Joseph Morpurgo: ‘I once got dive-bombed by a bird on stage’
The cult character comic on the things that make him laugh the most, from Corbyn kebabs to Hans TeeuwenThe [00s MTV sketch show] Human Giant deserves more shine than it gets. My favourites are Mother & Son Moving Company and Let’s Go. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Dying Laughing review – savagely funny documentary about standup
Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Stewart Lee, Garry Shandling and Victoria Wood feature in this film about the craft and catharsis of comedyA murderer’s row of standup talent has been assembled for this documentary on the craft and catharsis of comedy. Chris Rock, Steve Coogan, Jer... [Read More]
Dying Laughing review – savagely funny documentary about standup
Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Stewart Lee, Garry Shandling and Victoria Wood feature in this film about the craft and catharsis of comedyA murderer’s row of standup talent has been assembled for this documentary on the craft and catharsis of comedy. Chris Rock, Steve Coogan, Jer... [Read More]
Sights and sounds from Comedy Central’s inaugural Colossal Clusterfest in San Francisco
San Francisco already has a monthlong comedy festival in January (SF Sketchfest), and a giant outdoor music festival each August (Outside Lands), but how about something that combines elements of both, right at the beginning of the summer? Comedy Central had partnered with the New York Comedy Festiv... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Chris Gethard Meets a Deaf ‘Beautiful/Anonymous’ Fan
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
Yvonne Orji Of ‘Insecure’ Shares Her ‘First Gen.’ Series Is In Talks For TV, Stops By ESPN
Back in 2015 we all got a chance to hear a new voice potentially headed to TV with a pilot released online called First Gen. Yvonne Orji who created the series at the time was a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles but thanks to HBO’s Insecure things for her has drastically changed. Orji’s ... [Read More]
Anthony Gaskins & Carl Foreman, Jr.? You Should Know
A web series about two teachers at a fancy New York middle school? Sure. Sounds like a web series. Frank & Lamar is that. It’s on IFC’s digital incubator, Comedy Crib, and features actors from the UCB community and is the right length for a web series, and appears on the web. Ye... [Read More]
Jim Jefferies Joins the Political Late Night Marathon
In the last ten years Jim Jefferies has been making a slow shift from booze-fueled raunch to slightly-more-sober social commentary. The shift became undeniable in Jefferies’ 2014 special Bare, which featured his 15-minute bit on gun control, a bit that continues to pop back into circulation ev... [Read More]
Brad Pitt Returns as the Official ‘Jim Jefferies Show’ Weatherman
During last week’s Jim Jefferies Show premiere, Brad Pitt made a surprise appearance as the show’s very own weatherman to deliver a pretty grim forecast. Pitt returned during last night’s episode to offer up the latest look at the weather in what I hope is going to be a recurring w... [Read More]
The Daily Show opening The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library in NYC across from Trump Tower
Since we’ve reached an agreement that each and every Twitter burst from Donald J. Trump now holds weight as an official statement of the current sitting President of the United States of America…and yes, that’s as of now still a fact… The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has gon... [Read More]