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Looking for suggestions on what to watch.

I usually get suggestions from friends on things to watch, but they seem to have run out of things that appeal to me. I like crime drama, horror, SF, and intelligent comedy. Do you have any suggestions? Things that do/don't appeal to me beneath the fold. [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek! on Jun 4, 2014 - 53 answers

You are my only hope, Obi-Mefi-Kenobi

Ok, I'm blowing my question on this because I can't find it and I need to watch it right now. There's a YouTube video of courier typewriter text and voice-over which talks about "A fucked up situation" that the author is recalling. If the title doesn't indicate enough of the video to you, spoilers below the fold to help you find it... because I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on May 11, 2014 - 1 answer

Help Me Replace 'Raising Hope'!

My wife and I watch 4 shows together, Raising Hope, Cougar Town, Archer and Girls. Of the four shows, she is more into Girls than I am (although I love the show) and I am more into Archer than she is (she isn't a first language English speaker and they speak fast, plus references that are impossible for her to understand) but we both love Raising Hope and Cougar Town equally. The problem is that Raising Hope is no more and Cougar Town will likely not continue. What can we watch together? I think we are generally looking for a fairly light comedy with some kind of buddy/family elements. Generally more recent shows preferred, but they don't have to be totally current. Thanks!
posted by Literaryhero on Apr 13, 2014 - 29 answers

What was this Comedy Central series called?

It followed this guy who would talk to his dad sometimes and it was cut together like Jon Benjamin Has a Van. The guy was named something like John Heffman (but that's not it). It was a little like Demitri Martin's show. It's been on within the last four years.
posted by hjo3 on Feb 4, 2014 - 6 answers

I'm looking for some French or Dutch language podcasts

I'm looking for some French or Dutch language podcasts that I can use to practice my comprehension. However, I'm looking for something more like Uhh Yeah Dude, Jordan Jesse Go!, or another "two people talking, being funny, and themselves" type podcast, rather than an NPR type show. Do any shows come to mind?
posted by spacetableleg on Aug 29, 2013 - 2 answers

Yep, Still Sucking Hard

As previously mentioned, my best pal has a really ugly case of ovarian cancer happening right now. The situation is terrible, the outlook grim. But I know how to make her laugh, which is one of my official jobs on Team Sick Friend. But I need more material! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Aug 15, 2013 - 18 answers

This is a long shot

There's a particular comedy actor I've seen in a few movies (which I can't remember) and I'm trying to identify him. I don't have much to go on here but maybe you guys can help. [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Jul 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Why don't I like Arrested Development? Should I try harder?

I've tried. A few times. I just can't get into it. Am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
posted by eric1halfb on May 26, 2013 - 59 answers

What was this (cable?) US/Canadian comedy sketch from the late 80s?

Sometime in the late 80s I saw a comedy sketch on TV which combined all the major world religions into one quasi-rap song (or madrigal-chant). The only parts I remember are "Sister Mary Elizabeth, hit me with a stick!" "Oh by the way, have you been born again?" and "Hare Krishna Hare Rama, here's your cookbook, where's my dollar?" Anyone know what this was? I promise I didn't make it up.
posted by pammeke on May 16, 2013 - 2 answers

ID an old comedy short?

Ah dear hive I asked this five years ago, and have yet to solve it. Here's the deets. [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Apr 9, 2013 - 3 answers

Introducing kids to classic comedy

Can anyone suggest clean, funny classic comedy -- video or audio -- that I can use to introduce my kids to the idea that "funny" doesn't have to be ironic or mean? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Feb 15, 2013 - 47 answers

Pitching Help! (Journalism)

I work as a journalist. However, I only get articles in publications due to my personal relationships with the editor(s). I've never been able to send in an unsolicited pitch and have it accepted. [more inside]
posted by GiveUpNed on Feb 11, 2013 - 8 answers

Sitcom about a former hero and former villain living in suburbia together

Okay, so there was this show (maybe on the USA network?) around 1990-ish, maybe. The premise was that a former superspy/secret-agent/hero had retired to the suburbs, and his former archnemesis moves into the house next door. They're still kind of enemies, but in a Simpsons/Flanders "friendly" way, instead of trying to kill each other like they used to. What is this show? [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Comedy Film About RPGs?

A comedy film about table-top gaming. [more inside]
posted by mikoroshi on Oct 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me find myself, all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I am lost, I am interested in being a positive influence to other people by making them laugh or helping them out with life problems. Need some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Jun 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Where can I watch the show "Made In Canada"?

Where/how can I watch/get a hold of the Canadian comedy "Made In Canada" (a.k.a. "The Industry)? [more inside]
posted by 4midori on May 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Name that comedian...

Looking for the name of a stand-up comedian... [more inside]
posted by GnomeChompsky on May 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me find another crappy movie better lost to the reels of time.

It's the worst movie I've never seen. What is it? [more inside]
posted by pepper bird on Apr 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Best Use of Short, Funny Writing Samples

What's the best venue for short humor pieces to further my writing career? [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Feb 27, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find this parody of "body language" instructional videos

Looking for a viral youtube video that was a parody of "body language" instructional videos. I think it was made by some comedy troupe a few years back. There's a part where they "decode" what people are saying with their body language, e.g. someone waves at someone else and the narrator says, "I am unarmed." And I think there's a part where they show lines coming from someone's crotch and they say, "My penis is powerful!" I think it was pretty popular and had a couple million views, but I cannot for the life of me find it.
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Have you heard the one about the bribe?

Does anyone know of any clips available online in the UK of comedy shows/sketches involving bribery? [more inside]
posted by Mattat on Jan 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Please give me some movies to watch to relieve my boredom

Help me compile a small list of movies to watch. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Angel of Khaos on Jan 4, 2012 - 46 answers

Who said this: If comedians really ran their own show, every sketch would end with a hanging, a dead baby, or an uncomfortable silence.

Who said this: If comedians really ran their own show, every sketch would end with a hanging, a dead baby, or an uncomfortable silence. [more inside]
posted by brownbat on Dec 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Who is this violinist/comedian?

A few years ago I saw a violin comedy bit on a late night talk show. The violinist was making fun of the fact that audiences don't know when to applaud at a symphony because of all the flourishes and false climaxes. (Sorry about the mangled terms, I don't really know music.) He illustrated this on his violin, by playing what sounded like a real classical piece, but one that had multiple endings and kept picking back up right when you were sure it was done. Kind of hard for me to describe without musical jargon, but hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about. Anyone have any idea who this was or where I can find it? I can't seem to find the right Google key words.
posted by Cortes on Oct 13, 2011 - 7 answers

"Ladies and gentlemen, let's get this over with!"

Seeking the hive mind's advice on best practices for running a comedy open mic. Or, maybe I should call it a Mostly Open Mic. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Aug 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Poetry and Goths

I'm looking for a particular comedy poem about goths. [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID on Aug 11, 2011 - 3 answers

How does one intentionally learn (fake/funny/stereotypical) accents?

I'd like to try making a "life goal" out of mastering stereotypical/fake accents... the impeccably snooty Frenchman, the stuck up Brit, redneck American, serious Japanese businessman, and so on. How does one intentionally learn (fake/funny/stereotypical) accents? [more inside]
posted by luciphercolors on Jun 30, 2011 - 34 answers

What are these comedy videos?

There was a series of viral videos of a somewhat rotund boy playing spin the bottle and possibly doing other activities with his toys and possibly some other objects. The kid was actually an adult comedian. I can't for the life of me remember what these were called and can't find them anywhere. I think they were before Youtube. What was the name of the series and where could I find them again?
posted by Authorized User on Jun 11, 2011 - 2 answers

What SCTV sketch is this?

SCTV-filter: In which sketch did Richard Harris (Dave Thomas), after being asked to keep speaking in his loud voice rather than lapse into his insufficiently audible quiet voice [both demonstrated here], say, loudly, "I'll try! But I don't know if I can sustain it!" [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jun 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Comedy is...

Help me identify a quote. In an old Simpsons commentary, Matt Groening was quoting somebody when he said, "Comedy is watching a dumb man think." At least this is what I thought he said. Who originally said this, or something like this? [more inside]
posted by i8ny3x on May 30, 2011 - 4 answers

First stand up gig, what do I need to know?

I have my first stand up gig coming up (10 - 15 minutes) and wanted to know if anyone in the Green knew of any 'must read' articles, pages, books about the subject? I'm also interested in first hand experience stories. [more inside]
posted by Nufkin on May 26, 2011 - 14 answers

Like a sitcom, but in my ears

Scripted comedy podcasts? [more inside]
posted by mumblingmynah on Apr 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Can you identify this film?

Back in the mid 90s I and a friend were up at 4am and saw a comedy so gloriously quirky we couldn't believe we were watching it. It was on TNT or another network that broadcasts back to back B-movies. [more inside]
posted by clarknova on Mar 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Shows like Whose Line

What are some shows like Whose Line is it Anyway? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Mar 13, 2011 - 31 answers

What was this dang movie?

Identify this mid-to-late 80's comedy please! [more inside]
posted by hegemone on Mar 9, 2011 - 3 answers

"I endeavor to give satisfaction, sir."

Your best British comedy suggestions, please. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Feb 5, 2011 - 79 answers

Bra removal champion???

What is this half-remembered VHS tape of very-low-production-values, very short sketches, that my friend and I rented in the mid-to-late 80s? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 5, 2011 - 7 answers

"God damn these electric sex pants!"

What are some shows like Flight of the Conchords and/or The IT Crowd? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Jan 19, 2011 - 40 answers

LIGHTS UP ON A WEBSITE

Best online sketch comedy resources? [more inside]
posted by jweed on Nov 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me find the ending

I'm trying to find a Japanese short film about two guys in a sushi restaurant who try to out-order an older man. There's no dialogue and it was weird and quite funny, finishing with a radioactive wasabi show-down. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Nose hair sketch?

I cannot remember where I saw this comedy sketch. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Oct 11, 2010 - 8 answers

French Movie Name

French Movie Name. I just can't remember the name of that french movie, it's happens entirely in one night in all over Paris. There was a football (soccer) match, some guys were watching it on a TV in the street, the guy or someone near him broke it and they wanted to kill him and the movie went all insane going all over the place and all over Paris with people getting killed all over the place (for what I can remember).
posted by zouhair on Sep 18, 2010 - 5 answers

This sketch is eluding me on about 9 levels

Comedy sketch filter. I'm trying to identify an American TV musical comedy sketch in which a man says something like "X is a whole lot easier to be around now that she's getting it regularly" and a woman responds, "Do you know that that offends me on about 9 different levels?" and then goes into a big musical number explaining the levels. [more inside]
posted by Jasper Fnorde on Aug 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me remember a movie where a woman falls through a table

Movie ID: Help me remember a movie I saw on a plane in the 1980's. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Physical Comedy Filter

How can I be funnier the next few weekends? (Brainstorming!) [more inside]
posted by bovious on Jul 17, 2010 - 9 answers

I know I saw this!

Help remembering comedy skit [more inside]
posted by DieHipsterDie on Jul 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Please complete this joke about psychiatrists

Please complete this joke: A guy goes a psychiatrist. He doesn't say anything during the entire hour. He comes back a week later. Neither one of them says anything. He comes back a third time. Silence right up to the end. Finally, he says . . . something. The psychiatrist responds. And that brings us to the punchline. Which is hilarious. . . I'm sure. [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Jun 27, 2010 - 9 answers

I would trade two Veronica Belmonts for her

Can you identify this female standup comic I saw briefly in the early '90s with a funny, very Southern routine? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Jun 25, 2010 - 4 answers

How to find episodes of the BBC comedy The Thick of It in the US

Where can I find episodes of the hilarious BBC comedy The Thick of It in the US? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Apr 14, 2010 - 10 answers

It was so funny, but never went viral...

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]
posted by 47triple2 on Mar 18, 2010 - 3 answers

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