But what are the great new sitcoms of today? What makes you laugh on a regular basis?
I enjoy taking in funny stuff as a relaxing escape from my intense social service job. Perhaps I can distill my personal sense of funny to: cerebral, not reactionary/racist/misogynist/etc, sometimes weird/surreal. I am a little bit snobby. I don't like violent comedies. Not so much looking for websites but that's OK in small amounts. International/subtitled OK! Please advise: [more inside]
I want to be funnier, as in, making people actually laugh, ideally having ‘funny’ be one of the descriptors friends and acquaintances use for me. I don’t really mean for stand-up, scripted, or professional purposes, just in general everyday scenarios and conversation. How do I go about this? Is there anything I can do to flex and tone those muscles? Details on dealbreakers etc. under the cut. [more inside]
Movies, tv shows, YouTube, books .... looking for the BIG LAUGH. Not ironic, not sarcastic. Immediately, viscerally funny. [more inside]
What are some good podcasts about niche/specific interests hosted by comedians/comedy writers/funny people? [more inside]
How do I look out for and tell funny personal stories? [more inside]
Who are the funniest people to follow on Twitter during the presidential debate? [more inside]
I need some great short texts (video clips, short stories, poems, comics, cartoons, pictures) that are funny. Ideally, I want a range of humour here: from Jackass to Shakespeare, from xkcd to Twain...pretty much anything someone finds funny at any level. Should be appropriate for mature 17-18 year olds. [more inside]
I'm looking for racial comedy, in English, available on video, or less preferably mp3. It doesn't need to be the exclusive topic of the comedian, but it should play a part. No preference for a specific racial background, although East Asian would be interesting to see, since I haven't seen much of it before. Examples: Maz Jobrani, Canada's own Russell Peters, Chris Rock.
Can you direct me to genuinely funny comedic soft-core or hard-core pornographies? Along the lines of naked sitcoms? [more inside]
What are the "classic" bits and one-liners from post-classic Simpsons? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good anthology of funny mystery stories? [more inside]
I can't believe I'm asking a question like this, but, I need help finding a video. In it there was a guy who was saying something about how to do the "best trick ever" with skateboarding and then proceeds to tell you how to bluff your way through. [more inside]
What are your recommended stand-up comedy albums or DVDs? [more inside]
I am looking for the best in twitter comedy, twitters I can follow that are funny and will make me laugh. I appreciate satire but have a hard time enjoying most "fake celebrity" twitters.
What kind of humor do I like? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a working mirror with all the "I accidentally the whole fleshlight" conversations? [more inside]
Does anyone remember a comedian doing a bit about how his accountant's office was an old Ihop and he wanted to ask his accountant for pancakes? he called the Ihop the Temple of Pancakes and he kept saying "and some pancakes...." [more inside]
Please suggest self-aware romantic comedies. (Rather lengthy explanation sheepishly included.) [more inside]
As a guy with a lot of free time on his hands (Student over the summer), I want to catch up on my comedies. [more inside]
My mom is sick & I want to send her some "laugh out loud funny" movies that are a bit older (think 1965-1995). All ratings ok. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Looking for good, clean comedians. [more inside]
Where do jokes come from? Every day I get a joke via email from a friend. Every once in a while, I hear a great joke at a party or the bar. Where do these things originate? Do most of them start out as a bit from a professional comedian? Are there people who are professional joke writers? Do jokes evolve from anecdotes that had been embellished over the years?
Asking for a friend: Looking for a movie or tv show that deals with investing in a comedic way. [more inside]
Are there any funny right-wing comedians? [more inside]
Where did the theme music to the radio show Paradise Lost in Space, which aired recently on BBC7, come from? It sounds familiar, and I would like to obtain a copy.