Carolyn Meeks’ Video Diary: OCD

 

funny-skit-meeksCarolyn Meeks is a singer and an actress in the Big Apple and she has many, many feelings and opinions on pretty much everything. She is recording them for Comedy Rants.

Written and performed by Jenn Dodd
Edited by Sharon Jamilkowski

 

Jenn Dodd is an entire sketch comedy troupe in one smart, riotous little package. She is premiering her new video series with opinionated character, Carolyn Meeks, on Comedy Rants. Jenn’s must see blog and YouTube channel are her Jenneral Assembly of characters and their stories.

Imaginary F**king with Megan Lent – Josh Lyman

Imaginary Fucking with Megan Lent – Part 1 of 4

by Megan Lent

I think everyone has at least one fictional or deceased person who they’d absolutely love to bang. I have many. Someone once referred to Voltaire as “Megan Lent’s Justin Beiber.” I don’t know if the kids still dig the Beibs (or if anyone ever actually called him “the Beibs”), but I do know that I get a total word-boner every time I talk about Candide, so it’s entirely possible that Justin Beiber was just everybody else’s Voltaire.

I know that this is weird concept. I also know that I like it. It’s like vaginas; they look like little aliens, but I still like having one. Of course, for breakfast this morning, I dipped powdered sugar donuts in a Go Girl. Just because I like something, doesn’t make it normal.

josh lymanBradley Whitford haunted my childhood as the smarmy, evil WASP who terrorized Adam Sandler in the modern horror epic Billy Madison. And then I started watching The West Wing, and my entire view of male sexiness did a 180. I mean, Josh has a receding Jewfro and dresses the way you’d think the deputy chief of staff would dress. But he’s brilliant and sarcastic and brutal and, like the rest of the supremely awesome Bartlet administration, at once idealistic and completely aware of the limitations of government. I just want to play with his hair and listen to him talk about financial policy forever and ever and ever (and maybe bring in Rob Lowe for some political sexual innuendos, wink wink.)

It is important to note that this is the only TV character I chose to include on my list of imaginary orgasm-donors, and that fact does not in any way represent how I feel about television. I love television. If I was to write a series of articles entitled “20th Century Inventions I Would Have Sex With,” television would be near the top of the list, just below the Internet, and just above the push-lamp. It’s just that I’d totally fuck Josh Lyman, but I’d never fuck Bradley Whitford. The man was on a buddy cop show with Colin Hanks, for chrissakes – and if you didn’t notice the innate douchebaggery of that premise, please reread that statement with emphasis on the phrases BUDDY COP SHOW and COLIN GODDAMN HANKS. Jesse Pinkman is basically every guy I liked in high school, Michael Bluth is a bona fide DILF, Charlie Kelly is like a walking shot of spray paint to the brain; likewise, Aaron Paul, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day are exactly the kind of men I “accidentally run into” at the Starbucks in Studio City (never mind that I live a good thirty minutes from Studio City, or that I occasionally plan my caffeine fixes around various menfolk’s Twitter updates.) Not Whitford. Never.

But I would hide secretary Donna Moss in some White House closet just to work (or be) under Josh Lyman for ten minutes.

BANK HEIST – Kevin Hart

 

kevin hartFunnyman Kevin Hart is starring in a theatrical version of his 2011 LAUGH AT MY PAIN comedy tour that swept the nation and earned more than $15,000,000 in ticket sales. The 90-city LAUGH AT MY PAIN tour is one of the most successful Comedy Concerts in history. Hart’s 2-day performance raised the bar and broke Eddie Murphy’s long standing record of being the first African-American Comedian to surpass over $1.1 million two-day live Comedy show ticket sales.

Hartbeat Productions and CODEBLACK Entertainment are proud to bring you the historical, record-breaking and side-splitting stand-up of Kevin Hart in LAUGH AT MY PAIN. This is an excerpt from the movie.

Louis CK Honors George Carlin

Louis CK speaks about George Carlin and the inspiration George had on his career. This was shot at a tribute ceremony for George Carlin at the New York Public Library in March of 2010. The intro is by George’s daughter, Kelly Carlin, who has been doing a lot of work supporting the comedy community and honoring her Dad.

 

 

Maurica Does Carolines – DAS IT!

maurica-das-itDitch Films Presents The Yannis Pappas Show Featuring Maurica at Carolines New York

Maurica wants a taste of the good life in Weschesta and hopes you will buy tickets to see her show Thursday, September 8th, so she can pay for her tits. Her shows for the 9th and 10th are sold out, so DAS IT!

 

 
Mauricia in her very rigorus music video, with some impressive basketball and dancing from Ted Alexandro.

 

Keith Apicary + Katy Perry = DANCE PARTY

 

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Keith Apicary

Nathan Barnatt of Keith Apicary, Trale Lewous and general viral video and YouTube famousness is holding a campaign to get his dancing ass in a Katy Perry video. Comedy Rants is dedicated to covering the most significant matters of our time, and we endorse this campaign. You can join the Keith Apicary + Katy Perry = DANCE PARTY movement simply by tweeting this:

@NathanBarnatt applying to dance in a @KatyPerry video. Here is his application http://bit.ly/nhDeQa and http://bit.ly/ek6x83

We asked Nathan to share some insights about why he wants to be in a Katy Perry video -

Although this is stupid and won’t work I thought I’d try to get Katy Perry to do a music video with me doing my thing. Whatever that is. Flopping around I guess. Katy Perry’s songs are crazy dancey and the videos are usually pretty fun. I did my last one for Yelle and the band loved it now it’s the official video for that song. Yelle was on tour with Katy this summer. So maybe I should have Yelle drop Katy a note in the hall or something. I’ve wanted to do my style of a dance video for her songs before. I feel like she might appreciate the humor and style of them. Unless she isn’t into dumb morons. Who knows. – Nathan Barnatt

Timmy and Toehead – Will Dodd

 

timmy and toeheadTimmy and Toehead is just like Beavis and Butthead, only better. Toehead, the radically appendaged animated wonder and his lisping sidekick go through life discovering that all pleasures and triumphs a teenage toe-headed boy could desire might not be exactly what they seem…or are they? We had a chance to sit down with Toehead and ask him a few questions:

So Toehead, people are always trying to offer you stuff like cigarettes, beer, parties, a Moon Devil’s baby tooth…what is the secret?

Being totally aware of the dangers and falling for peer pressure every time, and having a toe for a head helps too.

Death match between your sidekick Timmy and Snail king..who wins?

I don’t know can Timmy hit him with a bigger kid?

There must be innumerable advantages of going through life with a toe for a head. Share a few?

That I’m the real deal not some stupid blonde kid. If anybody’s car ever breaks down I can always give them a toe.

So what is in the works for Toehead? Starring in any new eps on the way?

Yes! Timmy and I almost had to learn Kung Fu to deal with a school bully. Lucky for him we were to lazy. You can find it, well, here:

Featuring Will Dodd, Jenn Dodd, Percy Lambert and Sharon Jamilkowski, Timmy and Toehead is brought to you by Willustrations (where Will will draw anything you request) and Hungry Productions LLC, airing on the public access show I’ve Got Munchies.

 

Carolyn Meeks’ Video Diary – Jenn Dodd

 

Jenn Dodd is an entire sketch comedy troupe in one smart, riotous little package. She is premiering her new video series with opinionated character, Carolyn Meeks, on Comedy Rants. Jenn’s must see blog and YouTube channel are her Jenneral Assembly of characters and their stories.


 

I’m not sure why, but I have always taken great delight in watching people become enraged. Two reasons spring to mind A) there is something quite raw and rather honest about anger and I suppose it makes me uncomfortable. Which, in turn, makes me laugh. And B) I can think of very few situations that are truly rant or rage-worthy in every-day life. I say the following as a former customer service representative for Verizon Wireless; there is nothing more hilarious than watching someone scream at a bill payment machine.

So, you can imagine, I was thrilled to film a video with the prompt of “comedy rant”. Carolyn Meeks is a character who’s hopelessly skewed perspective on life is only perpetuated by her own navel gazing. Which made her the perfect candidate for a video diary on “things that she finds unjust.”

Carolyn Meeks’ Video Diary is the first of a series and I am thrilled to premier it on ComedyRants.com – Jenn Dodd

CR Interview – Ted Alexandro

 ted-alexandroTed Alexandro is a stand up comedian, actor and filmmaker whose insightful comedy routines brand him as a thinking man’s ranter. Ted has performed on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, The View and two half-hour specials on Comedy Central; and has appeared on the television shows “Oz”, “Dr. Katz” and “Louie”. Ted collaborates with his friend Hollis James on web videos including the popular “Kiss Our American Ass” and critic’s favorite, “Nobody’s Dummy”.

 
You have mentioned that you use humor as a way to connect, as do most comedians. If you were not communicating and connecting through stand up or performing, what would you use as an outlet for communication?

I would probably be writing, acting, making music, taking pictures, drawing, doing anything artistic. I’ve always loved having different creative outlets and I’ll continue to create as long as I’m able. 

Having travelled extensively, is there a place where you think people could work on their sense of humor?

It’s not so much that people don’t have a sense of humor in other places, it’s that the cultural context may be very different than what I am used to in America. Certain cultures do not joke publicly about certain topics, whether it’s sex, religion, politics, class. Other countries may do that in private but it’s not to the point where they do it out in the open at a comedy club because they don’t exist. 

But I also think that travel has taught me that human interactions are basically the same everywhere. Of course, specific nuances of language and cultural idiosyncrasies of a comedy act are sometimes lost in translation but the basic themes resonate everywhere.

You have a great twitter following and have definitely mastered the art of the interesting tweet. What do you see is the biggest mistake people make on twitter?

The good thing about twitter is that it tells you what mistakes you’re making- reflected in your followers and/or retweets. My approach is to share my thoughts, uncensored, when I have something to say, whether funny or not. It’s a window into what’s going on in my head. Twitter is like a relationship; sometimes I want to spend a lot of time with it and other times I need a break. I don’t want to be tethered to my phone or computer, pumping out tweets every five minutes, all day, every day. I need space and private time where not every thought is shared with the universe. 

You joke about being single. I suspect that people ask you the dreaded question on dates, “So how/why have you managed to be single all these years?” How do you like to answer?

I guess the answer is “By not getting married.” I really haven’t had much of a plan for anything, be it personal or professional. I go along with what feels like the right path and keep moving in that direction until a change is indicated. I would welcome marriage and children if the right relationship comes into my life. 

What is your all-time favorite comedy rant?

That’s a tough question. I don’t have one all-time favorite. I’ll name a few I love. 

  • George Carlin’s rant about “The American Dream.”
  • Bill Cosby’s rant about “The Dentist.”
  • Louis CK’s rant about “Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy.”
  • Dave Attell’s rant about “Love/The Lonely Bug”
  • It’s not a rant per se but Woody Allen’s story “The Moose” is so brilliant and hilarious.

You can keep up with Ted’s current works and touring schedule at tedalexandro.com. He will be performing at Gotham Comedy Club September 16 and 17th and at the Laughing Skull in Atlanta September 29-October 2nd.