213. Who’s Funniest?

(credit: Paul Drinkwater)

(credit: Paul Drinkwater)

Rolling Stone just released their list of the 50 Funniest People Now. Some of my favorites made the cut (Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, John Mulaney, Melissa McCarthy). This led me to realize that the Ellen’s and Rosie’s of the world are being pushed out for more quirky, character-type comedians. Take Lena Dunham. Would she have had the same success twenty years ago? Thank God for Kristen Wiig and the Portlandia duo Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. They’ve led us into a new era of comedy. An era that I hope sticks around for a while.

*Note to self: Call Rachel Dratch and Amy Sedaris. Ask them if they want to make a digital short called On The Rocks. We could sip chilled Patron while discussing today’s biggest issues. Like why they didn’t make the Rolling Stone list. Did I mention we shot the promo already?

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54. It’s always important to stretch…

Especially if you’re Amy Sedaris.  The comedian and author  knows a thing or two about this activity.  In her book, Simple Times: Crafts For Poor People, she gives readers a step by step tutorial on how to stretch before crafting (preferably in a dual colored leotard).  I think Danskin should jump at the chance to rebrand themselves using Sedaris (not to be confused with her brother, author David Sedaris) as their spokeswoman.  I’m guessing she’d be happy to promote their line of leggings and other types of dancewear. Someone get a hold of her agent!  Here she is on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live back in 2010. Cheers to her introducing us to the candle salad:

*Upon further investigation, I learned that Top Chef host, Padma Lakshmi, is currently The company’s “Danskin Ambassador.” I don’t know what’s funnier. The fact that Padma Lakshmi is promoting their products or the name of her title. Looks like Amy is really gonna have to fight for it. Literally (Padma talks about boxing on the Danskin website). What an interesting match that would be!