Gilda Radner documentary “Love, Gilda” will open 2018 Tribeca Film Festival
Love, Gilda, a documentary about Emmy-winning and Grammy-winning comedian Gilda Radner, will open the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2018. As The Comic’s Comic reported back in 2014, director Lisa D’Apolito helped make this documentary with an Indiegogo campaign. The finished fi... [Read More]
Review: Fred Armisen, “Standup For Drummers” on Netflix
Fred Armisen is an acquired taste. That’s something we all probably can agree on, whether or not you agree with my takeaways from his first Netflix special, Standup For Drummers. You can see parts of many of his characters, from his long-running Portlandia on IFC to his SNL Weekend Update pers... [Read More]
Seann Walsh on Conan
Seann Walsh is a 32-year-old British comedian, which doesn’t seem old until you hear him talk about his jealousy toward young people, and how they never had to live in a world that included illegal downloading of music. Actually, that just makes me feel old. But Walsh, performing for his first... [Read More]
Episode #192: Jeff Dye
Jeff Dye was a finalist on Last Comic Standing only three years into his comedy career. Since then, Dye has hosted two MTV series – Numbnuts, and Money From Strangers – one Spike game show, That Awkward Game Show, appeared frequently on A... [Read More]
Episode #192: Jeff Dye
Jeff Dye was a finalist on Last Comic Standing only three years into his comedy career. Since then, Dye has hosted two MTV series – Numbnuts, and Money From Strangers – one Spike game show, That Awkward Game Show, appeared frequently on A... [Read More]
Billy Eichner and Funny or Die “Glam Up The Midterms”
In 2008, comedian Sarah Silverman encouraged us to get out the vote among the elderly in The Great Schlep. Now in 2018, Silverman has joined Billy Eichner’s movement along with Funny or Die to Glam Up The Midterms in this November’s Congressional elections. I’m Billy Eichner, a thr... [Read More]
Jacob Williams on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Jacob Williams has appeared on live TV via America’s Got Talent and performed for years on MTV’s Wild N Out, but he hadn’t made his late-night network debut until now, performing on Friday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Williams joked about being confused fo... [Read More]
Chris Hardwick rebranding The Nerdist Podcast as ID10T, moving it to Cadence13
The Nerdist Podcast is no more. Long live ID10T! No need to fear, though, as host Chris Hardwick and his co-conspirators Jonah Ray and Matt Mira emphasized throughout Episode 929 today. ID10T will have the same hosts, the same format as their Nerdist show, which began podcasting eight years ago. You... [Read More]
Humor in Hindsight: Zach Galifianakis and his twin in “Live at the Purple Onion” and “Between Two Ferns”
For my latest Humor in Hindsight column for Decider, I took a look back at how Zach Galifianakis has perfected the art of playing himself opposite his own self. Sure, you can see Galifianakis pull off this feat weekly on FX’s Baskets, which just returned in January for its third season, now wi... [Read More]
Fusion orders up political sketch comedy series, Happy Ending with Nando Vila
Fusion. It’s a TV channel. You may have it! Once you’ve found it, starting next week you can tune in to a new weekly sketch comedy series, Happy Ending with Nando Vila. The 10-episode series explores political issues and news beyond the headlines and tries to explain it all with laughs. ... [Read More]