Before he was Fred G. Sanford, Redd Foxx made the rounds as a stand-up comic. His edgy nightclub acts and comedy albums of the 50s and 60s caught mainstream attention, which ultimately led to his role on the NBC sitcom Sanford and Son. In this 1978 HBO special, Redd Foxx showcases the raunchy humor that made him a household name. "Please be advised that this program does contain strong language and frank material."
Nothing unusual about a 6' 9" janitor walking around calling himself the Mailman. Nope. Not at all. Karl Malone got the drop on Anthony Davis by posing as the maintenance man — a little different from his job dominating the paint in the NBA.
When Kevin Hart started his interview series Cold As Balls, you knew it wasn't going to be behind a desk. Kevin and Blake Griffin sat down in their own ice baths for a hard-hitting talk about the NBA draft, how Blake feels about not playing for his home state of Oklahoma, and whether Draymond Green has ever kicked him in the groin. Hart also sat down with Lavar Ball about raising a brood of ballers and which one is his least favorite son.
Comedy doesn't always need a punchline. The great physical comics — Chaplain, Keaton, et al — used, out of necessity, a comedy of personality. Rowan Atkinson, famous for his character Mr. Bean, is a master of personality. In the comedy of Atkinson, its the character that's the joke.
America will not have to wait again. Dave Chappelle is closing out 2017 with not one, but two stand-up specials. Equanimity was already scheduled but the announcement of The Bird Revelation is coming as a holiday surprise. Shot in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles' The Comedy Store, both will air this New Year's Eve on Netflix.
If two things were meant to go together, it's Home Alone-style traps and wrestling. Not only are they finally together, but it's Macaulay Culkin himself interfering in a match with a bucket of rolly balls. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.
The Diver Blue from Bell & Ross is versatile enough for a formal affair and sporty enough for your next subaquatic adventure. The timepiece leads with the iconic Bell & Ross square case — made of satin-polished stainless-steel — which frames the more traditional unidirectional round bezel and dial. The dark navy dial features Super-Luminova filled numerals, applied indices, along with metal skeletonized hands for peak visibility on land or in the dark depths of the sea. The Blue is powered by caliber BR-CAL.302 automatic movement and finished with interchangeable blue rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric straps.
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Seamlessly transition from the office to the gym with the Stuart & Lau Regimen Bag. The outer compartments are dedicated to work, with a tasteful blue nylon twill lining, padded laptop pouch, and various organizer pockets. In the center, you'll find the spacious 45L gym compartment, lined with a waterproof, wipe-down nylon. There's also a ventilated shoe pocket, interior and exterior water bottle slots, a rubberized base, and a built-in locker hook. Crafted from waterproof DuraLite fabric with full-grain leather trim and gunmetal hardware, it's built to last a lifetime — the same length as the S&L-backed warranty. Arrives with a leather key ring with a magnetic tab and a luggage tag with a detachable pen.
Width: 19.0" / Height: 12.0" / Depth: 8.5"
If there's one takeaway from WIRED's autocomplete interview with the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it's that the majority of Google users have terrible grammar. But the cast does their best trying to interpret and answer the badly worded top searches while not letting any big plot points slip.
A life spent living on two rails gets stale — sometimes you want to fly. The famous children's book character Thomas the Tank engine finally gets to live out his dream, thrashing a two-rail wooden park and landing some vicious tricks.
SOrry to inform you, internet, by Joe Keery is not pregnant. That's just one of interesting questions that are at the top of the search list for Stranger Things — along with whether or not the show is inspired by every 80s movie ever. Gaten Matarazzo joins Joe to provide the real answers to these questions and more.
We all take breaks every now and again. But usually, they don't last 25 years. That's how long it's been since Jud Apatow did stand up. For reassurance, he asked a few of his friends for advice, and they all said one thing — don't do it. Apatow makes his return to the stage December 12, 2017, on Netflix.
During Monday Night Football, a new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuted and you know the commander of the First Order would have something to say about it. While most of the films have taken a look back at history, this one is going into the future and Kylo isn't buying. Although he's not so sure about the storyline, his overall reaction can be summed it up in one word — raw.
If you have a martial arts question, Jackie Chan is the guy to ask. He and LEGO Ninjago Movie Olivia Munn take to Twitter to answer questions about things like breaking wood blocks, knife fights, and how many Jackie Chan movies you need to watch to become Jackie Chan.
Netflix wants you to know it's got jokes — a lot of jokes. Some deft editing puts Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle in a few scenes of Netflix's original drama series. The online streaming service has been making itself the home of stand-up, with specials by Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld set to premiere this fall.
If you don't like Norm Macdonald's brand of comedy, don't expect him to change for you. Norm has made a career of doing what he likes, and you either love him or you don't. The Nerdwriter digs into the philosophy behind one of America's comedic legends.
Searching for barware that's as interesting as today's modern cocktails, we partnered with North Drinkware on a collection of smoked glass mountain range tumblers. Made in Portland, each set contains two hand-blown, 8 oz. cocktail glasses in a custom smoked translucent black. Using data from the United States Geological Survey, a two-day, fifteen-step process forms the molds of Mt. Hood (Oregon), Mt. Rainier (Washington), or the dual peaks of The Maroon Bells (Colorado) inside the bottom of each tumbler, ensuring the natural topography of each is perfectly represented. The limited edition sets also include leather and felt coasters produced by the artisans at Spooltown in Portland, and arrive in a handmade wooden stash box. Limited to 50 sets per mold, our collaboration with North is a commitment to the original makers of these patented, American-made designs.
Fin is an on-demand assistant that mixes the best of human and machine intelligence to help you focus on what matters most. They're comprised of an entire team of great assistants that act like one person but are available to you 24 x 7 and help with vital things like meeting scheduling, booking travel, and emailing others on your behalf. You only pay for the time you use Fin, and it remembers your personal preferences so it can act as an extension of you. Fin has no vacations, sick days, breaks, or off hours and is always learning to make your experience better.
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It's the 80s undercover operation you've never heard — the attempt to take down Pablo Escobar with a Pablo Escobar look-alike. Needless to say, it didn't go well. This bad lip reading presents an alternate, and far less successful, take on the Netflix series Narcos.
There's no one quite like you — not even all the other tattooed, skinny jeaned, horn-rim glasses, 80s hairstyled, iPhone-toting, selfie-taking, denim jacket-wearing, bearded, and pierced people. In other words, you're unique. Just like everyone else wearing the uniform. And Dissolve created this faux ad that mocks the ever-cringworthy nature of youth advertising as a testament to your individuality.
There was a time when Jerry Seinfeld wasn't the star of the greatest TV show of all time. Before he was even a stand-up comic, he was a middle-class funny kid from a big family on Long Island. In his first Netflix special, Jerry returns to the place he loves the most — the small stage — and the people that made him who he is. Jerry Before Seinfeld premieres September 19, 2017.
If you want to know about Idris Elba's side gig as a DJ, or where Matthew McConaughey got his trademark "alright alright alright", here's where to find out. The two leading men from the upcoming film The Dark Tower sat down for WIRED's autocomplete interview, answering the web's most searched-for question about them.
Finding love is hard. Or a hookup. But for one lucky Vanity Fair staffer, things got a lot easier — or worse, depending on how you look at it. T.J. Miller got the keys to Lauren's Tinder account and took it for a wild test drive.
Things you didn't know but know now — Amy Poehler is actually Jack Black and the sister of Louis C.K. Will Ferrell was born in a Cancer and was born in 1980. The internet might ask silly questions, but Will and Amy have the serious answers in this autocorrect interview with WIRED magazine.
In a world where everything from your lightbulb to your water bottle can be connected to the internet, eventually, enough is enough. A wifi antenna doesn't make something smart — and often just makes it more of a pain to use than the "dumb" version. This spot for Swedish tech company Semcon reminds us that being smart doesn't mean simply being connected — it has to be usable by humans too.
It's summertime, and summertime means water. And balloons. The Slow Mo Guys ring in the warm weather in the best way possible — with a massive six-foot water balloon.
It isn't exactly Litchfield Penitentiary, but it's pretty close. Piper Snackman has a mission when she comes to Litchfield Academy: Getting the students to snack a little healthier. Sesame Street puts their own slightly softer take on Netflix's hit series in this parody of Orange is the New Black.
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.