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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.


Monty Python's 'The Ministry Of Silly Walks' Is Now A Mobile Game

Back in 1970, I doubt John Cleese ever rubbed his hands in glee at the prospect of transforming the Monty Python sketch “The Ministry of Silly Walks” into a mobile game. Not that the concept of a smartphone was even a thing 40 years ago. Yet, here we are in 2014 and right now, for around 200 cents, you can download Boondoggle Studios’ side-scrolling platformer, based on the fictional organisation for absurd gaits. It’s even voiced by Cleese himself.


These Three Guys Watched All Three Transformers Movies At Once So You Don't Have To

Watching one Transformers movie is enough to fry your brain, but what happens when you line three screens up next to each other and watch all three at the same time? These three guys did exactly that, and amidst the explosive derp, they discovered something fascinating: all three movies run almost to exactly the same template.


In A Parallel Universe, Elves And Orcs Play The Hit RPG, Cubicles & Careers

Games allow us, if briefly, to escape the mundane trappings of life. Going to work, mowing the lawn, using charms to impress members of the opposite sex… wait, what was that last one? I guess if another, Tolkien-like dimension existed where fantasy races with mystical occupations wanted to role-play, they might sit down to an enthralling game of Dungeons & Dragons Cubicles & Careers.


This Week's Top Comedy Video: God's Crazy Monsters

Video: Hey kids, let’s go down to the museum where you can see how back in ancient times people used to ride around on dinosaurs! It will be fun and educational!


Funny Video Shows Movie Characters Taking Selfies In Movie Scenes

Video: This is silly in an I’m not exactly sure why this exists but it still made me giggle kind of way. TNT Russia stitched together movies to make famous movie characters look like they’re taking selfies as they go about the scene. It emphasises how awkward the act of taking a selfie is and laughs at our need to document every quasi-important moment.


Ghostbusters Meets Tarantino Meets... Clay Animation?

This month we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters, the supernatural comedy penned by Dan Aykroyd and the late Harold Ramis. If you haven’t already, you should find a few hours to watch both movies — or at least the first one if you’re short on time. If that’s too much to ask, how about giving two minutes for this hilarious clay-mation adaptation?


Nobody Drops Insults Quite Like Cersei Lannister

Video: Cersei Lannister is cold in Game Of Thrones, and Lena Heady’s performance of the Lion-family matriarch is brilliant. Turns out all that sass can be replicated over goblets of wine as Jimmy Kimmel explored in a recent interview.


This Week's Top Comedy Video: Amazon's Mystery Product, Revealed

This week, Amazon put out a teaser video of people reacting to a mystery product the company will reveal on 18 June. The first version of the video never showed the product, but we got our hands on the uncut video. Now you can see exactly what those smiling people had their fingers in.


Confuse Your Friends With All The Hodor They Can Type

The software marketplaces for Google and Apple devices are filled with gimmick apps and arguably, most are not worth the digital space they occupy. Of course, it all depends on what your goals are… say if you want to leave a friend in a state of two-syllable bemusement, then you can clandestinely install Hodor Keyboard on their Android gadget and laugh. A lot.