This Dan O'Brien

According to my IMDB page (sidebar: holy butts I have an IMDB page?!) I dropped out of Rutgers to go work for Cracked. This is false. It also mentions Tommy without using his favorite nickname, “Big Nasty,” which is just further shoddy reporting work. Way to go, The Internet.

According to my IMDB page (sidebar: holy butts I have an IMDB page?!) I dropped out of Rutgers to go work for Cracked. This is false. It also mentions Tommy without using his favorite nickname, “Big Nasty,” which is just further shoddy reporting work. Way to go, The Internet.

cracked:

unpops:

We’re back and live at Westside Comedy Theater with one of our best lineups ever:
Adam Tod Brown
Daniel O’Brien
Rachel Bloom
Billy Bonnell
Adam Lustick
Bronston Jones
Andy Ruther
Nick Kaufman
8:30 pm show, $5 to get in, no dopey April Fools pranks.

Our live show is tonight! Experience some jokes today on purpose for a change.

I think I’m sick and I don’t know what jokes I’m going to do, but there’s my name, right on there, so I guess I’ve got to do some jokes. It’ll be great.

cracked:

unpops:

We’re back and live at Westside Comedy Theater with one of our best lineups ever:

8:30 pm show, $5 to get in, no dopey April Fools pranks.

Our live show is tonight! Experience some jokes today on purpose for a change.

I think I’m sick and I don’t know what jokes I’m going to do, but there’s my name, right on there, so I guess I’ve got to do some jokes. It’ll be great.

cracked:

taliabobalia:

if the first 3 eps of rom.com, a perfect new show, don’t get enough views, they’ll pack up & no more forever. which is butts because this show is A+.

you know the pain of firefly. don’t let rom.com become the next firefly.

e1 e2 e3

"DON’T LET ROM.COM BECOME THE NEXT FIREFLY"

I’d love to keep making this show. I want to write an episode where everyone sings and an episode where Large gets drunk and maybe those are the same episode.

Every episode of Rom.Com starts with our main characters talking to a rotating cast of folks in our meeting room. All of those folks have names and there’s a different theme in each episode. The theme for episode one (screenshot above) is “Bastardization of Superhero Spouse/Love Interest Names” (because the show is about relationships), the names in episode two are all childhood friends of mine (because Kaitlin is a childhood friend and because I love where I come from, y’all) and the names in episode 3 are all different characters that Sarah Michelle Gellar has played (because ooh she fine).
We can file this under “Pointless Easter Eggs That Are Only Important to Daniel.”

Every episode of Rom.Com starts with our main characters talking to a rotating cast of folks in our meeting room. All of those folks have names and there’s a different theme in each episode. The theme for episode one (screenshot above) is “Bastardization of Superhero Spouse/Love Interest Names” (because the show is about relationships), the names in episode two are all childhood friends of mine (because Kaitlin is a childhood friend and because I love where I come from, y’all) and the names in episode 3 are all different characters that Sarah Michelle Gellar has played (because ooh she fine).

We can file this under “Pointless Easter Eggs That Are Only Important to Daniel.”

sorenbowie:

cracked:

Cracked After Hours fan art based on the Whedonverse episode, by Humon (hat tip hammerspaced).

This is fantastic.

sorenbowie:

cracked:

Cracked After Hours fan art based on the Whedonverse episode, by Humon (hat tip hammerspaced).

This is fantastic.

“What a timeless movie!”
— Me, rewatching the opening of Austin Powers 3 where Britney Spears shows up, unveils a hot new track and surprises everyone by revealing that she was a FemBot the whole time.

misterquirk asked: DOB! Please tell me there will be more ROM. com. Great, fun characters, excellent writing, hilarious, and with a deep well of potential humour. Loving the cracked studios stuff - really excellent. Congrats!

Thanks! The best way to keep Rom.Com going is to share it with all your friends and build up the views. That’s sort of the beauty of the new Cracked Studios experiment; we will keep trying stuff until we find something that our audience wants. I love Rom.Com and have a hundred new episodes I’d like to try out, but I don’t NEED to and I won’t if I feel like the audience isn’t into it. That would be selfish and silly. It’s the internet; we are slaves to the audience here. 

underoo asked: I need like all of the gifs of Kaitlin Large saying things about science. It's for science.

kaitlinlarge:

Little Largetown will live forever as gifs.

cracked:

FOR SCIENCE:

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See Kaitlin as Josie Noonan in Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 of Rom.Com.

YES! Science, am I right!?!? Cracked made me feel very special today.

thebrockway:

cracked:

Rom.Com ends with the greatest worst dating profile ever made (and it’s inspired by true events). Check out the finale right now, or catch up from the beginning.

Best episode yet! I’ll be honest, when the guys told me they were writing a romantic comedy, I tried to reboot their man-settings by forcefully shoving a rare steak down their throats while showering them in whiskey like we were holding a Pansy Exorcism. But this was amazing, funny, and utterly charming. Check it out if you had similar reservations - also check out anger management and impulse control therapy.

Here is what could be the last episode of Rom.Com, unless lots of people watch it and share it and love it and demand more, in which case we’ll just make more.

Even if the show doesn’t get to continue, I’m thrilled that I had the opportunity to make it in the first place. I’ve written some insane and random shit for Cracked in my time here, but a (slightly) grounded, abbreviated sitcom about dating and communication was probably the biggest risk, because there’s no reason to assume that the people who go to Cracked want that, or that they’d want it from me. But it deals with some themes and ideas that I’VE been focused on lately, and I guess I’m just pleased and relieved that it isn’t universally hated and that we at Cracked have a little bit of room to try stuff like this out.

I’m also stoked because it gave me a chance to show off my childhood friend Kaitlin Large (Josie) and my big, dumb brother Tommy, who provided the score. My favorite thing to do at Cracked is provide exposure for all of the people I grew up with who are more talented than me (my second favorite thing to do is make enough money to spoil my dog).

Thanks for sticking with this show and I apologize in advance for the continued promotion I’ll be doing on this and all other social media platforms.

shelbysbutt:

vonswank:

Shelby Fero. 

i’ve had this saved as a draft for like 3 months just with the words “ok that’s me” written underneath

Shelby wrote an article for us years ago and we all liked it. And she wrote more, and we loved that too. And we loved her in our Writer’s Workshop, even when she wasn’t pitching, because she has a powerful and fun presence.

It’s been amazing to watch her do all of that Shelby shit you’ve all seen her do. Her transition from “hardworking person pitching articles for Cracked” to “up-and-coming-young-Twitter-person” to “[X] Funny Women You Should Watch Out For” to “Interesting and Positive Comedic Force-of-Nature” to “Comedian [a designation ignoring her age, gender, and success on Twitter]” is the most exciting thing that has ever happened at Cracked for me, personally.