i love stand up comedy

ID #78196

Name: Julia
Age: 17
Country: USA

Hello everyone! I’m Julia, Jules for short, and I am currently a resident of the United States. I love reading, and am an avid bookworm. I could literally live in a bookstore. I also absolutely love music, both listening and playing instruments. I’m an active member of my school’s marching and concert band. Learning languages is one of my many interests and I’m even trying to teach myself a language. Though English is my first language, I’m quite advanced in Spanish and Vietnamese and currently trudging my way through Korean. I usually spend way too much time obsessing over shows such as Doctor Who, Sherlock, and the Walking Dead, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, Rick & Morty, etc. I also love Marvel and DC, both the cinematic world and the comics. I’m quite studious and love volunteering. I love comedy, especially stand-up. I also listen to quite a variety of podcasts.

Hopefully we can find something to talk about. I look forward to getting to know you!

Preferences: I’m hoping to find someone who is willing to start off communicating via email. I would prefer those who are 17-24, but age isn’t that important. Please be respectful!

thetreesfullofstarlight  asked:

Hey! I was wondering what podcasts do you recommend?

oh my sweet summer child 

thank you for asking! podcasts are kinda my shit, and i love them. 

so here we go. 

2 dope queens: 

a stand up comedy podcast produced by wnyc and hosted by jessica williams (of the daily show fame) and phoebe robinson. very funny. very diverse. lots of women comedians, lots of comedians of color, lots of lgbt comedians. nsfw

the adventure zone: 

a podcast where three brothers (justin, travis, and griffin) play dungeons and dragons with their dad. you don’t have to be into d&d to appreciate it. you don’t have to ever have played before. i haven’t ever played (though i do currently have plans to start, because this podcast inspired me to). it’s hilarious, a lot of fun, and a great story. nsfw

ask me another: 

a comedy quiz show (think bar trivia) produced by npr. recorded live with a new celebrity guest every week. very fun, clever, funny, and you’ll learn fun things! 90% sfw, if there’s ever anything that might not be totally okay, they’ll let you know ahead of time. 


a true crime podcast put out by radiotopia. they tell a short story from the world of criminal justice every episode. this show is a lot less graphic and scary than a lot of true crime tends to be. short episodes. easy to digest. mostly sfw, if there’s ever questionable things, they’ll let you know ahead of time. 

dear hank and john: 

a comedy advice podcast about death hosted by john and hank green of the vlogbrothers. funny, sweet, informative, introspective. very enjoyable listen. 90% sfw

ear biscuits: 

if you like youtube and youtubers, you’ll probably like this show. rhett and link interview a different youtuber each week about their lives. very in depth, very interesting, very introspective. the people who’ve been on the show say it’s like coming in for a super intense hour long therapy session. mostly sfw, but not always. you will be warned ahead of time. 

game of owns: 

if you’re a game of thrones fan, this is a great podcast. the hosts, micah, zach, eric, and hannah recap episodes and discuss what happened. they talk about theories, give opinions, etc. very in depth analysis. when the show is in its off season, they read the books and discuss a new chapter every episode. nsfw

interrobang with travis and tybee: 

this is my new favorite show. i donate to this show every month because i love it so much. the hosts, travis (middle brother from the adventure zone) and tybee rant for an hour. they meander from one topic in the beginning of the show to who knows where by the end. they are kind, sweet, funny, smart, thoughtful, and i think really good people. enjoyable to listen to. some of my favorite people. i can’t recommend this podcast enough. nsfw, you are always warned at the top of the show about any possible triggers. 


a show produced by npr that discusses the unseen forces that guide and shape the way we live our lives as humans. sciencey, fun, ethereal. sfw


a show that discusses legends, myths, and folklore. the host tells stories about those topics, does research into the real events that inspired certain tales, and tells them in the perfect blend of spooky, fun, and informative. mostly sfw


the hashtag is silent. a show hosted by four millennials (laura, elysa, matt, and andrew) where they talk about pop culture, current events, politics, their personal lives, etc. fun, heated, funny. nsfw


i’ve been listening to mugglecast since i was in the seventh grade, before the harry potter series had really come to an end and there were still theories to discuss and questions to be answered. their latest episode was a review of the cursed child where andrew (also a host on #millennial), who saw the show gave a recap to micah and eric (also hosts of game of owns) and they reacted. let’s just say, no one’s very happy. smart, fun, funny, nostalgic if you’re a harry potter fan. sfw

my brother, my brother, and me: 

my second favorite podcast by a very close margin. the same three brothers from the adventure zone (justin, travis, and griffin) host this comedy advice show for the modern era. they take your questions and turn them, alchemy like, in wisdom. it is the funniest goddamn thing i’ve ever encountered. this show has genuinely had a big part in keeping my mental health relatively steady lately. listening soothes my anxiety and depression, makes me smile and laugh, and makes me feel at home and happy. super super nsfw. 

no such thing as a fish: 

if you like qi, the quiz show currently hosted by stephen fry, you’ll like this show. it’s hosted by the people behind that show. the ones who find all of the crazy facts you learn on qi. each week, they each bring their favorite fact from the past week and discuss! very funny, very informative. mostly sfw. 

oh no ross and carrie: 

they show up so we don’t have to. ross and carrie investigate claims of the spiritual, paranormal, and pseudoscientific. they’ve joined cults, gotten acupuncture, became scientologists, got their fortunes told, visited haunted ships, you name it, they’ve done it. very funny, very informative, very fun. nsfw

philosophize this!: 

if you’re interested in learning about philosophy and famous philosophers, this could be a good one for you. it’s like listening to a college lecture on the topic. sfw. 


another harry potter podcast that i’ve been listening to since i was 13. not a whole lot different than mugglecast. different hosts, different feel, same concept. 


formerly of npr, now of wnyc, radio lab is one of the coolest shows out there, imo. basically, take this american life, but all the stories are about science. super cool. super fun. super informative. sfw

more perfect: 

a brand new podcast from the same people behind radiolab. this show is about the supreme court. they tell us about some of the major cases that the supreme court has covered and get really into the nitty gritty. super interesting and informative. sfw

rose buddies: 

now don’t judge me. rose buddies is a bachelor/ette fancast. griffin (of mbmbam and taz) and his wife rachel recap episodes of the bachelor/ette. they know. okay? they knoooow. it’s a garbage show. but they, and all of us listening, like to roll around in that garbage every week and just laugh at the ridiculous people on tv. it’s amazing. i had never watched the show before, but after listening to this show for the last season of the bachelor, i decided to tune in, and ohhh my god. it’s so worth it. that show is a MESS. i love it. nsfw


a marital tour of misguided medicine. married couple justin (of mbmbam and taz) and dr. sydnee mcelroy discuss all of the horrible ways we’ve tried to help each other over our entire history. hilarious and educational! so much fun! sfw


c’mon. you know about serial. 


married couple travis (of mbmbam, interrobang, and taz) and teresa mcelroy talk about etiquette! manners, shmanners, get it? such a cute show! travis and teresa are so sweet together, and the jokes are funny and sweet. great! lots of good advice! sfw

still buffering: 

this is the last of the mcelroy shows that i currently listen to, but there are more. sydnee (from sawbones) and her two sisters rileigh and teylor talk about being a teenager. rileigh is currently a teenager, and her two sisters are both much older (in their early thirties, i believe). they talk about what was different when they were teens, they ask rileigh about all the crazy things that she and her friends get up to. super fun, sweet, insightful, funny. sfw

stuff you missed in history class: 

pretty self explanatory. hosts holly and tracy tell you about things you probably didn’t learn about in history class. very informative and interesting. sfw 99% of the time, you’ll be warned if there’s anything questionable. 

stuff you should know: 

from the same company as symihc, stuff you should know is very similar, but they cover literally every topic known to humankind. from hoola hoops to serial killers, they research and relay all the information they find. super informative and funny, hosts chuck and josh can make anything interesting. 

sword and scale: 

this is the other side of the true crime coin. scary, harsh, violent, dark, morbid. host mike goes very in depth with his research on real murders. he talks with experts, witnesses, family members of victims, etc. this isn’t exactly entertainment. it’s informative and a harsh reminder of the reality of our world. nsfw. 

this american life: 

everybody knows this show. 

welcome to night vale: 

i don’t have to tell you about wtnv, do i? 

i’m gonna post this for everyone to see, because there are several shows here that really deserve the publicity, and maybe someone else out there would be interested! have fun! let me know if you fall in love with any of these shows. i bolded my absolute favorites. 


anonymous asked:

Netflix just released Hassan Minhaj: Homecoming King and I really love it! It's a stand-up comedy that actually made me laugh and dragged trump and all the other bigots!

THAT STAND UP WAS GOLD. I adore Hassan, everytime he appears on the daily show I squeal. He is talented, smart and so beautiful!! I really hope he can be as famous as Colbert in 10 years!

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Buscemi Trivia

•Steven Vincent Buscemi was born December 13, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY
•His surname is pronounced “Buss-ehm-ee”. He is of Sicilian/Italian   ancestry on his father’s side, and has Irish, English, and Dutch ancestry on his mother’s side
• He pronounces his name as “Bu-semmy”, but the Italian pronunciation is “Bu-shehmy”. He once said about the pronunciation of his name “I had to go to Sicily to find out I pronounce my name wrong.”
• He is adamant about not altering his famously misaligned teeth, saying “I’ve had dentists who have wanted to help me out, but I say, You know, I won’t work again if you fix my teeth.”
• Was on the varsity wrestling team at Valley Stream Central High School, NY
• Went to a Catholic school
• Born on a Friday the 13th
• Modeled for H&M in 2000
• Auditioned for the part of George Costanza on “Seinfeld”
• During the 80’s in New York he performed original theater/comedy pieces with Mark Boone Junior
• Bears such a strong resemblance to writer-director John Waters that as a joke, Waters sent out cards with a photo of Buscemi made up to look like Waters
• His character in “Reservoir Dogs” refuses to tip waitresses. He later made a cameo as a waiter in “Pulp Fiction”
• Was a New York City Firefighter from 1980 to 1984, with Engine Company #55 in the Little Italy section of NY
• Showed up at his old firehouse the day after the World Trade Center tragedy in New York to volunteer. Worked twelve hour shifts for a week after the terrorist act, digging through rubble with his old comrades looking for missing firefighters… anonymously. [Sep 2001]
• Stabbed in the throat, head and arm during a barroom brawl at the Firebelly Lounge in Wilmington, North Carolina. The brawl also involved Vince Vaughn, who was arrested for brutalizing one of Buscemi’s attackers. He suffered a deep cut to the face and now has a noticeable scar on his cheek. Heavy make-up is used to hide it in movies. [12 Apr 2001]
• He went through a variety of interesting jobs before hitting it big as a character actor. He worked as a bartender, drove an ice-cream truck, was a firefighter, and attempted stand-up comedy “I did stand up. I loved George Carlin and Steve Martin”
• In addition to his acting work, he has gained praise as a director, “Trees Lounge”, “Animal Factory”, “Lonesome Jim”, “Interview” and several episodes of “The Sopranos”, “OZ”, and “Nurse Jackie”
• Quotes
• “When I get cast, I always flip to the end of the script to see if my character gets beaten up or killed.”
• “There’s a certain type of character that you can’t help but come in contact with growing up and living Brooklyn and Long Island. A certain mixture of moxie, heart and a wise guy sense of humor.”
• “I just like playing interesting, complex, complicated characters. I like films that also have an element of humor.”

• “I usually get freaked out if I’m in a situation where a lot of people recognize me at once”

  • scott mills: do you know your roundabouts?
  • louis: yeah, i'm sure i've already learned about this.
  • niall: have you?
  • louis: no, niall. of course i've never learned about a roundabout in malaysia.
  • niall: [laughs like louis just did a full stand-up comedy routine]

“I just love entertaining. I will do anything - stand-up comedy, video games, fencing, internet shorts - I just want to keep being lucky enough to entertain people anyway I can. I try never to limit my art to a medium.” - Matthew Gray Gubler

I’ve Given Up on Amy Schumer | Jack Viera

Stand up comedy is so much fun. I love everything about it. There are a few things specifically that I really enjoy about stand up comedy. Killing on stage, watching a newbie at an open mic get laughs for the first time, watching a newbie at an open mic bomb for the first time, getting mercilessly ribbed by the other comedians after a rough set, watching experienced comedian Rich Vos mow down a heckler, watching Dave Attell perform to non-stop laughter for an hour, and seeing that beautiful red light coming from the back of the club after bombing miserably. I can’t adequately express how much I love comedians. There’s three things that I found particularly awesome about comedians: their brutal honestly, their incredible ability to accept failure and criticism, and their amazing talent. If a comedian has those three things it’s hard not to love them. If you asked me a year ago to name a comedian that possessed those three traits I probably would have named Amy Schumer. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case.

I first started following Amy back in 2011 when she was an opener for comedian Jim Norton. After hearing her stand up she immediately earned a place in my top 20 funniest living comedians list that I have bouncing around in my head at all times. She was funny, she was honest, and she was everything I enjoyed about stand up comedy. Despite being on Last Comic Standing, Amy’s rocket to fame really started taking off following appearances on the Opie and Anthony show and the roast of Charlie Sheen. After her hilarious stand up special “Mostly Sex Stuff” it was apparent to everyone in the stand up community that Amy was inevitable. Her pilot was picked up by comedy central shortly after and it’s currently enjoying its fourth season. I loved Amy’s work and found her to be a truly funny person on and off stage.

2011 to 2015 Amy was like Henry Hill in the glory days of the mob. She had it made. Movies, tv shows, tours, magazines, late night talk shows, acting lessons, dancing lessons. Then came the summer of 2015. In July of 2015 an article was published in The Washington Post (by an author who had by her own admission never seen Amy’s show nor stand up specials) which brought attention to a racial joke that Schumer had made two years prior. She immediately came under fire on Twitter. Her followers and reporters for numerous blogs with tens of twenties of followers bombarded Schumer on the social media site demanding to know if she was truly a racist. Amy apologized and said she was playing a racist white republican character on stage and that she’s now evolving.

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