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Ohhh. Made in Britain! [/moss]

Recommend me some British comedy, please. [more inside]
posted by jtron on Jan 22, 2008 - 86 answers

Play it again, Sam! Uh... Sam? Where'd Sam go?

Where would I look/advertise to find a improvisational keyboard player for an improv group in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by Shecky on Jan 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me id some random comedy heard on Sirius

I am trying to find the name of the comedian and what album the bit I heard on the radio was from. We were listening to the Foxhole on Sirius, and it was either a real or scripted prank call. The comedian was calling a young woman's father and asking permission to go away with her for the weekend. He kept calling the dad "playa" and mentioning that he was 47. It kind of spins out of control and he threatens to go fight the man? Any ideas would be appreciated.
posted by jules1651 on Dec 28, 2007 - 2 answers

Vegas shows advice please

Recommendations of shows in Las Vegas, for two people in mid-20s. Looking for a few to see and for advice on how to get tickets for cheap if possible. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by bread-eater on Dec 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Comedic writer wants a shot

How to get started writing comedically? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Dec 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Did people really use ice packs?

In older films, ill people are sometimes shown with an ice pack on their head. Presumably to bring down a fever? Did people really do this back then, or is the ice pack merely a comedic signifier?
posted by R. Mutt on Dec 18, 2007 - 18 answers

"Die by trout stick" ?

Fifteen years ago, I saw a sketch on Comedy Central about depression-era fish farmers, in which one farmer stabbed the other with a fish stick, while screaming "Die by trout-stick!" What show was this? [more inside]
posted by mumkin on Dec 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Titus Andronicus; The Comedy

A number of years ago I witnessed a comedic reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, a decidedly non-comedic play. Can anybody direct me to more information on this version of the play? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Nov 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Who is this funny guy?

Help me figure out the name of a comedian I saw in NYC...last December. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Nov 10, 2007 - 5 answers

We have to talk about what happened last night at Kenneth's party

What exactly is ironic about listening to Schubert while viewing Canadian pornography? [more inside]
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Nov 9, 2007 - 19 answers

Who was Rhodo the Monster?

I've had this little song stuck in my head for decades. I think it was the title song to a recurring sketch on a radio comedy show, possibly Ducksbreath Mystery Theater, but I haven't been able to google up any evidence that I didn't just imagine the whole thing. Do you have any more information about Rhodo the Monster from Outer Space? [more inside]
posted by moonmilk on Nov 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Videos of stand-up comedy...can I subscribe to something?

Is there somewhere I can download (for later viewing) videos of popular stand-up comedians? Legally? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Sep 28, 2007 - 7 answers

Need more Daily Show from More 4

Is there any rhyme or reason to More 4's scheduling of The Daily Show in the UK? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Sep 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Comedy Skit About Tequila

Some time ago a colleague (now left the firm) sent me an mp3 file of a comedy skit about drinking different types of alcohol from the point of view of the "stomach" of the person drinking. It ended with the person drinking "tequila" and the voice over had some very funny Mexican-type dialogs. My Googling skills have failed me. Can someone recall this comedy skit and where I might find it? Cheers :-)
posted by vac2003 on Sep 28, 2007 - 6 answers

More Flight of the Conchords

Help me find more music like Flight of the Conchords and Tenacious D. [more inside]
posted by brain_drain on Sep 20, 2007 - 33 answers

My brain refuses to give up the goods

Need a movie id. I saw it in the 80's and the plot was that the U.S.S.R. had created an "Anytown, USA" and kidnapped some americans to populate it with to study/observe. I thought it was titled "Back in the U.S.S.R." but alas the one on IMDB is not it.
posted by zap rowsdower on Sep 13, 2007 - 8 answers

Mister Blankey McBlankerton

My most frivolous AskMe ever: OK you Smarty McSmartertons... Where did that type of "name" start. You know... "Mister Blanky McBlankerton." Our upstairs neighbor was bring heavy-footed yesterday, and I was talking to my daughter about it. I referred to him as "Mister Stompy McStomperton." I've heard that kind of thing more and more lately. Where did it originate? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Aug 30, 2007 - 48 answers

Who played the outraged author in "The King of Comedy" and was he really an author or scammer like Rupert?

Who played the outraged author in "The King of Comedy" and was he really an author or was he a scammer like Rupert? [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Aug 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Comedyfilter: King of France swearing sketch?

Am I insane? I remember seeing a funny sketch comedy clip and the subject was a dad at the breakfast table verbally wailing on his family members using swear words that were all The-King-of-France related -- but I can't find any reference to it. I distinctly remember Kids in the Hall members, too. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Aug 24, 2007 - 8 answers

Earning Quotes from Quirky Comedians

How can I get B-List Celebrities to give me a quote for the back of my book? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2007 - 15 answers

Hat smashing movie and tv clips?

Can anyone point me towards movie or tv clips that involve punching someone in the face through a straw boater held up in front of them or any other comedic hat smashing? [more inside]
posted by Ohdemah on Aug 8, 2007 - 12 answers

Where can I find the David Cross interview

where can i hear/watch a copy of the David Cross interview "Comedy Isn't Pretty"? I heard about it from this article about Michael Cera 'Cera said he carries in his bag an interview with David Cross, one of his many comedy mentors and a fellow actor in "Arrested Development." Headlined "Comedy Isn't Pretty," the interview features Cross "talking about how not enough people are willing to look foolish these days," Cera said. "That really had a big message to me. You can't have any shame."'
posted by k7lim on Aug 6, 2007 - 3 answers

Waaaah-wuuuuh sound?

There is a sound often played when a character in a comedy does something stupid. I don't know what this is called and am hoping someone can tell me. Here's an example: In an episode of The Simpsons, Homer attempts to expose a plot to move the Isotopes to Alberquerque. He brings the media in to show them the closet full of merchandise that will reveal the conspiracy. When they walk in, they see a man dressed like a beatnik with a trumpet and some kind of cover. He plays the trumpet and it produces a ... waaaaah-wuuuuuh I've always wanted to know the name of that sound. I'd love to find examples online. It is perhaps my favorite sound ever. ;-)
posted by tcv on Aug 3, 2007 - 22 answers

Is there life after 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry'?

In light of the horrendously awful "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry," are there any GOOD (i.e. both funny and non-homophobic) comedies about straight people either having to pretend they're gay or, more generally, about straight people slowly but surely letting go of their prejudices towards LGBT people? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jul 19, 2007 - 43 answers

I want to laugh my fool head off.

As a guy with a lot of free time on his hands (Student over the summer), I want to catch up on my comedies. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Jul 2, 2007 - 47 answers

Wanted: information about this show.

I'm trying to find out the name of a British comedy show I saw on PBS once, but I only have a few details about it. [more inside]
posted by phaded on Jun 28, 2007 - 6 answers


Female Buddy Comedy Filter: Please help me shop for an 11-year-old girl who loves female slapstick comedy. [more inside]
posted by dogmom on Jun 21, 2007 - 26 answers

Funny Feature Films From '65-'95

My mom is sick & I want to send her some "laugh out loud funny" movies that are a bit older (think 1965-1995). All ratings ok. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by eli_d on Jun 8, 2007 - 48 answers

Good thing I didn't tell him about the dirty knife

I need comdey bits similar to Monty Pythons Dirty Fork Sketch [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Jun 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Looking for clean Comedy...

Looking for good, clean comedians. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Jun 4, 2007 - 35 answers

Need a funny one-act play to perform at family gathering

One-act play: I'm looking for a funny, perhaps topical, and maybe edgy one-act play for my family members to read as part of a family gathering. [more inside]
posted by charris5005 on May 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Internet Television

Looking for suggestions for comedy web-series. [more inside]
posted by god particle on May 29, 2007 - 12 answers

So this MeFite walks into a bar

Where do jokes come from? Every day I get a joke via email from a friend. Every once in a while, I hear a great joke at a party or the bar. Where do these things originate? Do most of them start out as a bit from a professional comedian? Are there people who are professional joke writers? Do jokes evolve from anecdotes that had been embellished over the years?
posted by jasondigitized on May 24, 2007 - 21 answers

Where do laugh tracks come from?

Where do "laugh tracks" come from? Are they recorded especially or stolen from a genuine performance? Would it be possible to track laugh tracks in the same way that, for example, the Wilhelm Scream has been?
posted by twine42 on Apr 30, 2007 - 14 answers

Shut up you f*cking baby

Does anyone know where I can find out what David Cross has been up to and any new projects he has? I can't find any links for a website of his that's up to date. I'm more interested in his stand-up shows and/or comedy albums rather than acting roles (IMDB).
posted by mgrimm on Apr 21, 2007 - 5 answers

What movie am I thinking of?

So there's this movie that I saw when I was a kid, but don't know what it was called... [more inside]
posted by kisch mokusch on Apr 2, 2007 - 4 answers

Doubly awesome

comedyfilter: So, a question about double acts . [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Mar 14, 2007 - 23 answers

Funny movies dealing with investments...

Asking for a friend: Looking for a movie or tv show that deals with investing in a comedic way. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Jan 18, 2007 - 16 answers

Sitcoms without the laughter

Are there videos of typical sitcoms that use canned laughter without the laugh track? [more inside]
posted by destro on Dec 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Popular expat American actors?

Are there any popular American actors/actresses that do mostly productions not targeted for Americans? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Dec 22, 2006 - 26 answers

Is 'proof, if proof be need be' a Chris Morris coinage, or a real phrase?

Is the phrase 'proof, if proof be need be' a Chris Morris coinage? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Nov 3, 2006 - 16 answers

What movie director is Bob Odenkirk imitating?

What Hollywood director is Bob Odenkirk imitating in this skit? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Oct 24, 2006 - 5 answers

Name that show.

Name that comedy stage show. [more inside]
posted by creeky on Oct 7, 2006 - 1 answer

Bring the funny

Who are the best stand-up comics working today? [more inside]
posted by Optamystic on Oct 6, 2006 - 45 answers

Who wrote this comic barbershop quartet song?

Who is the 'artist' behind a comedy barbershop quartet song, in which the opening goes through various cliches about how to deal with problems in life, and the answer/chorus is... (more inside) [more inside]
posted by jrengreen on Sep 21, 2006 - 4 answers

Audio Comedy Commendations

Audio Comedy; looking for new comics I may not have heard of and some downloadable comedy on the web (along the lines of Hicks, Sadowitz, Lee and Herring et al). As always, [more inside]
posted by Gratishades on Sep 20, 2006 - 17 answers

Help me locate an episode of Reeves & Mortimer

Help me find a particular episode of a Reeves & Mortimer show. [more inside]
posted by daveyt on Sep 15, 2006 - 2 answers

Name that book ;)

Help me find the title of a book! [more inside]
posted by irishkitten on Aug 31, 2006 - 2 answers

Andy Sansone on Letterman

Anyone know where I can find a clip of Andy Sansone attempting to perform on The Late Show with David Letterman on August 21, 2006? I thought it would be easy to find on YouTube or Google Video after my hearing he had flubbed his routine, threw down the microphone and walked off stage. [more inside]
posted by boost ventilator on Aug 24, 2006 - 5 answers

What happened to Triumph vs. Eminem???

Triumph vs. Eminem? [more inside]
posted by mad_little_monkey on Aug 20, 2006 - 8 answers

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