We haven’t had a lot of chances to watch Louis CK work a crowd, but this seemed like a good time. Nerdwriter1 decided to illustrate the anatomy of both a Louis CK joke, and his masterful delivery.
We thought it wise to watch some of his work before studying this analysis, and were delighted by both experiences.
Now take a look if you will, at the magic that can be rendered with just 207 words.
We’re usually predisposed to let the comedy happen how it will and not dig too deep to see the gears turning. But this time it turned out to be both instructive and hilarious.
Comedy seems to be the most popular mechanism for entertainment among the participants in the 48 Hour Film Project. It’s probably because when people are having fun making a movie, they tend to want to laugh, and that makes them want the audience to laugh, and well…
The San Jose 48 Hour Film Project is going to happen in early Springtime (probably the start of April) and if you have a desire to make an audience laugh, you’ll be able to sign up right around the start of next month. keep an eye on their website or the Facebook page for news as the registration launch grows near.
We believe that tears have many uses. (You can use them to lubricate a door hinge if you collect enough. And they also make a great salad dressing, if you mix them with whiskey and remorse.)
We challenge you to watch this clip to the end, and if you don’t experience tears, we’ll send you an AED to get your heart started again.
We won’t ask you if your tears were from hysteria or from the sadness of genius lost.
One cool thing though, his playmate is still running around loose. So keep your eyes peeled because we need this kind of laughter badly these days. (And meanwhile, we’re watching the last minute of that again, and now the tears are sadness.)
Filmmakers who participate in the 48 Hour Film Project often trend toward comedy because it easily wins the hearts of audiences. We just learned this weekend that the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project will return in April and will present awards to the winners in May.
Stay tuned here for more intel on this amazing time-based filmmaking challenge, or get over to their Facebook page and learn how you can get involved.
For all the memorable and iconic things George Carlin brought to comedy, his bits that involved lengthy complex gags delivered at machine gun speed was one of the best.
From the early days with “Al Sleed, the Hippy Dippy Weatherman” to this gem from late in his career, the motor-mouthed bits were possibly our favorites.
Of course 40 years afterward, our broadcast regulators STILL haven’t decided what to do with the “7 Words You Can’t Say…”
It’s probably irrelevant now anyway. You watch everything online, right?
Of course you’ve never done it, but sometimes people drink a little too much and make a call late at night to tell someone how they really feel. (Hint Alert!) It’s usually a bad idea.
What we can learn from this charming song is: If you do choose to engage in a little drunk dialing or a bit of smashed snapchatting, try not to leave a trace.
It’s possible that we actually know who this guy is. But we’re party to a non-disclosure agreement that prevents us from revealing our suspicions.
Our friends in The Kinsey Sicks thought about this classic for a while and realized that it wasn’t appropriate for every culture. So they gave us this!
You can check out more of their work by subscribing to their YouTube channel. Be sure and let them know how you feel. We’re certain that they’re dying to hear.
When it comes to the kitchen, safety is Rule #1. And when it comes to safety, listening to your wife is Rule #1.
That is, if you can remember.
This short film came from Ovation Pictures, whose latest work will show and be considered for Awards in the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project on Sunday.
You can be on hand if you’re near San Jose. It’s at the Camera 12 Cinema, Sept 20 at 4:30pm PDT. Tickets are available now.
It’s sort of a cliche’ that many now famous actors and musicians got their start while helping diners decide from among the specials.
Here are two of today’s stars as they looked long ago, and a much humbler setting. (I guess that’s what we could call Dana Carvey’s old show.)
Next year, you can expect to see both of these stellar comedy players in new places. And hopefully they’ll have overcome this terrible affliction.