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SHECKYmagazine’s Internet Quinceanaro!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on April 1st, 2014

Today is the anniversary of the launch of SHECKYmagazine.com! Fifteen years ago today, we uploaded our first “issue.” Back then, [...]

Don’t mind us, we’re crazy

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on January 16th, 2014

Drudgereport.com linked to it, so it’s been injected directly into the veins of social media. There’s no stopping a meme [...]

David Byrne interview

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on December 24th, 2013

Salon’s David Daley interviews David Byrne on the occasion of the release of Byrne’s book, “How Music Works.” Byrne is [...]

Rodney.com is live.

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on December 6th, 2013

The Halves of the Staff had the pleasure of meeting Joan Dangerfield, widow of Rodney Dangerfield, when she was in [...]

The American Comedy Awards are baaaaaack…

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on October 23rd, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that NBC as acquired the rights to The American Comedy Awards and will broadcast the [...]

Comic shot dead in Las Vegas

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on October 22nd, 2013

We were hanging out at the Laugh Factory until late Sunday night. When we awoke the next morning, we read [...]

SHECKYmagazine’s early pro bono work

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on October 16th, 2013

We got a letter (actually a comment) on the occasion of our 14th anniversary (which was back in April). Wow, [...]

S10 Ep1805 The Late Late Show Video 10/11/2013

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on October 12th, 2013

Craig welcomes actress Rashida Jones with comedy by Brian McKim. (TV- 14 D, L) Above is a screencap provided by [...]

Male Half on late late night television

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on October 11th, 2013

The Halves are so exhausted right now that we can’t post much more than this. Let’s just say that The [...]

The death of skepticism?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on September 6th, 2013

Last month, we posted about how a “comic’s wet dream” has become more like premature comedy ejaculation: …a comic’s wet [...]

Punching the Clown

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on September 3rd, 2013

Co-written by comedian Henry Phillips and Gregori Viens (and ably directed by Viens), “Punching the Clown” tells the story of [...]

Chappelle’s doing it wrong.

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on September 1st, 2013

In our original posting (see below), we allowed that maybe Dave Chappelle was having an off night in Hartford (and, [...]

Half-baked theories: Chappelle’s Hartford show

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 30th, 2013

Dave Chappelle was “heckled” by adoring fans at a sold-out show… … a year ago last June… in Austin, TX. [...]

How not to use social media to promote your venue

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 27th, 2013

It’s The Female Half of the Staff’s birthday today! And, along with all the other well-wishes, she found this: Happy [...]

Johnny House is in the house!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 27th, 2013

From Ask The Past, a website that provides wisdom on contemporary problems from “old books,” comes this advice on “How [...]

Cozy Morley, comedian

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 27th, 2013

Comedy fans of a certain age in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area know Cozy Morley, who died last week at age [...]

You hear that noise?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 26th, 2013

That’s the sound of thousands of standup comics being unfriended on Facebook. From an article (linked off of Drudge) entitled, [...]

Heidi Klum is unclear on the concept

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 14th, 2013

Her remarks to Taylor Williamson last night on NBC’s America’s Got Talent were mystifying. After getting a tremendous response from [...]

What a load of bull

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 14th, 2013

By now, you must have heard about the rodeo clown who made the mistake of mocking the most powerful man [...]

Comics’ “wet dream” is a nightmare

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 11th, 2013

One thing about shooting fish in a barrel– sure, it’s easy, but it’s exceedingly boring to watch. How many times [...]

SHECKYmagazine.com… what’s your emergency?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 11th, 2013

We were driving home from the Las Vegas 51s baseball game on Thursday night when, at about 11 PM, we [...]

Virgin Airways to Feature Live Stand-Up Acts

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 9th, 2013

Virgin will be offering standup comedy on some of their domestic (UK) flights. This is not the first time someone [...]

The Female Half will not sit on it…

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 8th, 2013

Anyone who’s worked with either or both of us in the past few weeks has been driven nutty with our [...]

Don’t let the screen door hit you…

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 5th, 2013

Somewhere in the stack of receipts and hastily scrawled joke ideas and bills and miscellaneous bits of paper on the [...]

“Double Date” with Shane & April

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 2nd, 2013

“This week Shane and April are joined by Shecky Magazine’s Traci Skene and Brian McKim. Listen in as they discuss: [...]

SHECKYmagazine Summer Reading List 2013

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on August 2nd, 2013

All you Kindle owners out there looking for something… comedy… to read– we have a short list for you. Our [...]

“The Business of Comedy”

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 28th, 2013

The Halves of the Staff are featured in the new documentary by Scott Sobel and Gary Licker called “The Business [...]

B.C. High Court says comic must pay

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 24th, 2013

The lede of the story in Canada’s National Post nutshells it pretty well: In a ruling that could carry implications [...]

John Weiss, Rahn Ramey, comedians

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 9th, 2013

We lost two comedians in one week. John Weiss was familiar to veteran East Coast comedians, particularly those who came [...]

Perhaps we should have called it “PvtBraddockMagazine.com”

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 9th, 2013

From a reader, comedian Doug Doane, comes an email (reprinted with permission): Hey… I don’t know if I ever told youse [...]

Comedy cicadas

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 9th, 2013

People ask us why we don’t post for long periods of time.  And then we post furiously.  Only to disappear [...]

Comedy Bloghorn #7

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 9th, 2013

“If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.” – From a recent [...]

“Dark basements full of angry men”

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 31st, 2013

We watched the “debate” between Jim Norton and insipid busy body Lindy West on FX’s Totally Biased, hosted by W. [...]

Memes Mabley

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 29th, 2013

There’s a website called “Every Day Victim Blaming.” We know, we know… it sounds like a satire or a parody [...]

Between a Yuk and a hard place

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 23rd, 2013

An acquaintance (a friend?*) of ours, comedian Christina Walkinshaw of Toronto, was recently banned from a casino. Banned! From a [...]

The After Show (It’s Not A Show) of May 16

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 17th, 2013

It’s fast becoming an institution. Any and all comics who are in town (Las Vegas, that is) are invited to [...]

Check the batteries on your fascism detector

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 16th, 2013

After getting disinvited to an awards banquet, Bret Easton Ellis wrote a 3000+-word opinion piece for Out Magazine. In the [...]

Close-minded response to an open letter

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 13th, 2013

Oh, dear. There’s an “open letter” making the cyber rounds. This one’s addressed to “white male comedians.” And normally we [...]

“You can’t fix unfunny.

by Traci Skene & Brian McKim on April 13th, 2013

Vindication is sweet.  And, in this business, rare.  Hear our tale of vindication! You may have heard of  Bar Rescue, the [...]

“Prove it.”

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on April 1st, 2013

Some vacuous, insipid audience members have been piping up during shows with the above phrase. According to the urban dictionary, [...]