Posted by: Katie Fustich
on Oct 25, 2013
In case you are one of the few who hasn't seen this plastered all over Facebook (thank you, Aunt Susan), here's the breaking news of the day: Russell Brand is a political genius.
A few nights ago, Brand appeared on the British political program "Newsnight" where he discussed the state of the world with host Jeremy Paxman. At first, it's mildly amusing to watch the author of literary crown-jewel "My Booky Wook" use words like ... Read More
Posted by: Kat Hamilton
on Oct 09, 2013
Last week, a couple of us BUST bloggers attended the premiere of Kat George’s new web series, The Big Gulp, at Williamsburg's Nitehawk Cinema. The first episode was about seven minutes long, but those seven minutes were really something to be experienced.
The series centers on a group of young friends living in the city, and the first ep (entitled “Winter is Coming”) focused on the issue of "to swallow or not ... Read More
Posted by: Tess Duncan
on Jul 23, 2013
You might have seen the commercials for U by Kotex's sport pantyliners recently, where the narrating voice tells you that "sweat patches" are "not good." Zoom in on crotch of girl doing crunches in the gym, looking totes embarrassed because "OMG I'M NOT ALLOWED TO SWEAT DOWN THERE!" The ad goes on to show women noticing their disgusting, wet down-theres and then fleeing the scene or attempting to clumsily hide this humiliating part of ... Read More
Posted by: BUST Magazine
on Jan 11, 2013
You may not know Reggie Watts by name, but there’s a good chance you know his work, or at least recognize his lustrous afro from IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, an absurdist faux late-night show in which Watts is the keyboard-playing sidekick to host Scott Aukerman. “Multifaceted” doesn’t begin to describe the 40-year-old Brooklynite; Watts is a mind-bending comedian who composes electronic tunes on a multi-track ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Christina
in Music Stuff
on Nov 08, 2012
Jessica Delfino is a regular riot. Well, maybe a little irregular, given that her comedy comes in the form of a tune provided by a guitar or a ukulele. As both a musician and a comedian, Delfino has two kinds of performances to put on seamlessly this Friday at the New York Comedy Festival event “Solid Gold,” taking place at 7:30 at the Breslin’s Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel. She’s hilarious, but she is not to be ... Read More
Posted by: Genevieve Bleidner
in Boob Tube
on Nov 08, 2012
Maria Bamford, who you may know as the "the crazy Christmas lady" in Target's Black Friday ad campaign the past three years, is a funny woman. Funny enough that she recently played a recurring character on the fX series Louie and will soon recur in the upcoming reboot of Arrested Development on Netflix.
Good timing, since Bamford will be releasing her first direct-to-fans special Maria Bamford: The Special Special Special! on November ... Read More
Posted by: Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 01, 2012
Comedian Tig Notaro was at a career high before a four-month period of hardship began. It included pneumonia, a life-threatening bacterial infection in her digestive tract, unexpectedly losing her mother, and going through a break up. Then, at the beginning of her stand up set at Largo in Los Angeles on August 3, she calmly revealed that she had been diagnosed with stage two breast cancer.
As she took the microphone to ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Scarlet
in Boob Tube
on Sep 12, 2012
On Monday, NBC announced that three new comics will star in its upcoming 2012-2013 season of Saturday Night Live. All of them are Chicago based, and two of them are ladies. Though we're still bummed over the show's loss of Kristen Wiig, we're ready to open our hearts to these new comedic players.
New stars Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson, and Cecily Strong are all affiliated with Second City, the famous troupe that has launched ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Stephanie
on Aug 20, 2012
Phyllis Diller, celebrated comedienne, passed away this morning at the age of 95. She will be missed terribly by the entertainment industry, by her fans, and of course by her friends and family. She was a pioneer for funny women everywhere, her jokes unabashedly sassy, feisty and brazen. She truly paved the way for other women entering the world of stand-up comedy, all while debunking the stereotype that women aren’t ... Read More
Posted by: shannon carlin
on Nov 16, 2011
Last year, comedian Jenny Slate and director Dean Fleischer-Camp introduced us to the adorable Marcel The Shell with Shoes On and gave us a little insight into the life of an average mollusk. We learned that lentils make good hats, strands of hair can be used for basically everything and that it isn’t so easy being a little shell.
Things sure have changed since the last time we heard from our favorite shell in pink sneaks ... Read More