How can I sound like Old-Timey like Edward G. Robinson? In voice and language, most specifically. [more inside]
posted by santaliqueur
on Jan 2, 2010 -
MovieFilter: I recently watched and enjoyed the film All the Real Girls
. Specifically, I seem to enjoy movies that are: slow, subtle, somewhat funny, southern, romantic and a bit long. Any suggestions for more things to fit this bill, or does this one movie meet all of my needs in a way that no other can? Hopefully helpful side note: I saw Up In The Air tonight, and also enjoyed it, mainly for the same sense of calm and subtlety I liked in ATRG.
posted by broadway bill
on Dec 29, 2009 -
What are some movies, shows, sketches, etc. where amateurs put on a show? Especially comedies, but any genre will help. [more inside]
posted by hellbient
on Dec 1, 2009 -
"I'm not a vegetarian, I eat meat. It's not because I love the taste of meat, it's because I hate cows." Where have I heard this joke before? [more inside]
posted by bunnytricks
on Nov 26, 2009 -
What was the name of the British stop-motion/claymation series that was on Comedy Central about ten years ago, featuring vulgar, working-class type characters?
posted by moorooka
on Oct 24, 2009 -
Can you think of a movie in which a doddering old servant makes his way, at painful and ridiculous low speed, across a room carrying a tray of drinks?
posted by markcmyers
on Oct 4, 2009 -
NameThatMovieFilter: a recent, stupid comedy which includes or is about two dumb cops. [more inside]
posted by splice
on Aug 11, 2009 -
This is easy - I just want the 'TV' version of Steve Martin's 'The Jerk'. So... how do I get it? [more inside]
posted by Bageena
on Jul 11, 2009 -
Lucille Ball plays golf after aborted attempts at other sports....
she and Ethel are jealous of the time lost to Desi and Fred...they take up golf to be with the boys and the boys 'teach' them a silly way of 'playing'...haliarity doth ensue. [more inside]
posted by dawson
on Jul 10, 2009 -
Do you know anything about a (somewhat) Firesign Theatre
-style comedy group called (possibly) Heavy Guns
, who made a recording called (possibly) The Dope on Dope and Dope Dupes
? [more inside]
posted by Kalthare
on Jul 9, 2009 -
Looking for a specific movie about the fall of East Germany-- a comedy (?) where the main character's mother falls into a coma, and during the interim, the Berlin wall falls... [more inside]
posted by zhang.chuck
on Jun 29, 2009 -
"Help me." As an avid fan of MST3K since the early days (Joel all the way), what other shows/shorts out there have a similarly unique blend of comedy, imagination, and fun? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Jun 10, 2009 -
Please tell me the name of this recent British TV comedy series featuring two guys and usually started with their walking down a long white hall and then opening a door and entering into a scene
posted by lometogo
on May 9, 2009 -
I'm looking for well-produced comedy webisode series. "Dorm Life"
is a prime example of a series I like. Mockumentary suggestions are appreciated. [more inside]
posted by mtphoto
on Apr 17, 2009 -
I will be performing a comedy act at theEdinburgh Fringe Festival in August. I need some LOCAL topics (such as Govt. footbal , local controversies. prominent celeb scandals. etc) to work into my act...
my star player is a vile, psycho, homicidal puppet.
Your contributions need not be funny."
Leave that to me.
posted by Palmerpoodles
on Apr 14, 2009 -
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.
posted by ilike
on Mar 23, 2009 -
I'm directing a farce with a bunch of high-schoolers, and would love to give them some movie suggestions to look at for characters. They are pretty classic comic archetypes, but my brain is reeling a bit trying to think of all of them, and though I'd put it out to the hive mind. The only catch is that I can't really suggest any R-Rated movies, because most of them aren't old enough to watch them... [more inside]
posted by rawredmeat
on Mar 13, 2009 -
I want an e-mail or RSS update that tells me all the shows I want to watch that day and give me a brief synopsis of said episode. Is there anything like this out there? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Mar 10, 2009 -
I'm waaaay too serious (please excuse the irony in my even asking this question): What makes for good humor and how can I learn to get better at using it to improve my relationships with other people? [more inside]
posted by SocialArgonaut
on Mar 4, 2009 -
Where does the phrase "wakka wakka," used to punctuate a joke routine, come from? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk
on Feb 10, 2009 -
Way back in the history of the web, when Flash was brand-new, someone did a great version of Terry Bisson's "They're Made Out of Meat" in animated Flash. It was incredibly funny. I've searched for years, but haven't been able to find this version. Anybody know if it's still out there?
posted by zachawry
on Jan 31, 2009 -
How can I find out if a stand-up comedian is currently performing a routine that's different from material on their two recorded albums? [more inside]
posted by machaus
on Jan 28, 2009 -
San Francisco filter: What fun show (preferably theater, but comedy, music, etc. also an option) can I take my brother and his girlfriend to see when they visit this weekend? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo
on Dec 29, 2008 -
Forgotten Radio Show/Proto-Podcast Filter -- I first found these recordings in '99 or '00. I have only hazy memories, but I'm hoping this will jog someone's memory. One program/episode that I recall in some detail was in the form of a traffic report (Possibly called "Fine Day For A Drive) with deadpan descriptions of horrible accidents and such. [more inside]
posted by ekstasis23
on Nov 26, 2008 -
In the mid eighty's there was a comedian that did a piece on godzilla. Basically he acted like a badly dubbed godzilla film with mouth movements out of sync with voice saying "look out" "godzilla's going to trample the city again". Anyone know who he was or remember the sketch?
posted by mefiskiing
on Oct 30, 2008 -
Does anyone know of a working mirror with all the "I accidentally the whole fleshlight" conversations? [more inside]
posted by hobbes
on Oct 29, 2008 -
Just saw Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. I feel like the storyline, (i.e. guy/girl is hung up on his/her good-looking-yet-lame ex, meets a smart cool new person, and ends up rejecting their old flame for said new love interest when old flame gets jealous / comes around too late), has been used plenty to the point of cliche. Problem is, I can't think of any examples! Can anyone give me some? Thanks!
posted by H Carl
on Oct 10, 2008 -
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]
posted by mad_little_monkey
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Prior to '05, I saw a repeat of Premium Blend
which featured a performance by a comedian with a joke about playing opera in her car; she illustrated the hilarity vis-a-vis prejudice by singing a bit of it. Picking up most culture by osmosis, I've long loved whatever the piece was from, but have no idea what it is. Also, she was hilarious and I'd like to find more by her. [more inside]
posted by batmonkey
on Oct 6, 2008 -
Looking for a streaming radio station, or podcast that has upbeat music, funny samples and dj's, so I can laugh first thing in the morning during my morning routine.
But here's the rub, I'm not looking for comedy shows, or vapid commentary. Something a little more tasteful and subtle than your run of the mill morning crap that pollutes the airwaves and makes me depressed about humanity.
posted by parallax7d
on Sep 17, 2008 -
Which theaters offer quality improv classes in the Bay Area?
I'm planning on moving to the Bay Area and am an improv junkie - taking classes concurrently at UCB, iO, Second City, The Groundlings and The WE in Los Angeles.
So far I've only had BATS recommended to me... any others?
posted by ebness86
on Sep 16, 2008 -