YouTube stars can actually be really good people! Like vlogger Anna Akana, who makes videos about introversion, suicide awareness, racist sexual fetishes, and taking self-care beyond bubble baths and massages for an audience of over 2 million subscribers. She also makes short films, appears in Ant-Man, Corporate, and …
“I’m not just a nerd,” proclaims a bespectacled 13-year-old named Thea, speaking into a microphone on stage. “I’m also a geek.” The audience laughs.
Chris Fleming first became famous as Gayle Waters-Waters, the high-strung mom on Fleming’s YouTube show Gayle. Since then he’s branched out with music videos like I’m Afraid to Talk to Men and monologues like Teens Who Drink Coffee, and he’s currently wrapping up a cross-country live tour. (He’ll be streaming his live…
Josh Gondelman never turns it off. The author, stand-up, Modern Seinfeld tweeter, and writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is always working on something. And yet he seems far saner, happier, and more loving than any hard-working comedian has any right to be.
Comedian, author, and Last Week Tonight writer Josh Gondelman knows how to be funny in any context. Like any comedian, Josh’s second (or third or fourth) job is being good at Twitter. In 2012 he co-created the novelty account Modern Seinfeld, and he tweets regularly on his own account. In this video he explains how—or…
There are maybe ten things in the world that deserve the title “best-kept secret,” and one of them is comedian Nicole Drespel. A legendary improv coach and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Nicole has appeared in Broad City and 30 Rock and written for The Chris Gethard Show on TruTV and Wet Hot American Summer …
Voice assistants are still dumb computers programmed to provide you answers to questions and control your Spotify playlist. But just once, I’d love my Google Home to help me out with a joke or two when my brother comes over. After all, what’s the use of a voice assistant if it can’t help you roast your friends? With…
The ultimate life hack is deciding which foods are and are not better than a donut. Welcome to Donut VS! The only show that pits a donut versus other foods in a glorious battle for glory. For this inaugural episode: donut vs. pizza. Who will come out on top?
A hard-shell taco can break apart in your hands after just a couple bites if you’re not careful. The trick is to hold it the right way and take bites from both sides as you go.
This week we chatted with Samantha Irby, comedian, writer, the mastermind behind the blog “Bitches Gotta Eat” and the author of the new collection of essays We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, as well as the collection Meaty. We crowned her as the voice of her generation, talked marriage and the Bachelorette, and found…
Telling a great joke actually isn’t that easy, even if comedians like Louis CK make it look simple. While part of being a good joke teller is practice, there are some strategies you can learn from masters like Louis CK. Here’s what we mean.
Some people are naturals with kids, and will have them giggling in a matter of seconds. If you’re not one of them, and you get kind of perplexed about what to do with somebody else’s child, check out this video. It’s full of ideas on how to become besties with your nieces and nephews and cousins-once-removed.
iOS/Android: You have tons of options to choose what to listen to on your commute or when you’re doing chores. Laugh.ly adds to your choices with thousands of standup shows from popular comedians, past and present.
It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.
The best witty comebacks use someone’s words against them, but you can’t do that if you don’t hear what they’re saying. When it comes to conversation, having a sharp wit means being a great listener.
Whether you want to tell stories, write a killer speech, or just make your business memos a little less humdrum, humor is one of the best ways to engage an audience. This video lesson gives you some practical tips you can apply to your writing to make it funnier in a snap.
There obviously aren’t enough sites streaming video content these days, so NBC decided to make another one. Seeso, as this one’s called, is acutely focused on comedy, and comes with a much easier-to-stomach price tag of $3.99 per month.
By any measure Marc Maron has had a banner year. The comedian talked with President Obama on his podcast, his television show on IFC completed it’s third season and was renewed for another, and he has a new standup special premiering in just a few days. Must feel good, right?
Having a good sense of humor makes you more enjoyable to be around. You might also do better at work (as long as you don't go overboard). Yet even if you were cursed with poor timing or a lack of the funnies, here's how you can develop your sense of humor.
Nobody is perfect when it comes to humor. Some people just manage to recognize a bad joke early on and shut up, or kill their clumsier jokes gracefully. Here are some common mistakes you might make when it comes to being funny, and how you can identify them and avoid them.