Five Songs You Shouldn't Play at Your Wedding. (Or Should You?) According to Jen Murphy

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Because really, what's wrong a little blood on your garter belt?
Comedian Jen Murphy knows a thing or two about marriage. Wait. No she doesn't. She does however know something about marrying hilarious bits to the stand-up stage and truth be told, it seems like a union that will never end in divorce. Being that she's a favorite of the Weekly (as well as one of our "Five Comics to Watch Out For in 2014") and has a headlining gig at the Irvine Improv this Sunday July 27th, we decided to meld these two worlds and see if she could come up with something that was completely out of her realm. Musical marriage material. With her non-knowing knowledge about wedding planning but her knowledge of "funny" being spot-on, we got Jen to give us her picks for "Five Songs You Shouldn't Play at Your Wedding. Or Should You?"

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Tommy Chong's Still Got More Weed Than He Can Smoke

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I usually take anything given to me by a naked lady.
It's almost hard to believe that iconic pot humorist and marijuana advocate Tommy Chong started off as an R&B guitarist in the 50's. Since hooking up with Cheech Marin to create the legendary duo "Cheech & Chong," everything fired up leaving him with a resume that includes box office breaking films, hit comedy albums, and even Grammy nominations and an award. Your chance to see this celebrated man is rolling up fast as he's recording his podcast "Chong & Chong" along with his son (and special guests) at the Ontario Improv July 24th. We talked to Chong before his Improv gig and quickly realized that if you like to get high on life and with the laughs, tickets need to be grabbed fast for this smoking hot evening!


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Eddie Ifft: From Altar Boy to Dirty Boy

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I thought I was going to die I was laughing so hard.
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

The Irvine Improv has opened its new location and on Friday, July 25th if you like your comedy rough, rugged, and raw, their one night only show with Eddie Ifft is not something you want to pass up. We've had the pleasure of talking to him last year so before he takes center stage this time, we decided to switch it up with some "Quick Questions" because if anyone can rule at this game, it's Eddie. Hands down. Here he is answering questions about his guilty pleasures, dealing with hecklers, and his antics as an altar boy.

See also: Eddie Ifft Specializes in Joking About Incredibly Fucked Up Shit

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Sex Aside, There is Nothing Bad About Vince Royale

Categories: Q&As, comedy

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My mom still sees me as her boy, and I want to protect that!
Comedian Vince Royale is a true well-rounded talent handling business from the stage to big screen. This year he's been blowing up by popping up in a commercial, a movie, and on Logo TV's "Bad Sex" where he puts it all out there addressing real life addictions and issues. As if all of those props weren't enough, he'll also be headlining the Brea Improv on July 24th and before he hits the stage, we hit him up to get the details on his latest ventures and to see how his family is dealing with them. Rather, if they even know about them!


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You'd Be Super Insane to Miss SuperNaked

Categories: comedy, music

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We kind of learned the hard way.
The band SuperNaked is super talented, they super rock, and their funny ass lyrics would make your parents super cringe. Since we are super running out of super-puns, let's get into the interview that we had with Lee and Luke of SuperNaked. Oh wait, we thought of one more. You're going to be super bummed if you miss them (along with a super line-up of comics) at The Refinery in Huntington Beach on July 22. OK, we're done.

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Eric Schwartz Is Smooth When it Comes to Selfies but Not Technology.

Categories: comedy

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[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

Singing, rapping, beat boxing, dropping jokes and all while hiding a sick belly rolling skill? All of the aforementioned could possibly be what comedian Eric Schwartz does best. And as infuriating as it may be that Schwartz is fucking multi-talented, it turns out that off stage, he's a super humble guy with a lot more to say. And yeah, it's all generally funny as well. We decided to get some extra humor tidbits out of Eric's brain that is masked by a slick dome before he headlines at the Irvine Improv July 17th by hitting him with our Quick Questions game that we've grown to love so much. We don't want to spoil it for you...kidding, we don't give a shit so spoiler alert: Schwartz aka Smooth-E nails these answers to the god damn wall!


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The Iron Sheik's Insults Will Make You Laugh, Cry and Shit Your Pants

Categories: comedy

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Courtesy of the Iron Sheik
Earlier this week we passed along the news that the Iron Sheik would be hosting the very first "Roast Rumble: The Ultimate Insult Fest" at the Comedy Store on July 17th. Since everything about this man excites and humbles us, we just had to hit him up again to get the details regarding this one night only event. Lucky enough, he obliged instead of putting us in a camel clutch. Pheeeew! So before the very first "Rumble Roast" commences, here's what the legend had to say about how he sees it going down in the only way that he can say it. Fantastically!


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Iron Sheik's Roast Rumble Will Be the Ultimate Insultfest

Categories: comedy

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If you think that The Iron Sheik can kick someone's ass in 140 characters or less on Twitter, just wait until you see what he plans to say now! On July 17th, The Comedy Store in Hollywood is holding "Roast Rumble: The Ultimate Insult Fest," hosted by The Iron Sheik himself.

See also: Respect the Iron Sheik's Documentary

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David Alan Grier Turns Up the Heat on His Comedy and His Cooking

Categories: comedy

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Long gone are the days of David Alan Grier making us bust a gut on In Living Color and Chocolate News. Renewing his stand up chops and his literal chops (in the kitchen), the 58 year-old comedian is busy these days balancing his love of cooking and comedy as he continues to tour, blog about food and cause an occasional ruckus on Twitter. DAG is bringing his hilarity to the Brea Improv July 10th through the 13th. Before kicking off his long stint in OC, he got on the phone with us to talk basketball, his recent soy sauce addiction and a forgotten hip-hop puppet show he once worked on with Kanye West.


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Irvine Improv Closes to Move to New Location at Spectrum

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R.I.P.

Not a lot of people deal well with change and to those people we say, we're right there with you. When it comes to the closing of the Irvine Improv all we can think is, thankfully it won't be closed forever. Because truthfully, we'd miss it too much.

But then again, change can be good.


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