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ellena:

morgantrsp:

This Saturday, February 11th! 7pm! UCBeast! The Fascinator!
Super-duper excited to be part of Katey Healy-Wurzburg’s British-style comedy quiz show!

I’m in this and very excited.
Aw man! I love everything about this, especially the KHW art!

I’m going to be in Boston this weekend so I can’t go to this, but I’m reblogging this anyway because you definitely should. It’s just like QI! It’s fun! 

weaziller:

ellena:

morgantrsp:

This Saturday, February 11th! 7pm! UCBeast! The Fascinator!

Super-duper excited to be part of Katey Healy-Wurzburg’s British-style comedy quiz show!

I’m in this and very excited.

Aw man! I love everything about this, especially the KHW art!

I’m going to be in Boston this weekend so I can’t go to this, but I’m reblogging this anyway because you definitely should. It’s just like QI! It’s fun! 

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The World's Favourite Parlour Game: The Quite Interesting Brilliance of 'QI'

If QI is the best television programme ever made (a claim I’m sometimes tempted to make), why doesn’t the whole world watch it? Why hasn’t every country at least adapted it—as the world has done with so many less interesting shows (does the planet really need any more versions of X Factor?)? There’s a bit of debate on this topic. The show has been sold to channels in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, and Africa, and a Dutch version was made in 2009. However, it’s still not been seen on American television, not even on BBC America.

On 9 August 2009, TV Squad reported that John Hodgman, who appeared as a bonus guest in Series G, was furious with BBC America’s choice not to broadcast the show, implying that the channel thinks the show is too intelligent for an American audience. Two days later John Lloyd explained to TV Squad that part of the issue was cost, as the pictures used on the show are only cleared for use in the UK; although he admitted that then-president of BBC America, Garth Ancier, “is convinced that Americans ‘won’t get it.’ We disagree (of course!).”

Recently, John Mitchinson, head of QI research, said the fact that QI is “genre-busting” is the problem: “It’s much more to do with the difference between US and UK panel shows. QI doesn’t fit into any US channel’s remit.” This is a shame for American television and viewers. If smart, funny entertainment doesn’t meet a channel’s needs, what does that say about the execs’ opinions of the American viewing public?

This. All of this. QI on BBC America would be the best thing ever. And if they ever decide to ‘remake’ QI instead of just broadcasting the UK eps in America, John Hodgman would be a fantastic host.

(I’d also like to thank Katey for doing her part in bringing QI to America with her UCB show The Fascinator, which was very good and also quite interesting.)

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BLARG I have to stay late at work.

God damn Youtube. Every time they change a setting or introduce a cool new feature, I have to go back through all 1,300+ of our videos across all our different channels and update every single one to match. This latest feature is the biggest bitch of all because it unhelpfully renames every video as well and then I have to go back and re-re-rename all the video titles.

I love my job, really. But this is just a giant pain in my ass.

And I was planning on going to see Katey do stand up tonight too! I’m really bummed to be missing that. ;______;  

Go figure, one of the few times I try to have a social life, and work effs it up.

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healywu replied to your post: My stupid-ass 22 year old roommate just told me…

Ughghghghghgh.

Yeah. That’s the abbreviated version of the story, too. She knows how to find me on tumblr so I try to be careful about what I say. ^^;;; I believe my immediate text to my boyfriend was “I need you to do me a favor and kill me right now because it will be less painful than dealing with this bullshit.”

If you know anyone looking to sublet in NYC and can vouch for their decency as a human being/ability to not get in trouble with landlords and apartment management, let me know. :-)

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healywu replied to your post: no one is online. here, have some feelings.

Improv classes. For realz.

I need to save up my monies and then perhaps that will become a reality. I’ve looked into UCB classes before, but a lot of the ones I want to take (mostly the writing classes) fall during my normal working hours. And I travel so often on weekends that weekend classes don’t really work either. But hopefully I’ll find one that works, someday. =/

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healywu replied to your post: healywu replied to your photo: “I gave that fish…

It’s not arghghghgg.

Piranha 3-D for downloading: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DKCLEAQ0

Seriously it’s the most ridiculous thing ever. Also I think Adam Scott is contractually obligated to wear shirts with tiny plaid in pretty much every role these days. Not that I’m complaining or anything… 

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healywu replied to your photo: “I gave that fish science. Fishes hate science.”

I hope to the flying spaghetti monster this is on Netflix Instant.

If it isn’t, I know where you can download it :-P 

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healywu replied to your photo: I call this hairdo “The Book!Hermione”.  Or as a…

OH MAN I would have laughed so hard if someone said that to me, right after kicking them in the face.

I console myself with the fact that at least I stepped on his foot before any name calling occurred. Preemptive strike FTW!

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healywu:

thankyourobotnyc:

Katey. KHW. KDubs. Katey Hurly Wurly Bird.
Katey has been TYR’s tech person for… well, forever. Not only that, she has been a massive supporter of us as a team since the beginning. And she’s damn good friend.
No one has seen more Thank You, Robot shows. That fact that we haven’t broken her brain is more a testament to her strong will than anything else.
Today is her birthday. Wednesday birthdays are just he worst. So we are birthday’ing it up at our show on Friday. And she’ll be joining us in our set. TYR has never had someone sit in with us at Summer Fridays. Ever. It is only right that the first be Katey.
Friday, June 17th. 10:30pm.
UNDER St Marks (94 St Marks Pl., NYC)
With Team Boo & Fat Penguin

I love this stupid nerds! ‘Stupid nerds’ is my new term of endearment, I kept muttering that David Gray was a stupid dumb idiot nerd at his concert in March, because I love him too much.
Same for these dudes.
This show is going to be ridiculous! Mini dance party right after, where I hope we’ll sing a couple Queen songs, and then on to a still TBA bar in the East Villagey area. Yay! Come out to this, friends!

Happy birthday, Katey! I’ll be there! :-)

healywu:

thankyourobotnyc:

Katey. KHW. KDubs. Katey Hurly Wurly Bird.

Katey has been TYR’s tech person for… well, forever. Not only that, she has been a massive supporter of us as a team since the beginning. And she’s damn good friend.

No one has seen more Thank You, Robot shows. That fact that we haven’t broken her brain is more a testament to her strong will than anything else.

Today is her birthday. Wednesday birthdays are just he worst. So we are birthday’ing it up at our show on Friday. And she’ll be joining us in our set. TYR has never had someone sit in with us at Summer Fridays. Ever. It is only right that the first be Katey.

Friday, June 17th. 10:30pm.

UNDER St Marks (94 St Marks Pl., NYC)

With Team Boo & Fat Penguin

I love this stupid nerds! ‘Stupid nerds’ is my new term of endearment, I kept muttering that David Gray was a stupid dumb idiot nerd at his concert in March, because I love him too much.

Same for these dudes.

This show is going to be ridiculous! Mini dance party right after, where I hope we’ll sing a couple Queen songs, and then on to a still TBA bar in the East Villagey area. Yay! Come out to this, friends!

Happy birthday, Katey! I’ll be there! :-)

(Source: thankyourobotnyc)

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    healywu replied to your photo: Whaaaaaaaaaaaa?

I was afraid of Who spoilers, I’m sorry, I love you!

Hahaha, fair enough! I thought tumblr was glitching on me again XD 

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Whaaaaaaaaaaaa?

Whaaaaaaaaaaaa?

healywu tumblr fail lol

healywu replied to your photo: Breaking News: Extremely Rare Feline Discovered |…

Not real but I’d still like a rainbow cat.

Not real? Dammit. That’s what I get for trusting a site about pets. Stupid internet crushing my hopes and dreams. 

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thejuanreyes replied to your post: My boss gave me the day off on Monday so I can sit in line all day to see the Dr Who season 6 premiere in NYC with the cast, writers, and Chris Hardwick!

This guy!

Yay! How early are you getting in line?

healywu replied to your post: My boss gave me the day off on Monday so I can sit…

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A million sadfaces on your behalf, Katey. response thejuanreyes healywu

healywu replied to your photo: Whoo @trekclass RT’d my question! Gene…

It happened more often in TNG (and Enterprise), mostly in the form of two opposing cultural or racial factions of a planet that never stopped warring and Picard had come in and to mediate.

Oooh gotcha. I had a feeling that was going to be the case, and it’s cool that they took that into account between TOS and TNG. I still need to watch TNG…I think I made the mistake of starting with season 1 and thinking it was terrible. I’ll have to start with season 2 or something. =/

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mattlittle:

adambozarth:

Left Handed RadioEpisode Four: Jocaster is Busy
Latest episode of our sketch comedy podcast. Rest assured, it’s not a podcast about sketch comedy (That would not be as fun).
This month features sketches from David Bluvband and the vocal talents of Katey Healy-Wurzburg, too! So much show!
You can listen on our website or you could take the guess-work out of it and subscribe on iTunes. If you like the show, let us know with a review on iTunes!

“Is it because it is hea-vy?” (my favorite line of this episode. Goddamn, Taylor Moore!) Thanks to Bluvband and Katey for great contributions this month! And like Adam says, we would love it if you could take a minute or two and write a review of the show on iTunes!

Yay, Katey! I know what I’m listening to on my walk to work tomorrow. :-)

mattlittle:

adambozarth:

Left Handed Radio
Episode Four: Jocaster is Busy

Latest episode of our sketch comedy podcast. Rest assured, it’s not a podcast about sketch comedy (That would not be as fun).

This month features sketches from David Bluvband and the vocal talents of Katey Healy-Wurzburg, too! So much show!

You can listen on our website or you could take the guess-work out of it and subscribe on iTunes. If you like the show, let us know with a review on iTunes!

“Is it because it is hea-vy?” (my favorite line of this episode. Goddamn, Taylor Moore!) Thanks to Bluvband and Katey for great contributions this month! And like Adam says, we would love it if you could take a minute or two and write a review of the show on iTunes!

Yay, Katey! I know what I’m listening to on my walk to work tomorrow. :-)

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