Siri, Alexa, Google Home, Microsoft's Cortana — they're great at answering questions, calling you a Uber, ordering food, and a myriad of other useful functions. But they're all terrible and getting a laugh. To put these virtual assistants to the test, WIRED got their best material and took it to a standup comedy club in LA.
When our entire political system is a joke, it follows that comedians would be the people best-equipped to cover it. The bizarre chaos of cable news, with screaming heads desperately trying scream over top of one another, is more confusing and off-putting than helpful — and there's research to back it up. Meanwhile, a healthy dose of satire can sharpen your brain and make you a more critical thinker. Vox looks at how comedians are taking Walter Cronkite's place as the most easy-to-follow source of news.
Louis C.K. is the next major comedian to join Netflix's roster of stand-up specials. But if you were hoping to get a taste of some his new comedic gems, you're out of luck. Other than the fact that there will be a stand-up special April 4, 2017 — which really should be all of the information you need — this trailer tells us nothing.
Normally, getting medical advice from a comedian wouldn't be a good idea — except when the comedian you're asking is also a doctor. Ken Jeong, with his assistant Louis and a little help from a smartphone, took to Twitter to answer some very complex health questions. Highlights include why doctors test your reflexes and the difference between a hangover and having a stomach virus. Spoiler: it depends on whether or not you drank the day before.
After saving the Earth with The Avengers, Thor decided to take some me time and head back to Australia. We catch up with the crown prince of Asgard and his roommate Darryl to see how things are going. Apparently, there's still a few kinks to work out.
Four years from now, the Trump administration will make a great sitcom — if it doesn't become the most depressing chapter in American history. Brandon Smith took the theme from NBC's version of The Office over clips Trump and his cabinet. While The Office was a comedy, this mashup feels more like a tragedy.
Bridging the gap between the stuff on store shelves and a trip to a custom tailor, INDOCHINO offers high-quality made to measure suits with amazing fit and feel. They take 14 measurements to create suits and shirts that are made for you and you alone. And the fit isn't the only thing that will make you stand out, as INDOCHINO offers a great selection of fabrics and customization options — from lapels to linings and more — to personalize your look. The result is an investment-quality wardrobe that's far more attainable than traditional custom-tailored options.
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Already known for their quality craftsmanship, Shinola recently branched out into the world of audio equipment with the release of the Runwell Turntable. The Runwell Turntable features a built-in phono preamplifier and a belt driven pulley, and every component and element were carefully sourced from manufacturers around the globe before being built at the brand new Shinola Audio factory in Detroit under the watchful eye of Alex Rosson, Director of Audio. They might be the new kid on the block, but the Runwell is already in the conversation with some of the best turntables on the market, and should make even hardcore audiophiles pay attention.
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From his tv show to his stand-up specials, Louis C.K. has become the undisputed king of comedy. He has turned joke-telling into an art form. The way he carefully structures and rhythmically relays a story is a thing of beauty. Using one of the bits from his Live at the Beacon Theater show, Nerdwriter breaks down the mastery behind his jokes to reveal what makes Louis C.K. so damn funny.
Right now, your inbox is probably crammed with an insane number of marketing emails. That one account you created to access that one piece of information that you only needed that one time was all it took to open the floodgates. Director and comedian James Veitch describes his attempt to unsubscribe from one such email and how he hilariously fought back when they just kept coming.
Move over James Franco. The man you really don't want to see your daughter with is Walter White. Funny or Die replaced Franco's eccentric tech billionaire character in Why Him? with Cranston's former turn as drug kingpin Walter White. Which means that's Brian Cranston's daughter in the film is dating Brian Cranston's Walter. Which means that every father's worst nightmare is seeing their daughters date someone that's an even worse version of themselves.
We're sorry, Mr. Neeson, but you're slightly over-qualified for this position. And too intense. Way too intense. Liam Neeson shows off his acting range in this audition for a mall Santa, bringing a dose of reality and method acting to the man in the red suit.
We've been waiting 20 years for a new episode of Pigs in Space. Captain Link Hogthrob of the S.S. Swinetrek has come down with a stomach bug, and it's more than just some bad alien cuisine. The Captain, First Mate Piggy, and Dr. Julius Strangepork end up with an unannounced crew mate that likes to hitch a ride in the most uncomfortable of places.
With the passing of David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Prince, there's been a number of celebrity deaths this year. In the latest Billy on the Street clip, Billy Eichner adds Seth Rogen to the list when he tells bystanders the Sausage Party actor is dead. There's a mix of shock, sadness, and confusion among fans, and an enormous amount of embarrassment and regret from Rogen.
Long live the absurd. Nails that won't be hammered, balloons that smash cactuses — animator Florent Porta created a series of scenes that defy your expectations and make no sense whatsoever.
Plastic bottles by the billions. Filling our oceans, landfills, streets and parks. You may not have to walk naked down the streets of King's Landing, but think about where that plastic bottle ends up before you pick it up.
The 1960's was a revolutionary time for diving, with significant improvements to underwater diving apparatus and underwater timing instruments. Leading the charge was Oris, and now they've reached back into their archives for the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed blue-dialed version, the green Oris arrives with an updated look of the original while retaining retro details like the slim case line, thin bezel, and trapezoid date window. It's also taken advantage of 21st-century watchmaking techniques with Swiss Made automatic movement, bubble-curved glass made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and anti-reflective coating on the inside to reduce glare and increase legibility while underwater. This direct descendant of one of Oris's first diver's comes with a choice of three straps and a metal bracelet, and successfully melds the groundbreaking features of the original with modern enhancements for a diver that's in a class by itself.
GoPro Karma is a highly-capable yet beginner-friendly drone. But it's just as useful on the ground as it is in the air. Thanks to its detachable stabilizer and Grip accessory, it also lets you capture smooth, rock-stable footage whether you're holding it in your hand or have it hooked to one of the company's signature mounts. Shot 100% on Karma and the HERO5 camera, this video gives you a taste of the system's possibilities.
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Imagine Ryan Reynolds being interviewed by Deadpool playing Ryan Reynolds' twin brother named Gordon. Who is a massive jerk. That's what you have here in this excellent interview courtesy of GQ Magazine. Also, a bonus cameo appearance by Jake Gyllenhaal as a boom mic operator, and definitely not GQ's Man of the Year.
To demonstrate just how ridiculous our congress really is, Christ Pine imagines they're a part of your workforce. Like Congress, Leonard is greedy, whiney, and self-serving. The good news is, we don't have to put up with it anymore. All you have to do is vote.
The office prankster. Easily the most insufferable guy at work: wasting your time, wasting office supplies, hiding your stapler — he can make every day feel like an eternity. But thankfully, you're not working with Jigsaw. Having someone eat your lunch feels like a vacation with the world's most masochistic criminal mastermind in the cubicle next to you.
The Chicago Cubs are playing the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series, hoping to end their 108 year championship drought. Legendary Cubs announcer Harry Caray made a surprise stop to mark the occasion with Jimmy Kimmel. The only suspicious thing is that Harry Caray died in1998, and looks a lot like Will Ferrel. Go Cleveland.
Losing a job and looking for work — at the age of 55 and after eight years — is hard. Thankfully, President Obama has Randy in HR to help him prepare for the next phase of his life. When the President steps down this January, he'll have Stephen Colbert to thank for his seamless transition into being a regular citizen again.
It's that time of year — candy, costumes, and willingly putting yourself in situations where you might ruin a nice pair of pants. Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart go to a haunted mansion where they show off their best screams — and prove to be the last people you'd want in a zombie apocalypse.
Kevin Hart's new comedy special What Now? is about to hit theaters. While making his media rounds, the comedian stopped by First We Feast for the hottest interview around. Hart talks about his upcoming special, being a terrible life guard, and working as the opening act at a male strip club, all while setting his mouth on fire with the spiciest hot wings on the planet.
Get your pantsuits on. In this Bad Lip Reading of the first Presidential Debate, our candidates turn into contestants to participate in a series of games instead of direct questions. Hillary Clinton and Trump go head-to-head in "Time to Act", "Five Favorites", and "I Can Do This", resulting in a bunch of nonsensical gibberish that was exponentially more entertaining than the original.
Being President of the United States isn't easy — just look at all the grey hair President Obama has gotten over the last eight years. As the President counts down his last few months in office, there's a lot of advice he could give his 8-year younger self. Jimmy Fallon does just that, mashing up two Obama interviews from 2008 and 2016. Don't forget to use plenty of hand sanitizer.
Imagine sitting on a couch with astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson, and you can ask him three questions. What would you ask? Andy Samberg had just this opportunity to pick Neil's brain, and had three questions everyone on Earth would want to ask: Is there other life in the universe, is time travel possible, and does sex with robots count as cheating?
Tom Brady missed the 2016 NFL Opening Day due to a four-game suspension, but Patriots fans got a big surprise when the quarterback showed up to tailgate before the game. It isn't really Tom, but the New England superfan that made the eerily realistic mask stopped by the Today Show to show off his handiwork.
Possible spoilers ahead. Leaving lovable Barb in the Upside Down was a real jerk move, even for a bunch of scared kids. But don't worry, because Barb made through just fine — and she's about to have a few words with Mike, Lucas, Dustin and Eleven.
The amazing thing about the actors of SNL isn't that they occasionally break character, but that it doesn't happen more often. Imagine being on stage with the likes of Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, or Will Ferrell and not losing it every time they open their mouthes. Try not to laugh at this compilation of SNL cast members losing their composure.
Like the rest of the world, Kylo Ren woke up to the delight of a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. With roots seated deep in the Rebel and Imperial conflict, the leader of the First Order gives his thoughts on the upcoming film. Let's just hope that really isn't Hayden behind that mask.