January 11, 2017

The 5: Five Songs You Don’t Want to Come on iPod Shuffle When Having Sex

Lisa Best just released her debut album, Brain Bank.  After a few years of bolstering her reputation as a sharp joke writer with a unique point […]
November 5, 2016

The 5: Matthew Broussard Picks His Own Top 5 Matthew Broussard Monday Punday Cartoons

Matthew Broussard is a comedian, an actor, and the artist who entertains his audience every Monday morning with a brand new original pun cartoon.  Matthew picked […]
October 29, 2016

The 5: Five Times Mike Judge Changed Comedy

Eddie Barella from the Eddie Jason & Chris Show put together this week’s The Five. Their show is hot talk and indie rock and show hosts […]
August 28, 2016

The 5: Five Times RuPaul Has Been a Comedic Genius

Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang are your culture consultants on the brand new Las Culturistas podcast that discusses Art, fashion, music, and MERCH. Rule Number 278 of […]
August 21, 2016

The 5: Robert Kelly’s Five Movies You Should Never Watch With Your Kids

Robert Kelly is a great comic, but not exactly what you would think of as a role model for kids, and he knows it. But he’s […]
August 13, 2016

THE 5: Top Five Contenders For The 2032 Election

Andrew Block, Joe Cilio, and Alex Ramsey are The News, described as the perfect podcast for beltway-obsessed political junkies sick of boring podcasts where “experts” rehash the stories you […]
August 8, 2016

The Five: Greatest Kanye West Comedy Crossovers

Comedians Rob Haze and Chris Daniels have officially entered the Kanye-verse to explore the cultural significance and artistic legacy of Mr. Kanye West in their new podcast, The […]
June 3, 2016

The 5: With the Release of Popstar, Here Are 5 Underappreciated Mockumentaries

We’re bringing it back! It’s The 5! Not just any list, the top 5 list of anything and everything.  Bringing it back is former 5 superstar, […]
January 11, 2015

5 Comedy Books That Can Help You Have a Shiny 2015

It’s a new year and time to convince yourself you have potential and are able to achieve so much more. Luckily you’re not in it alone. We’ve rounded up some comedy books that will help you get it together. These 5 books belong to a rare genre, comedy-slash-self-help, with one of them fresh off the presses last week. Here are 5 great comedy self help books, to hep get your New Year started on a high note.
December 18, 2014

The 5: Fare Thee Well, Steve Colbert, We Hardly Knew Yee

It premiered on October 17th, 2005, and tonight, it finally come to an end. The Colbert Report will be filing its last show tonight and in […]
November 25, 2014

The 5: Comedians Using the Transformative Power of Comedy to Send a Positive Message

Comedy can be, and often is, critical. But when a person pursues a career in comedy, they are also devoting their life to making people laugh, and that's making people feel good, in ways both big and small. The best comedians make us laugh by revealing a truth in a way that is surprising, that makes us see something, in that instant, in a different light. The force, the impact of that truth makes us erupt with joy. With laughter. Comedy is no less than a calling to service, and its impact on our lives is significant.
October 24, 2014

The 5: Movie Cats

This week one of the best written films of the year, Listen Up Philip, is out. And along with Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter, and […]
September 28, 2014

5 Funniest Comedians Who Could Have Had a Career in Martial Arts

Throughout my years performing stand up comedy and covering the sport of mixed martial arts I have noticed a few parallels between the two arts. For one, it takes balls. .000001% of the population has the testicular fortitude to step on stage to tell jokes or to get into a cage and stand across from a trained death machine and go to war. Also, for both it's really hard in the beginning. There is no money in either game and you suck at it. You are either bombing in front of shitty crowds or getting the shit beat out of you day in and day out in training. But you keep coming back all of the love of the sport. Comedians are super heroes with their words. Fearless, quick witted, and unrelentless. Mixed martial artists are modern day gladiators. Warriors who put their lives on the line every time they step into the cage. However, there are a few rare specimens that could kick ass on the mic and in the cage. Here is my list of the top 5 funniest comedians that could have possibly, maybe, but probably not had successful careers in mixed martial arts.
September 5, 2014

The Five: Great Motivational Speeches From Bill Murray

As part of our continuing coverage of Bill Murray day, we selected five of our favorite Bill Murray motivational speeches.   It’s hard to say which […]
August 7, 2014

The 5: Five Songs Inspired by Comedians

Dave Chappelle said in his film Block Party, "Every comic wants to be a musician. Every musician thinks they're funny." It's an accurate statement that has been true since the early beginnings of both comedy and music.
July 21, 2014

The 5: Boyhood Movies for Adults

With the recent release of the excellent Boyhood by Richard Linklater, it’s time to look at some of the very best movies about boyhood (note boys…girls have been criminally underserved) Here are five of the best which still hold-up for kids and adults today.
July 8, 2014

The 5 Most Ill-Conceived Female Comic Book Movies

Comic books are traditionally geared towards adolescent boys. Adolescent boys are generally attracted to big-busted ladies wearing skin tight outfits. That being said, in this era of big-budget comic book blockbuster films, why have precious few starred a hero with a giant pair of X chromosomes?
June 9, 2014

The 5: Sitcom Children Who Got Misplaced

Sometimes even TV families lose interest. But it would be so easy to come up with a storyline driven reason to get rid of a kid that the writers lose interest in. It's just common sense. For these five sitcom kids, they had a fate worse than getting written off a hit show. They just disappeared. Where do the sitcom children go?
May 9, 2014

The Five: Cinema’s Worst Mothers

Usually, this is a section where highlighting good stuff is the goal. But it seemed time to give something for all the passive aggressive angry people dreading Mother’s Day.
April 30, 2014

The 5: Five Underrated Coming of Age Movies

Coming of Age movies are themselves a right of passage in life. No matter what generation you hail from, you had your pick of a few great movies that you could identify with. We picked five teen right of passage movies that you might have missed. They're not as famous as the others--- aaand maybe they're not as brilliant as the others. But they have cool kids, social misfits, great soundtracks and yes, someone is going to lose their virginity. All worthy films to help you reminisce about those sexually awkward, identity forming days.
April 10, 2014

The 5: American Youth Subcultures

You hate the hipsters and you think you're the first person over 30 to bitch about "kids"? Sorry grandma, this is nothing new. Sorry hipsters, we know you wanted to be unique but this is an old story. Since the early days of American popular culture, youth movements have been given unflattering labels.
April 2, 2014

The 5: Great Fun Baseball Books

Spring is here and the Grand Old Game is back. Baseball is filled with great stories and great story tellers. There is no sense in letting the truth get in the way. Here's five baseball books to keep next to the easy chair this spring.
March 27, 2014

The 5: Rap Songs About TV Shows

Hip hop has been around for over 30 years and nearly every subject has been exhausted. So once you've written everything you can about your cars, your houses, and your jewelry, what's left? All the TV you watch in between gigs and recording sessions.
March 18, 2014

The 5: Five Rock and Roll Managers Who Changed Music

There are great names in Rock history, and then there are the people behind those great names. They handle the business matters that can disrupt artistic vision, while at the same time, offer the artist a fresh perspective that aids in bringing that vision to light. It takes a special kind of person to manage a rock n roll band/artist.
March 12, 2014

The 5: The New Music Comedy

Music has always been a part of comedy. Since the days of the old traveling vaudeville shows, to era of the novelty song, the parody song, through to todays more modern take on musical comedy, there will always be musical comedy. These five musical comedy acts are the latest wave of a tradition that has included the Smothers Brothers, Weird Al Yankovic, Stephen Lynch Lonely Island and so many others.
March 5, 2014

The 5: The Great American Surf Movies

It has been a brutal winter and parts of the country are still dealing with mounds of snow, below zero temperatures, and freezing wind. So, as we enter spring, and wish we could go on spring break like college students, its time to enjoy the definitive surf movies and pretend you're getting sunburned with the rest of these beach bum blondes...not all these movies can be called "good" but they are all entertaining.
February 22, 2014

The 5: The Great Muses of Rock and Roll

Sex has always been a riding undercurrent in rock n roll. But a muse is about something else. Great women inspired musicians (and all artists) since the dawn of creativity. Here are five musical muses that had a tremendous impact on artists and culture in rock and roll.