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A comedian (French: comédien) or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting a fool, as in slapstick, or employing prop comedy. A comedian who addresses an audience directly is called a stand-up comic.
A popular saying, variously quoted but generally attributed to Ed Wynn, is, “A comic says funny things; a comedian says things funny”, which draws a distinction between how ...

Hulu’s Original Web Series, A Day In The Life, Gets Even Better With 2nd Episode

Hulus Original Web Series, A Day In The Life, Gets Even Better With 2nd Episode

The second episode of Morgan Spurlock's documentary web series A Day in the Life takes a look at stand-up comedian Russell Peters. In the United States, Peters isn't too well-known, but in his native Canada, the UK, and Australia, he has set box office records. …

The First Original Web Series From Hulu Arrives, Is It Any Good?

The First Original Web Series From Hulu Arrives, Is It Any Good?

Morgan Spurlock, the director of pop documentaries Super Size Me and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, recently got into original web series with A Day in the Life on Hulu. Spurlock will deliver 6 episodes of the series, which will follow personalities as diverse as …

Tosh.0 Proves The Power Of Viral Videos & The Need For Video Curation

Tosh.0 Proves The Power Of Viral Videos & The Need For Video Curation

YouTube officially became the America's Funniest Home Videos of the web when it launched in 2005. With reality shows and programs-making-fun-of-reality-shows being big business, it was only a matter of time before television began to aggregate the best the web had to offer into its …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons – Parody Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Parody Edition

Every week we assemble some of the best and most popular videos from the previous week. One of the best ways to keep your finger on the pulse of the online video marketing world is to check out the videos that go viral every week …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Major worldwide catastrophes and global news events have a way of swooping in and completely dominating the viral video world, and the situation in Japan is living proof. Videos of the earthquake in action, videos of the tsunami's devastation, and videos of explosions at the …

Is Being Stupid on YouTube Now a Crime? Evan Emory Pleas “No Contest”

Is Being Stupid on YouTube Now a Crime? Evan Emory Pleas No Contest

Evan Emory may soon hold the distinction of being America's first "YouTube criminal." Yesterday in a Michigan court in Muskegon county he pleaded "no contest" to a reduced felony charge of "unlawful posting of an internet message with aggravating circumstances" – a plea deal to …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Every week I keep a running list of great viral videos I've come across for use in this column, and in the nearly two years I've been writing it, I've never had a list of videos worth sharing that was as long as this week's. …

Surprise, Surprise: YouTube Million Dollar Gift Was All A Hoax

Surprise, Surprise: YouTube Million Dollar Gift Was All A Hoax

You should probably sit down for this. Get composed, and ready yourself for really unexpected, bad news: The kid that asked for a million dollars on YouTube and then got it? Yeah, total hoax, exactly like I said it was. After staging a check-awarding ceremony …

HP Throws Big Brand Weight Behind Live Streaming Interactive Video

HP Throws Big Brand Weight Behind Live Streaming Interactive Video

I'm a sucker for improvisational comedy.  Back in college, my roommates and I got hooked on the original Whose Line Is It Anyway, and when Drew Carey created an American version several years later (including several cast members from the British version), we were there …

How To Make Money On YouTube: Just Ask for It?

How To Make Money On YouTube: Just Ask for It?

There's a story catching fire this week and I bet you've heard about it.  A kid goes on YouTube a month ago, asking rich people to give him a million dollars, and a few short weeks later he claims to have found the generous donor. …

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