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@Google & YouTube present A Conversation with Conan O’Brien

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Conan O'Brien may have been "legally prohibited from being funny on television," but thanks to TBS he'll be back on the air very soon. Conan and Andy Richter stop by Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters for a morni...

Ricky Gervais: The Principles of Comedy

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Comedy isn't just about making people laugh, it's about making people think.

Authors@Google: Tina Fey

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Tina Fey joins Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt for a fireside chat about her new book, Bossypants.

Bill Nye on Teaching Science Like Comedy

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Science education should be arranged so that students have more hands-on experience, says Bill Nye.

Rainn Wilson: Why the Awkward Humor on “The Office” Is Funny

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Ricky Gervais was able to capitalize on a generational shift with an understanding that so much of the comedy is not set up, set up, punch line. It really is about characters behaving and the reactions to that behavior.

How Repetition Shapes Stand-Up Comedy Style – Matt Ruby

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In Chapter 9 of 14, stand-up comedian Matt Ruby discusses style. Understanding the tools - structuring a joke, playing an instrument, painting a picture - gets an artist admission into the profession, but generating a...

Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes

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Terry Moore found out he'd been tying his shoes the wrong way his whole life. In the spirit of TED, he takes the stage to share a better way. (Historical note: This was the very first 3-minute audience talk given from...

The Final Frontier? – Science Comedian Brian Malow

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In an all new program, science comedian Brian Malow spins hilarious and thought-provoking routines on evolution, our brains, relativity, Roomba, extraterrestrial life, and more. What do the frontiers of science hold? ...

@Google in Conversation with Stephen Merchant

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Stephen James Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor. He is best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais, as the co-writer and co-director of the popular British sitcom T...

How to Improve Comic Timing – Matt Ruby

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In Chapter 5 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers "How Has Your Comedic Timing Evolved as You've Built Experience and Refined Your Delivery?" By p...

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