Posts Tagged: funny ppl
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Difficult Woman: A Conversation with Julie Klausner

Just like Broad City depicts an unprecedented relationship between underemployed, post-grad twenty-something women, Amy Poehler’s latest producing venture, Difficult People, will portray a new spin on friends in their thirties whose lives turned out different than expected.

The premise behind Difficult People comes from Julie Klausner, who may be best known for her weekly podcast, “How Was Your Week?,” in which she’s interviewed with the likes of Julianne Moore, David Sedaris and Kathleen Hanna. She’s the author of two books, an Upright Citizens Brigade alumna, and has worked on TV series such as Mulaney and her friend Billy Eichner’s hilariously unorthodox game show Billy on the Street. [...]

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Amy Schumer's Appreciation for Sam Cooke, Among Other Things

Amy Schumer's speech at the Gloria Awards and Gala last Thursday night got some deserved pickup over the weekend, because in the space of about 1,900 words the comedian managed to hit on a unique element of female shame that tends to accompany particularly awful adolescent sexual experiences, and to expertly flip the whole thing into a power ballad about learning self-worth and confidence. Oh, and Sam Cooke:

I could feel I was losing myself to this girl in this bed. He stood up and put a new CD on. "Darling, you send me, I know you send me, honest, you do …" I'm [...]

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You're So Bad

We've lost the Broad City broads to the end of Season One, but we've gained back Amy Schumer's Inside Amy Schumer for season two. You've prooobably seen that flawless "Compliments" sketch from the first season, and "I'm So Bad" continues on that particular brand of self-deprecation one-up(wo)manship quite well. Also in the ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-but-seriously genre: A Very Realistic Military Game.

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"Sometimes I'm Just Young"

I'm not walking around feeling black all the time. That would stress me out. It would make me crack. Some days I do feel that pressure of, "What do I mean as a black woman? What am I representing?" It honestly just gives me anxiety. Ultimately, when I deliver something, a lot of times it will be from a black woman's perspective, but other times it will be just from a satirical, goofy perspective. I'm a young correspondent, so sometimes I'm just young. Sometimes I'm just straightforward.

Jessica Williams, the best part of the Daily Show cast these days, talks to Mother Jones about her role on the [...]

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Amy Schumer's Sex Prep

Season 2 of Inside Amy Schumer came to a close Tuesday night, with the episode "Slut Shaming," and the highlights are now available online. Here's "Sex Prep," in which Schumer reacts to a layover booty call by throwing a meatball across the room, quitting her job, and getting approximately 10 different waxing procedures, including something called the "Sphynx Cat." The headlines that haunt her throughout ("Is Your Pussy Too Loose to Hang Out With the Perfect Guy?") are perfect. I also loved The Gab, a parody of The View, and Bridgett Everett's NSFW cabaret number. Amy, we miss you already.

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Consensual Comedy: An Interview with Comedian Heather Gold

Heather Gold is a comedian living in Oakland. She’s shared the stage with (among others) Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho, Bill Irwin, and Judy Gold. She’s best known for her one-woman hit show “I Look Like an Egg, But I Identify as a Cookie”, an “interactive baking comedy” that’s made the rounds in Austin, New York, and most recently played to sold-out audiences in Berkeley. So far she’s baked over 50,000 cookies with audiences.

She also co-hosts the weekly web series Morning Jew with NYC-based comic Katie Halper.

I asked her to talk with me about she’s messing with the hyper-masculine conventions of traditional stand-up [...]

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The Ex of Frankenstein

From UCB comedian Aimée Lutkin, THE EX OF FRANKENSTEIN: "There were all kinds of red flags! All kinds of weird, Freudian shit happening with his creator!" [YouTube]

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A Visit to Los Mangeles

"I think pilot season is when they, like, train airline pilots to, like, be pilots? I don't know, everyone in L.A. keeps talking about it." Our pal Michelle Markowitz is the perfect troll for The Date Report in Los Angeles. [via]

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"Did you know that you are hot?": An Affirmation From Ilana Glazer

This is the latest installment of Chronic Gamer Girl, a perfectly bizarre web series from Broad City's Ilana Glazer. NSFW, as this episode starts out with Glazer naked (but with bars!), delivering a draft for your future daily affirmation: "Did you also know that 100 people within 10 square miles of where you are, right here, right now, would kill to fuck you? Yes, you, Chronic Gamer Girl viewer, you know it!" Hopefully we get more of these to tide us over until the return of Abbi and Ilana.

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Are We Terrorists?

Here is Brain of Terror, a masterful comedy short by actress Kathreen Khavari, who plays 11 different characters contemplating their ethnic identity after a particularly rough Homeland binge. Beware the binge.