Posted with tags Conan
, Reggie Watts
, Billy Gibbons
, ZZ Top
, Marc Maron
on 7/22/2014 1:00:07 PM by DannyMoney
Here is an excellent performance by Reggie Watts. He's singing about a horse on Conan. Really showing off his pipes on this one. Sometimes it's tough to tell what his voice really sounds like with all of the sound manipulation he puts on it, but there is nothing in doubt here: beautiful. Just beautiful. Tender. Emotive. Sexual. Sexual? Eh, not sexual.
But the best part of this video is that Billy Gibbons is playing guitar! Billy Gibbons! Legendary guitarist and lead singer of ZZ Top. I love that man and band. And if you don't know anything about ZZ Top but are interested in comedy, listen to Billy on WTF with Marc Marcon. A great interview - do it up!
Posted with tags fourth of july
, independence day
, jet pack fail
on 7/4/2014 8:00:00 AM by DannyMoney
And your Fourth of July starts right now! Let's celebrate America's independence with the newest, boldest symbol of American freedom, the viral video. That one above is my all-time favorite: three years and I still laugh at that doof in the jet pack.
So have a great weekend everyone, and see you back here on Monday for more righteous comedy. Have a hot dog, won't ya!?
Posted with tags filling in due to murder
on 7/1/2014 7:00:00 AM by Daniel "The Hammer" Chelemer
Besides being the name for more than a couple country songs, the phrase "timing is everything" has been used as a mantra for relationships, cooking, and more aptly, comedy. Unfortunately, newscaster Ken Bastida didn't get the memo, and moves immediately from introducing himself to the opening headline for a news story. With some editing, we get this short, sweet clip. If ever there was an advertisement for the dramatic pause, this would be it.
Posted with tags Paul Rudd
, Daivd Wain
on 6/27/2014 3:00:00 PM by Daniel "The Hammer" Chelemer
Everything David Wain touches is comedy gold from start to finish. Cult favorite Wet Hot American Summer has just had its prequel confirmed in this interview from Esquire, but it's important to remember that David Wain's romp of a rom-com They Came Together - a satirical masterpiece - is out today in select theaters and on-demand. Watching Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler giggle and stumble through the story of their "crazy" relationship is exactly how I want to kick off my summer, because who isn't ready for a real, honest, accurate look at modern love?
Posted with tags comedy central roast
, Jeffrey Ross
on 6/25/2014 12:00:00 PM by DannyMoney
Oh dear me. Here is an hour long supercut of the best moments from each and every Comedy Central Roast, from 2003-2014. The person who put this together is doing god's work, that's all I can say. Wow, what a journey Jeffrey Ross has been on!
And by the way THIS IS UNCENSORED so, you know, watch it.
Posted with tags Poking a Dead Frog
, Mike Sacks
, Richard Littler
, The Shining
, comedy books
, comedy writing
, comedy writers
, Amy Poehler
, Patton Oswalt
, Marc Maron
, Mel Brooks
on 6/23/2014 3:35:04 PM by Guest Writer: Mike Sacks
Five years ago I published a compilation of interviews with comedy writers called And Here’s the Kicker
. Today, my sequel to that 2009 book is being released by Penguin Press. The book is called Poking a Dead Frog: Interviews with Today’s Top Comedy Writers
, and it contains more than 45 all-new conversations with (and advice from) humor writers, including Mel Brooks, Amy Poehler, Roz Chast, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, George Saunders and many more.
One of the themes in this book is how closely comedy is connected with anxiety, as well as depression, obsessiveness and angst. In many ways, comedy is only a few degrees off from horror: both genres hinge on surprise and genres can go very, very bad, very, very quickly. Just ask any comedian who's bombed onstage. Horrifying.
While writing this book, the image of Jack Torrance, the main character in Stephen King's The Shining
, kept coming to mind. A writer, working alone, struggling to produce. Day in and day out. It's a lonely existence, especially if your goal is to make people laugh. In the end, Jack Torrance went mad. Luckily, none of the writers in this new book have gone completely crazy (as of yet), but I liked the idea of creating a book trailer that could have easily been made for a horror movie.
The clip was created by the British illustrator and director Richard Littler
. It's short, but it packs a punch. I hope that it scares the crap out of you. And that you buy my book. Keep on grinnin'.
Posted on 6/16/2014 10:09:10 AM by DannyMoney
I thought this was a good way to honor the World Cup. It boggles my mind that the majority of Americans simply don't care about one of the most exciting sporting events in the world. Sure, I don't watch soccer regularly, but every four years when the Cup rolls around, there is nothing I enjoy more than rooting for the Americans until they blow it early, and just taking it all in.
So this little wordless doc from the New York Times - which is more about kindness than anything else - will be my tribute. We'll have more comedy later, don't you worry! DON'T YOU WORRY YOUR PRETTY LITTLE HEADS! But right now I just wanted to give a little nod to the event that literally the entire world cannot stop talking about, and also single out one man doing a good deed.
Things are getting a little nuts with The Turkeys right now. They're really bring the heat, and let me tell you, it's a really weird heat. In the best possible way. Their newest video, LEON, can be seen above and it's a must watch. Enjoy that, you sick puppy.
Also, below, is a playlist of all their videos. I strongly suggest clicking on it and just going on a ride with The Turkeys. It's really subversive, off-the-wall comedy that you don't see every day. The guys are doing humanity a service by making these videos. Enjoy:
Posted with tags I Am Road Comic
, stand up
on 6/5/2014 7:00:00 AM by DannyMoney
Anything featuring genius comic T.J. Miller is MUST WATCH as far as my friend @WilburnDan and I are concerned. Why do I mention my friend? I mention him because his love of T.J. Miller partly inspires my own love of T.J. Miller, and he is a a funny guy, too. That's it. No gimmicks, no secrets. But if you want to, watch his very hilarious news show HERE and be inspired by my friend.
Posted with tags answerly
, hayley g. hoover
, joseph birdsong
, kristana horner
, answerly book club
, we got next
, daddy knows best
, beth in show
, love me cat
, my damn channel live
, my damn channel live: hangout
, chris & sami present how to live together
, my damn channel
on 4/7/2014 9:22:51 AM by Chris Donahue
What To Look For On My Damn Channel In The Next Week:
Answerly Book Club
, Hayley Hoover
Hayley Hoover is ready to read female authors with you! It's the Answerly Book Club. This month read and discuss The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider!
Join Okay Nate Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for three vlogs a week!!!
T3 Showdown is the World's Only Triple Threat Talent Show. Each week, 3 unsuspecting targets have 1 minute to perform 3 of their best talents.
Self-Help is a new comedy series, created by and starring Danny Abrahms, about inner dialogue brought to life. Danny plays both the patient and therapist of his mind as he deals with the transition to independence and adulthood... Only problem is the patient has no grip of responsibility and the therapist completely lacks professional qualifications.
Beth in Show
Last week, Beth showed us her new tattoo
! Catch up with her every Tuesday and Thursday for tips, advice, and good times!
My Damn Channel LIVE: Hangout
Enjoy some collabs from My Damn Channel hosts and hosts of our favorite channels with each other & with you. This week join OkayNate
and a special guest.
Join members of the improv team Taco Knight as they play movie producers and pitchers in this animated series from Rory Covey.
Answerly Book Club
, Joseph Birdsong
Joseph Birdsong is reading comedy books. This month join him for Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling!
Bill & Sons Towing: Season 2
A comedy about a floundering tow truck company and the challenges it faces after the owner turns the business over to his four thirty-something sons! Catch up on the award winning first season now!
Beth in Show
Join Beth for her second vlog of the week! Literally, anything can happen!
Answerly Book Club
Kristina Horner loves reading Young Adult Novels. This month read and discuss The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black.
It's Friday, Okay Nate is back and being his adorable self!