Sports + Comedy

You don’t have to know anything about sports to see the humor in Mayne Street.  Look out for Jean-Ralphio, April, and Shauna Malwae-Tweep!

 

If you liked that, go back to the beginning!

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Nice find BiteMeCharlie! What a funny idea, I wonder how Rhett & Link memorize their lines…

Bite me Charlie

I posted the first of these guys’ experiments with the YouTube captions before but they’ve done a few more videos since then

Jamaican Vacation Hoax

Mr Cuddles

For more of the same, check out their YouTube channel

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SNL cast/writers guest star in “I Want to Have Your Baby”

I read The Hairpin and The Awl and am now adding SideSpliter to the list.

Splitsider is a website about comedy and the people who create it. It covers movies, TV shows, web videos, books and any other format that exists to make you laugh.

I came across this article today “This Week’s Web Series You Need To Watch: I Wanna Have Your Baby.”  The author, Luke Kelly-Clyne, describes the wed-series as:

Written, created by, and starring SNL writer Christine Nangle alongside a host of other SNL/UCB talent including Vanessa Bayer, Gavin Spieller, Will Hines, and Taran Killam, I Wanna Have Your Baby follows Dolores Santangeli (Nangle) on her escapades as a surrogate mother for hire.

There are six videos so far. Here is the first:

Corrine and Jerry – I Want to Have Your Baby

 

Also, yes, that is Mike O’Brien (an SNL writer) of Seven Minutes in Heaven fame as the doctor and, yes, Broadway Video is Lorne Michaels’ production company of Portlandia, Baby Mama, and Incredibad.

Portlandia!

 

Portlandia is a fantastic sketch comedy show on IFC starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.  The second season just started and we are in store for ten episodes as opposed to the first season’s six.  The first season is available on DVD or from itunes or most of the episodes can be pieced together from the clips on Hulu.

Even if you have never been to Portland (I haven’t), you will love this show.  It is like the best sketches from SNL + a dash of familiar weird people + hippie/hipster mocking = HILARIOUS!  Carrie and Fred play versions of themselves and lots of other reoccurring characters.  Each episode has one main story broken up into three or four parts with other sketches throughout.

They are going on a live tour (yay!) and you can check out the dates here.

I recently heard Carrie and Fred on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Did you know Carrie Brownstein used to write a music blog for NPR?

Portlandia is a comedy home run and I look forward to catching up with the mayor, Toni and Candice, and the wonderful city of Portland!