iTunes | Download (mp3) | RSS | iPhone App We’ve got comedian Brody Stevens, fresh off of his HBO Digital Series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” “Enjoy It!” is a documentary comedy series…
Don’t care for audio-only interviews? Catch the video edition of the DisinfoCast Interview with Lee Camp.
Ask people about Lee Camp, and they’ll compare him to some of comedy’s greats, like George Carlin and Bill Hicks. While those are valid comparisons, Lee has his own voice, a style of politically charged humor that has garnered praise from his fellow comics and the public alike. He is infamous (or famous, depending on who you ask) for his appearance on Fox News in which he described the network “a parade of propaganda and festival of ignorance” live on the air. Through his Moment of Clarity podcasts, live performances and written work, Lee Camp has become a human loudspeaker voicing the too-often quiet frustrations of an increasingly exasperated American public.
Want more Lee? Visit www.LeeCamp.net.
I just arrived in San Diego, and Doug Benson is in my hotel room, accompanied by a film crew. He wants water – cottonmouth – and I don’t want to make a…
[disinfo ed.’s note: this original essay was first published by disinformation on February 20, 2002. Some links may have expired.] “Thank you. How you doing folks? Me too. You gotta bear with me,…
Christina Pazsitzky | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 12
Christina Pazsitzky is a successful stand-up comic, co-host (along with her husband, comedian Tom Segura) of the popular Your Mom’s House podcast, and has been seen on numerous television programs, including Last Comic Standing, Chelsea Lately, and The Smoking Gun Presents: Worlds Dumbest. In this episode of The DisinfoCast, Christina joins host Matt Staggs for a spirited conversation about comedy, vampires, goth music, family dysfunction, and the inherent problems of using terms like “girl comic.”
Despite the fact that it looks like the “miami zombie” may not have even been on bath salts, that still hasn’t stopped the rash of “zombie attack” news stories, nor has it even lessened the attacks of the zombies themselves. From the creators of Gonzomentary, this video is a Public Service Announcement developed to help prepare the youth for the New LSDs that are presently in circulation.
Comedian, actor, writer and podcaster Duncan Trussell (The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, MADtv, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time) joins me for this episode of The DisinfoCast. Trussell talks about his childhood attempt to raise quail from the dead, his experiences as a student of Zen and the ways in which psychedelics are like personal lubricants. When you’re done listening to the show, visit Duncan at www.duncantrussell.com.
Why are comedians the only people brave (or stupid?) enough to stick it to the politicos in Washington, D.C.? Sacha Baron-Cohen’s latest stunt is reported by Al Kamen in the Washington Post:
Invitations have been arriving in mailboxes around Washington for an event that might raise eyebrows even in this invite-overloaded town.
Below an image of the flag of Zimbabwe, the script on the thick-stock paper reads: “President Robert Mugabe and the Ministry of Education, Sport, Art, and Culture invite you to the Premiere of The Dictator.”
That’s the new Sacha Baron Cohen movie in which the funnyman portrays a despot who rules over the fictional African nation of Wadiya. The name alone probably raised a red flag for savvy recipients, who recalled Cohen’s previous antics: He attempted to seduce Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) in the movie “Bruno,” and fed cheese to former Rep. Bob Barr — and later informed the Georgia Republican it was made from breast milk — in “Borat”…
At the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Kimmel “has one real question” for the President (in attendance), at 21:50 in the video below.
“Mr. President, I hope you don’t think I’m out of line here, but marijuana is something that real people care about. The fact that you believe Speaker Boehner when he tells you he still has control of his party leads me to believe that you must be smoking some crazy great weed yourself.”
“This lunatic ‘Clark’ has Adonis DNA in his veins,” —Charlie Sheen “This movie is a complete trainwreck. And I mean that in the best way imaginable.” —Entertainment Weekly Clark: A Gonzomentary explores…
Today is No Pants Subway Ride day, in New York City and around the world, wherever subway (underground) trains are to be found (all sorts of places, not just the obvious ones like London’s Tube and the Paris Metro). Started by comedy group Improv Everywhere, this is what it’s all about:
The No Pants Subway Ride is annual event staged by Improv Everywhere every January in New York City. The mission started as a small prank with seven guys and has grown into an international celebration of silliness, with dozens of cities around the world participating each year. The idea behind No Pants is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants do not behave as if they know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants.
A documentary about Improv Everywhere is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. Here’s the trailer showing how No Pants started:
A future master praising a past (and always remembered) master:
The Office was a hit in England before it became a hit in the States. With the mock-documentary, hand-cam style of filming, Afghanistan is now getting it’s own version entitled The Ministry. Daily Mail reports:
Rather than being set in a Slough paper manufacturing firm, ‘The Ministry’ is based in the war-torn country’s Ministry of Garbage. The mock-documentary has been filmed in exactly the same way as Ricky Gervais’ BBC comedy.
Footage of the characters addressing the camera directly, as if being interviewed, is interspersed with scenes of them apparently going about their working lives. The comedy, which will be broadcast on Afghanistan’s largest commercial television station Tolo TV later this year, features a sleazy manager, a dozy security guard and a man-hating female secretary.
The Grand Master speaks:
The trailer for American: The Bill Hicks Story:
The Aflac duck lost its voice Monday after the insurance giant fired the comedian behind the commercial quack for tweeting jokes about the earthquake and tsunami that has devastated Japan.
The Columbus, Georgia-based company fired Gilbert Gottfried less than an hour after discovering the tweets, according to a news release from Aflac.
“Gilbert’s recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac,” Michael Zunda, the company’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer, said in a statement.
So far, the earthquake and tsunami have left more than 2,400 people dead, and thousands more in shelters or missing. Most of the tweets attributed to Gottfried make light of the natural disaster in either a flippant or sexual manner…
Comedy Central’s February 14, 2011 broadcast of The Colbert Report, ridicules Glenn Beck’s reasoning behind the riots in Egypt. Instead, Colbert links the uprising to King Tut’s missing penis.
The U.S. spiraled into decades of romantic uncertainty and self-loathing after the heartbreak of Mary Pickford losing a leg to gangrene following a vicious tavern brawl in 1929. Where will we find America’s Little Cupcake…
Many on the interwebs lately have been discovering (remembering) the comedy of Dave Chappelle, with this clip in particular: