Pop Culture http://www.kunc.org en How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works http://www.kunc.org/post/how-funny-or-die-makes-room-what-works When I showed up at Funny or Die's West Hollywood headquarters earlier this year, staffers weren't hanging out with Will Ferrell or taping a cool new video with the president.<p>They were kicking around a ball.<p>"The Internet went out for 10 minutes, so we were playing soccer," said one young staffer, nudging around a ball in a set of offices that looked more like the home base of a Silicon Valley startup than a comedy incubator.<p>It was just growing pains; at the time, the company was completing its third move in four years.<p>Funny or Die recently celebrated its seventh birthday. Wed, 14 May 2014 11:27:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 56506 at http://www.kunc.org How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works Where Jokes Go To Die, And Other Observations From Comic John Oliver http://www.kunc.org/post/where-jokes-go-die-and-other-observations-comic-john-oliver British comedian John Oliver made a name for himself as a correspondent for Comedy Central's <em>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</em>, where he spent his time lampooning the media and the politicians on it.<p>Now, as sometimes happens with an actual star reporter, Oliver has his own show. It's called <em>Last Week Tonight</em> and it premieres Sunday on HBO.<p>He joins NPR Steve Inskeep to discuss mocking the U.S. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:09:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55810 at http://www.kunc.org Where Jokes Go To Die, And Other Observations From Comic John Oliver Tatiana Maslany On Looking Herself In The Eye http://www.kunc.org/post/tatiana-maslany-looking-herself-eye Tatiana Maslany plays Sarah — and some other people — on BBC America's sci-fi show <em>Orphan Black</em>. On Friday's <em>Morning Edition</em>, she speaks to Kelly McEvers about how she manages to play all those different women from different cultural backgrounds, not to mention women with different mixes of malevolence and likability. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:21:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 55538 at http://www.kunc.org Tatiana Maslany On Looking Herself In The Eye Denver Comic Con Tops Fastest Growing Show List http://www.kunc.org/post/denver-comic-con-tops-fastest-growing-show-list <p>It seems <a href="http://denvercomiccon.com/dcc/denver-comic-con-increases-staff-programming-2014/" target="_blank">Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference</a> caught on faster than a speeding bullet. In two years, it has soared past all other trade shows making it the fastest growing one in the country, according to EXPO Magazine.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:37:13 +0000 Carrie Saldo 55511 at http://www.kunc.org Denver Comic Con Tops Fastest Growing Show List New RiNo Art Show Is ‘Breaking Beaker’ http://www.kunc.org/post/new-rino-art-show-breaking-beaker <p>Being green might not be that easy, but Kermit the Frog looks pretty relaxed these days. Maybe that’s because the lovable amphibian and several other beloved Muppets have been re-interpreted for the “Muppet Junkies Art Show.”</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Carrie Saldo 55173 at http://www.kunc.org New RiNo Art Show Is ‘Breaking Beaker’