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Matthew Woods deserves support as much as airport tweeter Paul Chambers | Charlie Skelton

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Woods's jokes about April Jones may have been offensive - and frankly baffling - but the mob logic behind his jailing is scaryThere was dismay this week in the 8 Out of 10 Cats writing room. Usually, when a bunch of TV writers express genuine, heartfelt horror it's because a...
Matthew Woods deserves support as much as airport tweeter Paul Chambers | Charlie Skelton

Douglas Adams's life celebrated by Google doodle

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Search page filled with references to events and characters in writer's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series of booksThe life and work of science fiction and comedy writer Douglas Adams has been marked by a Google doodle.Adams was probably best known for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started...
Douglas Adams's life celebrated by Google doodle

Seth MacFarlane's Extremely Unfunny Joke Leads to Cyberbullying

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For the past two days, one young Pennsylvanian man has found himself facing hours of celebrity-endorsed cyberbullying on Twitter after telling Family Guy creator and Twitter favorite Seth MacFarlane his rape joke wasn't funny. MacFarlane had tweeted "The lyrics to "Call Me Maybe" sound like the prelude to a horrific...
Seth MacFarlane's Extremely Unfunny Joke Leads to Cyberbullying

Amazon Studios taps the Onion, Daily Show writers and more for first comedy pilots

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Amazon Studios, Amazon’s film production division, will produce pilots for six original comedy series, the company announced Thursday — including shows from the Onion, “Doonesbury” writer Garry Trudeau and Daily Show writer David Javerbaum. In May, Amazon Studios invited developers to submit proposals for original children’s and comedy shows. Creators get $10,000...
Amazon Studios taps the Onion, Daily Show writers and more for first comedy pilots

Amazon Studios greenlights its first 6 pilot episodes, to be available for free on Instant Video

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Amazon’s media production arm, Amazon Studios has today announced that it will produce pilots for six original comedy series from a mixture of established names and fresh talent. The pilots pilots will be posted on Amazon Instant Video for Amazon customers to watch for free, with viewer feedback helping to decide determine...
Amazon Studios greenlights its first 6 pilot episodes, to be available for free on Instant Video

Video games, sex and death: comedy writer Rab Florence on a new kind of gaming show

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The co-creator of Burnistoun, ConsoleVania and VideoGaiden discusses his latest project, a short-form online sitcom about a life lived through gamesOur parents grew up in the television age; their lives were inarguably shaped by that flickering box in the corner of the living room spewing out increasing amounts of content,...
Video games, sex and death: comedy writer Rab Florence on a new kind of gaming show

After Twitter Suspends Best Parody Account Ever, Mastermind Behind @Bill_Nye_Tho Identifies Himself

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Mr. Gardner (Photo: Twitter) If Twitter is attempting to foment a violent backlash amongst its most addicted users, it is doing an excellent job. After banning a journalist during the Olympics and yanking API access from third party clients, we are beginning to think that Twitter is being advised by...
After Twitter Suspends Best Parody Account Ever, Mastermind Behind @Bill_Nye_Tho Identifies Himself

Watch as celebrities read their meanest @replies from Twitter [Video]

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Following Twitter’s sixth birthday, Jimmy Kimmel has decided to celebrate by calling on fellow celebrities to read the meanest messages they’ve ever received on Twitter. Believe it or not, some famous people actually do check up on their Twitter accounts, while other leave that job to their respective PR agencies....
Watch as celebrities read their meanest @replies from Twitter [Video]

Amazon is producing six comedy sitcoms and wants you to choose the best ones

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There were rumblings earlier this year about Amazon producing its own original TV content, and now the online retail giant is pulling back the curtains on its plans for six original comedy series. A product of Amazon Studios, the original film and series production arm of Amazon, the six pilot shows include...
Amazon is producing six comedy sitcoms and wants you to choose the best ones
Amazon announces six original TV show pilots, asks customers to rate them
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Should Chris Brown quit Twitter for good?

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After a foul-mouthed series of tweets in an exchange with comedy writer Jenny Johnson, singer Chris Brown deleted his Twitter account, again. Should he leave it that way?...
Should Chris Brown quit Twitter for good?

How Crimer Show came out of nowhere to become a cult comedy hit on Twitter

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Try to describe Crimer Show and it doesn’t sound funny. Yet somehow, this three-week-old Twitter account packed full of poor spelling and comic crime drama has developed a cult following, including some of the British comedy elite. Crimer Show’s Twitter bio is “Im do crimes . Crimeing. Detetcive cant stopme.”...
How Crimer Show came out of nowhere to become a cult comedy hit on Twitter

The Best Tweets from an Imagined Chronicle of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 8

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(Photo: 9Laughs) Today, The Daily Dot published the story behind one of our favorite Twitter accounts, @tng_s8, a parody account that purports to publish plotlines from the unaired season 8 of Star Trek: The Next Generation. @tng_s8 is run by a 30-year-old Los Angeles-based aspiring comedy writer who asked that the...
The Best Tweets from an Imagined Chronicle of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 8
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