Downtime Digest – Friday July 11 2014
Comedian Ron Funches 11 Questions
The A.V. Club asks interesting people 11 interesting questions—and then asks them to suggest one for our next interviewee. As a stand-up comedian, Ron Funches delivers non sequiturs and absurdist observations in a sleepy sing-song style.
Business As Usual
How to Get Into the Writers Room
Here is how professional comedy writing works, according to the book: A talented and funny person’s brain is under constant assault from insane deadlines, fickle audiences, humorless executives, and the constant threat of abject failure.
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Penis Above Highway Leaves Motorists Laughing
The X-rated cloud formation appeared high above the busy M42 near Birmingham last month. Local resident Mill Owen, 25, snapped the naughty cloud while travelling in the passenger seat of a pal’s car. My reaction was that it must be God – that couldn’t happen by accident.
Chelsea Handler Talks Standup & Sex Tapes
After nearly a decade hosting her popular chat show, Handler has taken a step back from television and is currently touring the UK with her show Uganda Be Kidding Me. She had warned fans to brace themselves for her take-no-prisoners style and put her success down to her ‘no-bull***t metre’.
Is Laughing the Key to a Healthy Life?
Laughter is part of the curriculum at St-Michel Catholic School in New Liskeard, Ont., with every class participating in 10 minutes of laughing exercises each day. A hard sell at first, says Suzanne Martin, “if you have a rowdy class, you don’t have control of the kids.” On the other hand, Martin argues, laughing is a cost-effective mental-health program.
Did You Drop This?