• Tim Heidecker will release a Herman Cain-themed music album

    Just when I thought I couldn’t fall in love with Tim Heidecker any more, he slaps me in the face with his genius and I bow at his feet. Over the last week or so, Heidecker has been posting Herman Cain-themed songs on his Tumblr account. “Cain Train” is my personal favorite, though “Lord Cain” is an emotional ballad that really does its job. Today on his Twitter feed (see

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    Video: Conservative comedian makes Down Syndrome joke at Tea Party rally; Sarah Palin seems ok with it

    Comics argue about what makes a joke go “too far.” For some people it’s abortion or religion or Lady Gaga. But for conservative comic Eric Golub, comparing liberals to a child with Down Syndrome is pure gold – and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (a mother to a child with Down Syndrome) doesn’t seem to care. Saturday night, Golub performed at the “Restoring America” rally in Iowa, a gathering

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    Patton Oswalt plays Tom Scharpling in new Ettes music video

    I am a huge music nerd as well as being a comedy nerd, and The Ettes are one of my favorite bands as of late. The Tennessee band is made up of Lindsay “Coco” Hames, Maria “Poni” Silver, and Jeremy “Jem” Cohen – best. nicknames. ever. They’re fun and their sound is awesome and they, apparently, have a killer sense of humor. Their newest album was just released on Aug

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    Nick Cannon, Jim Belushi headed for new network sitcoms

    Two big stories have just popped up in the TV sitcom world today, and I am cautiously optimistic regarding one. One of the shows I have been looking forward to this Fall is Up All Night; starring Will Arnett, Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph. The show centers around a couple with a new baby who struggle to keep their sanity. But because those three aren’t fabulous enough someone has included

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    Veteran comedian Vic Dunlop dies

    It’s rare these days to find a stand-up who is both clean comic and funny. The two seem mutually exclusive in the contemporary comedy scene. Vic Dunlop, for the most part, was one of the few exceptions (one of the clips below is not ultra clean). Known for his prop buggy eyeballs and kind heart Dunlop was a true legend who never stopped loving what he did. A Vietnam War

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    Thomas Lennon, Cathy Shim, Ed Asner and co. urge us to “stop the environment” (Video)

    We’re living in a world full of hippies and “Earth enthusiasts” and I, for one, am sick of them. With their opinions and their “science” and their full-length skirts. Thank goodness for Thomas Lennon, Ben Garant, Cathy Shim, Ed Asner and Mindy Sterling, who remind is in this Funny Or Die exclusive, that Mother Nature is kind of a bitch. Stop The Environment from Ed Asner

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    Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

    It seems every season there’s a sad departure of a comedy series that had potential. Usually it’s a slight bummer but then you find a replacement during that time slot each week and you stop mourning the loss. But a few shows have graced us in the last 15 years who were gone far too soon. Their cancellations bring firey rage to thousands of fans and their one-liners live on

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    Check out Japan’s version of Saturday Night Live

    I would be lying if I said I knew a bunch about the Japanese comedy community. Lying a lot. In fact, when I found out today that Japan just premiered its monthly version of Saturday Night Live, I wasn’t sure what that event meant. And then I watched the opening sequence (check it out below). And then I tripped balls. It’s literally the same opening, including Don Pardo (which I’m

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    Interview: Tim Heidecker of Tim and Eric chats on DVD and more!

    Brilliant, absurdist sketch comedy freaks Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim gave us a fifth season of genius this year and their Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! DVD (out now!) brought even more tender morsels of awkward humor than I could have even imagined. Tim and Eric are an acquired taste. Their Adult Swim staple is filled with endless jokes about child molestation, bodily fluids and physical violence –

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    30 Rock recap: “Respawn” (season 5 finale)

    Sorry that we didn’t have a recap last week, you guys. I was actually in NYC and was too knee-deep in booze while on my vacation. Last week’s episode was great, though. It took us back to the classic dynamics of the characters and was a refreshing return for Tracy Jordan. After last week, I felt relaxed and warm and fuzzy (though it could have been the overpriced booze). Things

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 4

    PORTLAND, OR – Sunday marked the last day of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and though there were fewer shows to attend, I did see some solid comedy to end the weekend. I popped around a lot on Sunday to check out some of the festival’s up-and-coming comics. Mostly I tried to see people whose names I had heard from other comics and attendees. One of my favorites was Sharon Lacey,

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 3

    PORTLAND, OR — I bounced around a lot Saturday night since there was so much good shit. Also – I realized that it only takes me about two minutes of good comedy to fall completely in love with someone. There are four to five comics who I would offer my womb to if they wanted a child right now. It’s problematic. That is not the point. First up on day

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 2

    PORTLAND – Somehow, it’s still sunny in Portland. The Comedy Gods are smiling upon us, you guys. First stop for day two of Bridgetown was Lance Bangs Presents Come Laugh With Us at the Bagdad Theater. The line for this baby was around the block, because the show was packed with talent. Kristen Schaal, Fred Armisen, Jon Daly, Brett Gelman, Mike Lawrence, and of course, director Lance Bangs. First up

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    30 Rock recap: the hour-long 100th episode!

    Hey, guys, I apologize to the few of you who noticed that this recap is posting later than usual … I’m covering the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR and I had to DVR 30 Rock last night – it was like missing my fictional daughter’s ballet recital for my fictional son’s soccer game. PART ONE: So this was the 100th episode of both TGS and 30 Rock. We know

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