Andy Woodhull’s ‘Lucy’
When I hear Andy Woodhull I close my eyes and hear Mike Birbiglia’s less whiny cousin, and jokes reminiscent of Daniel Tosh’s oft extended one breath tangents. His material seems to center around the theme that he is an overgrown kid trying to fit in... [Read More]
Review: Donald Glover “Weirdo”
Before Donald Glover begins his stand-up special Weirdo, he warns his audience; telling them that his routine is going to be nothing like his role as Troy on NBC’s series Community. [Read More]
Lewis Black, “In God We Rust”
If the Republican presidential field, the inaction of Congress and the European debt crisis makes you suspect that Lewis Black might go off on a bit of a rant, well, your suspicions would be well-founded but misplaced. Because that's not what has Bla... [Read More]
Review: Doug Stanhope’s ‘Before Turning the Gun on Himself’ is lively, full of loathing
Although Doug Stanhope doesn’t stick a pistol in his mouth at the end of his new album, Before Turning the Gun on Himself, you’d have to admit it would be a killer closer. Instead, the comedy veteran turns the gun on society– yet ag... [Read More]
Review: Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie
If you're at all familiar with the work of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, then there is nothing I can write that will surprise you or change your opinion on seeing Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. But if you're not familiar with Tim and Eric's ... [Read More]
Tom Papa’s ‘Live in New York City’
Tom Papa has made himself a regular guest on multiple late night television shows including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2009 he starred opposite Matt Damon in the Stev... [Read More]
Skype Saves Sklar Brothers Show
Turns out, the American to Canadian exchange rate on Sklars is 50%. The Sklar Brothers were scheduled to play Toronto’s Comedy Bar on Saturday night, but the audience for the early show received some bad news from Jason at the top of the evening: Randy w... [Read More]
Patrice O’Neal’s Posthumous Album ‘Mr. P’
Comedy fans might remember Patrice O’Neal’s voice from the Comedy Central TV show Shorties watchin’ Shorties, and his appearance on HBO’s One Night Stand. At the end of Louis C.K.’s most recent stand-up special Live at the Beacon Theater Patric... [Read More]
Book review: Sara Benincasa’s ‘Agorafabulous!’
Creating laughter is, of course, a comedian’s first goal. And for consumers of comedy, just laughing as a response to the action on stage or on screen or in a book is perfectly ok— that is, for the casual comedy observer. But for many of us a bit mor... [Read More]
Dylan Brody’s ‘Chronological Disorder’
Dylan Brody is an award-winning playwright, humorist, author of three books and now a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. I didn’t know this information before I started listening to Brody’s new CD, Chronological Disorder, produce... [Read More]