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Archive for November, 2010

Psychological defenses

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Overheard Backstage peers behind the curtain (or brick wall) into the offstage area where comics gossip, bicker, and make each other laugh. How does a comic keep soldiering on during those gigs, in places like dive bars, where the audience isn’t paying any attention? Discussing that question with each other after the show, one of […]

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Seattle drivers in snow = pure comedy

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

For those of you outside the Seattle area, Puget Sound is currently going through its charming annual ritual of absolutely losing its shit whenever a few inches of snow fall on the ground. Yes, a few. Literally. And while all the rending of garments is silly enough, the spectacle’s comedic highlights are the hilariously inept […]

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“I wanna cast… Magic Missile.”

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

I’m not sure if something from the mid 90’s is allowed to qualify as a classic, but my friends and I have quoted from this amazing parody of epic nerdiness so many times1 that it might as well be. And it’s still thoroughly hilarious: “Dungeons and Dragons” (also known as Summoner Geeks or Attacking the […]

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Also published on the KOMONews.com Edmonds community page… Edmonds, WA hosts stand-up comedy competition The Seattle International Comedy Competition came to Edmonds on Wednesday, with ten stand-up comedians taking the stage at the Edmonds Center for the Arts for an evening filled with laughter. With the field of competition recently narrowed to ten semi-finalists, the […]

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How long until there’s a hologram comedian?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

As my guilty pleasure favorite WWTDD reports: Hatsune Miku is a big star in Japan who sells lots of records but who is mostly famous for her live shows. Which is more impressive than you might initially think because she’s a fucking hologram. Yep, it’s William Gibson’s Idoru come to life: It can’t be long […]

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