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This Week's Top Comedy Video: 1-800-Adopt-A-Dude

Video: There’s an epidemic sweeping this nation: grown-arse men, unable to take even the most basic care of themselves. For just the cost of a cup of coffee every day, you can help these adult dudes act like adults. Won’t you please call today?


That Time Steve Coogan Saved A Small Radio Station Under Siege

When a radio station in Norwich, England, is taken over by a shotgun-wielding, past-his-prime DJ who’s disgruntled after being let go, only one man can reason with him: Alan Partridge. Steve Coogan is back as everyone’s favourite self-involved, bumbling British broadcaster in this very funny feature-length film.


Banks, Master Of Sexy Pool Party Songs, May Be Our Next Great Pop Diva

Certain songs and musicians conjure a very specific mood. LA-based singer Jillian Banks has mastered a kind of music designed to pipe through the air on a humid July night as you engage in a lascivious and potentially morally ambiguous make-out session in an infinity pool.


This Week's Top Comedy Video: The Onion Reviews Planet Of The Apes (NSFW)

Video: Peter Rosenthal’s here this week to review the new Planet of the Apes movie. No, not the one from 2011. No, not the one from 2001. Nope, not 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, or 1968. No, the other one.


Skydiving Elephants And Other Animals Doing Crazy Stunts

Video: Watch a bunch of elephants, giraffes, turtles and ostriches doing extreme human stunts like skydiving, riding roller coasters, walking a tightrope, skateboarding a half pipe and so forth — thanks to the magic of computers, of course. It’s ok, there’s no need to call RSPCA. The elephants are not real. For an old ad campaign for France 3. It’s cute and ticklish to imagine real animals wanting to do the crazy stuff we do.


How They Made The Most Famous Exploding Head In Internet's History (NSFW)

If you have been on the internet for at least a few months, you probably came across a version of the animated GIF below (warning: NSFW). You may be wondering a) where the hell does this exploding head come from or b) how the hell did they do it? The answer to a) is David Cronenberg’s Scanners — and here’s the answer to b.


Combine Australian Politics With Puppets? Watch The Hilarious Result

The current government has found itself on the receiving end of some unflattering, though humorous satire, not that it’s done itself any favours since coming into power. You can now add a new locally-produced YouTube series called “Puppet Government” to the list of parodies, which combines muppet-like theatrics with, well, somewhat questionable politics.


That Time Some Of The Greatest Minds In Comedy Got To Talking

“Inside the Actor’s Studio” is, I think we can all agree, a major snooze-fest — what with James Lipton’s monotonous droning and all. But if you want to get inside the minds of Hollywood’s elite comedians without falling asleep, look no further than the Nantucket Film Festival’s Comedy Roundtable.


The Making Of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

What’s most notable about Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is that the epic science fiction adventure was made using old-school practical special effects, well before computer graphics became a staple of the film industry. So when someone like Taschen releases a four-volume book set detailing the film’s production, you just know it will be chock full of wonderful behind-the-scenes images — not just screenshots of 3D software.


Halt And Catch Fire Is A Huge Missed Opportunity

Tomorrow in the US, AMC will air the fourth episode of its new series, Halt and Catch Fire. It’s the most comprehensive (fictional) look at the development of the personal computer. Too bad it’s also a huge missed opportunity. (Obvious spoilers ahead).