Cross(walk) My Heart Music Video

“Do you look both ways before someone crosses your heart? Well, 80s pop sensation Donna Wilson Philips sure does! Here’s her hit song “Cross(walk) My Heart”!

Brought to you by I’ve Got Munchies and Hungry Productions LLC, featuring Sharon Jamilkowski, Jenn Dodd, Paige Fockler, Percy Lambert and Brantley Brice. Music and Lyrics by Jenn Dodd and Evan Cannon.
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Jenn Dodd is 80′s Hip

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Jenn Dodd and Jennifer Bartels, former roommates and gigantic fans of the 80′s, created these “legends in their own mind” characters. Loni Markeet and Ritzy Feldman not only starred in several terrible 1980′s NBC Monday Night Movies, but also created their own exercise franchise complete with beauty tips. Here is one in a series of awkward, sweaty fitness videos on which they collaborated.
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An Open Letter to My Grandma’s Harp – Nancy Davis Kho

nancy davis khoThere you sit, in the corner of my dining room, a 100 year old beauty in a state of Miss Haversham disrepair. Your sinuous curves, outlined to great advantage with thin scrolls of gold paint, contrast sharply with the strings that pop out in odd directions. You exude such a magnetic charm that children and adults alike are drawn to pluck your strings, to run their hands along your dusty angles, and finally to ask the question that you hypnotize them into uttering:

“Who plays the harp?”

And I have to answer, every single stupid time, “No one.”

Ok! I never learned to play you! Get over yourself! You’re not the only instrument in the world!

My paternal grandmother was what might be diplomatically be called “reserved,” stiffening her arms at her side when we hugged her and sending back our thank you notes with red-lined corrections. Once, when my brother complimented her cooking, she sighed, leaned heavily against the counter, and said as if in pain, “It’s only a casserole.” So when my father told me after her death that she left me her precious 1923 Irish harp, I was touched. She remembered me! And this is the harp she carted around to old folk’s homes to give concerts, when she herself was an old folk. “She knew how much you like music,” my dad said. “She wanted you to have it.”

Music as in going to concerts and downloading songs until the credit card is smoking, yes, I like that type of music. Music as in playing it myself? Not since that fateful ninth grade day when I broke my arm in a game of tag football and finally had my escape from Mrs. Hargrave’s piano lessons. Or as my brother refers to it, “That day you stopped playing piano, one month exactly after Mom and Dad bought you a brand new one.” [Read more...]

Saturday Morning Cartoons on FnS – Pink-a-Rella Edition

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Remember the Cool – Hall and Oates

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I realize that sometimes things are so uncool that they’re cool. I learned the inverse of this concept when flipping through a baby name book my mother had bought before I was born, which listed “Megan” in the section “Names so in, they’re out ,” which pretty much means that, as a fetus, I was already doomed to a life of being just a few indie rock references short of an OC episode. I also realize that there are some things which people love “ironically,” and this just pisses me off, because I’m really into sincerity. I’ve only based, like, three of my past four relationships on lies regarding either my sexual history, religion, or feelings toward Arcade Fire.

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10 Women Who Rock Comedy

Have no fear, there are no ukuleles here. This is a collection of my favorite funny female singers who happen to actually rock. I thought it would be a good way to end the year at FnS.

I want to thank all of our columnists and contributors and everyone has helped to make FnS a geat place to go for comedy by women. You have kept me laughing all year. Watch for the “Year of FnS” for our top 20 list of most viewed posts that I’ll publish sometime on the 1st.

Happy New Year!
Jacki Schklar

Margaret Cho

Kate Rigg – Slanty Eyed Mama

 Killy Dwyer – Kill The Band


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LeibyaFair Live! Dec. 10 – Ticket Giveaway

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Come celebrate the release of LeibyaFair Live!, the new album from Leibya Rogers, folksinging alter ego of comedian Mindy Raf, at Sullivan Hall (214 Sullivan Street) at 7pm on Saturday, December 10. Leibya will perform such hits as “Regret,” “Womyn With a Y,” and “My V.” Tickets to the release party are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online. The album will be on sale at the launch party and on Mindy’s Bandcamp page.

WIN 2 TICKETS!

Leave a comment below completing the lyric ”My tampon smells like…” by December 7th, 2011 and a random commenter will receive 2 tickets to the Dec. 10 LeibyaFair Live! [Read more...]

REVENGE ITALIANO – Lucia Brizzi


 

Revenge italianoThis summer a theater reviewer wrote in in the Boston Globe,  “Lucia Brizzi struggles with how passionate Italian women act.” So I made a video where I knock her off.  Then my boyfriend/ director turned out to be, how do I say this, a pussy, so I knocked him off. And so Revenge Italiano was born!

Set at my family’s restaurant in historic Borem Hill, I’ve created my own brand of slapstick, silent film era videography, pulling stylistically from ‘Raging Bull,’ celebrating New York, and allowing me to wear funny things and yell out of windows.

A lot of people ask me who Mike Toro, the mafia don of the series, is to my character. I describe him as a father/ husband and revel in the discomfort created by that confusion. After all, in the 1920’s who could tell the difference? [Read more...]

Fund Kill The Band – Mockrockdocumentary and Album

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KILL THE BAND, starring Killy (the FnS Fairy), is leaving NYC and heading up to the woods to record their first fully visualized comedy concept rock album at Leopard studios.  While sequestered in the studio, Tridango Productions will shoot a  mockrockdocumentary of the “making of”  the album. KTB will take their Thanksgiving vacation to create a one of a kind experience for the listener/viewer.  This is not your mom’s musical comedy album!  With songs like “Don’t Attack Me With Your Happiness”, “Famous Baby”, “Girl Balls” and “Mock Bottom” you can expect to be surprised and will constantly find new, hilarious layers throughout this ridiculous experiment in music and comedy (Bright Side Of The Moon?).  

Best Canadian Love Song Ever – Megan Lent

I’m something of a sensitive singer-songwriter. I’m a “voice of a generation” kind of person. I started singing on a tour of the House of Representatives last summer, and I’m not going to say that my voice caused John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi to set aside their partisan differences and make sweet, passionate love on Harry Reid’s desk, but I’m also not going to say that it didn’t happen, either. Here I let out my truest emotions and declare the one thing that I really, truly want — a Canadian. To fuck. – Megan Lent

 

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