Stand-Up Comedy

  • Canada View From Up North

    Canada, Career Alternatives

    The View From Up North: Meet a Very Funny Lawyer

    Meet a lawyer who lost her mojo for laying the prosecutorial smackdown on some pretty bad dudes and decided to become a stand-up comedian instead.

    4 Comments / / Jan 14, 2015 at 3:45 PM
  • persiancatkitten

    Animal Law, Biglaw, Copyright, Non-Sequiturs, Sex, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.26.14

    * Watchcat! [Legal Juice]

    * On a similar note, New York banning “Tiger Selfies.” When do they give out the Darwin Awards again? [Lowering the Bar]

    * Are there lessons to be learned from the lawyer who applied for — and got rejected from — a paralegal gig? [Law and More]

    * Have you ever seen a standup comic playing music during a set? Well, they’re doing it to prevent others — clubs, networks, etc. — from lifting their work and selling it as their own. Welcome to the world of standups and copyright. [The Legal Geeks]

    * You already heard our take. Now for someone who took some actual time to think about what Noel Canning means. [Federal Regulations Advisor]

    * The sexiest law firm in the world? [The Careerist]

    * The Supreme Court is less conservative than we think. Let’s have a poll! After reading this, do you think SCOTUS is less conservative than you expected? After the jump…. [Washington Post]

    3 Comments / / Jun 26, 2014 at 4:28 PM
  • Dog and Cat above white banner

    Death Penalty, Mary Jo White, Non-Sequiturs, Prostitution, Rape, Securities and Exchange Commission

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.05.14

    * Pet therapy? This is what you’re doing with your time? This is why Cardozo can’t have nice things. [Cardozo Law]

    * Nobody likes name-calling, but opting for the death penalty just because you don’t want to be called “retarded”? That’s, um, what’s the word I’m looking for? [Cincinnati Enquirer]

    * Remember when Mary Jo White was going to bring teeth to the SEC? Well, that’s all over. [New Republic]

    * Live tweeting a prostitution sting. Yeah there’s no way this could go wrong. [Slate]

    * Law student says cops beat him so hard he lost a testicle. Um. That’s horrible. [KOB]

    * Do you fancy yourself a funny lawyer? Then enter New York’s Funniest Professional competition. Lawyers square off later this month. [Gotham Comedy Club / Manhattan Comedy School]

    * Judge sentences rapist to 45-days and community service… working in a rape crisis center. How could anyone be this tone-deaf? Oh, it’s in Texas? Never mind. [CNN]

    * California lawyers now must promise to be courteous. Play nice, kids. [LA Times]

    * Finally, it’s time to wish a happy birthday to Winston & Strawn’s Jonathan Amoona, who was on the 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. I guess he won’t be anymore. His 30th birthday invitation went out to the managing partner and a bunch of the top rainmakers, which isn’t toolish at all. The invite is available after the jump….

    6 Comments / / May 5, 2014 at 5:02 PM
  • Rock concerts are more fun than closings.

    Bloomberg, Career Alternatives, Music, Videos, YouTube

    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Rock Star

    Meet a lawyer/rock star — and no, not a “rock star” of bankruptcy or ERISA law, but a real live rock star….

    7 Comments / / May 15, 2013 at 4:21 PM
  • stand up comedy RF

    Bloomberg, Career Alternatives, Television, Videos, Wall Street, Willkie Farr, YouTube

    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Comedian

    Meet a Biglaw and in-house alum who’s now a hugely successful, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian.

    9 Comments / / Nov 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM
  • Goutam U. Jois

    Biglaw, Quote of the Day

    Quote Of The Day: Now That’s A Great Punchline!

    An associate who moonlights as a comedian thinks it’s possible to achieve work/life balance in Biglaw. Talk about a great punchline!

    1 Comment / / Nov 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, Benchslaps, Department of Justice, Free Speech, Movies, Non-Sequiturs, Pro Bono, Romance and Dating, Sam Sparks

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.31.11

    * Some thoughts from our colleague Matt Levine on the Justice Department’s opposition to the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. [Dealbreaker] * Judge Sam Sparks (W.D. Tex.), king of the benchslap — yes, we already covered his latest handiwork, so no need to email the “kindergarten party” order to us again — has blocked key parts of the […]

    48 Comments / / Aug 31, 2011 at 6:47 PM
  • Career Alternatives, Ridiculousness

    Funniest Lawyer in New York? This is Why God Invented Heckling.

    It has come to our attention that a local comedy club is holding a contest to determine “the funniest lawyer in New York.” Could this be a train wreck of epic proportions? Based on the tagline in the event poster, all signs points to “yes.” Oh boy. You know what they say: those who can, […]

    30 Comments / / Jun 22, 2010 at 12:22 PM