This Week's Low-hanging Fruit

Written + illustrated by: Bob EcksteinThere is a pecking order to the type of jokes comedians use from the most respected forms of humor, down to puns, then possibly scatological humor, then slapstick but perhaps the least respected is the low-hanging fruit. No humorist wants to be accused of using low-hanging fruits. One can do almost...
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Please, Never Invite me to a Brewery, Ever

Photo by Meritt Thomas on UnsplashHere's the thing, I really and truly do not want to go to a brewery with you. I'm not saying you shouldn't like them because that's your cross to bear. There are people out there who think Jimmy Buffet, The Eagles, and Machine Gun Kelly make listenable music, and I don't want anything to...
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Can't Stand Ya Podcast #26: "The Walking Nose"

We are in a new studio for this episode, thanks to our new partnership with Big Laugh Comedy. Hope you enjoy this shit talking episode where we mostly just hate on each other, Austin, and everyone in the studio, but end up finding common ground in our secret love for Nickelback.Watch Can't Stand Ya episode #26 with Jackson Fagundes + CJ...
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All The Comedy News You Need to Know (July 29, 2022)

Written by Casey RocketWatch Thank You for The News with Casey Rocket here: As many of you know, the creators of Big Laugh grew up along the Big Muddy River in Southern Illinois.Every evening, on a day just like today, our grandmothers would call us in from tilling the fields to enjoy an ice-cold glass of lemonade. When our cups ran dry, and we...
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The Jimmy Clifford Show #32: Pimps, Poker Rooms, and Primate Labs w/ Gina Hyena

Gina has (allegedly) been through some crazy sh*t!  In probably the most Italian podcast ever, we get to know basically everything she's able to tell from her days of watching people break kneecaps as a pimps right hand woman (allegedly).  She's seen it all on her way to eventually following her dreams doing comedy in Austin...
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And Why In God’s Name Are People Shucking Corn in the Supermarket?

 Written by Bob EcksteinAs God as my witness, if I see one more person husk corn in the supermarket I’m going to bash them over the head with the nearest acorn squash or, at the very least, shoot them. Do I peel the bananas before I decide whether or not I’m going to buy them? I am not a religious man, except in...
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HELP WANTED: Seeking Commission-Based Worker

Written by Marty ShamblesHELP WANTED: Seeking applicant who would throw their dog in a wood chipper for a commissionDo people say you're a greedy prick? Do you scan every human interaction for ways to sell people on whatever crap you're hawking? Are you always trying to make a buck? Would you send a right hook into your own mother's...
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A Transcript of My First Date Since 2020

Written by Bob EcksteinEditor’s Note: For legal reasons, portions of this conversation have been redacted.Cartoon by Bob EcksteinA Transcript of My First Date Since 2020Me: Gail? Gail Bedarski? Gail Bedarski: Yes, tthhhhh teen.Me: Oh, good. I was starting to worry you wouldn’t show…Gail Bedarski:...
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All The Comedy News You Need to Know Right Now

Article by Casey RocketThey say laughter is the best medicine except if you have fallen victim to The Mummy's curse. In which case, you're doomed to search for the talisman of Ramesses the Great until the sun turns to ash. Sorry, Brendan Fraser, your fatass can't do a lick of good in the shadow of such cataclysmic...
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Open Relationship isn't Working as Local Man Planned

Written by Marty ShamblesPhoto by Crew on UnsplashOpen Relationship Not Going as PlannedThe idea to open up the relationship occurred to Kyle Smith at the Red Lobster on Georgian, when he and his girlfriend were going out for a date night. "We were sat by this hot ass hostess," said Smith, "and she smiled at me in...
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Baby, You Can Drive a Car

Written by Bob EcksteinMany years ago Saturday Night Live got a lot of mileage (pun intended) out of a car-driving cat named Toonces (written by Jack Handey). Now that we are finally traveling more, there has never been a bigger calling for cats to drive automobiles. Yet there is still no written driving test for cats. Until...
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Rocket Reviews: Top Gun: Maverick

Article by: Casey RocketGrab your Goose flares and leave your kids at the bowling alley because Top Gun is oozing into theaters one last time. For nearly six decades, Gunners have patiently waited to see what will happen to Maverick, Goose, Saint John The Tickler, Rachel Dratch, and the rest of the crew aboard the S.S. McGillis. Don’t...
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Comedy as a Low Art? I Don't Think so

We stand in awe of what The Beatles did with their short but incredible career. There are countless books, documentaries, and films dedicated to the Fab Four. Millions discover the band annually, giving the kids from Liverpool life long after their breakup - before Tricky Dick slithered out of the Oval Office. That's the power of music...
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Why We Chose Equity Crowdfunding?

We get it. People will ask, "so, why does Big Laugh think they're a startup now?" To be blunt about it, we kinda are. Equity crowdfunding allows us to bet on ourselves. We've wanted to do bigger things - ones without restrictions, limitations, or giving up any power of the company's direction. We also came to a...
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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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