Urban Bicycling While Female – Beth Stelling

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.

https://www.facebook.com/chicagoundergroundcomedy and @ChUComedy on twitter

Don't send a man to the grocery!

Jeanne Robertson

Jeanne Robertson‘s monologue, ”Don’t send a man to the grocery store!” explains her husband’s nickname of “Left Brain”.

Gisele Noel's Response Message to Jim Carrey

Gisele Noel



Gisele Noel: Emerging Comic Mogul is a YOBI.tv Season 4 Laugh Finalist, a YOBI.tv Season 3 Dream Maker Laugh Winner, SketchyWomen.com Founder, TheDenialShow.com Co-Creator, TweetTheJoke.com Winner, ComedyWhirled.com Repeated Caption Contest Winner, StupidAssQuestions.com Hall of Fame Comic, FunnyorDie.com repeat Caption Contest Winner, The Corporate Rejects Co-Founder & The Travel Channel’s ‘This Job’s A Trip!‘ Featured Comedienne.

5 Ways Parent Trap Changed My Life

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by Emily Schorr Lesnick

The Parent Trap (1998) is the film that has impacted my life more than any other piece of cinema.  I love this Disney classic not because of some nostalgia-driven, ironic pursuit, but because it has truly permeated my consciousness and molded me into the woman I am today.  Beyond my childhood fantasy of having a twin (who could still be out there…which is why I go to Camp Walden for Girls every summer), The Parent Trap helped me transition through puberty and into adulthood with the same grace as its star, Lindsay Lohan.

1. L is for the Way You Look at Me. Because my parents played an excess of showtunes, I have two films to thank for my introduction to musical pop culture: Mrs. Doubtfire and The Parent Trap. The latter film features Beatles songs, George Thorogood’s “Bad to the Bone,” Nat King Cole, and that song about believing in magic.  I have the soundtrack, and I find it’s a great supplement to doing homework, cooking, and practicing secret handshakes.

2. Girls, Girls, Girls. While The Parents Trap is technically a remake of the 1961 film starring Hayley Mills, the screenplay is uniquely crafted by none other than Nancy Meyers, director of It’s Complicated and Something’s Gotta Give, posterchild for #whitegirlproblems and mid-life crises. My friend shared a game with me where she makes up her own titles for Nancy Meyers movies.  Some examples: When One Door Opens and Nothing But a Number. While the protagonists of The Parent Trap are much younger than Meyers’s target demographic, let’s not forget that the whole “trap” in question is to reunite old flames Nick Parker and Elizabeth James. [Read more...]

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!

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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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...]

Caroline Rhea – Funny Girls

This Bravo series on Hulu is adorable, and so is Caroline Rhea when she cracks herself up…

See more of this series:  http://www.hulu.com/funny-girls

http://www.carolinerhea.com/