• Viral humorists like Megan Amram rise from the Twitter trash heap (Opinion)

    Ten years ago, you could be a comedian without a social media presence. Back in 2008, saying, “Oh, I’m not on Twitter,” or even, “What’s Twitter?” was commonplace. If you can believe it, there were comedians wary of putting their material on the internet for free or worried someone across the country would steal their jokes. But something has changed. While those who achieved celebrity status before the mid-2000s can

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    Megan Amram, Nick Offerman get physical for Funny Or Die (Video)

    Twitter juggernaut and Parks and Recreation writer Megan Amram is getting her science on in this Olivia Newton-John reimagining. To promote her upcoming book, Science…For Her!, Amram reworked the Grease star’s “Physical” into a song about ladies’ battle with science. A recent study reported that women are 45% more likely than men to leave the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) within their first year. One comedian hopes to

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival, day 1: Lance Bangs, Megan Amram, Moshe Kasher and more!

    PORTLAND — The first night of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival featured no references to the craziness that happened in Boston this week nor any of the insanity that was still unfolding. But if there was a prevailing mood that hung over the opening events of this annual celebration of the funny it was a craving for catharsis. And oh did we ever get that. The release valve was kicked open

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    Aisha Tyler, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho part of 10 Sexiest Women in Comedy list

    Thanks to Nerve.com, we here at Laughspin need not rate our favorite female comics by based on their “sexiness.” Although we’ve thought about it, it’s just not in line with what we do, which is to attempt to cover the world of comedy from a journalistic point of view with an emphasis on his or her body of work– not their bodies. But that’s what Nerve’s all about. And that’s

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    The Occasional gives you reason to fall in love with Funny Or Die all over again

    The only reason I buy magazines anymore is so that I can cut out pictures of celebrity bodies and paste my head on them for my inspiration board. So, when I heard Funny or Die had an iPad magazine called The Occasional, I didn’t think it would be of any use to me. Often, when I hear about an iPad magazine, I download it and find out it’s a shortened

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    When comedians write poetry

    Often, the context in which poetry and comedy come together is one of ridicule. Many comedians will poke fun at the unchecked artistic license in being maudlin, depressing, alienating and overly political; these are things that poets are often guilty of. Yet, what’s hardly seen and noticed is funny people actually writing poetry and making it funny. Believe it or not, it does happen and it’s written by some of

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