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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

Are the comedy clubs The Stand NYC & The Stand in Edinburgh affiliated?

The Stand has been a long-running comedy club and Edinburgh Fringe Festival venue, first in Edinburgh, Scotland, and with later-opened branches in Glasgow and Newcastle upon Tyne. I noticed that there is now a New York City-based comedy club and restaurant called The Stand NYC. I didn't see any indication on the websites of either club that there was a connection. Is this an example of the use of a trade name in another national jurisdiction?
posted by larrybob on Feb 1, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me find this George Carlin quote about prayer?

Where can I find the George Carlin quote, "Before every football game, both teams pray they'll win. One team always loses." [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Jan 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Help: what SNL skit is my girlfriend talking about?

She is thinking of a skit that's she is pretty sure was on SNL (or maybe another show, like Mad TV) before 2000. The main character was a white guy with mullet-like brown hair who is easily offended. He challenges other guys to fight and acts really cocky, talking smack, but he can't maintain his muscle strength so he starts out trying to punch his opponent in the upper body, but his punches land farther and farther down on the opponent's body until he winds up on the ground. She thinks in one of the skits, he says something like, "Are you calling me a turkey???" He might also call his opponents turkeys. The setting of the skits might be a bar.
posted by reren on Jan 25, 2013 - 6 answers

Rom coms where the love interest is introduced later?

The standard format for a romantic comedy has both key characters introduced very early in the script/movie -- say, in the first ten pages/minutes. I'm looking for examples of romantic comedies where one of the romantic leads is introduced later in the movie. [more inside]
posted by allnamesaretaken on Jan 22, 2013 - 38 answers

I Need Some Relationship Suggestions

I teach an improv workshop from time to time, and one of the most popular games that I created is "Dysfunctional Relationships." [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 on Jan 17, 2013 - 25 answers

Can't place an SNL sketch and it is driving me crazy!

My husband and I are driving ourselves insane and I've come back to AskMeFi after a hiatus because only the hive mind can help. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Jan 7, 2013 - 3 answers

Hell and Choking on a Grape

Where can I watch this skit? I think it's called Satan's Mystique. [more inside]
posted by defmute on Dec 30, 2012 - 1 answer

HAHAHA remember that time when...?

How do I look out for and tell funny personal stories? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Dec 24, 2012 - 11 answers

Can stars also be showrunners?

For TV shows like The Mindy Project or 30 Rock, where the creator is also the star, to what extent is the creator involved in the writing? Do they split the job of showrunner with someone else or are they not in the writer's room at all? If there is a showrunner, at what point in the pitch process does that person usually get hired? [more inside]
posted by matildatakesovertheworld on Dec 11, 2012 - 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 open mics in NYC and Boston?

Are comedy open mics as awful and cringy as music open mics? Can I have some suggestions of good ones in New York City and Boston? At the moment, I just want to be an audience member, with thoughts of maybe getting on stage at some point in the future. [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Dec 5, 2012 - 4 answers

One eyed black scottishmen that love explosives are funny right?

How would you describe the style of humor displayed in team fortress 2? [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Oct 31, 2012 - 14 answers

Which movie is this scene from?

Help me remember which comedy movie has this scene with a clerk who pretends to be deaf, then answers a ringing phone. [more inside]
posted by TreeHugger on Oct 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Funniest debate live tweeters?

Who are the funniest people to follow on Twitter during the presidential debate? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Oct 22, 2012 - 17 answers

Comedy Film About RPGs?

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

At least it's a polite, supportive boys' club...

How do aspiring stand-up comedians who aren't straight white men find success at open mics? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2012 - 25 answers

Wilde Liebe? Or something?

What are the German equivalents of the Savage Lovecast, This American Life or Judge John Hodgman? Doesn't have to be a podcast, but I do need to be able to listen online. [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Oct 4, 2012 - 10 answers

What Would Ainsley Watch?

What is(are) the Republican/conservative/libertarian equivalent(s) of The West Wing ? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Sep 25, 2012 - 38 answers

And in Act Three, it turns out it really isn't lupus after all...

Recommend some good TV series with strong procedural elements that are currently on the air. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Sep 16, 2012 - 44 answers

And then the station pulls away from the train!

What are some films with hilarious sight gags? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Sep 16, 2012 - 40 answers

Finding a comedy site ca. 2001-2 featuring a guy dressed as a robot?

Anyone remember a very old comedy site/blog that featured a guy dressed as a robot staging antics all over Plattsburgh, NY? [more inside]
posted by BJE on Aug 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Short funny stuff.

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]
posted by guster4lovers on Aug 21, 2012 - 23 answers

How do I start being skechy?

What are good resources for someone looking to start writing sketch comedy? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround on Aug 17, 2012 - 4 answers

TV to watch irons go by

I like watching light drama/90s sitcoms while I'm doing chores or want to relax for a bit. I've run out of my favourites, and there's probably a lot of stuff I've missed due to being too young or not staying in enough when they were broadcast. What next? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 16, 2012 - 61 answers

It's OK, I have many XYZ-American friends

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.
posted by demagogue on Aug 12, 2012 - 30 answers

Please suggest a comedy show in Chicago (Second City show is sold out).

Does anyone have a suggestion for a comedy show tomorrow night in Chicago? The Second City show I was interested in is sold out. I am visiting Chicago and tomorrow is my only night to see a show.
posted by hazyspring on Aug 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Funny movies on Netflix

Hilarious movies available right now on Netflix instant. Okay, go. [more inside]
posted by goosechasing on Jul 30, 2012 - 34 answers

What to read after P.G. Wodehouse?

Now that I've worked my way through P.G. Wodehouse (I think, some books have different titles so it is difficult to keep track), what should I read for laughs? I like to read books that are so funny that I laugh out loud. For years, that was P.G. Wodehouse (and Saki). I've now read those novels and stories too many times. I need to leave them for a few years. What should I read now?
posted by Area Man on Jul 15, 2012 - 79 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

What's funny in a box?

Any ideas for presents for a young man who wishes to be a professional stand-up comedian? [more inside]
posted by Clotilde on Jun 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Recommend comedy (in any format) in the style of "Mitchell and Webb"?

Recommend comedy (in any format) in the style of "Mitchell and Webb"? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Jun 5, 2012 - 30 answers

Funny haha or Funny Strange?

I'd like to find some more stand-up comedians that have the kind of humor I like. Preferably people who are currently developing material. [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Jun 2, 2012 - 40 answers

Need help finding a movie title.

Need help finding the title to this movie. Here is what I do know.. It is French, it is in color possibly from the 60s-80s with a better guess it being made in the 70s and I believe it was a comedy. This man girlfriend is unhappy cause they are unable to have a child. They takes kids at a summer camp then the women falls in love with a boy at the camp. A intimate relations ensue between the women and the boy. The family finds out and send boy away to boarding where he is willing abducted to couple. Please Help with identify this title.
posted by Rolandkorn on May 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Who ruined their family's christmas?

Morbid question about Louis CK's statistical analysis of the crowd at last year's Beacon Theater show. [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on May 25, 2012 - 28 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

What comedian did I see in a Comedy Central special?

Help me figure out what blondish, male comedian I saw on a special that aired on Comedy Central in the early 2000s. [more inside]
posted by lankford on May 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Seriously, this is funny?

Are people significantly more likely to laugh at people who have a reputation as being funny? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on May 9, 2012 - 20 answers

Name that comedian...

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

The Working Class Goes To Heaven

Happy May 1, everyone! Movie questions - I'm putting together a film series showing radical comedy about being working class/pink collar/lower-middle-class, mostly drawn from the sixties, seventies and early eighties. Or at least I hope I am - this was inspired by realizing how great 9 to 5 is and a vague memory of seeing reruns of other movies with a similar sensibility on the late show in the late eighties and early nineties. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on May 1, 2012 - 32 answers

Stand up comedy for a ten year old?

I'm looking for stand-up comedy appropriate for a ten year old. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 24, 2012 - 48 answers

Can you name something German?

There's a German, or Austrian comedian that goes around the US in public places dense with pedestrians and asks questions (mock interview style) about Germany, while playing up a euro-german sort of archetype. I have searched to no avail, if anyone could link or send a name it would very appreciated. And, it is so funny if I don't see it I will die. Thanks!
posted by four panels on Apr 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Quirky, intelligent, well made comedies

Movie recommendations - I really liked the movies Kung Fu Hustle and Delhi Belly. What other movies are similar to those two? [more inside]
posted by gt2 on Apr 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Are there stand-up comedy podcasts containing stand-up comedy?

Are there any stand-up comedy podcasts of stand-up comedians performing stand-up comedy? [more inside]
posted by toothless joe on Apr 13, 2012 - 13 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

Stand-up comedy filter: Searching for the name of a comedienne on Sirius XM radio?

Stand-up comedy filter: Searching for the name of a comedienne on Sirius XM radio? Vague descriptions inside. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Apr 1, 2012 - 3 answers

There's gotta be at least one person

There are plenty of male impressionists who impersonate female celebrities/politicians, or who put on a dress to play a female character. Help me find the female comedians who impersonate men. [more inside]
posted by oxfordcomma on Mar 4, 2012 - 27 answers

Squeeze my mind grapes with new TV shows!

What TV series should I watch next on Netflix streaming? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Mar 3, 2012 - 64 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

Write the number dow-uhn

Why the two-syllable pronunciation of "nine" for the telephone? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Feb 24, 2012 - 12 answers

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