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Two Girls. One Pup.

Two Girls. One Pup. is one of L.A.’s new best comedy shows. Hosted by Lauren Ashley Bishop, Monique Madrid and Comet the Pup, the show takes place the first Sunday […]

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Jason Woliner: Somewhere Between Mad Men & A Popeye Cartoon

If you’re any sort of respectable comedy nerd, you know who Jason Woliner is. He’s the guy who’s directed and written for some of your favorite comedy shows: Human Giant, Delocated, […]

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Coffee Break

Happy Coffee Break, everybody! Here are some quick clips to get you through the next couple weeks. Today’s theme is ‘musical comedy that won’t make you want to take a […]

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Can’t Get Enough: Emily Maya Mills

I spoke with Emily Maya Mills about the upcoming RIOT LA Fest, and in the process realized that she is my comedy spirit animal. From doing stand up, character shows, […]

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Matt Braunger: It Was A Real Chill Baboon

So not only does this gig of mine here at Serial Optimist Website & Artisanal Bakery get me a pass into such E-ticket rides as the forthcoming RIOT LA Comedy […]

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RIOT LA Comedy Fest 2014: It’s (Almost) Too Much

You guys, the RIOT LA Comedy Festival begins this Thursday, January 9th, 2014, and I’m so excited for it that I am almost angry. What kind of cruel God would […]

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GIRLS Parody: CATS

GIRLS returns to HBO this Sunday, but don’t fret (were you fretting about GIRLS?) because The Pet Collective just dropped a parody video in CATS. The voice work is pretty […]

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On The Record With Beth Stelling

So the other day, I had a tremendous conversation with comedian extraordinaire Beth Stelling wherein we came up with a cure for cancer, solved world hunger and discovered the meaning […]

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RIOT LA, Improv4Humans & More With Matt Besser

I recently had the chance to sit down with one Mr. Matt Besser: master improviser and terrific human. He will be performing Improv4Humans at this year’s Riot Fest with Andy […]

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We Cause Scenes

Improve Everywhere‘s much buzzed about documentary We Cause Scenes is available for download today, and is absolutely worth checking out. Get your synopsis on below, watch the trailer, then watch the […]

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Real Life Twitter

Comedy threesome The Grawlix, aka Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl, and comedy bros The Nix Brothers, aka Evan and Adam Nix, just released a new video on Funny […]

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Abbey Londer & RIOT LA 2014: Bringing People Together To Laugh

If your New Year’s resolution is to see more incredible live comedy, then you can go ahead and thank Abbey Londer right now. The founder of RIOT LA’s alternative comedy […]

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The Answer Is Maeby: Resolution Reservations

The Answer is Maeby is an advice column run by a street smart, ham-loving pooch with a positive outlook on life and a desire to help humans. Resolution Reservations Dear […]

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One Man Comedy Machine: Bo Burnham – ‘what.’

Boy wonder Bo Burnham gave the internet an early Christmas present last month: a brand-new one-hour stand-up special still available for free on YouTube. At the age of 23, Burnham […]