Posts Tagged ‘ Comedy ’

Game Night: (Non Spoiler Review).


From the game pieces dropping in the opening titles, to the VERY unique ending credits, and everything in between Game Night is solid comedy.  If you enjoyed ‘The Hangover’, then ‘Game Night’ is right up your alley.  One thing that sticks out past the Ironman jokes, and anti Trump humor is the visual beauty in the movie.  For a ‘Pineapple Express’-esque comedy, the visual style of the different neighborhoods, some of the car chases, and one particular scene involving an egg, are wildly innovative.  Luckily those shots aren’t in the trailer, which leaves something to look forward to.

What IS in the trailers are most of the best jokes in the film.  From time to time theres a small quip, or a lengthy joke that offers up some respite from the old jokes that got you into the theater to begin with.  Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman are a believable couple, and work quite well, while Billy Magnussen’s character is just a baffoon that doesn’t seem like he would be friends with the rest of the group in real life.  Lamorene Morris (Winston Bishop from the show ‘New Girl’) is essentially the exact same character as Winston, so you know what to expect in terms of humor.

But the stand out character is by far “Gary”,  played by Jessie Plemons, a creepy cop who just wants to be invited to game night.  Unfortunately only one character seems to be funny at a time,  and with a cast this diverse it seems like they should be able to play off one another a bit better.  There are a few surprise cameos that are used to good effect, and the themes of sibling rivalry create an unexpected depth.

With the random knowledge that some of the main characters have, their knowledge of trivia should have played a larger role in the film, and with the Hangover style jokes, the movie has very little re-watch value.  Although the plot ranges from a little predictable to having too many twists, ’Game Night’ is a film you’ll enjoy, although it is a very funny film but after you see it once, there’s not too much reason to see it again for a while.

The Queensland Theatre 2018.


Queensland Theatre’s 2018 Season looks to showcase a range of new, bold and exciting plays that pushed the boundaries of contemporary theatre in Australia. After working with the team on both their new brand and 2017 season, we had the chance to at how the identity might evolve and be refined for a new year.  The season leverages one of Queensland Theatre’s unique traits – the set builders and workshop housed within their building. Working alongside their team, we created eight different sets that told a key aspect of each play. We also introduced physical play titles into the sets, pushing the use of their bespoke custom typeface.
Each set was photographed in its completeness, with panels, props and actors all working in harmony to create images that were a true reflection of the effort that goes into each performance.  With Tim Jones and his team expertly lighting and shooting each of the sets, the results were a series of images that explore the subtleties of each of the plays themes, while retaining a vibrancy that spoke to Queensland Theatre’s unique identity and character.

Shirley Manson’s Guide To Cussing.


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As a person who uses obscenities on a fairly regular basis, (besides when I’m on radio) I was extremely enthused to hear some swear words from my old home.  The United Kingdom.

If You Like Your Girls BBW…


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Trinidad James, Mystikal, and Lil Dicky just released the video for their newest song “Just A Lil’ Thick”. Also known as “She Juicy”.  If Drake likes his girls BBW, then he’d love this video.

The Two Most… “Interesting” Videos On The Internet This Week.


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I had an interesting time this week combing through articles, photos, and videos on the internet, and two specific things, not only caught my eye, but will cease to leave my mind.  The first of which is the new Samsung Galaxy S7 commercial featuring Weezy himself.  Lil Wayne has said that his debut role in Apartments.com’s Super Bowl ad was “dope” and the “illest idea ever.”  He loved it so much that he’s now taken a new role in Samsung’s Galaxy S7 ad campaign. The rapper said he plans to do more acting in commercials in the future.  Adweek asked Lil Wayne if he’d like to be in more ads and he responded: “Hell yeah, I do … it was kind of different to have to actually follow the rules, and that was cool. Being on the set and knocking it out, it was fun.” The commercial itself is hilarious, and quite “different”.  Check the method below.

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The second internet clip that is now seared into my memory, is the Pixar spoof from writers/producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.  “Sausage Party” may look like it’s headed for an NC-17 rating, but the creators assured advanced audiences at SXSW that it has already been awarded an R rating by the MPAA. It is directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon. And it is definitely not for children, so keep them far, far away.  Seth Rogen headlines this adventure as a hotdog just looking to get laid inside a delicious bun. But he soon discovers his destiny lies upon a different path. The film features the vocal talents of a who’s who of today’s comedy stars. The ensemble also includes Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek.  Check the trailer below.

The Greatest Web App You’ve Ever Mis-Seen.


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Do you read TMZ, Gawker, or The Onion, but feel ashamed anytime somebody catches you? Now you can change your appearance rather than your behavior. Timesify takes your guilty pleasure reading and cloaks it in the facade of a New York Times article. You get to posture as a concerned citizen while still getting your fix of Kanye drama. Timesify was made at Cultivated Wit’s fourth Comedy Hack Day in Brooklyn, NY June 15, 2014.  Check the method below.

The People vs. Cam’ron.


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Noisey has linked up with the Dipset don himself, as Cam’ron answers YouTube comment on capes, rainbow colored fur and Dipset super fans.

Meme Monday.


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How To Tell If You’re A Basic B**ch.


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The Lil Duval term “Basic B**ch” is in reference to a woman who advertises herself as impressive, or unique, yet in reality, she is unaware that she is… basic.  The term was only used in urban circles until College Humor cast Family Guy star Patrick Warburton in one of their best skit’s yet.  Check the method below to see if you may have these symptoms.

Meme Monday.


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Meme Monday #1.


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In my downtime there are several sites that I cruise, but the one thing that always keeps my attention is internet memes.  The internet has its own pseudo-culture that I just can’t ignore anymore, and every Monday from here on out, I’m going to post 20 of (what I consider) some of the funniest memes I’ve seen onto the blog.  Enjoy.02-412608929-21 -24 -36 -43 -45 -51 coffee-shop1-580x773 -7 3119958-3344257727-tumbl 02-1919950719

Iggy Azalea – Work (Official Video)


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Iggy Azalea initially hoped to drop her debut album The New Classic last year, but in the time that’s elapsed since then, the Australia native got a chance to perfect her sound, resulting in new songs her official first single, “Work.” For the video, she tells MTV News that she drew inspiration from a classic Australian comedy and from OutKast.

Clever And Quite Bitter.


Sometime post just speak for themselves. These clever and quite bitter illustrations are pretty funny. Check them out.

iPhone’s Siri Gets Racist?


One of the major fears with technology of the future is malfunctions.  iRobot, The Matrix, and Terminator, are all based on the fundamental principle that advanced technology is capable of terrible things when it has the wrong motives.  That being said, the video below (which is fake) is one of the funniest sketches I’ve seen in a while.  Thanks to ‘Rami-From-Miami’ for the link.

Patrice O’Neal’s Rating System For White Women.


I’ve always been an immense fan of stand up comedy.  On rainy days when people are sad, couples are cuddling, and art school girls are sitting at home drinking exotic teas, I’m normally at home, engineering music, and running a stand up comedy marathon on my big screen.  It’s just something that always puts me in a better mood.  Patrice O’Neal (rest in peace), became one of my favorites after his untimely death, but his comedy still makes me, and millions of others none the less.  In one of his many funny bits from “Elephant In The Room” he talks about missing persons, and how it it relates (in HIS head) to race, color and beauty.

Louis C.K. vs Technology.


Consumer technology can evoke a mix of love and hatred in its users, making it ripe for comedy.  Take smartphones, for example. We may come to feel dependent on our pocket-sized gadgets, but we may also feel embarrassed about our dependency and grow to resent the devices, as if they are sentient beings bent on making us weak or incapable of functioning independently.  Hatred, is a strange emotion to feel towards a phone, a fact that is not lost on comedian Louis C.K., who calls out smartphone owners for being ungrateful for their “amazing” devices. “We have these phones that you can call in an airstrike. You can look at the top of your own head,” said the standup star during his 2011 Comedy Central special Hilarious. “We have this beautiful thing, and we hate it. I never saw a person going, ‘Look at what my phone can do!’ Nobody does that. They all go ‘This f—–g thing it sucks.'”

Carlos Mencia – Having Perspective.


I had a conversation with one of my best friends about the 2012 elections, and I made some pretty logical points.  During the course of that little talk, a third party asked if I was quoting comedian Carlos Mencia.  After a little research, I found the spot they were talking about.  Check the method below.  All in all, Carlos is just happy that we have a president in office. See Carlos’ new special “New Territory,”

The Best E Cards Ever.


Around the holidays, everyone is looking for that perfect card to say exactly what they want.  Some folk write their own cards, others buy them, and then there are the few that pick from e-cards and just email them to people.  Until this morning, I was under the impression that the e-card sender were weak… but when I saw someecards.com my mind was blown.  Regardless of the intent you may have, they have a perfectly twisted card for you.  For the first time in life, I’ve seen a collection of cards that sound just like things I would write if I knew no one would read them.  Check out all the 20,000 + cards they have.  Brilliant.

Dear Blank, Please Blank.


No matter who you are, at one point in life, you’ve received a letter.  Everyone has.  But not many letters read like these short, clever, comical works known as “Dear Blank, Please Blank”.  There are even entire websites dedicated to this format of humor, but the ones in these pictures are some I thought were among the best.  Check the method.

Samuel L. Jackon’s Bedtime Story.


For some people, putting their children down to rest is a precious, heart warming, bonding moment they look forward to.  It can be a time when a child looks to their parent for comfort and protection, in the uncertainty of the night, or after the turmoil of a haphazard day.  For other parents however, bedtime is simply a time when they clock out of their parental job, and they just need their little to one to go the f*ck to sleep for a few hours.  Adam Mansbach’s book “Go The F*ck To Sleep” is almost a perfect blend between the two extremes of being sweet, nurturing, and totally fed up with your child.  Now for the epic twist… It’s narrated by Samuel L. Jackson himself.  Click the pic to listen. (via BuzzFeed)

Eddy Murphy on Racism.


My sister Christine has always been a fan of Eddy Murphy, and my generation/age group was introduced to him in movies like ”Dr. Dolittle” and other cute family friendly movies.  But soon after I grew up, I realized that most famous comedians, (Eddy Murphy, Bob Saggat, Robin Williams, and the like) were much more ”Raw” than they seemed later in their careers.  So seeing individuals like Eddy Murphy on stage, in the production titled ”Delirious”, was at first a shock, but now that I’ve been grown for quite some time, looking back on it is just as funny as the first time.  Check the method below, and enjoy Eddy’s thoughts about racism, slavery, and everything that comes with it.

The Regular Show.


I’m not really one for cartoons, but when someone you live with keeps chanting the same thing you get a bit curious.  One of my boys kept saying “I don’t mean to brag, I don’t mean to boast… But here goes some Hummus for these Mini-Toasts!”, so after hearing this no less than 90 times, I had him introduce me to the “Regular Show” on Cartoon Network.  Check the clip, but if you find yourself with a bit of spare time, watch the show, it’s actually pretty funny.

Family Feud F*ck Up.


On a recent episode of Family Feud, host Steve Harvey asked contestants to name, “Something that gets passed around.” Simple enough.  When the straight-laced, WASPY looking dude in the tie buzzes in first, you’re more or less expecting him to say something along the lines of “the flu!” or “a birthday card for your boss!”, but his answer ends up being a little less family friendly.  Watch Steve Harvey oscillate between shocked and amused after the jump.

Ricky Gervais vs. Noah’s Ark.


The other day after my little incident in Emeryville with the police, I came home only to to be engaged in an annoying conversation with a disgruntled female, and afterwards the only thing I could think to bring my irritated mood, was a bit of stand up.  When I say I watch stand up, I literally mean I’ll watch no less than 5 or 6 specials from 3 or 4 comedians for 6 or 7 hours while I work at home.  One of the best acts I watched that day was a little piece from British comedian Ricky Gervais about Noah’s Ark.  Gervais has an uncanny ability to take a simple story, and point out facts that seem like they should be obvious in a way you never really thought about before.  The section of his most recent stand up (Out Of England 2) thats named “The Book Of Noah” had me cracking up the entire time.  I wasn’t able to find the entire 17 minute piece, but the video below is a good chunk of Ricki Gervais’ best.  Check the method below.

Don’t High 5 Without It.


So I’ve seen quite a number of “awkward white guy high five’s” while working in the club industry.  So when my assistant showed me this video, I only thought it right to share with as many people as I could.  Check the method, and enjoy.