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What's funny? Why is it funny? Ben and RJ are your in-house comedy gurus who talk about all things comedy, laughter, and side-splitting goodness. Tune in every Wednesday as we discuss comedians, tv shows, and the movies that make us laugh the most. You can also play the podcast on the iTunes Podcast app, Google Play, and Stitcher!

What's funny? Why is it funny? Ben and RJ are your in-house comedy gurus who talk about all things comedy, laughter, and side-splitting goodness. Tune in every Wednesday as we discuss comedians, tv shows, and the movies that make us laugh the most. You can also play the podcast on the iTunes Podcast app, Google Play, and Stitcher!
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What's funny? Why is it funny? Ben and RJ are your in-house comedy gurus who talk about all things comedy, laughter, and side-splitting goodness. Tune in every Wednesday as we discuss comedians, tv shows, and the movies that make us laugh the most. You can also play the podcast on the iTunes Podcast app, Google Play, and Stitcher!

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@WAILPod

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English


Episodes

Episode 10 | Why is Space Jam Funny?

11/16/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Space Jam! Twenty years ago Warner Brothers and Michael Jordan decided to cash in on the most bizarre film possible, a live action animated sports comedy, for kids! So grab your 90’s nostalgia, forget everything you love about Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan, and welcome to the Space Jam. 1:19 - Television: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg working on two new TV Shows! 5:09 - Box Office/Movie News: Willy Wonka Prequel in talks with producer...

Duration:00:51:51

Episode 9 | Why is Jack Black Funny?

11/9/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about Jack Black; the musical comedian with a flair for slapstick and the ridiculous. So grow out your hair and grab your acoustic guitar: this is the greatest podcast in the world (It’s just a tribute). 1:12 - Box Office: Drew Goddard to direct Deadpool 2, but will he be funny enough? 4:35 - Television: Dave Chappelle will host SNL for the first time ever! 6:56 - Jack Black (A Brief History) 8:28 - Why is Jack Black Funny? 41:01 - Ben’s...

Duration:00:50:45

Episode 8 | Why is Halloween Funny?

11/2/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about some of the best Halloween TV Specials! From The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, to Saturday Night Live Sketches, we take some time to laugh about why the spooky-funny genre works. So get some leftover candy, and be prepared to be scared, but not really, but maybe! 1:25 - Netflix: Hot Fuzz, Spooky Classic! Edgar Wright! Simon Pegg! Nick Frost! 2:56 - Box Office: Boo! A Madea Halloween & Inferno! 4:33 - TV: David S. Pumpkins on SNL! 5:34 -...

Duration:00:52:19

Episode 7 | Why is Napoleon Dynamite Funny?

10/26/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the independent film turned cultural phenomenon, Napoleon Dynamite. So put on your roller blades and get pulled into Preston, Idaho for the dryest, squintiest, freakin sweetest film around. 1:00 - Netflix: Demitri Martin Live (At the Time) - Netflix adds $800 in debt 5:50 - Box Office: Director Tim Miller drops out of Deadpool Sequel, Tarantino petitioned - Space Jam 20th anniversary theatre screenings 10:25 - Napoleon Dynamite (A Brief...

Duration:00:53:14

Episode 6 | Why is The Office Funny?

10/19/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the America’s favorite workplace sitcom, The Office! Dunder Mifflin is hiring; so jump in your Sebring and head over to Scranton, Pennsylvania for the zaniest, funniest, most uncomfortable job of your life. 1:10 - Netflix: Chris Rock Netflix Deal 4:21 - Box Office: Masterminds is a movie that you can see 6:32 - The Office (A Brief History) 10:43 - Why is The Office Funny? 34:50 - Ben’s Wacky Facts 46:23 - #WAILMAILoftheWeek Want us to...

Duration:00:52:33

Episode 5 | Why is Tina Fey Funny?

10/12/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the comical genius, Tina Fey! Put on your bossy pants and grab your meatball sub, we're talking about one of the funniest women of our time. 00:42 - Box Office News: Bad Moms, Bad Dads (Not Baghdad) and more coming soon! 04:22 - Television News: Brooklyn 99 and New Girl crossover episode on Fox! 09:45 - Why is Tina Fey Funny? 11:30 - Saturday Night Live 17:40 - 30 Rock 25:20 - Mean Girls 28:41 - Date Night 29:50 - Megamind 30:01 - Baby...

Duration:00:47:39

Episode 4 | Why are Jokes Funny?

10/5/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about the anatomy of jokes. Why are jokes funny? What makes them funny? What does “funny” even mean? From brain function to dysfunction, we discuss the true nature of why we are laughing. 00:49 - Box Office: MacGruber 2 film in the works. 4:05 - Television: “What We Do In The Shadows” creators greenlit for a TV show about paranormal activity in New Zealand 7:05 -Why Are Jokes Funny? 9:34 - What is “Funny” 17:30 - The Anatomy of a Joke 19:40 -...

Duration:00:47:59

Episode 3 | Why is Dumb and Dumber Funny?

9/28/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ talk about one of the staple comedies of the 90's, Dumb and Dumber. So put on your Cardigan and hop on your mini bike, we're going to Aspen! 1:15 - Netflix, Patton Oswalt's Comedy Special "Talking for Clapping" 5:10 - TV, Brooklyn 99 Season 4 Premiere 7:15: Dumb and Dumber 33:18 Ben's Wacky Facts 41:05 W.A.I.L. Mail of the Week! Want us to read your email on next week's show? Send your words to whyamIlaughingpod@gmail.com You can always find our...

Duration:00:45:01

Episode 2 | Why is Seinfeld Funny?

9/21/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, Ben and RJ explore one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld. It's a podcast about nothing! 0:53 - Netflix, John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid 2:28 - Television: Emmy News Roundup, Big Congrats to Julia Louis Dreyfus! 5 consecutive wins! 4:53 - Topic of the Week, Seinfeld: Why is it Funny? Well written, cohesive stories with themes that were relatable. A cast of incredibly dynamic yet relatable characters. A masterful blend of fiction and reality....

Duration:00:47:49

Episode 1 | Why is Will Ferrell Funny?

9/13/2016
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This week on Why Am I Laughing, we explore the comedic genius of Will Ferrell; why he's funny, what he does best, and how he became the comedic icon he is today. 1:00- Netflix 5:00- Television 7:12- Box Office 13:40- Will Ferrell 46:42- Ben's "Wacky" "Facts" Send us an email! whyamIlaughingpod@gmail.com You can always find our podcast on: iTunes Podcast app : goo.gl/p8BOlU Google Play : goo.gl/rsldp9 Stitcher : goo.gl/mtIGvk TuneInRadio: goo.gl/XkpKdr Twitter: @WAILPod...

Duration:00:55:59