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Is that a mirror in her pants or are you just really bad at pick-up lines? Sure, most girls are wise to your usual lame attempts to woo them, but the surprising fact is that sometimes pick-up lines actually work. Just ask these 12 lady comedians, who share lines that have done the trick on them...but which might get you smacked in the face.
When a lot of guys visit New York, they check out Times Square and maybe Yankee Stadium, but neglect to make the trip out to Coney Island. Too bad, 'cause between the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, the Mermaid Parade and the Beard and Moustache Competition (Brooklyn hipsters are too cool to spell it "Mustache"), Coney Island is a manly paradise. In the video below, comedian Ray Devito and @SeinfeldToday c0-creator Josh Gondelman take you on a whirlwind cyclone of a tour, with boobs... Read More...
What's that sound? Oh that's the beat dropping on Nick Cannon's "Wild 'N Out." This season the show has hosted some of the hottest names in the rap game from Mac Miller to 2Chainz, not to mention a drop in from Mrs. Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey. But the comedians on the show are trying to get their hustle on too.
In this clip, cast members are thrown in the ring to fight it out with improv comedy chops and rap skills as their only weapons. In the game, "Flow Job," Lauren Flans and Timothy DeLaGhetto have to rap about a profession and get their teammate to guess it. As Lauren spits a rhyme to describe a gynecologist, she introduces us to our new favorite nickname for the female anatomy: the downstairs throat.
Jim Norton is an innovator in the world of cringe humor. From his sex addiction and predilection for transsexuals to his affinity for being urinated on by prostitutes, Norton holds nothing back. But addictions and vices aside, Norton is also a prolific, biting joke writer. This wickedly smart New Jersey native is easily one of the most intelligent comedians working today. For years, Jim's been the third mic on Sirius XM's "Opie & Anthony" show, but on top of that daily duty, the company recently gave Jim his own weekly advice show.
His latest special -- "American Degenerate" -- premieres tonight on Epix. Before the premiere, we had a chance to talk to Jim about everything from advising the suicidal, to his favorite character -- Lyle "Chip" Chipperson.
Throughout your career, you've never hid who you are. Do you think that's why your audience has been so quick to open up to you on your advice show?
Yes, because they know I won't judge whatever it is they're into. Unless it's a healthy, loving relationship, in which case I find them odd and revolting).
Has anyone ever called in with a question that you'd rather not touch?
Never. I've had guys who were suicidal, depressed. I won't pass on any of it. Read More...
You might not realize there's a connection between twerking and yoga, but Rasika Mathur from "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" is here to reclaim those sexy moves from Miley Cyrus. Or at least, find herself a husband in India. Rasika made the "very first twerking marriage video," connecting cultures through sitar music and booty-shaking. It might not be your average YouTube twerk vid, but it busts more stereotypes:
If you're going through a rough patch financially, you need to curtail your spending. Don't worry. You can still maintain your quality of life, and even treat yourself, despite being hopelessly broke. You just have to learn a few creative accounting practices.
The first things many desperate people cut from their budgets are "non-essential" items, like cable TV or alcohol. But those make life worth living to begin with! Fortunately, comedian Brent Sullivan has created a very helpful video that shows how you can imbibe when you have no money, except for Grandma's generous birthday check:
Today marks the start of the 14th annual Gathering of the Juggalos, a five-day festival that draws Juggalos and Juggalettes from all over to Cave-in-Rock, Illinois. It promises "spectacles unlike anything you've ever seen before," so this ain't your grandma's festival: rappers, comedians, magicians, freak shows and, of course, the Insane Clown Posse.
As Tila Tequila was actually pelted with bottles, rocks and human feces at the 2010 festival, you could say the Juggalos are a tough crowd, so it takes serious bravery to get on stage. We asked comedian Jared Logan, who's about to perform at the Gathering for the first time, for his thoughts on this momentous occasion.
First of all, would you consider yourself to be a Juggalo?
I am a Juggalo.
Like a card-carrying, makeup-wearing Juggalo?
I've never worn the makeup before, and I don't think they give out cards, but I'm intrigued by their message and I think it's one that we should listen to -- that's why I decided to do the show. Because I wanna hear what they have to say. I wanna become part of the madness.
What would you say their message is?
It can be an angry message. I think it's a section of society that people don't often really listen to, expressing their anger. Kind of talking about the state the world is in, which is not a good state, and I respect people doing that in the bloodiest, goriest, most violent way possible. I respect that.
Have you ever wondered what the differences are between a comedian and a stripper? Probably not. It seems pretty obvious...unless you've dated one of each. Then you know the similarities. They both stay out all night performing for drunk guys. At times, they both have to call for bouncers to save them from said drunk guys. They both tend to be emotionally unavailable and have substance abuse problems. And most of them have father issues. I can say all this because I'm a stripper (and a part-time comic).
Comedian Ray Devito decided to compare and contrast the two professions in a video for his live show Sacapuntas (currently on hiatus, but check out his other show every other Monday "Northern Discomfort" at The Stand Comedy Club). He enlisted the help of fellow standup comic Ben Kronberg and stripper Ms. Mercedes. The results are both funny and enlightening.
For months, Damien Lemon from "Guy Code" has brought us comedy gold with "D.Lemon in the Morning," but all good things come to an end. In the finale below, D's eager to disprove internet rumors about his finances -- specifically, that he's broke enough to steal clothes from a club's lost and found. His solution is a publicity stunt that finally brings him the success he deserves...possibly along with a prison sentence.
We'll miss the web series for sure, but that just makes us even more excited to catch Damien on "Guy Court" in the fall. If that's too much of a wait, you can still grab free tickets to be in the NYC studio audience.
Four cast members from "Guy Code" (and one from "Girl Code") have been included in the New Faces showcase at this year's Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The festival, an annual collection of comedy's finest talent, takes place in Montreal each year. It attracts major names in comedy, but has also been the launching pad for young talent via the New Faces showcase. Think of JFL as the Coachella of comedy. And think of the New Faces as the Yuma Tent.
We couldn't be prouder or more excited for the roster of Code talent heading north. Remember their names (not that you could forget). Someday you'll be explaining to your kids how you were fan of these comics since day one.