Eugene Mirman’s Storytelling Show ‘Hold On’ Launches as a Podcast Next Week
Eugene Mirman’s storytelling series Hold On is launching as a podcast next week. Here’s the logline for the series, which debuted on Audible last year: Storytelling aficionado and inquisitive host Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers) sits down with special comedian guests and pauses their... [Read More]
Trevor Noah Calls Out the NRA for Their Silence on Philando Castile
In case you missed it, here’s a great clip from last night’s Daily Show, where Trevor Noah takes some time during a segment called “So Much News, So Little Time” to address not just the Philando Castile verdict, but the resulting silence of the NRA despite the fact that Casti... [Read More]
What It’s Like to Take Steve Martin’s Comedy MasterClass
You must have seen it: the commercial/trailer for “Steve Martin Teaches Comedy.” Facebook tells me it surfaced in early March, when my brother excitedly posted it to my wall. And it was quite the trailer to be sure, with its lush production values, zippy pacing, and promise of quality&nb... [Read More]
Seth Meyers Takes “A Closer Look” at Trump’s “Layers and Layers of Lawyers”
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers takes “A Closer Look” at the ongoing special counsel investigation of Trump’s ties to Russia and Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow appearing on news shows to claim that Trump isn’t under investigati... [Read More]
The Many Faces of Rory Scovel
Rory Scovel’s newest hour, entitled Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time, dropped today on Netflix. If you haven’t watched it yet, please bookmark this article and come back after you’ve seen it because this is the kind of special that is best viewed with little to no adva... [Read More]
Paul Shaffer Checks in on the Ed Sullivan Theater on ‘The Late Show’
Here’s a great clip from last night’s Late Show, where Paul Shaffer returns to the Ed Sullivan Theater to chat with Stephen Colbert about his years working with David Letterman and what he thinks of what Colbert and his team have done with the place: “First of all, this was my area... [Read More]
Will Ferrell Brings His Summer ‘Stache to ‘The Tonight Show’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Tonight Show, where Will Ferrell debuts his glorious summer ‘stache for Jimmy Fallon and the audience. “I’ve been growing this for like a week, at least,” he says. “It’s full of wisdom. It’s a wise mustache. I look... [Read More]
Netflix’s New Comedy ‘Atypical’ Premieres in August
Netflix just revealed the premiere date for one of its new comedies. Ordered to series last year, Atypical stars Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Michael Rapaport and centers on Gilchrist as Sam, “an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum and his search for love and independence. His fu... [Read More]
NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for ‘Superstore,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Great News,’ and ‘The Good Place’
NBC just announced a round of fall premiere dates, including the season 2 premiere date for The Good Place and Great News, the season 3 premiere of Superstore, and debut of the Will & Grace revival. According to The Hollywood Reporter, all four shows will make up the network’s fa... [Read More]
An Excerpt from ‘Away with Words,’ by Joe Berkowitz
We’ve now reached the pun solstice, the verbal equinox. The Henry Pun-Off is six months away, a comfortably far-off X in next year’s calendar. That’s five more Punderdomes for anyone who plans on heading to Austin in the spring. My performance at the December Dome was an improvemen... [Read More]