‘The Dumbbells’ Find a Balance Between Being Funny and Fit
Perhaps it’s comedy’s self-deprecating backdrop that causes it to rarely intersect with health and fitness. Most people tend to side with the Average Joes over Blade, Laser, and Blazer from Globo Gym, but there is room for comedians to be both healthy and funny, especially in today&rsquo... [Read More]
‘The Dumbbells’ Find a Balance Between Being Funny and Fit
Perhaps it’s comedy’s self-deprecating backdrop that causes it to rarely intersect with health and fitness. Most people tend to side with the Average Joes over Blade, Laser, and Blazer from Globo Gym, but there is room for comedians to be both healthy and funny, especially in today&rsquo... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia Is Ready for ‘The New One’
While his special Thank God for Jokes and feature film Don’t Think Twice are still rippling from critical and commercial success, Mike Birbiglia is gearing up for his next project, a one-man live comedy show called The New One. The theme of the show is somewhat secretive so far. His official p... [Read More]
Rachel Dratch Returns Home for the Women in Comedy Festival
Exactly one week before her homecoming, Rachel Dratch appeared on Saturday Night Live to reprise her role as Denise alongside Jimmy Fallon’s Sully, the “Boston teens.” The sketch saw the now-grown teens escorting their college-bound daughter (Kate McKinnon) on a tour of Harvar... [Read More]
Rachel Dratch Returns Home for the Women in Comedy Festival
Exactly one week before her homecoming, Rachel Dratch appeared on Saturday Night Live to reprise her role as Denise alongside Jimmy Fallon’s Sully, the “Boston teens.” The sketch saw the now-grown teens escorting their college-bound daughter (Kate McKinnon) on a tour of Harvar... [Read More]
Hasan Minhaj’s ‘Homecoming King’ Is an American Story, Whether You Get the References or Not
When I first stumbled across Hasan Minhaj’s YouTube videos back in 2012, I was at a strange point in my evolution as a comedy consumer, where my identity as a budding comedy nerd and my identity as an Indian-Canadian were somewhat at odds. For as much as I loved standup and was fascinated by t... [Read More]
The Big Chill of Comedy with Fred Stoller
Back when I was a lad in the nineteen-hundred and eighties, standup showcase shows were on cable television 24 hours a day, and I watched every single one of them. They were all good to me and my insatiable appetite for standup, but the big ones were on HBO. I seldom had access to HBO, […] [Read More]
The Big Chill of Comedy with Fred Stoller
Back when I was a lad in the nineteen-hundred and eighties, standup showcase shows were on cable television 24 hours a day, and I watched every single one of them. They were all good to me and my insatiable appetite for standup, but the big ones were on HBO. I seldom had access to HBO, […] [Read More]
The Second Coming of Keith Robinson
Keith Robinson had a stroke last year — one of those strokes that leaves an entire side of your body paralyzed and your speech slurred. The type that makes simple acts – like stepping onto the 2-foot-high stage of The Comedy Cellar – arduous feats. But Keith Robinson still does it,... [Read More]
Barry Rothbart on Standup, Acting, and ‘Downward Dog’
This year ABC’s Downward Dog became the first network sitcom ever to be accepted at the Sundance Film Festival. Not bad for a show about a talking dog. While the talking-animal concept is one critics generally deride, it’s the opposite for Downward Dog, which has received critical acclai... [Read More]