Mike Lawrence on his Half Hour special and debut album, ‘Sadamantium’
Mike Lawrence is on the rise. The New York based comedian, who has previously done sets on Conan and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, recently added a Comedy Central Half Hour special to his credits. In addition, Lawrence released his debut album titled Sadamantium, a seamless blend of se... [Read More]
It’d be nicer if you’d join in: Erin Judge on women making art vs. women critiquing it
Erin Judge is a stand-up comedian who appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham. Judge tours everywhere with her Pink Collar Comedy Tour and also co-produces The Afterlife, a monthly comedy showcase in New York City. This is republished from her bl... [Read More]
Join Felicia Day in Her ‘Guild’
I’m going to tell you all something that I’ve never admitted to anyone before. You might want to sit down. I’m a geek. It’s true. So, I might be a little biased in my review of “The Guild” because of how close to ... [Read More]
The Junior & Leo Show: Political Satirist/Writer John Marcotte
On this episode of The Junior & Leo Show, political satirist and pop culture writer, John Marcotte joins us! Together we discuss the recently reignited Prop 8 debate, and John talks to us about his efforts to have divorce banned and the media cir... [Read More]
Animated stories: When Garfunkel & Oates met John Oates
Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome named their musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. So, wouldn't you know, someday John Oates of Hall and Oates would find out about them. What happened next? Micucci and Lindhome share that story, lovingly animated by ... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais: On Fame
"..so-called role models living their lives like open wounds to accumulate column inches, so they can then get some ghost-writer to spread those inches over several "autobiographies" to cash in on their infidelity, drug abuse, life of crime and personal tragedy. You can't help but think many should have called a doctor before they called a publicist." [Read More]
Will future generations understand "The Simpsons"? | Salon
To varying degrees, all these shows have given me joy, and no, I don't think self-aware comedy is an inherently less worthy form than any other. But there's a downside: a lack of durability. Some of the most buzz-worthy TV comedies of the last 25 years have proved as sturdy as tissue paper. [Read More]
Mining hard times for humor is the American way | LA Times
Layoffs, bailouts. It's not the Great Depression, but people take comfort in laughter. [Read More]
Chelsea Handler's show makes waves by zinging pop culture
As ringmaster for the organized comedy chaos of her E! Network weeknight chat show "Chelsea Lately," Handler has become the talk sensation of cable. She has one of the highest-rated shows on the cable network in an 11:30 p.m. time slot that puts her in direct competition with Jay Leno and David Letterman. E! execs already have extended the run of the show through 2009. [Read More]