Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon talked with Gail Stern whose company Catharsis Productions does rape prevention training with colleges, businesses, and the military. Stern stopped in before her upcoming Social Justice Stand Up event to give us some details about the show and her company. She also discussed what makes a joke funny or not, especially when pertaining to sexual assault.
Comedian Beth Stelling, back in town until Sunday, and the one and only Mary Hollis Inboden (Boss) joined us to cut up the news we missed this week. The conversation consists of top flicks from the horror genre, movies that are disturbing but not classified as horror films, and of course comedy. Catch Beth Stelling this weekend at Zanies Chicago everyday this weekend.
Comedian Chriistopher Titus talked to Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams about his special brand of humor, and how he navigates around Hollywood.
He discussed the creation of his groundbreaking FOX sitcom ‘Titus,’ and how he utlized it’s unique time slot to present stories about topics like homophobia in a manner that wasn’t “preaching to the choir.”
"There will be a reference to mastur….bation. And then I’ll do a joke about how they don’t get it. […] I’ll look out and there will be a cute little ninety year-old babushka looking lady and I’m thinking there’s no way she speaks English. She’s just sitting there smiling, and I will have families come up to me after shows and they’re like ‘that bit you did about my mother not speaking English it was true she does not’… and then I’ll look at the lady like ‘I’m sorry ma’am, I didn’t mean to say masturbation.’" -Maz Jobrani
Member of the “Axis of Evil Comedy Tour,” Maz Jobrani, joined host Molly Adams and guest host Ernest Wilkins on the Morning AMp to discuss how he negotiates mainstream comedic waters as a minority as well as his upcoming feature film, Jimmy Vestvood: American Hero.
No Woman Superheroes:Joss Whedon is angry at Hollywood. For years the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator has been trying to make films about female superheroes. Filmmakers say the movies won’t sell and that no one wants to see a female superhero. Are they correct?
The Not-So-Funny Host? Seems like the Oscars was full of not-so-funny humor. Like Host Seth McFarlane’s “We Saw Your Boobs” tribute to some of the leading actresses in Hollywood. Did he cross the line? We discuss.
The Onion is Crying:The Onion Newspaper, known for its satire is coming…