Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’

Curl up with a cocktail, readers. “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” by Chelsea Handler

First of all, let’s take a moment to laugh at the title. What a funny spin on Judy Blume’s “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.” Okay, now on to the review.

It is a collection of memories and experiences of her younger life. Topics include sex, red-headed men, sibling rivalry, her short stay in prison, obsession with midgets and the effects of drinking vodka. Hilarious! There are very few books that make me laugh throughout, and this one hit the jackpot.

You probably know Chelsea Handler from her late night show on the E! network,”Chelsea Lately.” Honestly, her live acts and shows never really caught on with me since I’m more into dry humor (Alexa Chung and Demitri Martin, anyone?). For whatever reason, however, her offensive, racial and often harsh jokes in her novel translate better for me through print than through her acts. Well, bring it on! She really lets loose in words, yet her novel doesn’t rub off as trying too hard. Chelsea Handler does have a way with words.

-Vania Myers

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Most MTV viewers can say that they’ve heard that obnoxious “Gucci Gucci” song one too many times in between episodes of their favorite reality shows. Well, get excited, SU students, because on Tuesday, Nov. 1 the Schine Student Center will welcome Kreayshawn along with opening act Neon Indian.

Kreayshawn has never ceased to amuse me with her unintelligible lyrics, laziness and lack of talent, yet her songs are so terrible that I want to keep listening in hopes that a few more seconds will yield a few more laughs. Maybe this is why she was selected to be MTV’s PUSH music artist of the week over the summer. So, if you’re looking to have a good time this Tuesday, grab your wallet and a friend and go watch Kreayshawn make a fool of herself while you either laugh or jam out in the crowd.

-A.J. Allen

You know you want to see this.

The director of 2009’s Zombieland has a new movie coming out called 30 Minutes or Less. 30 Minutes or Less has the director reuniting with Jesse Eisenberg. In this, Eisenberg plays a pizza delivery man who is forced to rob a bank by two men in monkey masks (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson), or else a bomb strapped to his chest will go off. He reluctantly goes to a friend he more or less betrayed (Aziz Ansari) for help.

The Red Band trailer was recently released and yes, the film actually looks as hilarious as its ridiculous premise. Action comedies are usually hit or miss, but I’m hoping this one is more like Pineapple Express than Your Highness.

30 Minutes or Less is set to be released on August 12. Usually, a mid-August release date means a film isn’t very good. However, this will hopefully be good because nothing makes the end of summer a little less depressing than a good comedy with a cast this good.

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It’s been a whirlwind week for the most important female comedian in the business: the one and only Tina Fey. Fey is not just a comedian, she is a comedy tycoon. From her stellar tenure at Saturday Night Live, to penning Mean Girls, to creating NBC’s hit sitcom 30 Rock, Fey has had a strong hold on the comedy world for over a decade.

While you might be inclined to think she has done it all, Tina’s career is showing virtually no signs of stopping. This past week alone has seen the release and subsequent book tour for her new memoir aptly titled Bossypants (a must read, critics say). When taking her book tour to The Oprah Winfrey Show, Fey revealed that at age 40, she is pregnant with her second child. In case you had any doubt, she is indeed Superwoman. (more…)

Puck yes.

For everyone out there who caught the one season genius of “Summer Heights High” and wished for more, here it is.

Australian comedian Chris Lilley is at it again with a new comedy show called “Angry Boys.” It looks about as tasteless and hilarious as “Summer Heights High” with Lilley once again playing all the main roles. Could this possibly be even more offensive then “Summer Heights High”? Well, “Summer Heights High” had Lilley playing a Polynesian teenager, a very flamboyant man, and a girl. “Angry Boys” has him playing a mentally challenged kid and a mentally challenged woman. You decide.

Video posted below

-Ian Phillips

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Is The Spoof Dead?

Posted: October 22, 2008 by jerkmag in Uncategorized
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This was an actual movie...

Over the summer a friend of mine posted on her blog, “There was a time in my life when I would be excited to see movies like You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and The Love Guru (although I never really liked Mike Meyers). As happy as I am that my taste has evolved, I really miss enjoying movies so easily.”

I read this through a couple of times and realized it was a spot on observation. Not just about her own personal tastes but maybe, the movie going crowd in general. I know the feeling exactly. While these movies were probably funny I too feel like my tastes have shifted. Honestly, I didn’t have the desire to go see either of these. Nor do I know anyone that did. Five years ago this would have been a different story.

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