Akaash Singh is the Brown Man We Needed

When Akaash Singh was starting in comedy, a stable of South Asian comedians were getting their big breaks. Aasif Mandvi had landed The Daily Show, Mindy Kaling was co-starring, writing, producing, and directing on The Office, and Kunal Nayyar was starting his run on The Big Bang Theory. Even Aziz Ansari was two years away from his breakout...
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An open letter to the sommelier that kicked me out of another wine tasting

Written by: Marty ShamblesHey Wine Nerd,That wine didn't taste like walnuts and sawdust. It tasted like wine. I know this because I've tasted a lot of wine in my life: from the blood of Christ to the gallons of Bota Box sitting in my wine cellar. That’s wine-flavored wine.My wife hates it when I call the basement my wine...
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Austin Comics to Watch: May 2022

Summer is almost here. And it’s already consistently 100 degrees. Hopefully, the heat will scare some people with plans to move here up to Dallas. Just sayin’. But, while we can trash talk new tax dollars floating into our fair city, there is work at hand, y’all. The May Austin Comics to Watch and this month,...
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That Dude Can Cook Offers a Universal Truth: Food Can be Funny

There's a ton of content out there. No matter what you're into, what weird subculture, there's a venue for your entertainment, be it movies, music, memes, shows, anything – and most of it is on YouTube. To get even more meta on it, this is blog is content. (Cue Twilight Zone music.)But through the endless sea of...
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Journey to the Wendy’s Darkside: Inside Their 1980s Training Videos

I haven't eaten at a Wendy's in years, but I'm stopping for lunch. Will it be a Baconator or Asiago Chicken? Dipping fries into a Frosty; that salty plus sweet combo is the American collective experience next to baseball, jazz, and stand up comedy. After skimming Wendy's website to see if favorites like the Double Stack...
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Rocky Dale Davis Just Dropped His Special

One of our favorite comedians in the whole universe, Rocky Dale Davis, has dropped a new special, and we couldn’t be more excited to help promote it. Rocky is one of the funniest, more genuine dudes around (even if he loves smoking gross ass cigars.) If you don’t know Rocky’s comedy, you need to check out the special...
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A Relationship Quiz by Bob Eckstein

We’ve all been there. You are invited by someone special who has invited you to be whisked away for the week-long vacation of a lifetime to their two full bath timeshare in beautiful Maui to take things to the next level in your fresh new relationship, but your neighbor can’t cat-sit Mr. Pickles because he’s away on a...
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Get out of the House and go see Adam Ray

Adam Ray is one of the busiest people in comedy. As George Carlin once said, "if you've got an area code, I'll fuckin' be there." And like the genius promised, he stopped everywhere throughout the American landscape, and Adam Ray follows in that bare-knuckle comedic tradition of working the road, refining his...
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Things to do Around Austin, Texas

So you Landed in Austin - What’s Next?You’ve made the best decision in your life. Ok, well maybe not the best, but one of the best?You made it to Austin, Texas - one of the coolest cities on earth. There’s a reason everyone wants to visit, this city is awesome. Photo by Mitchell Kmetz on UnsplashBut, first things first:...
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Podcast Spotlight: And Now We Drink

Suppose you're looking for a killer podcast episode to listen to while you're cleaning the house or taking that long walk down the hiking trail or hitting the bottle of Jameson alone. In that case, the newest episode of And Now We Drink featuring Roger Smith doesn't disappoint. Smith, a working comic out in LA, delivers on...
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The Filthy Show: Austin's Favorite Dirty Stand-up Comedy Show

Article by: Junior FlexwellComedy is growing in Austin. As of February 2022, there are bars, venues and spaces where you can see comedy seven nights a week all over town. With any influx of entertainment there’s the good, the bad and the ugly. Some comedy shows need lots of work while others are polished and...
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Rest in Peace, Gilbert Gottfried

What a bummer. Rest in peace, Gilbert Gottfried. He was a weird, hilarious dude. Some people might remember him as Iago from Aladdin or the original Aflac duck. Us, we’ll never forget when he read 50 Shades of Grey: Hoist one for another legend lost to the clouds. We hope you’re roasting the shit out of...
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Big Laugh Comedy's Austin Comics to Watch: April 2022

Fuck. It’s already April. We’re out of the winter woods and into the spring, which in this hellscape, we need at least some sunshine. But, not all hope is lost, we’re back with another round of celebrating the funniest people storming stages and hitting every dark corner of Austin. If you’re looking for some new...
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SXSW 2022 Highlights Round-up

How was your SXSW? Over here in Big Laugh Comedy Land, we did it big. For the first SXSW back in three years, it felt good to walk miles between downtown and the eastside, to drink free Lonestar tallboys, and see people out living once again. We wanted to do a quick round-up of what we did during SXSW week because boy, are we still...
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You Can't Have Comedy Both Ways When We Cheer for a Slap

Will Smith is a weirdo, and his family are weirdos, and I don’t care about them. I care about a guy on a tiny stage  in a strip mall comedy club not telling an amazing joke because he’s scared he’s gonna get swung on by some bro who thinks this is the new normal. The art of writing, of comedy, is we’re...
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Our Special Day: Corinne Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson Special Review

The co-hosts of the hugely popular Guys we F****d Podcast just dropped their co-headlining comedy special. It’s something you don’t want to miss. Yes, it's stand-up by both Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson, the co-hosts of the podcast. But they put their unique spin on things by sprinkling in a few other...
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Why you should never fuck someone who can't use chopsticks

There's one pop culture reference a lot of dudes use to justify a date, and ultimately the person he's seeing is bad or good – it's called the "door test." It's from a gangster movie from back in the early 90s called A Bronx Tale. (It's got Deniro in it, and it's excellent.) The scene is where the...
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Kill Tony #547: Brendon Walsh + Matt Fulchiron

Episode 547 of Kill Tony features comedians Brendan Walsh and Matt Fulchiron on the panel. This week is packed with tons of action - lots of roasts, a drop-in from David Lucas, hilarious quips from the guests - and you're going to be entertained the whole way through. Highlights from this week's episode include: Several...
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Pizza & Violence

We all know the drill: kids love pizza. Just about every human on earth loves pizza. Pizza is as universal as loving Dolly Parton. When someone says they're not a fan – that's an atomic red flag. Jolene and a street slice are part of the American identity, no matter your zip code. Crispy pepperoni cups and melty cheese are...
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Kill Tony #546: Ron White

This special Valentine's Day epsiode of Kill Tony is filled with love - and lots of roasts.The GOAT Kill Tony guest, Ron White, drops in to join the panel and it's a helluva time. Some highlights from this week's episode include: Hans Kim redeems his kissing streakA very special moment for a "comedy duo" drawn...
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