Best of 2012: Songs

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By: Cal Meacham

Year after year I become less interested in full length albums because frankly, there just aren’t very many good ones.  Instead an album of 12 tracks will have 5 or so really strong ones and either filler tracks or bland, blah.  For the first time in many years, I hard a hard time deciding on a top 10 because there were so many good tracks.  So I present to you my favorite songs of 2012:

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Best of 2012: COMEDIANS WHO GAVE BREAKOUT PERFORMANCES

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by Ryan Meehan

Before we get started, I’d like to clarify that this in no way is a list of the best comedians working.  We all know that comics like Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, and Chris Rock are at the top of their game right now but that doesn’t give us any new information.  This is a list of comics who in my opinion had breakout years and have taken themselves to the next level with their comedy.  I believe that in five years everybody on this list will be extremely popular in some way or another, be it onstage or via social media.  Comedy is headed in a direction where there are so many different ways to get it, that it is now possible to find funnier people on the internet than you would at one of the Comedy Store’s open mic nights.  Thankfully, there will always be people hitting the stage with new talent because people still like to go out and see a live show.  These are the five comics that really stood out to me as having a breakout year.   Continue reading