If you’re going to follow anyone on Vine these days, make sure its former MADtv star Will Sasso.
Sasso is obviously a funny man and is probably one of the few people who can use Vine to their full advantage. I mean, have you seen Vine Peek? Nine out of ten videos are bored teenagers filming themselves in the cafeteria (we already know what bad cafeteria food looks like so please, get off my internet).
Anyways, Sasso has an ongoing lemon sight gag that only he could make enjoyable. Thankfully, some genius put them all together for our amusement.
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I’ve heard that Russians are good at holding their liquor but I’ve never heard that they have a knack for instilling fear in people.
Comedian Dan Soder thinks that Russians are scary, so scary that he would rather stay lost than ask for directions. Hilariously enough, Soder’s fear has brought him a new revelation: If he’s ever in a sticky situation, he’ll pretend to be Russian to scare people off. This is a fool proof plan, because everyone is afraid of Russians…right?
Maybe not. I’m not sure pretending to be Russian will prevent you from getting mugged or roughed up, but maybe it will work for Soder. He does have the Russian accent down pat.
My favourite part of this act is when he tries to explain how the whole scenario would play out if two guys came up to him and he pretended to be Russian to avoid conflict:
“Yo man, you know what neighbourhood your in?”
(Cue spot on Russian accent)”You think this bad neighbourhood?”
I think his next stand up act should just be him speaking in a Russian accent. I could see it now. ”I am funny… yes?”
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These past few years have belonged to Rebel Wilson’s growing film career, and we are just going along for the ride. Over the past few years Wilson has had us peeing ourself laughing in Bridemaids, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Struck By Lightning, and obviously Pitch Perfect.
I feel like Fat Amy is this year’s icon. I haven’t seen a movie this gif-able, as frequently blogged about and as casually quoted since Mean Girl because let’s be honest, we all have some Amy in us. If Rebel Wilson was here, I am sure she would have make a dirty joke about that previous statement.
I hope Rebel Wilson’s career lasts a very long time because I can’t help but smile when she’s on the screen. She is the epitome of a scene stealer. The greatest thing about her is her improv. Most of the time, we weren’t always laughing at the writers’ beloved jokes. We were instead laughing at her own comedic genius. For example, while Chris Colfer DID write the lines, “Bitch fork” and “Bite me, hobbit,” he did not write the hilarious “we will spread that shit like nutella” in Struck By Lightning. The movie was brilliant as is, but Wilson brought a little darkness to the small comedy.
Sorry Lena Dunham, but I think Rebel Wilson is the voice of this generation. I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t think Rebel Wilson is the most hysterical person to grace Young Hollywood. It’s because of her that people watch Pitch Perfect on a constant basis.
My favourite thing about Rebel Wilson is how she is funny on- and off-screen. There is nothing not to love about this woman, and her co-stars have only great things to say about her. I have made the official decision that she and I need to be best friends… So Rebel, if you ever read this, fly me over to L.A. and we should get a few drinks together. Sounds good?
See Rebel Wilson’s greatest moments below
Pitch Perfect: “Fat Amy”
I totally understand looong, boring commutes because it takes me longer than an hour to get to work everyday — by car, then subway, then bus (BOO). If this beatboxing, comedian was on board, maybe it wouldn’t feel so damn long. The talented New Yorker impressed subway riders with his realistic impressions of everyone from conductors to Darth Vader. He claims he used to be a subway announcer but was fired because of his crazy antics. The subway riders looked like they were trying to avoid him at first but by the end, they broke into fits of giggles.
At first I wasn’t sure why this guy had to run on a treadmill to do an impression of a “really, really nice guy.” But as he started running faster and faster, I suddenly got it. He reminded me so much of the awkward boys I knew in high school.
So next time you see a nice guy running after you because you dropped something, make sure you stop and give him the time. Not only will he not fall over and hurt himself, he might just end up being your new BFF.
Looks like Aziz Ansari is pretty excited to watch the upcoming film “G.I Joe: Retaliation”. As the trailer was released online Tuesday, the comedian entertained his followers on Twitter to share his reactions.
With lines like: “WHAT?!! The President is the bad guy!! THE ROCK vs. THE PRESIDENT!! YES!!” and “Swords! Rock climbing! Ninjas! This shit is nuts y’allllll!!!”, it is safe to say that Ansari is hyped to see the movie.
Here is the order of his liveblogging:
Are you just as excited?
Be the judge and watch the trailer yourselves!
It was a dark and cold night in Toronto and all Batman wanted was a snack. But why do they make those packets so freaking hard to open? Luckily there were some good samaritans wandering around at midnight to help him out… usually in exchange for a photo.
Not to ruin the illusion or anything, but Batman is in fact Alex Brovedani, and he’s a stand-up comedian who grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario. He first wore batman’s cape on Halloween and has since taken to the streets with his deep, throaty voice. [Source]
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Let us introduce you to Zay Zay – the 5 year old comedian. Zay Zay claims to be the youngest comedian in the world (and he might be) and Zay Zay is nice enough to share his view on the world.
His act focuses on being a black kid growing up, and the sh*t his parents say to him. He’s definitely cute and he is actually pretty funny.
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan went on anti-gay tirade during a comedy show in Nashville, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Kevin Rogers, who attended the show, claims Morgan said he would “pull out a knife and stab” his son if he were gay. Here’s what he said of the incident:
“I have very thick skin when it comes to humor; I can dish and I can take,” Rogers wrote. “What I can’t take is when Mr. Morgan took it upon himself to mention about how he feels all this gay shit was crazy and that women are a gift from God and that ‘Born this Way’ is bulls-it, gay is a choice, and the reason he knows this is exactly because ‘God don’t make no mistakes’ (referring to God not making someone gay cause that would be a mistake).”
“He said that there is no way a woman could love and have sexual desire for another woman, that’s just a woman pretending because she hates a f–king man. He took time to visit the bullshit of this bullying stuff and informed us that the gays needed to quit being pussies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying.”
Morgan also added that “gay was something kids learn from the media and programming,” says Rogers.
Rogers says about 10-15 people walked out of the show, but he forced himself to stay because “I knew if I got up … he won. He wanted to piss people off and get a rise. … I’m not angry … just very very, very disappointed.”
A rep for Ryman Auditorim, where the show took place, said in a statement: “The Ryman Auditorium regrets that people were offended by statements made by Tracy Morgan during his June 3 appearance. The Ryman does not control the content presented by people appearing on its stage, nor does it endorse any of the views of, or statements made by, such persons.”
Morgan has also released a statement today, reading:
“I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville,” he said. “I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others. While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.”
I think he’s dug himself a nice hole, and it will take a long time to get out of it. This kind of humour is simply unacceptable, joking or not.
John Cleese is writing his memoirs to fund a nasty divorce settlement, reports CTV.
The ‘Monty Python’ actor and comedian is writing a book in order to help fund his £12.2 million divorce settlement from third wife Alyce Faye Eichelberger.
The book, to be titled ‘The Maintenance Memoirs,’ will be written by John with an official biographer, with them each taking it in turns to write a page. The book is thought to be able to command an advance of around £2 million from potential publishers.
Cleese told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “I don’t think anybody’s ever done one like this. I’d been putting it off – partly because I was too busy, and also because it was too difficult trying to remember things.”
The 71-year-old star has previously said he needs to earn about £1 million a year to pay off the settlement and he is currently on a comedy tour of the U.K., dubbed ‘The Alimony Tour,’ which finishes on July 2.
That has to suck. Working just to pay off a divorce? Cleese must be worth a hell of a lot or must have done something really bad, because the ex-wife seems to be getting a lot of money out of this.
Hopefully the book makes all that money and more, so he actually gets something out of writing it.
Chelsea Handler may bring the laughs on stage, but the comedian is now set to appear in a dramatic film role, reports E Online.
It is reported that the ‘Chelsea Lately’ star will take on the dark role of a restless housewife in the adaptation of Eric Bogosian’s 2001 novel, Mall.
Handler’s castmates include ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ star Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays a ‘voyeuristic businessman’ and is also producing the film with partner Erika Hampson and Sam Maydew.
“This film will be a comment on social violence,” D’Onofrio said in a statement. “It begins as a man walks through the front door of a suburban mall armed to the teeth, causing five strangers to embark on a night that will change them forever. As the bullets fly, one teenage boy hurtles through the night on a collision course with the man he will become.”
Joe Hahn of Linkin Park will also unleash his directing debut in this movie, and Bogosian will make a cameo as a store owner.
Wow – I love Handler, but I never saw this coming. It’s a pleasant surprise though, I think she’ll do great in this. She’s obviously shown she has the acting capabilities before, appearing on ‘In The Motherhood’ and always doing comedy sketches on ‘After Lately.’ Can’t wait to see this, I’m a huge fan!
Comedian Greg Giraldo was hospitalized yesterday for an overdose but it was not a suicide attempt, reports TMZ.
The comedian known for his “Celebrity Roast” appearances was taken to a hospital in New Brunswick, NJ after being found by a friend. He apparently overdosed on prespcritpion medication.
He remains in hospital in stable condition.
JustJared has confirmed the death with Martin’s manager Marc Gurvitz. The cause of death has not been disclosed.
Artie Lange has been missing from The Howard Stern Radio Show since early December, and now it seems things are getting worse. E! Online reports that the radio comedian has been hospitalized in New Jersey for undisclosed reasons.
“We can confirm that Artie is in the hospital,” Lange’s camp said in a statement. “Artie has chosen to keep all information on this matter between him and his doctor. There will be no further comment.”
Russell Peters has found a new BFF – Edmonton comedian Kathleen McGee.
You know you’re funny when Russell Peters handpicks you from a roster of Canada’s top aspiring comics to open his next Canadian tour. Kathleen McGee, a comedian from Edmonton, Alta., was Peters’ choice from The SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Russel Peters’ Search for Canada’s BFF (Best Funny Five).
“I watched all the entries – not just the top 10,” Peters said. “I wanted to make sure that I found someone who made me laugh, and Kathleen made me laugh.”
Videos from thousands of comedians nationwide were submitted to the contest in the hopes of making Peters’ top 10, which aired on CTV’s The Comedy Network this October. McGee’s five-minute sketch came out on top, earning her the opening slot at one of Peters’ tour stops in 2010.
At andPOP we are all about creating efficient interviews that get straight to the point. In that spirit here is our interview with Chris Rock after the Toronto premiere of Good Hair.
It looks like Paris Hilton isn’t the only one on a nation-wide search for a new BFF. But this time, don’t count on any input from Tinkerbell.
SIRIUS Canada announced in a press release yesterday that Canadian comic Russell Peters was in partnership with the satellite radio company to find Canada’s next big stand-up comedian. SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Russell Peters’ Search for Canada’s BFF (“BFF,” in this case standing for, ”Best Funny Five”), is a national talent search to find the Canadian amateur stand-up comedian with the best five-minute set.
The winner will receive the opportunity to open with their five-minute act for Peters on his upcoming North American tour. The winning comedian will also receive a $2,500 “appearance fee,” travel and accommodation for two, VIP backstage treatment, and the chance to hang out with Peters before the show.
Apparently Ben Stiller is trying to get huge with Twitter and is trying to Mooch Ryan Seacrest. See below for proof:
This summer, Sacha Baron Cohen returns to theatres with Brüno. Surprisingly, there have been nearly no successful attempts to take on reality comedy appetite Cohen helped bring into the mainstream.
From a Friendly Goth to the infomercial host Fibre Man, Canadian comedian Paul Telner has soared to becoming one of the most popular Canadian comedians online.
Paul also stars in hidden camera pranks under the brand name of Apauled, which first aired on U.S. cable network G4 TV. Each episode monthly has Paul failing at different jobs out in front of the unsuspecting public.
Another element of the Paul Telner experience is the behind-the-scenes of Paul’s world as he and his crew pulls pranks on the public, and each other.
Bernie Mac was remembered by family, friends and thousands of fans at a public memorial, reports E! News. Mac died one week ago from complications with pneumonia at the age of 50.
Some stars to pay tribute to the late actor/comedian were Chris Rock, Rev. Jesse Jackson and actor Samuel L. Jackson – who all delivered emotional speeches.
Mac’s fellow Original Kings of Comedy – Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey and DL Hughley – sat next to each other, breaking down in tears during the service. However, once on stage, the group remembered the Mac Man with funny memories.
“This dude is a very popular guy,” said Cedric. “You know y’all were like ‘let me get four tickets to the funeral!’ He’s still the hottest ticket in town.”
Oprah Winfrey, Senator Barack Obama and Andy Garcia all sent written condolences.