Kyle Kinane proves he’s in a class of his own with “I Liked His Old Stuff Better” (review)
One of the first major comedy specials of the year was released on Friday when Comedy Central debuted Kyle Kinane’s second hour special. Very tongue-in-cheek, Kyle Kinane released the special under the title, I Liked His Old Stuff Better. Every comedian has to find their voice, carve out ... [Read More]
'SNL' Review: Blake Shelton Ain't From 'Round Here
by Erik Voss One thing that's forgotten about the early years of SNL was how much it was a show that anyone could host. While hosts from the old days were more often handpicked from Lorne Michaels' rolodex of awesome comics, like Steve Martin or Buck Henry, the show also took risks with ho... [Read More]
I Liked His Old Stuff Better
On January 27, 2015, Comedy Central Records will release Kyle Kinane’s third stand-up comedy MP3 album, “I Liked His Old Stuff Better.”  As of the writing of this review, it does not appear that Comedy Central is releasing this album in physical CD format.The first thing I not... [Read More]
Blake Shelton hosted Saturday Night Live: he brought a wishing boot and spread some magic
Blake Shelton seems like a nice guy which is one of the reasons we found ourselves rooting for him when he hosted Saturday Night Live last night. Considering we aren’t too familiar with his music or his time as a judge on The Voice but damn that guy has a nice smile! Blake came into […]... [Read More]
Review: Dave Gorman’s PowerPoint Presentation finally fills U.S. in on who is Dave Gorman
You're not mistaken for forgetting that you may have seen Dave Gorman in the United States before. Gorman has brought two of his one-man shows here before, both off-Broadway and to the old HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in 2001 and 2004. A couple of years later, he served a brief six-month p... [Read More]
Welcome to Elbow and Concierge
One thing both Concierge (2013) and Welcome to Elbow (2014) clearly show is that Flip Schultz is very good at riffing with the crowd. These segments are the highlight of both comedy MP3 albums.  The rest of the material is also very strong but it is the interactions with the ... [Read More]
Neko White, “Introducing… Me” (review)
Making a strong first impression can be intimidating. Meeting a potential employer, the future in-laws, casting agents, business partners, etc. is cause for countless hours of preparation. If your mirror could talk back to you, you would hope it had words of encouragement before you stepped out of t... [Read More]
'SNL' Review: A New Year with Kevin Hart
by Erik Voss A month ago, Chris Rock wrote an essay for the Hollywood Reporter about race in Hollywood, specifically mentioning a sketch he appeared in with Sasheer Zamata on SNL earlier this season as an example of normalization of black actors being able to do comedy without having to always ... [Read More]
Kevin Hart hosted Saturday Night Live: with Bieber spoofs, dungeons, and dragons
This weekend Kevin Hart managed to do two things – 1) achieve his forth straight $20 million-plus box office opening and 2) convince us that the’s a good Saturday Night Live host. It’s the comic’s second time hosting SNL and he’s exactly what you want from a host in a l... [Read More]
No Man s Land
Glenn Wool No Man's Land has been on heavy rotation on my Ipod for the last five or six weeks and I still find it brilliant. True, I do have an affinity for comics with a bite and a dark side but there is much more to Wool than that.  ... [Read More]