- What Makes Content Compelling?
Written by Andrea Lehr
A walkthrough of the six principles outlined in Chip and Dan Heath’s SUCCESS model from “Made to Stick: Why Some Content Ideas Survive and Others Die”
- Making Food and Family Funny as… Heck
The Comedy of Jim Gaffigan
This family-friendly comic doesn’t rely on shock value for a laugh; but routinely fills stadiums with stories about raising five children in NYC, what it’s like to be a “fat dad” and of course, Hot Pockets.
- The Voice of Generation X
Comedian, Writer, Actor and Genius, Patton Oswalt
Though the above clip of Oswalt aired on Conan, most of his stand-up is NSFW, and completely worth looking up outside the firewall. For us forty-somethings, Oswalt holds a sorely-needed mirror up to pop culture, parenting, and politics; routinely sending us careening off our chairs laughing.
- Making an Impression (May be NSFW)
Comedian Maria Bamford
Robert deNiro. Christopher Walken. Katherine Hepburn. Maria Bamford does none of these character. Her impressions are dead-on reflections of her mom, the Target cashier, and business women as she manages to shine a humorous light on her own “otherness” and battles with mental illness.