Music fans who are put off by the endless hype surrounding the Super Bowl and the gratuitous violence of football still have a reason to tune into the big game on Sunday. From the opera star singing the National Anthem to the spectacle of the halftime show, there is something to draw in music lovers ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is a nice looking woman, sure. But would you ever confuse her for an ass-shaking, tongue-wagging Miley Cyrus?Doubtful. But Bachmann herself says her office heard from folks who made that mistake while watching SNL's hilarious lampoon of the government shutdown.
Earlier this year, a Cheerios ad featuring a biracial couple generated a lot of racist blowback and serious discussion. But a more recent spot for the General Mills cereal is so tacky, it's hard to take seriously.SEE ALSO: Michael Leisner, Cheerios-burning gay marriage protester, dead at 65 The ad, ... More >>
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Last night, Stephen Colbert said goodbye to "the Congresswoman who represents Minnesota's Valley of the Dolls" -- that's right, Michele Bachmann.SEE ALSO: City Pages' Bob Davis coverage gets love on Colbert Report [VIDEO] After a brief eulogy, Colbert ran a video featuring highlights from Bachmann's ... More >>
The Washington Post, CNN, PolitiFact, Bill O'Reilly, federal investigators, and now Jon Stewart. What's next, Marcus Bachmann going public with broadsides against Minnesota's wackiest congressperson?SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann: Obamacare "literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens" ... More >>
For Jesse Ventura, gun control is the ability to "put two rounds into the same hole from 25 meters." In other words, he's a strong supporter of the Second Amendment who once characterized the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 as "a stupid piece of legislation."SEE ALSO: Jesse Ventura ... More >>
While hyping Chris Kluwe's appearance on his show last night, Stephen Colbert ticked off the Vikings punter's eclectic interests -- football, World of Warcraft, and gay marriage among them.SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe is one of GQ's "Honorary Gays of the Year" -- Chris Kluwe is Salon's Sexiest Man of 201 ... More >>
Well, Tartan senior Mike Stone's much-ballyhooed Porn Prom may have come and gone with a whimper, but at least he and adult-film star Megan Piper got a Daily Show segment's worth of publicity out of it. Last week, the Daily Show ran a surprisingly sympathetic segment about the prom of Stone's dreams ... More >>
Michele wants a new job, and doesn't care if you lose yours.In Michele Bachmann's ideal world, there is no porn, and there are no jobs.In an interview with CNBC this morning, Bachmann was asked if her poll numbers might improve as the unemployment rate went up."Well, that could be. Again, I hope ... More >>
Bachmann mixes up her Waynes.When Michele Bachmann confused John Wayne, legendary Western actor, with John Wayne Gacy, legendary Midwestern murderer, the internet was flooded with "psychopathic clown" jokes. Last night, Stephen Colbert took his own big bite out of the low-hanging fruit.
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Jaypeg21How much weight you got in that thing?For more than a year now, Minnesota has enjoyed the distinction of being the only state in the nation where you can get charged for possession of bong water.Now some state legislators, tired of being the butt of national jokes, are trying to change th ... More >>
"NOT the Whiteman's bitch" does "The Daily Show."Ieshuh Griffin's decision to brand herself "NOT the Whiteman's Bitch" as a part of her campaign strategy for Wisconsin Assembly managed to capture the attention of local and national media. But that was about it.
Ieshuh Griffin is "not the white man's bitch.Since Wisconsin won't let Ieshuh Griffin her put her campaign slogan, "NOT the white man's bitch," on the ballot in her run for a seat in the state Assembly, she's looking for other megaphones. Last night, John Oliver gave her one on "The Daily Sh ... More >>
Pawlenty told Stewart he's running for president of his youth soccer league, and he's all in favor of "iCollege"It was another day, another dodge on questions about his presidential aspirations when Gov. Tim Pawlenty made his much-ballyhooed first appearance on "The Daily Show" last night. " ... More >>
Minnesotans got over it a long time ago, but Tim Pawlenty keeps reminding us he's breaking up with us, that he's moving on, that he's got a whole nation to woo.Of course, before he can woo the country, our home-grown presidential hopeful has to overcome the problem that nobody knows who he is.
Further proof that the Hold Steady are awesome: During a 3-minute segment on last night's Colbert Report, Craig Finn managed to squeeze in serious discussions of Catholicism, influences, and rock 'n' roll-as-religion between Colbert's jokes about them looking more like graphic designers than rock st ... More >>
The Pine City Elementary School Band leader Brad Mariska had a fever on Thursday, and the only prescription was more cowbell. Sen. Al Franken was happy to oblige. Why? Paying homage to an old Saturday Night Live skit. Here's the cowbell clip: Here's a few seconds of Christopher Walken in the cla ... More >>
She was against it before she was for it, and Colbert makes her the butt of his satire.
Franken's amendment prohibited the U.S. government from giving out contracts to companies that have clauses that make it impossible for employees to sue if they are raped at work.
A sitcom about hipsters who strike out for L.A. to make it big? This'll test the showman's acting range.
What if Democrats had a super-duper majority? We'd be living as socialists!
The Republicans are waging a war against the Census, so why wouldn't Stephen Colbert join the fight?
Starbucks pays big buckolas for hourly mention on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.
Last month, the Food and Drug Administration went after General Mills, accusing them of marketing Cheerios as a drug. Now Stephen Colbert has his turn.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart jumped on Bachmann's swine flu comment and uses her theory to make some other "interesting" connections.
As usual, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show comes through for all that wonder what Rep. Michele Bachmann is thinking sometimes (or all the time).
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It beats heavy lifting-- Richter has been hired as the Tonight Show announcer, which means that he and Conan O'Brien will once again share air.
Hotboxes, beatboxes, and the occasional rhyme. Meth and Red bring Termanology and Evidence & Alchemist to the Main Room.
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TV's dark comedies get their day in the sun
Couple in Mississippi gets super-freaked by BMX bandits, ubiquitous catchphraseAccording to the New York Post (and who doesn't believe that veritable tome of truth?) Chappelle's Show fans in Hattiesburg, Miss., are stealing yard signs endorsing Rick James, a candidate for city council in the souther ... More >>
Whose Line Is It Anyway? turns cultural cliché into genuine comedy