Dave Attell’s cringeworthy comedy is perfectly captured on ‘Road Work’
It’s hard to believe it’s been 7 years since we’ve last seen a Dave Attell stand-up comedy special. Yeah, do the math, it was 2007 when Captain Miserable was released. It’s a very long time for hands-down one of the best comedians in the game to produce something he’s s... [Read More]
 
Ben Roy’s ‘No Enlightenment in Sobriety’ is motivational misery, salve for misanthropic minds (Review)
If you follow modern stand-up comedy even casually, youʼre probably aware that booze and drugs arenʼt celebrated today like they once were. Humor superstars like Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron and Russell Brand have all become disciples of sobriety, bemoaning their dark years wasted as cross-e... [Read More]
 
Live From Chicago
On the heels of his 2012 album “Animal Furnace,” Hannibal Buress is back with a new album called “Live from Chicago.”There is no point in pretending this is an unbiased review, so let’s just get this out of the way … I love Buress.  Every bit is honed to per... [Read More]
 
Don Jamieson Twitter Reviews ‘Game of Thrones,’ episode 4:1
Welcome to my Twitter reviews of the new season of Game Of Thrones. I had so much fun NOT watching The Walking Dead and reviewing it I decided to NOT watch this show too. I may be a nerd, but at least I’m a music nerd. On That Metal Show I get to interview my […] Don Jamieson Twitter Re... [Read More]
 
Diving Into the Cult of Dan Harmon in 'Harmontown'
by Erica Lies When introducing the documentary Harmontown at the South by Southwest Film Festival, director Neil Berkeley (Beauty is Embarrassing) described his film's thesis, saying, “The point of this film is not about whether Dan Harmon is a good person or a bad person, but to understand wh... [Read More]
 
Anna Kendrick hosted Saturday Night Live for a night of dancing and singing about dongs
What’s not to like about Anna Kendrick? She’s clearly the theater geek from High School that never really gave that big an eff about the drama and would blow off class with to smoke cigarettes with you; an anti-Rachel Berry if you will. With that being said, her debut on Saturday Night L... [Read More]
 
Bob Saget
A lot of comedians do scatological material; none employ it with quite the same childlike glee as Bob Saget. He makes the connection early on in his memoir, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian. Saget’s father, it turns out, was also a fan of juvenile humor. It&rs... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Princess Anna Kendrick
by Erik Voss Whenever SNL producers book a host who seems inexperienced in live comedy, they fall back on a kind of playbook. Stick to popular recurring bits and pretaped videos to take the burden off the host. Give her small, easy stuff that plays to her strengths, then get her out of there. If she... [Read More]
 
Patton Oswalt, “Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time” (CD/DVD)
When Patton Oswalt walked onstage last summer at the Spreckels Theater during San Diego Comic-Con, an adoring crowd receives him with a standing ovation as the tune of The Ettes' "Crown of Age" thunders through the speakers. "They asked me to pick the most rocking song that you like right now, ... [Read More]
 
John Pinette 1964 - 2014
Comic and multitalented performer John Pinette died today April 6th 2014. Pinette was a rarity amongst stand-up comics in that he was clean, immensely likeable, and more than generous towards his audience.I had the pleasure of seeing Pinette four or five times in Montreal including his first appeara... [Read More]