All posts tagged: comedy

The Man Behind the Meme: White Guy Blinking

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
Memes come and go into our lives. Some may be fleeting and some stick around for years. But how often do we know their origin story? Where did it start? Why has it become so popular? If there’s a person in the meme, what do they think of becoming an (internet) household face? Well I can help solve the mystery of one meme – this guy: Here’s White Guy Blinking, a GIF used to express disbelief, and in most cases a well-known fact or relatable situation. But who exactly is this guy? Well his name is Drew Scanlon and for certain types, he was already a well-known dude on the internet. He’s a video producer at Giant Bomb, a popular gaming website, and stars in multiple videos and podcasts for the site. So Drew was already used to fans clipping out GIFs of himself from the site, but never as fervent as this. In fact, the blinking GIF is from a 2013 Giant Bomb show called Unprofessional Fridays. In the video,…

The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

Originally posted on LazySundayMovies:
“Pick a number between 1 and 3,500.” What’s it about? A guy in a wheelchair falls in love with the Mother of Dragons and a retired writer turned carer go on a road trip to the world’s deepest pit because road trips solve everything. Who’s in it? I know him as the kid from Tracy Beaker but you’ll probably recognise him as Assjuice from Bad Neighbours, Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez and the woman that was originally cast as Catelyn Stark. Why should I watch it? + First of all, Trevor is a very funny dude, he’s very sarcastic and pulls a lot of pranks + Using humour as a coping mechanism, which is something I can see myself doing if I was in his position + Paul Rudd was dialled back a bit but still manages to pull off laughs + Especially the “Bite of the James” scene + Seriously, Craig Roberts should get an Oscar just for not breaking character during that scene + Their back-and-forth jabs and constantly one…

Get a Job Trailer Drops

Originally posted on iWhatever:
The exploration of unemployment from the comedic lens of millennials is hitting the big screen. Of course we have television shows like “Girls” to turn to for dazed and confused “millennials,” but now we’ll have a film with some top-notch talent. Anna Kendrick and Miles Teller, who filmed the flick way back in 2012, star in Get a Job. We’ve got some great supporting players popping up including Allison Brie (who has How to Be Single hitting theaters this month) and Bryan Cranston (our favorite meth dealing, ex-high school science teacher). From the looks of the trailer, these characters are seriously struggling with everything you and I are worried about, too. Being a 20-something ain’t great, and I think Kendrick and Teller NAILED it. WATCH the trailer and decide if this is a worthy addition to the booming genre of millennial media:

Into the Heart & Mind of a Comedian

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
As I laughed at another one of Jerry Mabbott‘s brilliant posts, I truly admire the talented man for bringing laughter into our cynical world. Today, I am fortunate enough to have Jerry agreeing to an interview with MiddleMe. Before I burst into another round of teary laughter, I better put on my serious face and erhmm, start questioning. Hi Jerry, so great to have you here today! Share with us who is Jerry Mabbott. Hi, Kally. Thank you for having me! I think first and foremost I have a very deep love for God. I always have. I’ve been married to a wonderful woman named Heather for 18 years. She’s a comedian as well. Go figure. I have three wonderful children and seven precious grandchildren. I’ve always been funny, so I think those people in my life help define me. Plus I love Popeyes Chicken. You mentioned that you are a comedian, out of curiosity, how did you become one? Great question. It was purely accidental. I had never even gone…

I Think I’ve Sold My Soul To Michael Schur…

Originally posted on Coolbeans4:
There’s a chance you may not know who Michael Schur is, and that’s okay. I don’t expect you to. He’s the mastermind behind shows like The Office [US] (writer), Parks And Recreation (creator/producer/writer), and more recently, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (creator/producer). Parks And Rec is one of my favourite shows ever, and so many times, I’ve considered writing a post on why it’s amazing and why you should all watch it right away, but now I have an excuse to do so as I’ve come to terms with the fact that Michael Schur can make anything and I will watch it. He was also an SNL writer for a few years and played Dwight’s cousin Mose in The Office. Though he didn’t make these shows alone, he played a big part in their existence and for that, I am a huge fan! Parks And Recreation was my first Schur watch. I had seen pictures/gifs of the show and had a few days off last December, so I gave it a go and fell in love. It’s…

*NEW* BILL REVIEW *NEW*

Originally posted on The MAD MOVIE RANTER:
The Horrible Histories team hit the big screen at last! Shame, it didn’t live up to the hype. What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare (Matthew Baynton) leaves his home to follow his dream. “A time of war and plague. BUT mainly war”. From the opening credits, I knew what I was in for. A silly adventure. Not a bad thing by any means. BUT it was always going to suffer tough comparisons to the award winning BBC TV show Horrible Histories. Which tragically it falls short of. “People will remember the name Shakespeare . . . Twenty years from now”. Matthew Baynton was great as Shakespeare. Bumbling and baffling away as he desperately tries to hone in his craft. Well, whatever craft he decides to be interested in at the time to avoid getting a job. Martha Howe-Douglas played the part of Shakespeare’s long suffering wife well as she endures another crazy whim as Bill seeks London for fame and fortune. I couldn’t believe…

*NEW* MISS YOU ALREADY REVIEW *NEW*

Originally posted on The MAD MOVIE RANTER:
This cheesy little flick is one not to miss. The friendship between two life-long girlfriends (Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore) is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill. The incredibly cheesy opening sequence didn’t set high hopes for me as we skimmed through the early years of Jess and Milly’s friendship. I wasn’t sure if my inner cynic would be able to tolerate the fluffy melodrama. Especially after watching Milly’s ‘rockstar’ wedding. However, that all changed when Milly received her diagnosis. It was a sobering punch as we watched the doctor break the news. This completely changed the tone of the film and made for an easygoing, heartfelt and well acted drama. Collette and Barrymore were a great pairing. The subject matter was dealt with very well. We witness Milly undergoing chemotherapy and see the toll that it takes on her body. It was a slow burning transition as the pair are all smiles and giggles through the initial sessions. The wig sequence was…

Why Do Men Have to Use Urinals?! (Video Request)

Originally posted on John Lee Taggart:
Why is it that it is okay for men to pee in a pot with an audience, but not for ladies? Well, it’s certainly a pretty weird issue…but a one I was glad to delve into (eww)… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mL3-7iL7Mw&feature=youtu.be What do you think? Don’t be a shy bladder – get involved with the gross debate! Oh, and if you have a video request you can leave a comment, or send me an email – if it’s a cool/interesting idea then I will get to it as soon as I can! http://www.facebook.com/storytimewithjohn http://www.youtube.com/storytimewithjohn101 Please buy my collection of stories! Get it in paperback here – or on Kindle here! ALL proceeds go towards Macmillan Cancer Support!