I HEART MARIA BAMFORD! I was FINALLY able to get her on the show. My favorite part of this ep might be all the stuff that went on when my doorbell rang and I stepped out for a couple of minutes. Bathe in the spring of hilarity that is BAMFORD!!!
I get the "How does one go about being a comic" question a lot, so I thought it would be groovy to address that in post-form for the damaged masses of n00b joke-slingers. Before I get to the Bill Hicks of it all, here's my tuppence on the matter: There's no special trick to it.
NEW YORK, September 21, 2015 - Comedy Central swept the Variety Series categories at last night's Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, taking home the Emmys for both Variety Talk and Sketch Series, along with the Emmys in both the Writing and Directing categories. The #1 brand in comedy earned a record eight awards, placing it behind only [...]
Yes, THE MUPPETS. The Muppets came on my wee podcast to discuss the Entertainment Business, balancing home/work, digital culture and their recent Webby nominations for their sublimely delightful cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody". They were thoughtful, articulate and generally wonderful. As a lifelong fan of their work, chatting with them may have been the single greatest moment of my life.
Grace's Guide by Grace Helbig: #1 New York Times Bestseller By the host of The Grace Helbig Show on E! and the itsGrace YouTube channel, comedian Grace Helbig offers an irreverent and illustrated guide to life for anyone faced with the challenge of growing up. Infused with her trademark saucy,...
Tom Wilson talks about performing at the Comedy Store in the early 80s, creating his gorgeous pop art, and the audition process for Back to the Future. Tom is such a terrific guy and we absolutely LOVED recording this episode with him! Like, this will go down as one of our faves.
Ahoy, social media inclined humans! Changes are afoot! Which nerds hate! But hear me out! These are GOOD. But first, a long-winded story: When I first birthed Nerdist in 2008, it was really just a way for me to express all of the things I was passionate about so that I could mentally survive the jobs I was taking in the tumultuous entertainment business that didn't usually represent who I am.
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. In this in-depth interview show, Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today's most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing. Black's trademark wit and natural inquisitiveness offers a beh...
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".