IFC’s ‘Maron’ has potential for something great (review)
From the stage, to the garage, and now to the small screen, comedian Marc Maron brings his unique brand of comedy to IFC this Friday. His new single-camera sitcom, Maron, is a semi-autobiographical romp based on his wildly successful WTF podcast, his life as a stand-up comedian, and his day-to-day s... [Read More]
Comedian Marc Maron’s IFC Debut
I was so excited when I heard the news that Marc Maron would be starring in a comedy series on IFC. Maron’s podcast, WTF, is a must listen for, well, everyone. And seeing the comic live on stage in Charlotte earlier this year only whetted my appetite... [Read More]
Kickstarter abuse: Why are you giving your money to wealthy celebrities?
Kickstarter is amazing. It’s especially amazing for industrious, talented artists who lack the connections and capital usually needed to realize their dreams. In fact, it’s been a pleasure recently to see photographer Seth Olenick’s book of comedian ... [Read More]
Christopher Titus ‘Voice In My Head’ (review)
Christopher Titus’ Voice in My Head begins with a quite literal sermon from the fiery “Church of Comedy: Fresno, California Parish.” Seriously. There’s church-y music (which could be from a wedding, or a funeral), and the stage background boasts a giant ‘T’ against purple stained glass that lo... [Read More]
Watch Conan O’Brien’s full speech from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Last night Conan O’Brien delivered a masterful 27-minute speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington D.C. With great joy (and a gavel), the late-night veteran’s barbs ranged in tone from light-hearted tributes to sharp commentary. ... [Read More]
Moontower Comedy Festival, day 3: Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Chelsea Peretti!
AUSTIN – Day three of the Moontower Comedy Festival showered audiences with far more outstanding talent than rain, though both made appearances all over the city. Much more astonishing than water falling from the sky – a true Texas rarity – was the h... [Read More]
A first listen to Todd Barry’s new podcast
The long-anticipated The Todd Barry Podcast has arrived! New podcasts from tenured comedians seems to be popping up in the ten folds. For a comedian, the podcast isn’t a requirement but rather another extension (in addition to Twitter and Facebook) for him/her to connect with fans. Podcast col... [Read More]
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival Day 2: Is Everyone Hungover?
Thursday, the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival ramped up with even more great big name events – Dana Carvey, Maria Bamford, Reggie Watts and Chris Hardwick.  And that’s a good explanation for the small, anemic audience at the 8:15 p... [Read More]
What you need to know about IFC’s ‘Maron’
Veteran stand-up comedian and podcasting guru Marc Maron is taking his unique brand of humor to IFC this May with his single-camera sitcom, Maron. Created by and starring the comedian himself, the show revolves around his real life and his “day-to-day struggle to maintain relationships other t... [Read More]
An open love letter to Comedy
Stand-up comedy is beautiful. Killing in a night club is like orchestrating a symphony or painting a beautiful picture. Sometimes it’s also like a dude telling jokes about his dick to total strangers for money. For the moment I’d like to reflect on w... [Read More]