Oct 01

Stuff We Like: Allston Xmas

Stuff We Like: Allston Xmas

by Christa Weiss

 

 

Oh Allston, how I love you/hate you/never want to move back ever again! For those of you that aren’t familiar with Allston, a neighborhood of Boston, it’s the collegeist of college towns, complete with dive bars, drunk 18 year olds and squalid apartments filled with bed bugs. It’s also one of the most heavily rented areas in Boston and due to its proximity to several colleges, virtually everyone moves on the same day, September 1st. And it. Is. HORRIBLE.

 

To celebrate the horrible beauty/clusterfuck that is moving day in Allston, comedian and filmmaker Kenice Mobley collaborated with co-producer Melissa McVay and director, Jared Vincenti in the new 12 part web series: Allston Xmas. A great mix of comedy and drama, this series is a true to life showcase of life in Allston, the crazy living situations that accompany it, and growing up.

 

This week, we’ve posted part 1. Want to know more? Go to www.allstonxmas.com!

Sep 30

So Much Beauty. – by Ethan Diamond.

Comic by Ethan Diamond

Comic by Ethan Diamond

THE BEST OF UNSCENE COMEDY: LIVE SHOW coming December 6th

Love reading our hilarious, insightful and totally awesome articles? Of course you do! Come see our live show and see us do what we do best: STAND UP COMEDY!

Featuring:
Shawn Carter
Christa Weiss
Ted Pettingell
Rich Karski

Hosted by Nick Giasullo

December 6th, 8pm
Tix $10 presale, $15 door
Get tix here: BrownPaperTickets.com

The Zorba Room
439 Market Street
Lowell MA

Sep 29

Working Comic: Headlining Vermont! -by Shawn Carter.

Shawn Carter goofing around in Vermont.

Shawn Carter goofing around in Vermont.

This was an exciting week for me.   I ran the gamut of shows, doing everything from the shortest set I can imagine (3 minutes) to the longest set on a show (45 minutes.).  Auditioning for network TV at the beginning of the week and attending an independent film festival (iTVfest) at the end of the week.

So let’s go through the week one day at a time.  At this point I’ve given up keeping track of my days.  It’s sufficient to tell you that I stay busy all day everyday, writing, editing, and creating content for the web.  So let’s talk about the nights.

 

 

 

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Sep 27

Shawn Carter Worked at The Home Depot – Stand up Clip

THE BEST OF UNSCENE COMEDY: LIVE SHOW coming December 6th

Love reading our hilarious, insightful and totally awesome articles? Of course you do! Come see our live show and see us do what we do best: STAND UP COMEDY!

Featuring:
Shawn Carter
Christa Weiss
Ted Pettingell
Rich Karski

Hosted by Nick Giasullo

December 6th, 8pm
Tix $10 presale, $15 door
Get tix here: BrownPaperTickets.com

The Zorba Room
439 Market Street
Lowell MA

Sep 26

John Paul Rivera is My Favorite Comic (of the week) – by Shawn Carter.

Photo by Marshall Goff

Photo by Marshall Goff

John Paul Rivera is the energetic  co-host of the mideast corner open mic in Cambridge.  He also happens to be one of the funniest guys on the planet.  They say the cream rises to the top and John Paul will emerge at the top of any comedy scene he enters.  We just happen to be lucky enough to have him here in Boston with us.  Edgy enough to kill in the indie rooms and polished enough to do the same in the big rooms this young comic is one to watch for years to come.

During the day he’s a bowling pin (for real), at night he’s a comedian. This guy is living the rock and roll life style.  John Paul can  joke about things anyone can relate to like arachnaphobia or more niche topics like comic books or wrestling.  But no matter what he’s joking about, it’s guaranteed to be the funniest stuff you’ve ever seen in your entire god damn life.

John Paul was nice enough to answer some questions for me.  And even his Q&A had me cracking up.

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Sep 25

DICK PICKS, Week 4: UnScene’s NFL Gambling Column – by Rich Karski

karski

DICK PICKS!

UnScene Comedy’s Weekly NFL Gambling Column
by Rich Karski

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to another edition of DICK PICKS: the only online NFL gambling column that knows where girls pee from but won’t tell you because you’ll never shop at Target again.

 

Hey, last week was MARGINALLY BETTER! We’re heading in the right direction, and I anticipate that this week I will continue to hover around .500. Come for the dick jokes, stay for the mediocrity, is what I always say (I’ve never said this until right now but I promise to always say it from now on.)

 

Last week in the NFL, we actually got like four exciting games! Baltimore and Cleveland don’t count because they never count. The gameplay is trending up, even though right now there are really no clear cut favorites. Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Arizona are your final three undefeated teams and nobody has a lick of faith that any of them can win a playoff game.

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Sep 24

FAUX NEWS: 4 Hott Careerz that Will Lead You Straight to Easy Street—For Sociopaths! by Christa Weiss

Need a career change quick but just don’t have the time for things like ‘going to college’, ‘learning a trade’ or ‘getting out of bed’? Are you manipulative, lack morals & have trouble with personal relationships?  Then here are:

4 hott careerz that will lead you straight to easy street! 

 

 Slum Lord

A favorite of the young and old alike, being a slum lord is a great way to make a quick buck. Think being a traditional landlord is difficult? Not to worry! No building maintenance or upkeep is required! Whether you are renting to poor immigrants trying to make a living or to college kids who don’t know any better, you can skip it all! Bed bugs? Roaches? How do you know they didn’t bring those in? Functioning heat? Wear a sweater! Running water? Take a sponge-bath in the subway bathroom, you diva!

All you need to get started is a loan to buy some property. Don’t worry, you won’t have to pay it back. Paying bills is for plebeians. Plus, that lovely 2 family shithole you bought can be easily split up into 37.5 units! The money will just keep rolling in!

 

 

Nigerian Prince

Not actually a Nigerian Prince. (via honisoit.com)

Not actually a Nigerian Prince 
(via honisoit.com)

Not a prince? Not from actually from Nigeria? No problem! Through the magic of the internet you can be anyone! All that’s required is an email account and you’ll be rolling in cash, just like a pig rolling in the stuff that pigs roll in! (I’m assuming that it is also cash?)

Simply email several hundred people a bunch of lies detailing why they should send you money. Everyone knows that lying = money. It’s science.

Sure, telling someone they are related to a Nigerian prince who mysteriously died and left all their money to a relative they’ve never met doesn’t make much sense. But, you only need one person to believe that if they just sent enough cash to take care of the legal fees associated with the inheritance (even though they have never been to or heard of Nigeria) you can buy that new car!

Besides, your pesky Nigerian ‘lawyer’s’ car broke down and how exactly is he supposed to get to those giant piles of money, diamonds, rubies and also probably a big overflowing treasure chest that blows bubbles like in a fish tank to send to your victim? (cough. I mean client. CLIENT.)

How, I ask you? How? Your story is pretty much rock solid.

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Sep 23

United At Last- By Ethan Diamond.

Comic by Ethan Diamond

Comic by Ethan Diamond

Sep 21

Working Comic: Week 3, Still at it. by Shawn Carter.

This is not Jay-Z

Shawn Carter

This was a great week for me.  Lots of shows.  I worked at the biggest club in Boston all weekend and made some money but I just can’t get that drunken woman’s voice out of my head ringing out the words over and over again. She said…..

 

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Sep 19

Study finds that smoking crack cocaine is actually better for you than lifting with your back instead of using your legs.

Is smoking crack cocaine good for you?

“Probably not” says Dr. Christian McGonacle,  “But could it really be any worse for you than lifting something with your back instead of using your legs?  I doubt it.”

While Dr. McGonacle admits that he hasn’t “done any research or stuff like that”  he’s pretty sure that “a puff or two (of crack cocaine) won’t kill you, but back pain can f#$K you up for life.”

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