"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 -
Does anyone remember the UK satellite music-and-comedy channel PlayUK? How about the short cartoons of music stars they used to play? Are they still preserved somewhere on the internet? [more inside]
posted by daisyk
on Sep 8, 2008 -
I need recommendations to find deeply sarcastic and satirical stand-up comedians. [more inside]
posted by madman
on Jul 30, 2008 -
Based on the current influx of questions about stand-up comedians, I've been reminded of a question that has been plaguing me for a while. But unfortunately, I don't have much information.
- Male. 40+ yrs old. Dressed plainly.
- Opened for Lewis Black at the Univ. of Connecticut in the Fall/Winter of 2006 or 2007
- Shtick was borderline psychotic. Like he was extremely angry and ready to snap. Genuinely scared me a little at the beginning. He never really left this personality.
- Worked the crowd a little and even left the stage to walk through the crowd.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
posted by coolin86
on Jul 17, 2008 -
Can you all help me with some summer vacation reading recommendations? I trust your tastes implicitly. Helpful guidelines inside. [more inside]
posted by Otis
on Jul 17, 2008 -
Back in the late 90s, I think in the winter of 1997-8, I saw a stand-up comedian on Conan O'Brien that blew me away but I've never been able to track him down since. I think his name was David Jerusalem. He made jokes about the Olympics and having been a heroin addict. He didn't perform in front of a mic but was interviewed by Conan. I've been trying to find information about this guy for years without success, does my description ring any bells for you? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Jul 15, 2008 -
My improv troupe is looking for ways to publicize our shows, beyond the word-of-mouth and email lists we've been working with so far. As part of this effort, I'm looking for websites with listings and schedules for comedy shows--particularly improv comedy--in the Los Angeles area. Specifically, of course, I'm looking for sites that allow you to post your own listing, or submit it for posting. Any suggestions?
posted by fermion
on Jul 6, 2008 -
Would the diehard Monty Python fans among you please help me find a particular sketch? [more inside]
posted by Rewind
on Jul 2, 2008 -
Help me put together a fun YouTube playlist for a casual small party environment. Funny, short, smart. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Jul 1, 2008 -
Any good internet radio stations that specialize in good stand up comedy? Stuff like Hicks, Carlin, Cosby and Pryor with a mix of good new stuff?
posted by zzazazz
on Jun 20, 2008 -
Please recommend smart British comedies on DVD. I liked As Time Goes By
and am enjoying Cold Feet
- what else should I look for? [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Jun 16, 2008 -
What's the Improv scene in Singapore like? Help me get a more optimistic picture than the one Google provides. [more inside]
posted by WalterMitty
on Jun 5, 2008 -
I have searched YouTube, Google and the MetaFilter archives until my eyes are bugging out of my head, so please forgive me if this has been posted. I'm trying to find a video of the SNL sketch with Steve Martin and Bill Murray, I believe from 1978, "What the hell is that?" Can anyone help?
posted by wv kay in ga
on May 19, 2008 -
Any recommendations for books/articles/whatever about the history of comedy? Specifically 20th century American comedy? [more inside]
posted by MPnonot3
on May 5, 2008 -
Can you think of any comedy sketches or scenes where a single character uses repeated backhanded compliments directed towards others for comedic effect? That is, scenes where the comedy comes from the secondary character not being sure whether they were just insulted or praised and not knowing how to respond. I'm thinking of something along the lines of SNL, Kids in the Hall or Monty Python sketches, but I am open to any such examples.
posted by iamisaid
on Apr 27, 2008 -