'SNL' Review: James Franco Delivers in an Episode that Doesn't
by Erik Voss Let's face it: over the 40 years SNL has been on the air, the majority of its sketches have not made us laugh. For every "Cowbell," there are a dozen forgotten flat-liners you'd never see on the "Best of Will Ferrell" DVD. At best, the show can hope for a 1:1 hit rat... [Read More]
 
Stand-Up Revolution Season 3
Gabriel Iglesias aka Fluffy is back with a third season of Stand Up Revolution. On each of the 6 episodes the comic introduces two up and coming comics to the audience. Each show closes with a Hey, It's Fluffy cartoon. It makes for a fun viewing experience even if the ... [Read More]
 
Abbi and Ilana Get Their Bed Bath & Beyond On in This 'Broad City' Preview
by Megh Wright Broad City's second season premieres on Comedy Central January 14th, but in the meantime here's a sneak peek featuring Abbi and Ilana paying a visit to Abbi's favorite place in the world, Bed Bath & Beyond. New fun Broad City fact: Lincoln (Hannibal Buress) has a homemade pasta-th... [Read More]
 
Atheist Christmas
Keith Lowell Jensen delivers an excellent comedy CD  with Atheist Christmas. The audience friendly comic has some very funny and original biographical bits that bear repeated listenings. For example, I'd heard the story about his daughter on a 420 release and it is still a personal fave on this... [Read More]
 
Woody Allen never planned to write films: The Stand-Up Years exclusive preview (Audio)
Before Woody Allen became one of the most celebrated filmmakers in American cinema, he was a prolific stand-up comedian who inspired a new generation of self-reflective, neurotic and introspective comedians. And while Woody Allen’s are still readily available to purchase today, Razor & Tie... [Read More]
 
Don t Shake A Baby
There have been a hell of a lot of comedy MP3 albums released recently. Don't Shake A Baby by Spencer James stands out from the rest. James is a young biographical comic who has a odd take on familiar topics like dating and girlfriends, sex, and things he did when ... [Read More]
 
Reopening Old Wounds: Changing the Public Perception of the Private Bill Cosby
Imagine you're Bill Cosby. You broke color lines, through racism to the most mainstream of success, consecutive Emmys and Grammys in the 1960s, starring in I-Spy and releasing hit stand-up album after hit stand-up album. You built a reputation of being the ultimate father figure, first with an anima... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: A Step Back with Cameron Diaz
by Erik Voss Well, that didn't last long. Just one week after seemingly proclaiming its transitional era to be over, SNL reaffirmed viewers' perennial skepticism with an episode that made Woody Harrelson's excellent outing look like that much more of a fluke. Cameron Diaz's hosting gi... [Read More]
 
Bangs!
Bangs is an enjoyable stand-up comedy album by Ophira Eisenberg, a Canadian now living in New York City. She does self-deprecating biographical material in very short bits and her instant likeability  makes her stories easy to connect with.  Eisenberg is also known as the host of NPR's tri... [Read More]
 
Drunk History Seasons 1 and 2
Drunk History will be back for a third season in 2015. That is good news for fans of this Comedy Central show where inebriated semi-celebrities tell their version of an American Historical moment while sometimes A-list actors act out and lip synch the story. There is nothing else like this ...... [Read More]