Annie Solstad, Jeffrey James and Binney Kevin Laferriere are 3rd Wheel Comedy. 3rd Wheel: The Web Series follows three twenty-something’s living together in NYC. Annie, the sloppy unorganized woman of the house…Kevin, the ultra-domestic, dim-witted, and overly sentimental boyfriend…and Jeffrey, the gay, sarcastic, and hygienically anal-retentive best friend. Their newest episode, Family Meal, shows what happens when Kevin’s unruly family members come to dinner and features Katie Laferriere and Stephen Laferriere.
by Anna Lefler
Author of The CHICKtionary:
From A-Line to Z-Snap, the Words Every Woman Should Know
Ah, womanhood. Just when you think you’ve got your game on, society – or your body – steps in and changes the rules.
It’s the perfect weekend for a romantic beach getaway? Not according to your uterus.
Your boyfriend is totally over his ex? Really? Let’s have a look in that coffee cup cabinet.
New gauchos for casual Friday? Um, we’re not doing that anymore.
Is there no end to the uniquely female annoyances we must face on a daily basis? Apparently not. On the upside, at least we have someone to talk to about these indignities: each other. And, because the bulk of the female experience is common to all women, we don’t have to waste time explaining ourselves.
However, if we did try to explain the challenges of womanhood to, say, a non-native speaker, the definitions might go something like this: [Read more...]
I publish a comedy site by women for women, so from time to time I get emails regarding the infamous 2007 Vanity Fair article Why Women Aren’t Funny by esteemed orator and journalist Christopher Hitchens. In it, Hitchens enlightens us that through the necessity of protecting our species, and because we actually harness more power and intelligence than men, and also because we’re pretty, women are not as funny as males. That is, unless we’re “hefty or dykey or Jewish, or some combo of the three.” The inquisitive parties who contact me asking about this article are sometimes budding young female comedians, sometimes Woman’s Studies majors, but most often they are budding young female comedian Woman’s Studies majors. They ask whether I have seen the essay and want to know, “What should we do about it?” They are enraged, appalled and exasperated. My answer is not quite what they expect. You see, I love Christopher Hitchens. And I think you should, too. [Read more...]
When you look at the foam of a Pumpkin Spice Latte, you can see the Virgin Mary. And Christ. And Satan. And they all get along.
Craigslist Missed Connections: “I saw you on the train drinking a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I got an erection. For the latte.”
My brother lost his leg in a shark attack. They replaced it with a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes are made of poets’ tears. [Read more...]
No, no, not Tuesday afternoon, you insolent Jezebel.
I’m talking about Satan’s Day, dear. Something you’re probably too damn familiar with: Halloween. Pass Nana the tequila; she’s going to need something stronger than rosé to set your generation straight. [Read more...]
I’m wearing a colorful patchwork apron with an applique fastened to the left strap, my ankles eased against an elephant-shaped foot rest. I am seated on a purple velvet armchair, reading a copy of Bigfoot: I Not Dead. I am twirling one strand of my hair with a quirky doorknob. I am occupying Anthropologie.
This wasn’t planned. It came about organically, this morning when I set foot in the Nordstrom Mall. I was browsing the windows of Betsey Johnson and Free People when I smelled something enchanting across the hall. It was a cross between new car smell and a better life. It lingered in the air as I made my way through the glass doors. An array of deconstructed rare (I assume) books hung above. That’s when I felt the first twinge of expensive-kitsch-borne oppression. [Read more...]
Meet 4 year old, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, the new Lily on Modern Family. You have heard of Modern Family, right? The hottest family sit-com in existence? Well, it just so happens that Aubrey’s mom, Amy Anderson, is a Funny not Slutty. Amy was kind enough to ask Aubrey my interview questions, and promises these are real answers. Don’t miss the two videos after the jump, and you can keep up with Aubrey and Amy at http://www.funnyyellowmom.blogspot.com/.
Is it hard not to laugh when you shoot funny scenes? How do you keep from laughing? – Yeah. It’s hard. I sit down, but they say not to sit down. Why do they say that?
Your character Lily has two dads, what do you think that would be like in real life? - No, I want to have THREE daddies!
What do you think are the funniest things in the world? – Taylor! (her friend from school)
If you could be the star of any film or TV show you wanted, what would you be in? – MODERN FAMILY!!!
Your Mom is a comedian and actress, do you think she is funny? – No!
I’m having my first bout with “editor’s block” since I started FnS in 2008. Pretty sure it’s attributed to working on the new version of the site and not being able to concentrate on the current. After watching 30 minutes of videos that were a complete waste of time, I wrote Elizabeth McQuern who produces awesomeness in the form of shows and videos. She shared this tidbit, which is perfect for us. Thanks, Elizabeth!
I tend to call a lot of the quirky comedy out of Chicago like what Elizabeth McQuern produces, ”alt comedy” but she says not to call it that. So I’ll just call it funny.
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