New Mystery Team Trailer →
Man, this looks funny.
This is for Jonah Ray. →
This really, really killed me. Oh, sad noir-ish Mario drinking alone.
Oddee.com's list of the 10 manliest names ever. →
To this list I will add my late friend Lou Boston’s. RIP. Also, Rad Heroman? Yes.
The pic below could be smaller, I know.
I get interviewed by a guy who wants to try... →
As part of the promotions for the movie “Funny People,” break.com is forcing an intern to try stand-up comedy. Here he interviews me to get some advice. I think it came out pretty funny. Enjoy.
News that just made me furious.
Maybe everybody else knew this, but I never knew we get charged whenever our cell phones ring with AT&T. Yep, even if we never pick up. A minute. Every time. This is fucking legal how? I just got off the phone with AT&T about my trip to Canada this week. I’m there from Wednesday until Sunday. When I was there two years ago a whole different company name showed up on my phone and I...
My friend Brad played this for me while he...
I love Jonah Ray. jonahray: Oh man, that Matt...
sitko: Matt Braunger - Soak Up The Night Thanks...
10 Comics to Watch: Matt Braunger (Variety) →
veganchameleon: boringloser: Yeah! Sweet press for Matt Braunger, a comic to watch! With the Letterman appearance, a gig on the final season of “Mad TV” (including a jaw-dropping part in a “Weight Smashers” ad parody), a new role as a detective on the Internet satire series “Ikea Heights” and this summer’s release of a comedy album, “Soak Up the Night,” Braunger acknowledges that he finally...
4 Reasons to Buy Soak Up The Night →
ronbabcock: By Ryan Mckee. He redesigned the entire MPEMPIRE.COM site and it’s top titties. Check it out!
Not sure what's lamer.... →
The fact that this could have been great (if they called it “Bullshit Baskets” or something) or the fact that it comes with a pregnancy test and is obviously the idea of middle class honkeys. People get pregnant in the ghetto, right? Haha! Kill yourself.
I miss my friend Pat. →
Two years ago today my friend Pat Brice died. I remember I was days away from leaving for the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal when I heard the news. Basically, my big break. Then my friend died. What a day. Pat was one of the funniest guys I’ve ever known, and an absolute blast to be around. I used to make fun of him and sing (like the Easy Spirit shoe ad) “Looks like a model,...
Special thanks on my album.
So, my album came out today. And like I wrote yesterday, it’s also being pressed on vinyl. So then came the issue of putting together the “Special Thanks” section. I spent all of last weekend holed up in a hotel in Vernon Hills, IL (I was there to do comedy, I’m not a hermit) putting it together. I sent it in, but was told it was WAY too long. So I tried to chop it down...
Album drops tomorrow!!!!
Pre-order here to have it magically appear on your computron: http://go.thesyn.com/mattbraunger Also, breaking news! As my album is coming out tomorrow, I thought I would clue everybody in on the latest. My album is, officially, digital only. BUT I am having Comedy Central press up about 1,000 copies of it on vinyl. Yes, vinyl! Each copy will have its own download code and I’m gonna be...
Dammit to hell!
So I’m on the road this weekend doing jokes for the people in Vernon Hills, Il. Didn’t spring for the rental car, so no trips to Chicago for me. There are no parking places in Chicago, though, so it’s for the best. Seriously, there’s maybe two of them available right now on the street. There’s also a parking garage that’s $25 for the day. No joke. I like little...
Fox News is Hitler’s favorite.
Last Words of Death Row Inmates →
This is chilling to read. Just the thought of what I’d say before I left here forever makes me shudder. What a moment. On the lighter side, there’s one guy on here who said “Go, Raiders.” My favorite, traditionally, has always been Gary Gilmore’s “Let’s do it.” Very to the point.
This guy used to live in my apartment. →
ronbabcock: I just got a piece of mail addressed to Mick Fury. I guess he used to live my studio apartment before me. I googled him and found his band, Silent Fury. They have a myspace page (so you know they must be pretty good). Their bio starts off with the following sentence, “Silent Fury is DOING SOMETHING.” That pretty much covers it, doesn’t it. One critic described them as “Nickelback...
Brian McKee and Blitzen Trapper!!! →
One of my best friends since I was a kid, Brian McKee, shot the new video for Blitzen Trapper with his production crew. Here’s a link to the video and the making-of (which is around the length of the video (3 mins) and hugely entertaining). Brian is the one who says, “I forgot my camera because…well, I’m an idiot.” This just makes me so happy to see him doing what he...
Childhood Fears →
(via kelsyabbott) Amazing! Oh, and horrifying.
50 Books for Our Times →
I read this article on the elliptical at the gym today. Gave me some great summer reading ideas. Read that second sentence again. Yes, I’m 54! I’ve read one of these books, “Among the Thugs,” and loved the crap out of it.
jenkirkman: Am I the only person who could give a crap about fireworks? I like the kind you light off yourself in the yard, although I’ve never been the type to actual handle them. I like to stand at a safe distance and watch my friends almost blow their hands off. But mass groups gathered at beaches, piers, parks, etc for professional fireworks displays is just monotonous. It’s loud. It...
erockappel: Yesterday morning, I emailed Chris Kula and Joe Wengert and asked them if they wanted to get together and write/shoot a 4th of July themed sketch with me, to put on Funny or Die. We met up and noon and wrote/cast this in about two hours. I shot it in the late afternoon, went and did a show at UCB at night, and then went back to the office and edited until about 4 in the morning. ...