CATEGORY: FUNNY — 28.JAN.2015
Early On, Comedian John Cleese Says, He Had Good Timing But Little Else —
John Cleese co-founded the Monty Python comedy troupe and co-wrote and co-starred in the hilarious TV series Fawlty Towers and iconic Python movies like "Holy Grail" and "Life of Brian." Here he talks about his childhood, education, and his early years in show business, as well as some of the successes that came later. Classic comedy clips pepper the show.
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Original Show Pub Date: 16.Dec.2014
CATEGORY: SPECIES, FUNNY — 08.MAY.2014
The Colbert Report
E.O. Wilson on Ants, Dominion, Biodiversity, and Extinction —
Stephen Colbert thumps his Bible and—true to his funny, faux right-wing character—asks E.O. Wilson to explain why man's dominion over the beasts should not be paramount, even if it means extinction. Tut, tut, explains Wilson; in the end, the ants win.
Original Show Pub Date: 05.May.2014
CATEGORY: FUNNY — 06.MAY.2014
Hari Kondabolu—The Accidental Comic —
It might seem that comic Hari Kondabolu risks alienating his audience by constantly taking on topics like the "understanding gap" between whites and minorities and the oddities of colonialism. But risks have always been fine with him. He never intended to be a comic—his primary job was working as an immigrant-rights organizer. So he was surprised—and pleased—when his standup career took off.
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Original Show Pub Date: 21.Apr.2014
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