Larry David’s Cringe and Cameo-Heavy Return to ‘SNL’
So Larry David’s Holocaust joke didn’t go over well. Let’s get that out of the way. “I’ve always been obsessed with women,” said David right after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein, “and I’ve often wondered if I’d grown up in Poland when Hitle... [Read More]
Larry David’s Cringe and Cameo-Heavy Return to ‘SNL’
So Larry David’s Holocaust joke didn’t go over well. Let’s get that out of the way. “I’ve always been obsessed with women,” said David right after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein, “and I’ve often wondered if I’d grown up in Poland when Hitle... [Read More]
Fall Comedy Reads: ‘Thank You for Being a Friend: Life According to The Golden Girls’
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. It’s difficult to articulate exactly what it is about The Golden Girls that made it last this long in our hearts. Or at least, it can... [Read More]
Fall Comedy Reads: ‘Thank You for Being a Friend: Life According to The Golden Girls’
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. It’s difficult to articulate exactly what it is about The Golden Girls that made it last this long in our hearts. Or at least, it can... [Read More]
Mitchell and Webb Level Up in Their Sitcom Reunion ‘Back’
Back is the latest show to star David Mitchell and Robert Webb, the stars of Peep Show. In many ways, Back is a reprisal of their odd couple dynamic — Mitchell plays a buttoned-up creep who relates to the world through metaphors about global tyranny; Webb plays a laid-back and beloved flirt wh... [Read More]
Mitchell and Webb Level Up in Their Sitcom Reunion ‘Back’
Back is the latest show to star David Mitchell and Robert Webb, the stars of Peep Show. In many ways, Back is a reprisal of their odd couple dynamic — Mitchell plays a buttoned-up creep who relates to the world through metaphors about global tyranny; Webb plays a laid-back and beloved flirt wh... [Read More]
Fall Comedy Reads: Carol Burnett’s ‘In Such Good Company’
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. By the end of 1966, Carol Burnett was living in Los Angeles “sitting on orange crates and packing boxes.” Her Broadway career h... [Read More]
David S. Pumpkins: the Paul Blart of Halloween
Last Saturday was SNL’s David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special—in which a 5-minute sketch was stretched out over 22 poorly-animated, weirdly heartwarming minutes. Special writer Mikey Day tweeted that this would harken to Halloween specials of yore, such as It’s the Great Pumpkin, Cha... [Read More]
Fall Comedy Reads: ‘Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy’
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. In 1937, while visiting Los Angeles, British journalist Austin J. Putnam described the “Seven Wonders of Hollywood.” His list included re... [Read More]
Overwhelmed
At six feet seven, 90% flannel 10 % pumpkin spice, and a big guy, Ray Harrington stands out in a crowd. Overwhelmed, his stand-up comedy CD, also stands out in a crowd of releases. Harrington has a conversational tone that makes the audience at ease and for an album that ... [Read More]