Born to Jog
Wolfbot's Born to Jog is a different kind of comedy CD. Studio performances are not really my cup of tea so any review of such work must be taken with a grain of salt.Born to Jog sounds like two comics (Chris Hopkins, Jon Berahya, Josh Hand) in a studio having ... [Read More]
 
'They Came Together': Beating a Dead Horse with Efficiency and Spite
by Joel Arnold Made by smart, talented comedy people and starring smart, talented comedy people, They Came Together is a dumb movie. It's built on dumb ideas and executed as dumbly as possible, and that's the point. Slickly directly by David Wain and starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd,&nbs... [Read More]
 
Evolution - The Best of Slagle Vol. 1
A different yardstick is used here for comedy greatest hits albums. Are the various routines truly hits? In the case of Evolution: The Best of Slagle Vol. 1 the answer is absolutely. Have all the bits aged well? In this case, not all of them.  Overall though, this is a ... [Read More]
 
Just Another Clown
The only thing wrong with Geoff Tate's new comedy album is it's too short. 49 minutes is a pretty good length for an album but I wanted more, much more. Guess I'll just have to wait patiently for the next one: C'mon, Tate, what's taking so long?Just Another Clown opens ... [Read More]
 
Mike Sacks
Mike Sacks’s second book of interviews with comedy writers operates on a few different levels. For the casual comedy fan, there are plenty of big names like Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Mel Brooks, Amy Poehler and Patton Oswalt. There are behind-the-scenes looks at Saturday Night Live and... [Read More]
 
Let’s Talk About Sex – Guys We Fucked Podcast (Review)
Guys We Fucked is the podcast from Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson with a title so provocative, they had to fight iTunes to get it listed. The tag line – “the anti slut-shaming podcast” is equally as provocative, but the most revolutionary thing about the podcast is that it&... [Read More]
 
'Playing House's Balance of Humor and Heart Makes It One of the Best New Comedies of the Year
by Brianna Wellen Comedic duos are thriving right now (as we recently highlighted), bringing everything from absurdist sketch to buddy movies to a new level. No comedy pair, however, represents true friendship both on and off screen like Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham. They've long been reliabl... [Read More]
 
Champion
Steve Byrne is the writer and lead of the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son. You might not want to base your decision on whether or not to get his stand-up comedy MP3 album Champion on that fact alone. While Byrne opens with some nice, safe material about the many questions ... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K.'s Season of Mini-Movies
by Jenny Nelson "I want season four to go somewhere new," Louis C.K. said when he announced he'd be taking an extra year to complete the latest season of his FX series Louie, which wrapped up last night. What resulted was a season of Louie made up almost-entirely of multi-part episodes, with C.K. u... [Read More]
 
Shane Mauss
Shane Mauss’s new special, Mating Season, finishes with the very beginning of his live performance. (It’s him firing a t-shirt gun into the audience in lieu of a warm-up act.) With this in mind, it feels fair to start with the end of his special, when it becomes clear that Mauss’s ... [Read More]