The Dallas Stars Showed An Empty Chair On The Jumbotron, Identified It …

Like SNL, half of minor league baseball, and Mets GM Sandy Alderson, the Dallas Stars had some fun with the Manti Te'o story yesterday. During their home-opener (a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes) the stadium's jumbotron operators spotted an empty seat and, in a mash-up of old Clint Eastwood empty-chair jokes and new… » 1/20/13 12:05pm 1/20/13 12:05pm

Here's How Rick Reilly's Twitter "Jokes" Played At Open Mic Night

Boston radio guys Toucher & Rich had the best bit this morning. There's fury around the Deadspin office that we didn't think of it first. They sent phone screener/factotum Adolfo Gonzalez to a comedy club, armed with a series of actual jokes from Rick Reilly's Twitter feed. » 11/16/12 3:30pm 11/16/12 3:30pm

This Man Is A Standup Comedian And An Evolutionary Anthropologist…

What do your jokes say about you? That's what Robert Lynch wants to know. He's pursuing his Ph.D. in evolutionary anthropology at Rutgers, and his studies focus on why humans laugh. (He's also a standup comedian.) Lynch is in the discussion below, ready to answer all your questions about the science of jokes. » 8/16/12 12:55pm 8/16/12 12:55pm

Sterling Moore Makes A Funny, Scares Crap Out Of Agent

Sterling Moore is a cornerback for the New England Patriots, and as it is the offseason, Sterling Moore went to Las Vegas. Sterling Moore had a fun time in Vegas, as athletes and non-athletes often do. Perhaps there was gambling, maybe women or alcohol, or even Cirque Du Soleil. Whatever his recreation of choice,… » 3/12/12 6:20pm 3/12/12 6:20pm

This Video Suggests That David Kahn Was Just Trying To Make A Funny

Yes, last night David Kahn broke the funny rule that jokes that are even vaguely about kids with terrible diseases and/or widows are never really funny, but the actual tone of the remarks he made last night — which have since given rise to conspiracy theories, a load of criticism, a Twitter trend, and lots of… » 5/18/11 11:55am 5/18/11 11:55am

Jameer Nelson Did Not Use His Free Nosebleed Seats For The Hawks-Bulls …

Back in April, the Chicago Bulls held off the Magic 102-99 after a Jameer Nelson three-pointer came too late. Nelson congratulated Bulls guard Derrick Rose with a promise to "catch you in the second round" of the playoffs (video of the exchange is above; the mixing is not our doing) during Rose's post-game sideline… » 5/03/11 10:45am 5/03/11 10:45am