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  1. 19 Comedy Podcasts That Should Already ExistNot that we’re exactly hurting for decent podcasts at this point, but if comedians are going to keep launching them all the time, well, we have […]
  2. This Week in Comedy PodcastsWho let the pods out? Woof, woof, woof! I am so sorry about that, you guys. What I am not sorry about, however, are all the comedy podcasts […]
  3. This Week in Comedy PodcastsComedy podcasts, you guys! They’re funny, they’re free; distract you from existential angst, give you something to talk about when you […]
  4. For Your Reconsideration: Hamlet 2It was supposed to be an underdog success stories everyone could get behind. Advance hype had Hamlet 2 pegged to be the 2008 model of Little […]
  5. This Week in Comedy PodcastsComedy podcasts, you guys! They’re funny, they’re free; distract you from existential angst, give you something to talk about when you […]
  6. This Week in Comedy PodcastsComedy podcasts, you guys! They’re funny, they’re free; distract you from existential angst, give you something to talk about when you […]
  7. This Week in Comedy PodcastsComedy podcasts, you guys! They’re funny, they’re free; distract you from existential angst, give you something to talk about when you […]
  8. For Your Reconsideration: Blades of GloryThe Will Ferrell Sports Movie craze spanned just four features, although it seems like there were so many more of them. Between 2005 and 2008, […]
  9. This Week in Comedy PodcastsComedy podcasts! They’re funny, they’re free; distract you from existential angst, give you something to talk about when you inevitably run out […]
  10. This Week in Comedy PodcastsThis week saw the announcement of the shows competing in The Earwolf Challenge, the first reality podcast, in which 10 lesser-known comedy […]
  11. For Your Reconsideration: ‘MacGruber’The Saturday Night Live adaptation is one of the most maligned of all movie genres, and not without justification. Excepting Wayne’s World, […]
  12. This Week in Comedy PodcastsThe cool thing about this week’s crop of podcasts is that they were all recorded before the verdict in the Casey Anthony case had been […]
  13. This Week in Comedy PodcastsAround this time of year (roughly 4PM-ish on June 30th) people tend to get super-psyched about their upcoming Independence Day weekend plans. […]
  14. This Week in Comedy PodcastsA few podcasts have gleefully revealed the television pilots they were shooting recently based on their shows; Scott Aukerman is shooting […]
  15. This Week in Comedy Podcasts“So many comedy podcasts, not enough hours in the day.” That’s what people are constantly saying to each other all the time. Frankly, it’s […]
  16. This Week in Comedy PodcastsHave you been outside today? Of course you have — you’re not an invalid, and nobody is accusing you of that. It’s probable, though, that […]
  17. This Week in Comedy PodcastsJust a quick warning: You may have noticed by now that some of us here at Splitsider prefer the company of Paul F. Tompkins to that of other […]
  18. This Week in Comedy PodcastsAnother week has passed and with it more hours of comedians talking about things of varying worth. As usual, if you agree or disagree with our […]
  19. The Starting Lineup of Every Sports Movie EverWhen you’ve seen as many movies as I have—and I’d strongly caution against doing so—you start to notice the patterns. Through sheer repetition […]
  20. This Week in Comedy PodcastsRegardless of all the technological bleeps and bloops or the futuristic sounding name, podcasts are still rooted in one of the oldest […]
  21. It’s Not Funny: How Comedians Transition Into Dramatic RolesLike a lot of comedians, Chris Farley was more or less a gaping black hole of need. Although he had many other troubles, one particular torment […]
  22. This Week in Comedy Podcasts“So many comedy podcasts, not enough hours in the day.” That’s what people are constantly saying to each other all the time. Frankly, it’s […]
  23. The Fat Kid ConundrumWhen you’ve seen as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you start to notice the patterns. Through […]
  24. This Week in Comedy PodcastsIf there was some kind of divine nickel exchange program for oft-repeated occurrences, fans of new podcasts would have a shit-ton of loose […]
  25. When Heroes Fall in Love Under Wacky Circumstances, So Do Their SidekicksWhen you’ve seen as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you start to notice the patterns. Through […]
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    Pro-Tip for Job Interviews: Say Exactly What You Really ThinkWhen you’ve seen as many movies as I have—and I’d strongly caution against doing so—you start to notice the patterns. Through sheer repetition […]
  27. This Is a Review of This Is a Book by Demetri MartinThis is a review of a book entitled This is a Book by Demetri Martin. The book was written by Demetri Martin, of course. The title is not the […]
  28. Pretending to Be a Couple Is a Sure Way to Fall in LoveWhen you’ve seen as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you start to notice the patterns. Through […]
  29. Once Exposed to Small Town Life, It’s Impossible to Return to the Big CityWhen you’ve seen as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against it — you start to notice the patterns. Through sheer […]
  30. Workaholics: Responsibilities for the IrresponsibleTo paraphrase Homer Simpson, the three leads on Comedy Central’s new series, Workaholics, just can’t live without workahol. By that I mean they […]
  31. If an Attractive Woman is Single, She Must Be Married to Her JobWhen you’ve seen as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against it — you start to notice the patterns. Through sheer […]
  32. When Visionary Coaches Recruit Athletes From Completely Different SportsWhen you’ve seen as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you’ll start to notice the patterns. […]
  33. Surprisingly Agile Nerds Always Defeat Their BulliesWhen you’ve seen as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you’ll start to notice the patterns. […]
  34. Mr. Sunshine Recap: ‘Heather’s Sister’I’m sure I sound like a broken record at this point — a broken record of a song that you barely tolerated in the first place — but it must be […]
  35. Movie Heroes and the Ever-Present Dickface BoyfriendWhen you’ve seen as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you’ll start to notice the patterns. […]
  36. Mr. Sunshine Recap: ‘Employee of the Year’In the second episode of Mr. Sunshine, it’s the 10th anniversary of Ben’s (Matthew Perry) hire date at the Sunshine Arena, and nobody […]
  37. We Were Promised Hoverboards: Slapping FriendsIf you see as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you’ll start to notice the patterns. Through […]
  38. Mr. Sunshine Recap: ‘Pilot’It is still very much midseason, you guys! That means new shows continue coming down the pike so that we may judge them like the court jesters […]
  39. We Were Promised Hoverboards: Elaborate RusesIf you see as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you’ll start to notice the patterns. Through […]
  40. We Were Promised Hoverboards: Temporary ChildrenIf you’ve seen as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you’ll start to notice the patterns in them. […]
  41. Garfunkel & Oates Get All Over Your FaceLet’s get one thing straight: Riki Lindhome is Art Garfunkel and Kate Micucci is John Oates — not the other way around. The reasons why […]
  42. Mrs. Show: The Women Behind a Comedy ClassicAnyone who took the “Mr. Show Boys Club” sketch at face value might be tempted to skype Gloria Steinem immediately after watching it. The scene […]
  43. Perfect Couples Recap: ‘Three Proposals’Well, we sure learned a lot about each other week! After the premiere episode of Perfect Couples, I complained that the plot moved along so […]
  44. We Were Promised Hoverboards: Team InfightingIf you see as many movies as I have —and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you’ll start to notice the patterns. Through […]
  45. IFC’s Big Comedy PushGarry Shandling’s TV show host alter ego Larry Sanders would constantly admonish his audience with a direct order: “No flipping.” For a certain […]
  46. Perfect Couples Recap: ‘Pilot’Midseason, you guys! Where networks trot out their new shows and quietly dispose of underperforming ones like a veterinarian disappearing […]
  47. We Were Promised Hoverboards: The Popularity CrossoverThe Myth: If your friend ditches you to become popular, he or she will forget all about you for a while before eventually realizing how shallow […]
  48. A Seriously Comprehensive Guide to Comedy PodcastsIt’s official: there are now more essential comedy podcasts than there are hours in the day. We’re fully outnumbered, people. It would be an […]
  49. We Were Promised Hoverboards: Patient BystandersIf you see as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you’ll start to notice the patterns. Through […]
  50. Operation: Whoops - 10 Moments of Unintentional Comedy from 2010Anybody can be funny on purpose. It’s so easy, in fact, that your mom is probably being funny RIGHT NOW (your mom is Betty White). The real […]
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