Tuesday, June 30

Stephen Colbert: June Is A Lovely Time For A Wedding




You may have heard through the grapevine the big news that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states. This is a pretty historic event, but of course there are still naysayers, including the four dissenters on the Supreme Court. Stephen Colbert has a message for 'em: stop worrying about it. And of course, he does it in his typical comedic ways. Well done, Stephen. Well done.

Monday, June 29

Amy Poehler Reunites With Seth Meyers For A Terrific Special Edition Of "Really!?!"




Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler were without question one of the best Weekend Update anchor pairings on Saturday Night Live. But they both moved on to bigger and better things: Poehler had her starring role on Parks and Rec, and Meyers slid into Jimmy Fallon's role on Late Night after the latter moved into The Tonight Show to replace Jay Leno. Phew, so much moving around.

Anyway, Meyers and Poehler reunited for one of their most memorable recurring segments, "Really!?!," which questions some stupidity in the world. In this case, it's an extremely misogynistic tweet from a Sports Illustrated writer. Hilarity ensues, so enjoy!

Friday, June 26

Conan's Clueless Gamer Takes On The Guys From Silicon Valley




Silicon Valley is a pretty underrated show on HBO about a group of dudes who invent this cool (and actually functioning, if it were to be developed in real life) way of compressing music to make it even sound better. So naturally, they'd be a good fit for some Halo 5: Guardians video game action against Conan O'Brien. Team Coco (Conan, Andy Richter and web developer Aaron Bleyaert) take on Team Silicon Valley (Thomas Middleditch, TJ Miller and Zach Woods). There are some excellent quotes in here, though I think my favorite has to be when Miller warns Conan, "You can turn the tables, but your feet will still be under it." Terrific.

Thursday, June 25

E-40 Might Have Every Rapper Ever In His New Music Video




Bay Area rapper E-40 recently dropped "Choices (Yup)," a new song from his Sharp on All 4 Corners album. And the video is a cornucopia of rappers. Granted, they're all either saying "yup!" or "nope!" but still, pretty impressive. See how many you can spot!

Tuesday, June 23

Dances Is A Band You Really Should Be Listening To


Dances is a Brooklyn-based band that is just as catchy as their name would imply. Made up of Trevor Vaz, Sam Stoeltje and David Su, you'll hear everything from punk to rock to Britpop to 60s psych. After releasing their EP Whiter Sands in 2014, the band is set to drop its debut LP Keep Talking on September 4th via Black Bell Records/Gigawatts Records.

If you're anything like me, you enjoy getting a little hyped up before an album releases. Luckily, the band has given us a sneak preview of its "Holy Fool" music video, which you can check out below.

You may have noticed there's finally a new episode of Locally Sourced Joey at the top of this post, too. Trevor was kind enough to take some time to chat with me. You can hear us discuss the finer things in life, from terrible, horrible gigs to fantastic dance moves. Because really, what's more fun than dancing?


Monday, June 22

Mindy Kaling Explains Why Bridesmaids Have It Much Tougher Than Groomsmen




Fact: I've only been a groomsman once in my life. Another fact: I've never been a bridesmaid. So I don't know if there's any credence to what Mindy Kaling is saying in this clip, but as being a groomsman wasn't THAT hard, I'm kind of inclined to agree with her. She and Seth Meyers talk about wedding duties, including giving a toast. Hope you don't mind public speaking.

Sunday, June 21

This Music Video Is Among The Most Ridiculous




Beirut debuted their new music video for the song "No, No, No," and it is pretty outrageous. Set to frontman Zach Condon's new love, No No No is going to be an album full of sunshine. Meanwhile, this video is full of nonsense. Condon at various points plays a loaf of French bread and a skunk as if they were a trumpet. Not sure which one would be easier to mimic.

Saturday, June 20

Arnold Schwarzenegger Pranks Fans As The Terminator




Madame Tussauds is famous for its wax replicas of Hollywood's finest. And they've also made a habit of having the actual popular person pretending to be their replica, then fooling fans who pose for a picture with what appears to be a non-moving figure.

Arnold tries his hand at this to help promote his upcoming movie Terminator Genysis, and he also raised some money for charity, too. Thumbs up all around. If only those people had listened to his message of "I'll be back."

Wednesday, June 17

Why Is The Chicken Dance From Arrested Development So Funny?




So I just finished watching the original run of Arrested Development (I know, I know). And it is quite spectacular, for sure. But probably my favorite part is anytime anyone in the family imitates a chicken to make fun of Michael Bluth, played by Jason Bateman. It's so random and nothing like a chicken that it's just fantastic. Of course, the best part is when the entire family does it. Gotta love when things bring the family together.

Tuesday, June 16

Congrats to the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors!




Man, what a good couple of days. First, the Blackhawks win their third Stanley Cup in six years. Then, the Warriors, one of the most entertaining basketball teams in the past decade, picks up their first NBA Finals trophy in 40 years. Leading Golden State's charge was former Chicago Bull Steve Kerr, who I got to meet in 2009. He was class back then and he's class back now. Happy for him and the franchise, and for Andre Iguodala, who deservedly won the MVP award. Now it's just 90 painful days until football season...

Monday, June 15

What Happens When A Bunch Of Celebrities Play Batman: Arkham Knight?




The answer may, in fact, shock you. Or probably not. It's a whole lot of butt kicking, that's what happens. In this video for Batman™: Arkham Knight, directed by Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam and narrated by Jonathan Banks, celebrity gamers get a first look at the soon-to-be-released game. Neil Patrick Harris, Wiz Khalifa, Blake Anderson, Minka Kelly, Kumail Nanjiani, Breckin Meyer, Joe Manganiello, iJustine, Troy Baker and Kevin Conroy all get their chance to “Be the Batman” and take on the threats of Gotham City. And they do with varying levels of success, but for the most part, this looks like a very fun game where you can do some wonderful carnage to Batman's enemies. And you certainly don't want to be an enemy of The Batman...or of any of these celebrities posing as The Batman.

Sunday, June 14

What Happens When Two Girls Try To Take A Selfie




This is so accurate it's almost scary. Lauryn Kahn and D'Arcy Carden just want to take a selfie to show they're two friends who enjoy each other's company. But that turns out to be a tall task. Can they accomplish it without going insane?

Saturday, June 13

What Not To Ask Famous Bands At The Governors Ball Music Festival





Being a musician is a lot of hard work. One of the most overlooked aspects of touring is that you get asked the same questions again and again (and again, if you're really unlucky). So Mike Scollins of FunnyOrDie asks a ton of artists, from Weird Al Yankovic to Echosmith to Noel Gallagher, the questions that they get asked all the time, and then answers said questions on the artist's behalf. It's quite entertaining, and a little bit eye opening. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 10

The Ad Agency Behind This Nike Women's World Cup Spot Consists Of Two People



Thousands Creative is a tiny little two-man agency made out of a pair of former Nike employees. But their work with this women's U.S. World Cup ad may just put them on the map.

The Guess Who's "American Woman" is heavily featured in the spot, as are the members of the team. It's a terrific framework of showing how all the individual parts of a team, when combined, create something even greater. Check it out below.


Tuesday, June 9

Tripp And Tyler Unveil Reverse Bowling To Change The World Of Bowling




Tripp and Tyler are a very underrated comedic duo on the interwebs. In addition to their skits, they've recently debuted a little talk show. If it's consistently filled with ideas like reverse bowling, I'm a fan. In essence, you try to hit the fewest pins possible, though getting a gutter results in 10 points. The lowest score wins. Beautiful.

Monday, June 8

Stephen Colbert Releases Video To Show He Still Exists, And Has A Great Beard




Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman on CBS' The Late Show, and he wants to let us know that yes, he still exists. He's sporting a "Colbeard," a beard he allegedly found on the highway. This video shows him getting rid of said beard (as well as a few other snide comments), in a dramatic, sappy journey. Excellent. Then Colbert realizes he's not starting hosting duties for another few months, and puts the beard back on. Might as well stay incognito, after all.

Sunday, June 7

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Appearing On Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Is Magnificent



Fans have been clamoring for Seinfeld reunions since the show went off the air in 1998. While the characters have made a few appearances together in the past 17 years, this is very likely the best thing yet. Julia Louis-Dreyfus stops by the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee...set? car? to chat with Jerry Seinfeld as they drive around town and get some coffee. The banter is wonderful--it's as if they haven't missed a beat in all that time.

Saturday, June 6

Key and Peele Are Back In A Month - Here's A Teaser In The Meantime




The new season of Key and Peele returns to Comedy Central on July 8. But that is simply TOO LONG to wait for sketches we haven't seen before, so the duo dropped a little goodness on YouTube. The skit, titled "Basketball," features some wonderful comedic observations, made up words, and a great laugh. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 4

Mean Tweets Is Back With Another NBA Edition, Just In Time For The Finals




It's been a hot minute since Jimmy Kimmel Live released an installment of Mean Tweets, but we can stop worrying now. Just in time for the NBA Finals, Kimmel and co. provide us with some more baller cruelty. A ton of the players on here have already been roasted once or twice via tweet, so I feel like this loses a little luster. But hey, the insults are as strong as ever. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 3

Conan O'Brien Gives His Staff Performance Reviews




Conan O'Brien's remote segments are generally among the most entertaining parts of his show. If producer Jordan Schlansky is involved, even better. In this bit, which is very similar to another piece Conan did, the host gives performance reviews to his staff. As you might expect, none of them are very fond of Jordan Schlansky, and offer him up as a sacrificial firing lamb. Excellent.

Tuesday, June 2

Shia LaBeouf Delivers The Most Motivational Speech Of All Time




Shia LaBeouf is quite the character. When he's not being a cannibal, he's delivering terrific speeches to really get you pumped up. This clip, taken from Joshua Parker's segment of #INTRODUCTIONS, is full of the passion and fire that make you think you can accomplish anything. And you know what? You CAN.

Monday, June 1

Beyonce Dancing To Ducktales Theme Song Is Wonderful


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There's a hashtag #BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat that implies any Beyonce music video can go with just about whatever song you can think of, and it will still sync up. Case in point: the Ducktales theme song. Queen B can get down anywhere, even with her avian friends headed for adventure and possible disaster. Get it, Bey.