The Good, the Bad, and the Deeply Strange: Comedy Central's One-Season Wonders
by Liam Mathews Comedy Central cancels a lot of shows. Enough that Daniel Tosh was able to shout one out in every episode of the first five seasons of Tosh.0 (“We’ll be right back with more Michael and Michael Have Issues”). Tosh’s show has thrived, but what about the suppose... [Read More]
 
See 5 minutes of “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” crossover episode (video)
Comic-Con is always a great time for “the biz” because so much new stuff is always being announced. This week, in addition to the Holographic Homer Simpson we were also treated to 5 minutes of the crossover Family Guy and The Simpsons episode that was screened at the Family Guy panel at ... [Read More]
 
See 5 minutes of “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” crossover episode (video)
Comic-Con is always a great time for “the biz” because so much new stuff is always being announced. This week, in addition to the Holographic Homer Simpson we were also treated to 5 minutes of the crossover Family Guy and The Simpsons episode that was screened at the Family Guy panel at ... [Read More]
 
Just For Laughs 2014: Chris D’Elia
Finally getting the chance to see Chris D’Elia was no small feat. Mainly because catching him at Just For Laughs 2014 was easily our 4th attempt to see him live. It’s a long story, but a series of scheduling conflicts, canceled performances, and even a bumping from a show by a larger com... [Read More]
 
Just For Laughs 2014: Chris D’Elia
Finally getting the chance to see Chris D’Elia was no small feat. Mainly because catching him at Just For Laughs 2014 was easily our 4th attempt to see him live. It’s a long story, but a series of scheduling conflicts, canceled performances, and even a bumping from a show by a larger com... [Read More]
 
Mike Birbiglia and the Importance and Power of Jokes
by Philip Stamato Mike Birbiglia has a very unique ability: the ability to tell any story, like the story of jumping out of a hotel window in Walla Walla, Washington, and make it relatable. To a certain extent, this is one of the primary goals of standup comedy. Although Birbiglia saw great success ... [Read More]
 
This Week on TV: With holographic Homers
It seems like our newsfeeds were overrun with news coming out of Comic-Con this weekend. All the studios talking about their big plans for world domination. Marvel vs. DC, AMC vs. FX. All the news an intrigue was there. One of the highlights, is the drop in from the one and only Homer Simpson. Homer... [Read More]
 
This Week on TV: With holographic Homers
It seems like our newsfeeds were overrun with news coming out of Comic-Con this weekend. All the studios talking about their big plans for world domination. Marvel vs. DC, AMC vs. FX. All the news an intrigue was there. One of the highlights, is the drop in from the one and only Homer Simpson. Homer... [Read More]
 
My Pod Week: Week ending 7/27/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN (Episode 169: Hunter-Gaveler) ... [Read More]
 
Last Comic Standing 8: The Roast of Gilbert Gottfried
You know what? Last Comic Standing really has gotten a lot of things right in its eighth season. When Last Comic did a roast several years back, it felt like a backroom thing. Low-budget. This time around it not only dressed up the contestants in black-tie, but made the whole thing a fully functioni... [Read More]