Sunday, April 09, 2006

Move It To The Ipod

And never be bored in line again.
Comedy Central Is Leading A Humor Revolution: "The Web gives distribution to comedy far beyond what has been possible in the past, as it has done for music by indie bands and short films by unknowns. For instance, is a collection of bits from dozens of comedians, many you've probably never heard of who are nevertheless worth your time, and interviews with them, as well.

On Comedy Central's site, your first stop might be 'The Daily Show' to see clips of the previous night's program so you can be in on all the office jokes the following day.

I've found the video clips of stand-up comedians to be among the more enjoyable parts of the site. It's a great way to check out new comics without having to pay $15 for their CDs or more for comedy club tickets. It's the same reason I like the comedy channel on XM Satellite Radio -- it's a constant rotation of comedy bits, typically lasting a few minutes each. If a comedian comes on I don't like, I change the channel and come back after a couple of minutes, knowing he or she will be gone.

Comedy Central's Web-only shows include film shorts, the cult cartoon 'Odd Todd' and some fun spoofs on celebrity shows. For instance, 'All Access: The Middle Ages' uses Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn in its 'Awesomely Bad Break-Ups' segment to spoof Brad Pitt's split with Jennifer Aniston to be with Angelina Jolie.

And for those of you who still lament the demise of the wickedly funny 'Upright Citizens Brigade' sketch show, you can find clips here.

One thing: As Comedy Central appears on cable, rather than over-the-air television, its content is outside the enforcement of FCC decency regulations. So parents should know that some of the content on Comedy Central's Web site is as potentially offensive as Comedy Central television shows, such as 'South Park.'"
Sometimes, technology can solve the problem of "hurry up and wait".

Now with humor.

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