Craig Ferguson Is Back with a New Stage
Time-lapses are the best lapses, better than lapses of judgment and lapse around a track (sorry). Ferguson had long complained about his old, small studio, which, if you remember, recently lost power in the middle of a show. Best thing about this new stage: there's a permanent live-in Regis: ---See... [Read More]
Deon Cole and Andy Kindler Are at Republican National Convention
Cole is above and Kindler is below. Do you think they bumped into one another and just stared each other down for 45 minutes? No, you don't? 45 minutes was too hyperbolic? Should I have done 45 seconds? Oh, ok. Next time. Tomorrow, The Daily Show crew shows up. Do you think they'll bump into Cole a... [Read More]
‘The New Normal’ Banned in Salt Lake City
The Mormon capital of the world, Salt Lake City, has banned NBC’s new fall comedy due to the homosexual content of the show.  An NBC affiliate, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will not air The New Normal because it ... [Read More]
 
Todd Barry’s ‘Super Crazy’
Okay, let’s be honest. Do I really even need to write this review? Do you really need to read it? If you know anything about Todd Barry, you should have already downloaded his new album Super Crazy. The man is a comedic titan! So, we should be done h... [Read More]
 
The PIT to launch an annual New York City podcast festival
If you thought comedians had launched enough podcasts for there to be a festival just for them, then you're thinking what the fine folks at The People's Improv Theatre in NYC were thinking. The PIT announced Monday afternoon it would host "the first-... [Read More]
 
Harry Shearer releases new album, “Can’t Take A Hint”; first video: “Celebrity Booze Endorser”
As Tropical Storm Issac threatens to hit New Orleans as a hurricane on the seventh anniversary that Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and region, it'd be wise to note that resident/satirist/musician Harry Shearer has a film you should watch, The ... [Read More]
 
Image of Talking to Mike Birbiglia About How Comedy is the New Punk Rock | The Measure
Talking to Mike Birbiglia About How Comedy is the New Punk Rock | The Measure
Sleepwalk with Me, the first movie by comedian—and now writer-director—Mike Birbiglia (which opened at IFC Center on Friday), seems at first to be a string of funny anecdotes about his (or his alter ego’s) early slog as a stand-up comic and this really weird thing he’s had to deal with: a form of sleepwalking that has caused him to do some serious damage to himself. But it turns out to be a heartfelt and likable story about holding onto a relationship longer than you should because you really, r... [Read More]
 
Our visit to the You Know What Dude! podcast
The other day we stopped by the studios above NYC’s Comedy Cellar for a taping of Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude! podcast. It was the second time we were invited on the show and what a difference time makes. Robert began the podcast a few years ago just taping it on his phone to [...]... [Read More]
 
Image of Flight of the Conchords write an all-star song for New Zealand’s kids, “Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)”
Flight of the Conchords write an all-star song for New Zealand’s kids, “Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)”
Flight of the Conchords released a brand-new single over the weekend. But "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)" isn't a typically funny song from the duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. No. It's their very own "We Are The World" gone "We Are New ... [Read More]
 
Image of Harry Shearer Can't Take a Hint (album review)
Harry Shearer Can't Take a Hint (album review)
Harry Shearer is better known for his Simpsons characters and bands that don’t exist—Spinal Tap and The Folksmen—than for his own music. But he often records politically and socially satirical songs for his KCRW program, Le Show, and sometimes finds time to give them the studio treatment, release an... [Read More]