Are You Funny, Inc.

“Am I funny?” It’s a question that has plagued humanity across generations. Whether your jokes begin with “Knock, Knock” or “Jon Bon Jovi, Eric Roberts and John McCain walk into a bar,” you’ve surely wondered whether those laughs you’re getting are real or fake.

Finally, someone is here to help.

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John Carroll and Nick Klinger are proud to announce the launch of Are You Funny, Incorporated. The goal of Are You Funny, Inc. is a simple but important one: we aim to tell people whether they’re funny or not.

To provide these answers to our clients, we have developed the ground-breaking software Giggle Chrome, which processes joke and laugh data in a way that provides us with cutting-edge analysis of whether or not someone is funny.

We know what you’re thinking: why should you take our words for it?  We’re just two modest guys who run one of the funniest and most popular comedy sites on the web. Well, you don’t have to take our word for it. Just listen to what some of our initial clients have to say:

“What’s the deal with Are You Funny, Inc.? Well, the deal is that they’re amazing!” — Jerry Seinfeld*

“I’ve always been insecure about my humor, and the guys at Are You Funny, Inc. have just made me feel so much better about my comedy. It’s really improved my career.” — Larry David**

“I don’t know where I’d be without Are You Funny, Inc. They’re the best, and I’m thrilled they took me on as a client.” — Victoria Jackson***

Are you convinced by now? You should be! There’s simply no better way to achieve synergy between your jokes, your joke-receiving audience and your soul than by working with the team at Are You Funny, Incorporated. Before you know it, you’ll be the one serving up a big bowl of comedy stew.

Stop making people laugh at you. We’ll laugh with you, as we make others laugh at your jokes. That’s our saying. That’s our lifestyle. That’s our job. Are you funny? Not until you work with us, Jack.

Call us today at (215) 639-2102 and ask us the magic question: “Am I funny?”

Are You Funny, Incorporated has taken all reasonable care in producing and publishing the information contained in this post. Material in this post may still contain technical or other inaccuracies, omissions, or typographical errors, for which Are You Funny, Incorporated assumes no responsibility. Are You Funny, Incorporated does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use, validity, accuracy, completeness or reliability of any claims, statements or information in this post. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Are You Funny, Incorporated be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages, including but not limited to, loss of laughs, loss of jokes, loss of use of joke books or other joke encyclopedias, or loss of comic timing, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, arising from your use, or inability to use, the services of Are You Funny, Incorporated. Our services are not a substitute for independent joke advice before making any comedic decisions

* Jerome Seinfeld of Huntsville, AL; not affiliated with Jerry Seinfeld of Bee Movie.
** Larry David of Salem, MA; not affiliated with Larry David of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
*** Victoria Jackson of SNL and Fox News; she’s really nice, and not as crazy in-person!

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The American Cornetto Trilogy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unfocused Pictures is proud to announce that it has begun production on its American adaptation of Edgar Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy,” better known to moviegoers as the films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. In cooperation with Wonderland Sound and Vision, Unfocused Pictures will be filming the entire trilogy back-to-back, so as to preserve stylistic continuity and protect our artistic vision.

Popular and talented American director McG will be helming the series. McG is no stranger to the work of Edgar Wright, having attempted an adaptation of the Brit’s cult television show Spaced. McG promises that he’s the right man for the job: “Given that I successfully filmed an American pilot of Spaced, I think I’m more than qualified to adapt this Ice Cream Trilogy. I’m more in tune with the British way of thinking, which can be quite jarring and peculiar to outsiders. Sometimes it’s like they’re speaking an entirely different language. I’m just here to translate.”

Broadway star Josh Gad will be filling the mighty shoes of actor Nick Frost. Gad will be taking on the roles of Frost’s Ed from Shaun of the Dead, Danny from Hot Fuzz and Andy from The World’s End. Gad explains why he thinks the movies will feel fresh for an American audience: “I haven’t seen the original films, which I think will really benefit me as we shoot this trilogy. I can come at it with a new perspective. I even turned down Nick’s offer to meet, because I just want to go in untainted and make it my own.”

Of course, there are even bigger shoes to fill on set: namely, those of leading man Simon Pegg. After Pegg declined to reprise his roles of Shaun, Nicholas and Gary, American mega-star Seth Green — hot off the ratings success of his FOX sitcom Dads — jumped at the opportunity to delight audiences. He says, “I’ve been a huge fan of Wright’s since I saw him in the reboot of Shaft, and when you throw in the chance to work with McG, it was impossible to say no. There’s a reason they call him the Millennial Scorsese.”

In order to pay respects to the original trilogy and minimize confusion amongst audiences, we have seized upon new naming opportunities for these exciting American movies. Unfocused Pictures is thrilled to announce the new titles of each film, as well as their release dates:

September 11, 2014: Ben of the Dead
August 20, 2015: Hot Dicks
October 1, 2016: Bro-Down

Finally, we would like to announce an exciting new partnership with Good Humor-Breyers, a division of Unilever, who have acquired the naming rights to our new trilogy, henceforth known as The Choco Taco Trilogy. Just as the Choco Taco is jam-packed with reduced-fat vanilla ice cream, artificially flavored fudge, peanuts, and milk chocolate, so will The Choco Taco Trilogy be jam-packed with comedy, action, romance, horror, police hijinks, and fun-but-sensible alcoholic consumption.

The Choco Taco Trilogy is now filming in Vancouver.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Patrick O’Brien
PR Director
(215) 639-2102 (office)
(215) 627-1899 (cell)
secretaryofmcg@mcgisagooddirector.com

PRESS RELEASE: ‘Cheshire Cat’ Reissue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARGO MUSIC TO REISSUE BLINK-182’S “CHESHIRE CAT”

BOX SET FEATURING VINYL REMASTER AND NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD TRACKS TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 17, 2014

Cargo Music is proud to announce the re-release of Blink-182’s debut studio album Cheshire Cat on February 17, 2014! This unique box set will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the seminal album that began the band’s catapult to punk rock superstardom. The set will feature complex remasters of famous album cuts like “Does My Breath Smell?,” “Toast and Bananas,” “TV” and “Ben Wah Balls.” In addition, the box set includes a new second disc of B-sides and outtakes, a third disc featuring re-recorded drums by Travis Barker, and a fourth disc with album-long commentary by the band members themselves. For audio purists, the set also includes the remastered Cheshire Cat on 169-gram vinyl, as specified and supervised by Mark Hoppus.

The deluxe package also includes must-have flourishes for diehard fans, like DeLonge family photos, a leatherbound copy of Travis Barker’s unfinished novel, and the unaired pilot episode for Mark Hoppus’s TV show Hoppus on Music.

In addition to the deluxe box set, Cargo Music is pleased to announce that it will be re-releasing each of the album’s tracks as a single, with a new one available weekly on iTunes and 7-inch vinyl. Cargo Music will be coordinating a street team campaign to bring these classic tracks back to the top of radio charts across the nation.

To promote the reissue, Blink-182 will be touring behind Cheshire Cat once again. They will play the album in its entirety each night on a 22-date tour across the country, beginning in Lawrence, Kansas and ending in Ocala, Florida. The band sacrificed its usual arena-level fees to offer up their beloved album to an intimate group of fans each night. Mark Hoppus explains, “This is the way Cheshire Cat was meant to be heard.”

In the months and weeks before its release, Cargo Music will celebrate the band and the album by releasing bi-weekly podcast interviews with the band’s punk contemporaries and mentees, who will discuss the impact that Cheshire Cat had on them, their music and their lives. Musicians slated to appear include Billie Joe Armstrong, Marky Ramone, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins and David Byrne.

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For more information, please contact:
Patrick O’Brien — Promohthree Media
(215) 639-2102
pob@promohthreemedia.com