Acceptable Romantic Foods – Monique Madrid

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but a way to a woman’s hips is also through her stomach.

In the beginning, my husband was a romantic. Flowers, love notes, spontaneous dates and candy were a regular occurrence. I still remember the first time he gave me candy. I know that’s a little weird, but this was a 10lb bag of gummy bears. Not the shitty, generic brand either. Haribro Gummy Bears, the Ferraris (or at least given their Germanic roots) the Volkswagen of gummies. I was thrilled and ate the whole bag in a day.

Ten years later, he still brings me little surprises, just not of the flower variety. In fact, the last time I got flowers was when I snuck a bouquet onto the conveyor belt in the checkout line at Jewel. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t bring me little gifts though just not necessarily the kinds I want. While ’50 Shades of Grey’ groupies pine for chocolates to go with their handcuffs and whips, I pine for looser fitting pants. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but he tends to bring me treats like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups that just so happen to be his favorite candy. They also happen to be worth too many points, so I always give him half. Geez, isn’t that convenient romantic.

Still, just because I’m health conscious doesn’t mean I’m impossible to please. Here is my list of acceptable romantic treats. [Read more...]

SchloerBITS are by Amy Schloerb


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The Chelsea Girl (1943) Episode One – Lucia Brizzi

It’s New York City, it’s 1943, and Lucia Brizzi is a thoroughly modern woman. If only she can only escape the stranglehold of her domineering father, drunken mother, and pathetic bore of an ex-fiancé. All changes when she meets her match, her sworn enemy turned accidental lover, misogynistic newspaperman John Powell. This battle of the sexes nods to classic Screwball Rom Coms, satirizing antiquated ideas about sexuality that still resonate today.

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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...]

Natasha Leggero at Laugh Factory – LA Gangs


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FnS Interview – Aubrey Anderson-Emmons of Modern Family

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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/.

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Your show Modern Family just won 5 Emmys. What is an Emmy? –  I don’t know what’s an Emmy!! (Amy: It’s an award.) I want to win an Emmy! Do I get to have an Emmy?!

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!

 
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See Something Say Something Shoot – Killer Killy Dwyer

by Sara Gaddis

You might know Killy Dwyer.  You might’ve seen her on stage, crooning sweetly into a microphone while birthing a babydoll from her fishnets, or maybe pulling a diva move on her band, Kill The Band, and firing them all during the show?   Perhaps you may have seen her leading that group of surly gorillas through your neighborhood?  Maybe you saw her last Friday, caped and being chased by an angry group of tourists across the Brooklyn Bridge Park boardwalk?  That’s where I last saw her, and it was pretty goddamn terrific. [Read more...]

Infamous AXE Clean Your Balls Campaign – Scout Durwood Interview

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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...]