BY Hanna Lustig
on Aug 20, 2015
Fred Armisen and Bill Hader are no Little and Big Edie, but their impersonation of these *staunch* characters (renamed Little and Big Vivvy) on the new IFC show Documentary Now! was nothing short of sublime. The series, which premiers tonight at 10pm, will bring you a different 20 minute fake documentary every week, parodying much-loved classics like Thin Blue Line and Nanook of the North as well as the shock-and-awe, gonzo-style annals of VICE Magazine’s hipster-journalist HBO docs. Read More
on Jan 27, 2015
Last October we told you about actor and vocalist Tammy Faye Starlite’s Nico Underground show playing in New York City. It was a performance piece with Ms. Starlite as the late, great Warhol icon, Nico, telling about her life through story and song. Now Tammy is about to portray another infamous blonde out of the 1960s, the legendary Marianne Faithfull. This will take place at the Metropolitan Room, NYC, Thursday, January 29th. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Dec 09, 2014
The BUST crew loves the popular podcast Serial! From debates over potential theories to our favorite lines from narrator Sarah Koenig and her assistant Dana Chivvis, Serial tends to come up a lot (less that crafts and definitely less than cats, but more than say… the weather).
Anyway, a video parody for the now famous podcast has hit the Internet and we can’t stop watching! The creators of the video (SubmissionsOnlyTV) get the tone of Koenig down perfectly, and while the crime in the parody may not be as hard to solve, it is full of laughs and for that, we are thankful. Read More
Lately it seems that everyone has been listening to the Serial podcast (BUST included!), a story told weekly to figure out if Adnan Syed is truly guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. The hit podcast is currently number one on iTunes and its dedicated listeners are discussing their own theories. The current obsession has inspired three comedians to make a parody.
Upright Citizen Brigade comedians, Paul Laudiero, Zach Cherry and Will Stephen are behind this hilarious joke. So far the three have created five videos, the most recent two released last night. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 29, 2014
Phoebe Robinson is taking on dick pics. The comedian behind the Blaria blog and podcast debuted a new video at the monthly live comedy showcase she hosts, Blaria Live. In September, we were delighted by her Girlfriend Intervention spoof with Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams. For her new video, Phoebe took issue with the 21st-century version of shining armor and a white horse -- courtship via dick pic.
The sold-out crowd at Blaria Live cheered -- only $69. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 12, 2014
OK I’m sorry, but if you haven’t heard of Twitter’s new Woman Against Feminism (@NoToFeminism), you need to stop what you’re doing and open up a new internet tab, because damn if it’s not the funniest thing to hit the internet. Ever. I’m really serious.
We’re all familiar with the tumblr blog, Women Against Feminism, right? Good. Though all of these ladies have the right to their opinion and to share it, the internet hasn’t exactly responded with as much gung-ho anti-feminist chants as they may have expected. Read More
on May 29, 2014
"You're not like, a 'gay' gay guy." "I wanna set you up with my friend--he's gay, too!" Is anyone else sick and tired of gay people being clumped together into one stereotypical persona by ignorant straight people? *Shoots hand up enthusiastically*
I literally could not stop LOLing about this parody video made by comedian Daniel-Ryan Spaulding called, “If Gay Guys Said the Shit Straight People Say... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Mar 30, 2014
Ok, so this is pretty much gold.
"Royals" gets an overhaul by three women of color actresses--Tess Paras, Haneefah Wood and Ayana Hampton--who use the song to comment on typecasting and representation in Hollywood. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Feb 12, 2014
Almost every home product advertisement you can think of features a woman acting out a pretty stereotypical domestic role; you’d think all we spend our time doing was wiping counters and asking our rambunctious husbands and sons to take their shoes off. In the wake of the recent Super Bowl ad frenzy, comes this amazing parody video advertising a product called “Swiffle. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Sep 26, 2013
Comedian Chris Fleming has created a new webseries entitled Gayle. With a new episode every Sunday, viewers are asked to enter the world of affluent suburbanite mom Gayle, a woman who combines an air of hoity toity superiority with the drive and discipline of a drill sergeant. In other words, she’s laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Gayle snorts Kashi cereal and powerwalks. Her life is filled the staples of a stereotypical wealthy American family: cookie sheets, spin classes, kayaks, cheese knives and gouda. Read More