Posts tagged ‘Todd Barry’

July 1, 2011

‘Kiss Our American Ass’ By Ted Alexandro & Hollis James Kicks Your 4th Of July Weekend Off Right

by Accidental Bear

This video has everything: mustaches, cowboy hats, beer, an inexplicable wheelchair, a Ford truck, a wife gone off to war, a hardcore rap about Bin Laden, and a happy ending. Oh, and it has the word “ass,” like, a lot.

Comedians Ted Alexandro and Hollis James have crafted a brilliantly obnoxious satire of American stereotypes, particularly our celebratory response to the death of Bin Laden. But there’s a grain of earnestness here that is unusual for a parody video. Alongside ridiculous lines like, “Kiss our American ass, an ass that doesn’t run,” the video makes a subtle acknowledgement of what life in America is like now: families separated while a parent goes off to war, economic strife, feelings of disassociation and aimlessness, and the desire for “America” to be simple and good, the way we think it used to be.

Plus, it’s catchy. And did we mention that they say “ass” a lot. Cause they do. So watch this, learn the words, and sing it loudly at your 4th of July barbecue. Remember, your ass is always free. (via

January 23, 2011

The Beards of Comedy Tour: Tonight at Purple Onion SF CA

by Accidental Bear



The BEARDS OF COMEDY Tour is quickly becoming one of the hottest shows in the U.S, with four of the funniest, freshest (and yes, bearded) faces in comedy. Not your typical ‘southern’ comedians, the “Beards” deliver an original brand of humor that’s deeply rooted in stand-up, and lightly blended with avant-garde elements of music, sketch, and improv. The Beards are comprised of; Andy Sandford (voted “Best Atlanta Comedian” by, Joe Zimmerman (nominated by Rooftop Comedy for the Golden Shingle Award – given to the most outstanding rising star in comedy), TJ Young (Stand-out Stand Up winner at the 2008 Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival), and Dave Stone (worked multiple times with Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn).

Contrary to popular assumption, The Beards of Comedy Tour is not a comedy tour focused on facial hair humor. The name is more a parody of a “hook,” or label. It means nothing in itself to have a beard, but four coincidentally bearded comedians offering their own refreshing twist on the traditional stand up comedy show; that’s something worth labeling. It’s labeled The Beards of Comedy Tour, and their work has not gone unnoticed, selling out shows in numerous southeastern markets. In July of 2009, The Beards recorded their debut album, “Comedy for People” for Rooftop Comedy Records. Individually, the Beards have worked with…Aziz Ansari, Todd Barry, Doug Benson, Jim Breuer, Greg Giraldo, Andy Kindler, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Marc Maron, Greg Proops, and many more. One thing is for certain: The Beards of Comedy Tour is a fiercely follicled foursome of hilarity to be reckoned with…with laughter, not violence.


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