Recommend some good TV series with strong procedural elements that are currently on the air. [more inside]
What are some films with hilarious sight gags? [more inside]
Anyone remember a very old comedy site/blog that featured a guy dressed as a robot staging antics all over Plattsburgh, NY? [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]
What are good resources for someone looking to start writing sketch comedy? [more inside]
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]
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.
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.
Hilarious movies available right now on Netflix instant. Okay, go. [more inside]
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?
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]
Any ideas for presents for a young man who wishes to be a professional stand-up comedian? [more inside]
Recommend comedy (in any format) in the style of "Mitchell and Webb"? [more inside]
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]
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.
Morbid question about Louis CK's statistical analysis of the crowd at last year's Beacon Theater show. [more inside]
Where/how can I watch/get a hold of the Canadian comedy "Made In Canada" (a.k.a. "The Industry)? [more inside]
Help me figure out what blondish, male comedian I saw on a special that aired on Comedy Central in the early 2000s. [more inside]
Are people significantly more likely to laugh at people who have a reputation as being funny? [more inside]
Looking for the name of a stand-up comedian... [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for stand-up comedy appropriate for a ten year old. [more inside]
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!
Movie recommendations - I really liked the movies Kung Fu Hustle and Delhi Belly. What other movies are similar to those two? [more inside]
Are there any stand-up comedy podcasts of stand-up comedians performing stand-up comedy? [more inside]
It's the worst movie I've never seen. What is it? [more inside]
Stand-up comedy filter: Searching for the name of a comedienne on Sirius XM radio? Vague descriptions inside. [more inside]
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]
What TV series should I watch next on Netflix streaming? [more inside]
What's the best venue for short humor pieces to further my writing career? [more inside]
Why the two-syllable pronunciation of "nine" for the telephone? [more inside]
Can you direct me to genuinely funny comedic soft-core or hard-core pornographies? Along the lines of naked sitcoms? [more inside]
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.
Are there awesome British podcasts out there I don't know about? [more inside]
Please recommend mindlessly relaxing American sitcoms to me along the lines of How I Met Your Mother, Community, New Girl, Happy Endings etc. I'm currently under massive amounts of stress and these are the only things that help me relax. [more inside]
Does anyone know of any clips available online in the UK of comedy shows/sketches involving bribery? [more inside]
I am interested in clever analyses of contemporary comedy. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Help me compile a small list of movies to watch. Details inside. [more inside]
Can you recommend any good, relatively clean, satirical "true story"/"Biography"-type humor writings, videos, skits, etc about Santa, and/or perhaps other Christmas characters like Rudolph or Frosty? [more inside]
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]
Help me get Paul F. Tompkins tickets for the sold-out Vancouver November 30th show. [more inside]
Looking for insults and jokes for my husbands 40th birthday party. It is a roast. He is a metrosexual, known for wearing pink. He plays golf and is known to get a little angry if he doesn't play well. He also loves poker and again gets angry if he loses. He thinks he has a big head, not conceited, but a physically big head. He comes across as arrogant but he really isn't if you get to know him. Jokes need to be relatively clean ie pg-13. Thanks [more inside]
How do I pitch my comedy Twitter feed as a TV show? [more inside]
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.
What are your favorite comedy films of the past 5 years? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me the name of the sketch from Kids in the Hall in which they do a musical act in the style of old stage shows climbing up stairs and such? The song consisted of people just singing the partsof the song to show how formulaic it was, such as "chorus" and "bridge." If you can find me a video of it, that would be even better.
Please help find more audio comedy for my 8-year-old son. Touchstones: Hitchhiker's Guide, Cosby, Nick Danger. [more inside]
Can you name this 1990s British sketch show? [more inside]
Attention Canadians! I need help identifying a witch/fairly tale movie from the late eighties. [more inside]
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]