Laugh Factory Fresh Faces Competition

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Help discover the future of comedy, and laugh while you’re at it!

The Laugh Factory is on the hunt for their NEXT BIG STAR and they need YOUR HELP! They have hand-crafted the hottest line up of young comics−some you may know and some you may not−but they are the Laugh Factory’s pick to be the next big thing. They are FRESH FACES! Join the Laugh Factory, Hollywood, the first Wednesday of every month at 10PM to witness their climb to stardom. Visit www.laughfactory.com to watch these FRESH FACES sets, then VOTE for your favorite FRESH FACE to ensure they come back the following month!

You can vote for in the current Fresh Faces competition – http://laughfactory.com/contests/FreshFaces/voting
Let’s vote for the chick comic Mary Patterson Broome

The following is a past FRESH FACES competitor, Melissa Villasenor:

Kathy Griffin Meets Michele Bachmann

…the title says it all.

That Roofie Made a Promise – Jessi Campbell

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Jessi Campbell is a favorite at Rooftop Comedy, and a favorite of ours, too!

Meet Mrs. Hughes

Mrs Hughes

Comedian Mrs. Hughes tells it like it is. http://www.mrshughes.com

Memories and Wishes from Laura Mannino

Comedian Laura Mannino

Laura Mannino is an LA-based comedian, actor and writer.   She currently hosts the comedy variety talk show, First Fridays, on, you guessed it, the first Friday of the month.  Laura is also columnist for Say Something Funny Bitch.   For more information and stand-up clips visit lauramannino.com.  Laura would like to vote for every single Victoria Jackson she’s seen on Funny Not Slutty…except for the real one.


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Rose Surnow Has Great Timing

OK, so a certain FnS writer is a little MIA but will probably be found shortly to submit a missing photo…and it’s really time to post something. Post needed, STAT. What to do? What to do? Then comes a sign! A new fan on our FB Page. And she is a comedian. And she’s really funny. And she has embeddable vids on her site. It’s a sign! The Funny not Slutty Fairy must have been watching over me!

Meet Rose Surnow. You will be glad you did!

Pomm Cigs from Shan Raoufi on Vimeo.

Finally a cigarette that is good for your soul.

Eager Girl By Rose Surnow & Shan Raoufi from Shan Raoufi on Vimeo.

Passions flame when a blind date is given the gift of sight… the exit sign.

ROSE SURNOW IS EAGER GIRL

FnS Interview – Comedian and Style Pundit Erika Wasser

  Comedian Erika Wasser 

Erika Wasser is a rising NY comedian and humorist with an affinity for fashion. She shares her unique bravado about the modern woman’s everyday world in her stand up, in a weekly column InTouch Magazine, and on The Tyra Banks Show.

   

If you could banish one fashion style, what would it be?
Plaid shirts and being dirty as looking cool. Why people wear those lumberjack shirts, made for those who are cutting trees, when all they’re doing is smoking trees is beyond me. If unemployment had a uniform, all of the lower east side would be it. I don’t get it. Dress for the job you want – not the one you don’t have. Also, when did it become OK not to shower, yet the ‘cheek kiss hello’ is still in. When people in plaid and unwashed hair go in to say hello, I say “wait right there and don’t take another step unless you want a hello and my dermatology bill” – it’s just plain gross. And then these same over confident ‘I don’t need to be clean to be cool’ people are the same ones who want to hit on you?!! If you go out looking like you’ve rolled out of bed, be prepared to roll back into bed… alone. Second on the list: Flip Flops… unsanitary, unsightly… need I continue?    

 What’s the most embarrassing ensemble you look back on ever having worn?
I was responsible for bringing Ugg boots to my high school, which was a boarding school in Upstate New York. Way before the Uggs took off, I also paired these sad excuses for shoes with a barely there denim mini skirt, and an array of “emo-esque” pink skull t-shirts that were too tight. I looked like a hooker who wanted to be lazy about it. My t-shirts suggested I was depressed, my lack of ability to put real shoes on confirmed it. The yearbook actually touted my ‘fashion sense’ and featured me, and my signature look. I realize now that they were mocking me but at the time I really thought I looked sexy-cool. Looking back, I think my friend and fellow comic Veronica Mosey says it best, “There’s a reason strippers aren’t wearing ugg boots”. Also, they were made for surfers. New rule of thumb: When the last thing you surfed was the internet, either go get yourself a long board, or go buy a decent pair of shoes.   

Why is it so hard to find a man who dresses well? [Read more...]

Infamous AXE Clean Your Balls Campaign – Scout Durwood Interview

Scout Durwood AXE Clean Your Balls Campaign

Scout Durwood is known as our friend Doctor Princess Lady Scoutington, Stalker of Penelope Cruz, former Miss America contestant, and The Lesbian Grinch. But wait, that’s not all. Scout is a prominent research professional for AXE Detailer in the infamous AXE Clean Your Balls marketing campaign. Scout stars in various episodes of this ballbreaking landbreaking ad campaign for one of the world’s largest soap manufacturers in the world, Unilever.

11 Million plus viewings of the AXE Clean Your Balls campaign vids. They won bigger advertising accolades than even the Old Spice campaign. Has AXE rewarded you well?

Well, as a downtown comedian/performance artist, my penny jar is just overflowing with pennies to begin with, so I hardly noticed the monetary compensation, but I am just swimming in loofa’s… er, AXE Detailers, and I have to say, the switch has really helped me get in touch with my love of men’s cleaning products, so, yes, I’m sittin’ pretty.  

How did you land the AXE campaign? [Read more...]

What I Bring to the Friend Table – Laura Mannino

 Laura Mannino in the Hollywood Comedy Festival, taped in August 2010 at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in LA.

Laura Mannino is an actor, comedian and writer from New York who now lives in LA. She received a BFA with Honors in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she trained at the Atlantic Acting School. Since 2004 Laura performed stand-up all over NYC. She co-produced a long running stand-up and variety show, Mintyfresh. Mintyfresh has been featured in Time Out New York, The Village Voice, New York Press, and Gawker. Laura has appeared in The New York Underground Comedy Festival (2004-2006) and was a first- place semi-finalist in the Ladies of Laughter Contest(2004).

http://www.lauramannino.com/

Funny not Slutty Interview – Robyn Schall

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Kim Kardashian meets Fran Drescher meets Lucille Ball…It’s Robyn Schall in Not The Sharpest Crayon. Robyn took a moment to let us know a little more about her life and her funny new series.


I have a feeling that the description of your character is a little autobiographical. What are the similarities, and the differences between you and your NTSC character?

Yes, the character “Robyn Schall” and “the real Robyn Schall” have a lot in common.  When I first started doing stand up, from day one, I wasn’t one to be able to tell jokes. So I got up there and told stories about the crazy situations I get myself into with jobs or boys or family. It worked.  As time went on, I found myself doing an exaggerated character of myself on stage and it added to the “funny.”  Everything about the character are all traits I have, just times 10.  The biggest thing we have in common is that whatever crazy situation is put infront of us we roll with it because anything awkward will always be funny the next day!  The biggest difference is I’m not THAT clueless… well at least not most of the time.

Your brother, Richard Schall, who works with you on the series was in game show casting? What is it like to work with your brother producing adult comedy content? [Read more...]