‘Silicon Valley’ is Almost Too Much Like the Real Silicon Valley — Almost
Silicon Valley might be too compelling for its own good. Whenever anyone asks me what I think of Silicon Valley, I tell them I like it but I don’t really think of it as a comedy. This is a dumb statement — Silicon Valley is a comedy through-and-through. It’s got the pedigree (it wa... [Read More]
Comedian, Writer, and Actress Anne Meara Dies at 85
by Megh Wright The comedy world lost another longtime legend this weekend with the news that comedian, writer, and actress of the stage and screen Anne Meara died on Saturday at the age of 85. Meara's husband and son Jerry and Ben Stiller confirmed the news in a statement, calling Jerry her "husband... [Read More]
Myq Kaplan’s Moving My GF and Her Belongings Across the Country & Also Doing Shows Tour starts June 14
Recently I was a guest on Myq Kaplan’s podcast Hang Out With Me (to air at later date), and I found out that the comedian was planning on moving his girlfriend and her belongings to New York. “So why not make it a tour?” he then said to me. I replied, “That’s awesome!&r... [Read More]
Getting Animated with Rob Huebel
by Ian Goldstein It’s not often that an actor gets the opportunity to voice a character created by a five-year-old. Rob Huebel currently plays Grey Diamond, the naïve and optimistic sidekick to Axe Cop on the show of the same name. Axe Cop is unique in its origin; it was originally a comi... [Read More]
Judd Apatow Tells Jimmy Kimmel About His Book of Comedian Interviews
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Judd Apatow's visit to Friday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he told Kimmel all about his upcoming book of interviews he conducted with famous comedians both recently and back in his high school comedy nerd days. The book, titled Sick in the Head: Conversations About Li... [Read More]
John Oliver Shares Some of the Weirdest Cut 'Last Week Tonight' Graphics
by Megh Wright Last Week Tonight was off the air this past weekend, so John Oliver and crew uploaded a new web exclusive featuring a bunch of graphics that, for one reason or another, got cut from the show before making it on television. Like the panda king or cover of Cockfighting Aficionado, all t... [Read More]
Pretty From the Back
I really enjoyed Pretty From The Back by Phil Johnson and the Roadside Attraction. Johnson, who looks like he unsuccessfully escaped from an eighties hair band cover group is a very funny guy who can tell a story and has quite a few original observations to share. This is a ... [Read More]
This week on TV: a stand-up two shot from Louis C.K. and Nick Swardson
Happy short week to you! Fresh off a holiday break (which we all needed right?) and just in time to kick off the summer, the stand-up comedy gods have blessed us with two stand-up specials airing on TV this week. First up on Thursday, right after the season finale of Louis C.K’s TV show, Louie... [Read More]
Frank Garcia-Hejl presents “Oh No!”
That Frank Garcia-Hejl is showcasing his characters and impersonations to audiences of hundreds on weeknights in a basement, instead of to millions live on Saturday nights, really owes more to happenstance and turns of fate. For now. Watching Garcia-Hejl's current one-man show, "OH NO!", at the Upri... [Read More]
R.I.P. Anne Meara (1929-2015)
Anne Meara, an actress and renowned comedian nominated for Emmys, Golden Globes and Tonys who started performing comedy with The Second City's parent troupe, The Compass Players, and enjoyed a six-decade run as comedy and life partner with Jerry Stiller as Stiller and Meara, has died. Meara was 85. ... [Read More]