‘SNL’ Braves the Blizzard with Ronda Rousey
Despite it being the day of the second-biggest blizzard to ever hit NYC, the show went on as scheduled at Saturday Night Live, where first-time host and former UFC champion Ronda Rousey did a solid job doing something other than beating the crap out of people on camera. Not since Louis C.K. hosted t... [Read More]
‘SNL’ Braves the Blizzard with Ronda Rousey
Despite it being the day of the second-biggest blizzard to ever hit NYC, the show went on as scheduled at Saturday Night Live, where first-time host and former UFC champion Ronda Rousey did a solid job doing something other than beating the crap out of people on camera. Not since Louis C.K. hosted t... [Read More]
‘SNL’ Braves the Blizzard with Ronda Rousey
Despite it being the day of the second-biggest blizzard to ever hit NYC, the show went on as scheduled at Saturday Night Live, where first-time host and former UFC champion Ronda Rousey did a solid job doing something other than beating the crap out of people on camera. Not since Louis C.K. hosted t... [Read More]
Review: Whitney Cummings, “I’m Your Girlfriend” (HBO)
There's a moment in the beginning of I'm Your Girlfriend, the new hour stand-up special from Whitney Cummings (and her first for HBO), in which she stops to examine the audience members in the front row for her taping. “I’m shooting my HBO special. No big deal. This has been a dream of m... [Read More]
Letterkenny - Starts Feb. 7th on CraveTV
Letterkenny is a sitcom that debuts February 7th on Crave TV, the Canadian subscription channel available on Chromecast or Apple TV and at CraveTV.ca (but unfortunately not on ROKU which I think outclasses any other similar device). Letterkenny is most definitely worth scheduling and watching. It is... [Read More]
‘Baskets’ and the Bleak Comedy of Failure
Baskets, FX’s new sad-clown comedy created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis, and Portlandia’s Jonathan Krisel, exists in a strange comedic universe: a bleak landscape defined by a particularly masculine blend of anger and sadness, the kind where schlumpy inaction covers up an uneasy curr... [Read More]
‘Angie Tribeca’ Dives in Head First to Very Silly Old-School Slapstick
As a society, we seem to have generally moved away from the school of crisp slapstick that depends upon a web of brilliantly stupid puns, the sort seen in Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker projects Airplane! and The Naked Gun and not much since. And so Angie Tribeca, TBS’s new police procedural par... [Read More]
‘Angie Tribeca’ Dives in Head First to Very Silly Old-School Slapstick
As a society, we seem to have generally moved away from the school of crisp slapstick that depends upon a web of brilliantly stupid puns, the sort seen in Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker projects Airplane! and The Naked Gun and not much since. And so Angie Tribeca, TBS’s new police procedural par... [Read More]
‘Angie Tribeca’ Dives in Head First to Very Silly Old-School Slapstick
As a society, we seem to have generally moved away from the school of crisp slapstick that depends upon a web of brilliantly stupid puns, the sort seen in Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker projects Airplane! and The Naked Gun and not much since. And so Angie Tribeca, TBS’s new police procedural par... [Read More]
Adam Driver Hosted the Delayed First ‘SNL’ of 2016
The first Saturday Night Live of 2016 actually aired on Sunday morning due to the NFL game going into overtime and delaying broadcast on the East coast by about 45 minutes. However, host Adam Driver, fresh off of playing the moody Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, brought enough charm and sk... [Read More]