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Comedy: Shane Mauss Stand-Up on ‘Conan’

3 May

Comedian Shane Mauss went on Conan to do a 5-minute set and it was hilarious. Mauss talks about why he loves Mexican immigration (which makes him alright with us), why homophobes should be more upset with lesbians, and what he thinks about the government having anything to do with what he does in his bedroom.

Check out his set above.


Download: Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros

30 Apr

Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros album cover

Earlier this month on the Vince Vaughn-hosted episode of SNL appeared a mockumentary clip for “History of Punk” where they give a look at a Sex Pistols-like fictitious Punk band fronted by Fred Armisen. Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros, like the Pistols, had a problem with British authority (like the police and the Queen) but the comical twist here was that on top of all of that, Ian Rubbish (played by Armisen) somehow was actually a fan of the infamous “Iron Lady,” the late Margaret Thatcher. The clip tells the story of Rubbish’s fall from grace thanks to his devotion to Thatcher and making music about her, which is basically the opposite of Punk.

The former British Prime Minister passed away this month and SNL played this little tribute to her, which was a whole lot better than how Britain made “Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead” a hit after learning of her death.

See the SNL clip below. Download the EP here: Continue reading

Kanye West Will Perform on Season Finale of SNL

26 Apr

Kanye WestLooks like we’ll hearing some new Kanye West music very soon as SNL has officially announced Yeezy as a guest performer on May 18th. Be sure to check out the episode with Ben Afflek as the host.


Comedy: First Talent Announcement for TBS Just For Laughs 2013

24 Apr


 We’re glad to announce some of the main acts coming out to Chicago for the TBS Just For Laughs 2013 comedy festival! The Lineup for America’s Biggest Comedy Festival Includes:

Bill Maher (Politically Incorrect, Real Time w/Bill Maher, Religulous)

Seth Meyers (SNL’s Weekend Update and 2011 Correspondents Dinner)

Bob Newhar  (The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart)

David Cross (Arrested Development and Mr. Show)

Nick Swardson (Reno 911, Malibu’s Most Wanted, …Chuck & Larry)

John Hodgman (The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart)

Artie Lange (MADtv, The Artie Lang Show, The Howard Stern Show)

Hannibal Buress (Stand-Up comedian, writer on 30 Rock)

Al Madrigal (The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart)

Maria Bamford (Comedian of Comedy)

Dylan Moran (Yeah,Yeah)

Anjelah Johnson (MADtv)

*Plus the stars of TBS’s Sullivan & Son, truTV’s Impractical Jokers And IFC’s The Whitest Kids U’ Know, with more surprises TBA soon.

Hit the jump to read the full Press Release and read some info on the shows these comedians will bring to the festival and the locations where these will take place. Continue reading

Speakeasy With Jake Johnson (Nick on ‘New Girl’)

22 Apr

New Girl has been a success thanks to Zooey Deschanel’s “Jess” character, Max Greenfield’s “Schmitty,” and of course Jake Johnson’s “Nick Miller.” For the new edition of Made Man’s Speakeasy series, Paul F. Tompkins sits down with Jake Johnson, in which our fellow Chicagoan opens up about his new movie Drinking Buddies, auditioning for New Girl, and having fun on the job.

Much like Alison Brie did in the last video of the series, Jake also took on the task of imitating popular internet memes. He did Grumpy Cat, Strutting Leo, and Trollface. Check that one out below. Continue reading

Video: “The Simpsons” Writers Reunion on Serious Jibber-Jabber w/ Conan O’Brien

18 Apr

Conan O’Brien has finally published this gem… Conan invited Simpsons writers Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Jay Kogen and Jeff Martin for his latest edition of his series Serious Jibber-Jabber. This was a mini reunion since Conan himself was a writer in the early days of the legendary animated show, and they talked about the early days of the show, their approach to writing for it, their favorite characters to write for, and tell great stories about some of the celebrity guests (Bob Hope, Liz Taylor, Michael Jackson) that appeared on The Simpsons back then.

This may not get too many views and few will sit through the entire 80-minute video (I did) but this is up simply because it’s awesome. For fans of The Simpsons, the world of comedy, and the process and history behind legendary works in entertainment, this is gold.

FakeShoreDrive Feature: Getting to Know Vita-Morte and dope.boy.magic

17 Apr

FakeShoreDrive did a dope little interview with the geniuses behind Vita-Morte and dope.boy.magic. Check it out above.

“Interview by Leland Bonner (LelandBfresh). Shot and edited by FrameLab Films.”

“For the third installment of our Getting To Know series, we caught up with the brains behind two of Chicago’s favorite brands: Vita-Morte & dope.boy.magic. You’ve likely spotted Terrell Jones and Joe Freshgoods around the city at various events, but you probably didn’t know that they’re behind some of your most cherished apparel in your closet. From weekly events like Feed The Homies and Project Fun, these two know how to keep the good times rollin’ and keep us fresh at the same damn time (yes, a pun was intended).

In this interview, we get acquainted with both Terrell and Joe. They touch on everything from how they met, how both brands got started, and a few other topics. Tune in above.”


Speakeasy with Alison Brie

15 Apr

Remember how I said earlier that we love Alison Brie? Well here’s more reasons to continue doing so… The Mad Men and Community star sat down with Paul F. Tompkins to talk about playing those two very different characters in each of the shows, whether she relates Trudy or Annie the most, how she was still pretty cool in h.s. despite playing Dungeons and Dragons, being a fan of watching her own work, and her short run at acting in Soap Operas. See the full interview above.

Below you’ll find more examples to why Alison Brie is just plain awesome. Continue reading

The Simpsons Breaking Bad Couch Gag

12 Apr

The “couch gag” has been a staple of the animated show, The Simpsons. The new episode of The Simpsons will feature a special couch gag, spoofing the hit show Breaking Bad and its special blue crystal meth. In the Simpsons version, instead of getting Springfield all methed up, Marge is cooking up some mean batches of special blue cupcakes while “Crystal Blue Persuasion” by Tommy James and the Shondells.

(Rolling Stone)

NBC’s ‘Community’ Holds Greendale GIF-A-Thon!

11 Apr

(Photo: Tumblr- Community)

This goes out to all Human Beings, Delta Cubes… and Vicki… If one thing’s for certain is that we love the show Community (quite possibly the greatest comedy show of our generation).

Tonight, Thursday, April 11 marks the show’s first ever Greendale GIF-A-Thon! From 8pm EST to 2am EST, watch their new episode, “Intro to Felt Surrogacy,” LIVE and create and share your GIFs from the episode on Tumblr. They will then pick their favorites to win the biggest prize since Priority Registration! (which is not technically a thing they can do) Continue reading