I am ugly now, I am a horror.

me not being funny, but trying very hard to be.

July 2, 2014 7:42 am June 20, 2014 11:45 am
publiccollectors:

This graphic might seem a little different from the usual Public Collectors posts, but it emerges from a discussion of a band’s entire collected lyrical output.
Some friends and I were discussing AC/DC song subjects on Facebook and my theory that if you look at the entire AC/DC oeuvre, every song is somehow about fucking. After about 75 comments, it was deduced that “Have a Drink on Me” and “Hells Bells” might be the only songs that are not about fucking (although I’m still not 100% on “Have a Drink on Me”). Fucking, combined with Hell, Balls, Rocking, and Drinking, takes care of everything, however, so to consider this in one neat graphic, I created a pie chart. Thanks to all of the friends who contributed to this scientific study.

publiccollectors:

This graphic might seem a little different from the usual Public Collectors posts, but it emerges from a discussion of a band’s entire collected lyrical output.

Some friends and I were discussing AC/DC song subjects on Facebook and my theory that if you look at the entire AC/DC oeuvre, every song is somehow about fucking. After about 75 comments, it was deduced that “Have a Drink on Me” and “Hells Bells” might be the only songs that are not about fucking (although I’m still not 100% on “Have a Drink on Me”). Fucking, combined with Hell, Balls, Rocking, and Drinking, takes care of everything, however, so to consider this in one neat graphic, I created a pie chart. Thanks to all of the friends who contributed to this scientific study.

(via gd-mr)

June 12, 2014 11:34 pm June 6, 2014 8:51 am
Is Comedic Genius Possible?

andysandfordcomedy:

mattpharrcomedy:

There is a great quote from Arthur Schopenhauer on the definition of genius. Because I’m too lazy to find the actual quote, I’ll paraphrase.

"Talent is hitting a target that no one else can hit; genius is hitting a target that no one else can see."-Arthur Schopenhauer(ish)

As a comedian, I…

Read this and follow Matt Pharr

May 29, 2014 2:01 pm
While we're at it, let's stop the misogyny in our improv too

vossprov:

My fellow male improvisers and I like to consider ourselves a progressive bunch. Our theaters — many of them female-run — have produced Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and Melissa McCarthy and Broad City. We view the women on our teams as equals, giving us a post-feminism free reign to make light of…

April 25, 2014 12:19 pm
dancingwithleland:

Hey thanks, Vonnegut.

dancingwithleland:

Hey thanks, Vonnegut.

(via thechrisgethardshow)

April 8, 2014 12:36 am
"The more you know, the more you can make fun of."

Del Close  (via ucbcomedy)
March 6, 2014 12:00 am

drujohnston:

miketrapp:

jasonflowers:

davidseger:

True Detective: Yellow King Theory (by Big Meeting)

Really interesting theory! Warning, spoilers if you’re not caught up with the show.

This makes a lot of sense, but I’d be disappointed if this is how it all shakes out.

This is very, very funny.

Jesus this is funny.

February 21, 2014 1:26 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Writes Its Book on Improv

anthonyking:

“It’s joke heavy, fast and funny,” said TJ Jagodowski…”

Finally someone has said it (again)! UCBT IS ALL ABOUT THE JOKES. Level 101: Jokes. Level 201: Better Jokes. Level 301: Jokes! Jokes! Jokes! Level 401: Harold.

"Mr. Napier argues that great improvisation derives from a more childlike part of the psyche, not the muscle memory needed for ballet or driving. “You have to tap into the part of you that plays,” he said, “and the part of you that’s always thinking and adhering to rules and hierarchy and constructs and order and logic is not the part that an audience enjoys.”

Again! Finally someone says it! There is nothing an audience likes more than watching children play. It’s riveting! That’s why all across this great country, theatre after theatre is filled with audiences watching small children play together. Adults using that childlike spirit of play in concert with their more mature abilities of logic and humor is BORING.

Also… I love “Improvise.” But it’s full of rules. 

February 12, 2014 3:02 pm

You shouldn’t spend your life refreshing your e-mail hoping someone approves of you.