You guys, this video makes me laugh so hard, and then it makes me uncomfortable, and then it makes me laugh again. Happy Friday!
Are you tired of me talking about Joy the Baker? Well, sorry. I can’t stop/won’t stop, because she is a super-powered inspirational lady to me. She’s smart, driven, talented, stylin’ and a positive thinker. She just gets things done: a blog, a book, and a podcast. Not just a podcast, either, but an entire podcast network. Much like Nerdist or Earwolf, Joy the Baker is running a podcast empire, and I love her for it.
Her own podcast, cohosted by Tracy from Shutterbean, is my go-to car listen right now.
Here’s why I love the Joy the Baker podcast:
1. I always laugh.
Joy and Tracy are very funny. Not in a “trying to make jokes” sort of way, but in the “natural storyteller” sort of way. They are so good at relaying the weird, awkward moments in their lives in colorful, descriptive terms. You can tell that they’re real-life friends who care about each other, and they have super-interesting lives.
2. It’s good advice.
I can truly say I’ve learned so much from the Joy the Baker podcast. From easy party appetizers to blogging tips to what to buy a guy for Valentine’s Day (fancy gin/an ax), you’ll learn things you didn’t even know you wanted to know!
This podcast is a guaranteed pick-me-up. Just like Joy’s site, the podcast is pretty, cheerful, and light. Joy and Tracy aren’t mean to people and they don’t complain. They talk a lot about their goals and dreams, and I like that! I honestly look forward to my ridiculously long commute when there’s a new JTB podcast.
Give it a listen! Do you like food, baking, laughing, and being happy? Of course you do! Check out the Joy the Baker Podcast with Tracy of Shutterbean.
In case you didn’t know (but you probably did, because I talk about it all the time), my brother Alex is in a comedy group called Baby Mountain. I can definitely say I’m their number one fan, and not even just because of my brother. I just think they’re so funny. Over the weekend, their school did something called the 48 hour shootout. Here’s an explanation from someone who didn’t really pay attention when she had it explained to her (me): each team gets a prop, a title, a genre, and a line, and then they have 48 hours to make an entire short film. This is the one my brother worked on…OR DID HE?
Why don’t I have a Baby Mountain t-shirt yet? I deserve one. I am the best hype girl.
I’ve had an outta control crush on Zach ever since high school, when his picture was in my locker (along with Chris Carrabba, Dave Grohl, and Bruce Campbell. Guys, let’s talk about how cool I was in high school). I stayed up “late” when I could to watch his VH1 talk show and I memorized his Comedy Central Presents special. Right now, if I look to my right I can see the poster with his face on it that Lexie bought me one year for my birthday. Here are the two biggest reasons I have a crush on him:
To quote one Maeby Bluth: MARRY ME.
I know it’s a total cliche for women to say they like a man with a sense of humor. Also, I’m pretty sure most women don’t really mean it when they say that. I do. My attraction to a sense of humor above all else is why I have such a strange list of celebrity crushes, and why I had a picture of Zach Galifianakis hanging in my high school locker. I know that’s weird. You don’t have to tell me.
If someone was really, really funny, I can’t think of a single thing they could do to make me not like them. Are they cheating on me? As long as I’m laughing! Are they stealing money from me? I will forget about that as soon as they do a funny voice. Did they murder someone? Oh, but remember the good times! Obviously, if I’m willing to put up with theft and murder, looks are among the least important qualities for my celebrity crushes.
That’s why it’s so shocking to me that Nick Thune is such a good looking man. Not just “comedian hot,” but real person hot.
The point of this post wasn’t to turn the blog into a Nick Thune tumblr, although don’t think I wouldn’t do it in a hot minute. The point is this song/video. This is something I listen to/watch whenever I’m feeling down, and it always makes me laugh.
My little bro finally started a comedy blog and I couldn’t be more excited for you. I mean, it just wasn’t fair that you didn’t get to read and/or hear about the things he was writing before. Now you do! Isn’t this a wonderful world?
Alex is the funniest person I know (and everyone I know is funny, because that is a requirement for being my friend, obvi) and I laughed out loud several times while reading his first few posts. And if you weren’t already aware of his sketch comedy group, Baby Mountain, get hip to it. Here’s one of my favorite sketches…this actually made me feel queasy, and I have an iron stomach. Ladies like gross out comedy, too, y’all.
Here’s yet another reason why Chelsea Peretti is my favorite comedian.
I’ve been busy lining up a summer of lady comedy, and if all goes according to plan, I’ll be seeing Kristen Schaal soon! I feel very close to her because she’s also a curly haired lady with a “unique” voice. Here’s her being funny:
And here she is being interviewed by Nylon. I love these Nylon interviews because they are always edited so strangely.
“I look like someone from a traveling circus, but, like, a sweet traveling circus.”
“I’m really into Beyonce today.”
“Well I love Tori Amos, and no one’s going to take that away from me.”