Ska Or Improv is a new Tumblr from the makers of the Holding Court Podcast. The premise is extremely simple: “The following pictures are of either a ska band or an improv troupe. Can YOU tell the difference?” Readers are thus invited to study the pictures and make their guesses in the comments section. This little game is not as easy as it might initially seem. The visual differences between ska bands and improv troupes are slight, verging on nonexistent. Cheaters of the world, of course, can use Chrome, right click on the photos, and choose the “Search Google for this image” option. This method is not recommended, however, as it reveals one of these groups is named the Skashank Redemption. That is the kind of truth man was not meant to know.
The wonderful humans at Entertainment Weekly have put together a list of “Five reasons to watch Showtime’s insanely fun comedy House of Lies” which premieres this Sunday at 10pm! Read the list by clicking the photo above or by CLICKING HERE.
"6:27 p.m.: I ask Jason Mantzoukas (The League) how he would die in The Hunger Games and it immediately becomes clear that he has an extensive knowledge of all things Panem. He wants to know what district he’s from, what resources he has, if Katniss is there, if he’s his young self or if it’s like Catching Fire where older people also participate, and what the arena is like (“Jungle? Water? Desert?”). He then decides he wouldn’t die. He would win by outsmarting his peers.” — A Survivor’s Guide to a 56 Hour Comedy Festival
"Improvisation and sketch comedy helped me find my currency. My plain face was a perfect canvas to be other people. There is nothing I like more than picking out wardrobe for a character. An SNL hairstylist once told me I had a great face for wigs. A Great Face for Wigs! What a compliment. (And also the title of my second book.) Looking silly can be very powerful. People who are committing and taking risks become the king and queen of my prom. People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way." - Amy Poehler, Yes Please