Humor In Hindsight: Trevor Noah in “You Laugh But It’s True”
My latest Humor In Hindsight column for Decider looks back at the start of Trevor Noah’s rapid rise through the stand-up comedy ranks, which began in his native South Africa. You Laugh But It’s True followed Noah at 25, directed and produced by David Paul Meyer (now a producer for Noah&r... [Read More]
Joe Zimmerman on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Joe Zimmerman doesn’t want to get laser surgery to improve his eyesight, and before you try to convince him otherwise, know that he’s fully thought this through — as he joked about on Friday’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Zimmerman also joked about survival techniques ... [Read More]
Checking in with Gabriel Iglesias three weeks after health problems postponed his Fluffymania world tour
A few months ago, Gabriel Iglesias was eagerly looking forward to 2017 as he planned to mark his 20th anniversary in stand-up comedy with a global “Fluffymania” tour. But diabetes was taking its toll on Fluffy more than he thought, and he abruptly postponed the rest of his tour at the be... [Read More]
Netflix makes deal for four more exclusive Adam Sandler movies
Your reviews may vary, but the numbers don’t lie. Adam Sandler’s first two movies in a four-picture exclusive deal with Netflix — The Ridiculous 6 and The Do-Over — rank as the top film releases for the streaming platform. So on the eve of the release of Sandler’s third... [Read More]
SiriusXM broadcasting Garry Shandling documentary tribute on the first anniversary of his death
Garry Shandling died a year ago today at the age of 66. A consummate comic’s comic and a television pioneer not once but twice, Shandling left a permanent legacy for us to behold and celebrate. Tonight, SiriusXM will pay tribute to the late great comedian with an audio documentary, “Garr... [Read More]
SiriusXM broadcasting Garry Shandling documentary tribute on the first anniversary of his death
Garry Shandling died a year ago today at the age of 66. A consummate comic’s comic and a television pioneer not once but twice, Shandling left a permanent legacy for us to behold and celebrate. Tonight, SiriusXM will pay tribute to the late great comedian with an audio documentary, “Garr... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt performs Mike Huckabee’s Twitter jokes on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel sets up this bit rather nicely. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whose daughter serves as a propaganda officer for President Trump, keeps writing horribly unfunny jokes on Twitter. Huckabee fashions himself to be a comedian — and I’ve even seen him in a comedy club before... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt performs Mike Huckabee’s Twitter jokes on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel sets up this bit rather nicely. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whose daughter serves as a propaganda officer for President Trump, keeps writing horribly unfunny jokes on Twitter. Huckabee fashions himself to be a comedian — and I’ve even seen him in a comedy club before... [Read More]
Going Hollywood: Meet Jenny Zigrino
People were going Hollywood long before Bing Crosby starred in the 1933 film musical Going Hollywood. Certainly, though, countless unknowns have packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles in the years and decades since then, hoping for show business to discover them and make them a star! New York Ci... [Read More]
We need to talk about black women in comedy: VH1’s “All Jokes Aside”
If you think it’s still tough out there in the comedy trenches for a woman wanting to make it as a stand-up, then just imagine what it must be like for a black women. Heck, don’t imagine it. Go out and talk to some black women in comedy. That’s what the new short documentary, All [... [Read More]