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10 best quotes from 'S--- White Girls Say... to Black Girls' video


"S--- White Girls Say... to Black Girls" video plays off the "S--- Girls Say" viral video.

Following the success of the Twitter account/viral video sensation "S--- Girls Say," and imitators like "S--- Black Girls Say," "S--- Gay Guys Say," and other "S--- [group] Say" videos that include some sort of broad generalization that people hopefully find humor and truth in comes "S--- White Girls say... to Black Girls."

Some highlights:

  • "Not to sound racist, but..."
  • "Is it like, bad to do blackface? Is that still like a thing?"
  • "You can say the N word, but I can't? How is that OK?"
  • "My best friend was black."
  • [Showing her tan] "Oh my God, I'm practically black! Twinsies!"
  • "This is so ghetto."
  • "Girlfriend!"
  • "Holler!"
  • "Sorry, can we turn it down? I don't really like rap."
  • [Singing "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj]

Funny? Offensive? Probably both. (As opposed to the original, which just seemed potentially vaguely sexist.) What do you think?


Louis CK sells new comedy special directly, promotes on Reddit

Comedian Louis CK onstage at the Beacon Theater.

Comedian Louis CK onstage at the Beacon Theater.

Louis C.K. has a new comedy special out, "Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater," and instead of going the traditional route and putting it out somewhere like HBO or Comedy Central, he's distributing it directly from his website, LouisCK.net as a digital download. He's charging $5 for the fully produced special, and for that you get the chance to stream and download the hour special.

He's also going nontraditional with how he's promoting it, including doing one of Reddit's AMA question and answer sessions, answering the queries of the Reddit fan base. He covers topics including piracy, interacting with fans, how deeply involved he is in producing his FX TV show "Louie" (down to editing the entire second season himself) and more. Some highlights:

On why he doesn't sleep with fans: "I don't really hang around after shows. I bolt. I think the idea of f---ing someone who just watched you perform is... it's just not me."


Inside the LA comedy scene with the Comedy Store's Alf LaMont

Bobby Lee Performs At The Comedy Store

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Comedian Bobby Lee of Mad TV performs a set at the Comedy Store August 30, 2003 in Hollywood.

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The Comedy Store in Hollywood, California.

Martin Lawrence at The Comedy Store

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Comedian Martin Lawrence performs live at The Comedy Store on October 17, 2003 in West Hollywood.

Bill Maher Stand Up Show At the Comedy Store

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TV Host and comedian Bill Maher performs on stage at the Comedy Store for a stand up show on April 23, 2003 in Hollywood.

The comedy world has been in a transition period as it attempts to grapple with the Internet, the alternative comedy scene and more emphasis on the personalities rather than the platform.

"It's kind of change or die," says Alf LaMont, VP of marketing and development at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. "We've been doing it within the context of an old school comedy club, and that model is broken."

"The world has changed dramatically in the last 10 years, in a way that was so fast that it was difficult for businesses who had been doing really well for 20 years to acknowledge," LaMont says. "The bottom got taken out of things and people didn't know what to do, and they still don't know what do."

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It wasn't always this way. In the early 1970s, Johnny Carson moved "the Tonight Show" from New York to L.A. "Back in those days, the only way to be seen was to be on Carson," LaMont says. "Carson scouts only go to comedy clubs to see prospective talent, there's only one comedy club in L.A., and that was, at the time, the Comedy Store."


Comedian Patrice O'Neal dies at 41 following stroke

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Patrice O'Neal speaks onstage at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios on Sept. 10, 2011 in Los Angeles.

Comedian Patrice O'Neal died yesterday at the age of 41 due to complications from a stroke he suffered a month prior.

His biggest recent appearance was as a roaster at Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central roast in September. O'Neal suffered from diabetes and, this being a roast, the other panelists let him have it.

"Patrice O'Neal, one of my favorite comics. Patrice has always been destined for stardom, and diabetes. So tonight is not just the roast of Charlie Sheen, it's also a farewell party for Patrice's foot." - Amy Schumer

Charlie Sheen himself went after O'Neal while also taking a shot at comedian Anthony Jeselnik. "The only thing slower than [Anthony Jeselnik's] delivery is Patrice O'Neal's metabolism." Oof.

O'Neal responded to the attacks at the hands of fellow comedians during the roast. "How the f--- can I be too mean after all this s---. I can't believe it. I'm dying of diabetes and you motherf---ers are like, 'Oh, that evil fat f---.'" He suffered his stroke less than two months later.


Comedian Jimmy Pardo raises money for charity with 12-hour Pardcast-a-thon

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File: Comedian Jimmy Pardo appears on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" at CBS Television City on October 24, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

Comedian Jimmy Pardo is holding his third annual Pardcast-a-thon, delivering comedy from 6 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Saturday morning. It takes place at Los Angeles's Acme Comedy Theater and streams live online.

The cause behind it is to raise money for Smile Train, a charity which pays for surgery for children with cleft lip and palate in developing countries.

Over 20 guests are planned, though most are saved as surprises. So far, Sarah Silverman, Andy Richter, Greg Behrendt, singer/food show host Lisa Loeb and Star Trek's Walter Koenig have been announced for the marathon. Guests in past year's have included Jon Hamm from "Mad Men," Conan O'Brien, musician Aimee Mann and more.

Pardo is Conan O'Brien's warmup man, doing comedy to hype the crowd up before Conan's late night talk show is taped every day. He hosts Conan Web series the Pardo Patrol, interviewing Conan's guests backstage. He also hosts the Never Not Funny podcast, a unique piece of the podcast ecosystem because, while there is a free version offered, the full shows actually require a paid subscription.