Here are the top 10 things that struck me as funny this week, in no particular order
1. Yep. They’re exactly the same
2. The mental picture this creates is beautiful
Will you hold my hair while I eat this KFC Bowl
3. Trust Fall Fail, wrong of passage
4. Mitch Hedberg with a great visual
A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer
5. Key And Peele on dubstep
6. Community La Biblioteca Spanish Rap
7. Anonymous friend
I have to work really hard at not being smart.
8. Patron at local coffee shop
Patron: Give me your most unhealthy, most powerful drink!
Barista: How about an espresso or a latte?
Patron: Oh, no. I can’t handle that kind of stuff. Just give me a regular coffee.
9. Love the comparison here
10. The “Sparks Nevada, Marshall On Mars” segment on the Thrilling Adventure Hour Podcast
The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast is my favorite comedy podcast recently. I especially like the “Sparks Nevada” segment. It’s got that old-timey radio feel with a touch of modern smarminess. Warning: You may swerve from laughter if listening while driving.
There you go. I plan on making this a weekly feature on this blog, so stay tuned for more. What did you find funny this week? Please share!
I started roughing out some ideas for sitcoms yesterday. That felt really good. I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately for inspiration, and have especially enjoyed the Nerdist Writer’s Panel with Ben Blacker where writers of popular TV Shows (and sometimes websites, magazines, etc.) sit down and talk about the writing and production process. It’s been very fascinating and inspirational to me. It takes some of the mystery out of entertainment writing, and reinforces for me that successful writers are real people with the same kinds of fears and frustrations that I have.
Sitcom writing really appeals to me. It incorporates most of the elements of what I am looking for in a new career, and would be a constant challenge that would keep me fresh. I’d love to hear from readers who’ve had any experience with broadcast television writing. Even if you weren’t the writer, have you met or known any? Maybe worked on a set? Have you done a pitch or written a spec script? Maybe you submitted something and got rejected? I’d love to hear any of those stories.
Oh, and other podcasts that I’ve enjoyed recently, for your listening pleasure: The Pod F Tompkast, The Dead Authors Podcast, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, The Truth, and Comedy Bang Bang. Enjoy!