Zombie Comedy Will Rise From Cuba to America This Spring
The Cuban zombie comedy Juan of the Dead will be released in America this April. The movie centers on a "40-year-old slacker" who makes money during a zombie outbreak by killing the undead, and its director says it's a commentary on how Cuba's "citizens manage to find a way to deal with poverty." An... [Read More]
What John Mulaney Would Sound Like as a Def Jam Comic in 1992
In honor of John Mulaney's bit about his review of Home Alone 2 if he were a def jam comic, here is my post about John Mulaney if I were a writer for Variety: Funnyman John Mulaney is at it again with a boffo spesh that bows Jan. 28 on Comedy Central. This solid perf from the SNL scribe is no yawn... [Read More]
This is not a list: The year in comedy photos
Y’know when’s a great time to have a website outage? New Year’s Day. Therefore, this is not a year-end list. It’s simply a post containing assorted photographic highlights from Third Beat’s 2011 coverage. Got it? Enjoy, while I go... [Read More]
Year in Review: Top 10 Posts of 2011
Before we jump into the comedy news of 2012, let's take one more look back at what you clicked on most here at The Comic's Comic in 2011. A few of the more popular posts on the site actually dated back to 2010 or even 2009, thanks to people loving cl... [Read More]
The Sound of Young America Has a New Name
Hear ye, radio people, podcast people (a species very similar to pod people, but also quite different). Starting on Tuesday, The Sound of Young America will be called Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. The first episode of the new show features Angry Boys' Chris Lilley, and you can take a look back to TSOYA... [Read More]
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Continue Having the Friendship You Dream About
Everyone in the universe has got to be jealous of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's friendship. I mean, I TOO of course have a platonic best friend lifelong love who is also in successful rock bands and totally "gets" me and everything I'm about, and we OF COURSE have a hilarious sketch show toge... [Read More]
T.J. Miller, “No Real Reason” (DVD) and “The Extended Play EP” (CD)
T.J. Miller put out two comedy projects of more than an hour each under his name in 2011, a CD ("The Extended Play EP") and a DVD ("No Real Reason"). But you only need to buy one. The 41-track CD is a joke on music. Intended to be a meta statement on... [Read More]
Doug Stanhope, “Oslo — Burning the Bridge to Nowhere”
Unlike any comedy DVD you've seen before, Doug Stanhope opens his 2011 release, "Oslo - Burning the Bridge to Nowhere," with a taped introductory message, sitting behind a desk or table with a pint of beer, and pulling back the curtain on the "magic"... [Read More]
Ten Funny People Who Passed Away in 2011
"Let's all drink to the death of a clown." Another year, another group of people funnier than you or I who passed away. Death's such a bitch, isn't it? Below are 10 individuals — ranging from a Blacklisted comedy musical genius to an award-winning Colonel, from a woman who had her marble rye stolen... [Read More]
The Five Worst Quotes from the Year's Worst Movie
I watched a lot of bad comedies this year. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Take Me Home Tonight, Just Go with It, Zookeeper, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son…the list goes on and on. But all of the unfunny films of 2011, there was one that was especially unfunny, a movie so bad that I’m still... [Read More]