Monthly Archives: June 2012

Suzi Barrett: Star of Stage and Screen Comes to Del Close Marathon!

New York get ready to laugh at/with Suzi Barrett! Suzi will be performing at this month’s Del Close Marathon in NYC.  The Del Close Marathon is a weekend of long form comedy that features comedians from all over the world. Now, … Continue reading

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Malapropism Mayhem!

We love puns and their inbred cousins, malapropisms! A few months back we posted this on our Facebook page: Malapropism noun-[MAL-uh-prop-iz-uhm]-The act of misusing words ridiculously,  especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound. Mother no’s best. … Continue reading

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Farley Elliot and Scandal! Garner Top TIme Slot at Del Close. Finally.

Today’s interview is with Farley Elliot who will be traveling from Los Angeles back to the state of his birth next week for the Del Close Marathon. This much anticipated  NYC event features comedians from all over the world and … Continue reading

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Rodent Jokes: These are Nutty!

Why do squirrels sleep on their backs? To keep their nuts dry! Which ballet do squirrels like best? The Nutcracker! Why did the chipmunk cross the road? To prove to the possum that it could be done! What is a … Continue reading

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Henny Youngman: King of the One Liner

Did you know that Henny Youngman’s comedy career began while working in a NYC print shop? He wrote scores of “comedy cards”-cards that had one line gags printed on them. Youngman is known best for telling a series of rapid … Continue reading

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FDA Considers Ban on Endorphins

Endorphin addicts have doubled in the past 4 decades since the passage of Title IX in 1972. This up tick in “natural highs” has caused the FDA to consider banning “endogenous morphine” aka endorphins. Endorphins cause a short, intense feeling … Continue reading

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FDA Considers Ban on Endorphins

Endorphin addicts have doubled in the past 4 decades since the passage of Title IX in 1972. This up tick in “natural highs” has caused the FDA to consider banning “endogenous morphine” aka endorphins. Endorphins cause a short, intense feeling … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Interview with LA Improver, Alex Berg

Mirth in a Box (MiaB)* interviews another rising improve star, Alex Berg of Los Angles, CA. Alex will be performing at the 14th annual Del Close Marathon in NYC. The Del Close Marathon runs June 29 through July 1 this year MiaB: Where are you from originally? … Continue reading

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Playing with….Paraprosdokians!

Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader to reinterpret or reframe the first part. Here’s a few of our favorites: Where there’s … Continue reading

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Tom Swifties: Puns for the Punster

Tom Swifties are phrases or sentences that end with a pun. Good grief, that explains nothing. Best to look at these examples: “This food tastes of Plutonium,” Tom said glowingly. “I’m dying,” Tom croaked. “I’m losing my hair,” Tom Bawled. … Continue reading

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