Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals Live in Brazos County Jail
"If you can laugh at yourself, you're one step closer to freedom." That's how Jeffrey Ross, aka "The Roastmaster General," describes his decision to venture into the proverbial belly of the beast and make fun of the prisoners of Brazos County in West Texas near College Station. His mission, filmed f... [Read More]
‘iZombie’s First Season is a Midseason Triumph
Let me say this: if iZombie wasn’t called iZombie, it would probably have twice as many viewers. Loosely based off of a comic book of the same name, it’s sort of saddled with that title, but if you only saw a spare promo before it premiered, you’d be forgiven in thinking it’s... [Read More]
My Big Break
Shane Mauss' My Big Break is worth every penny of your comedy dollar. There's not a bad moment and those who enjoy smart comedy that makes you think a bit will appreciate it even more. My Big Break opens with the story of Mauss breaking both his heels doing “dumb ... [Read More]
It’s Time to Let ‘Community’ Go
Writing about Dan Harmon feels kind of pointless, because Dan Harmon has done it. Better, probably, but that’s not the point. Dan Harmon has so much to say about Dan Harmon that sometimes he wrote about Dan Harmon shockingly well, and sometimes he wrote about Dan Harmon pretty damn poorly, but... [Read More]
Jen Kirkman doesn’t want your marriage or your kids on her latest special, I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)
Jen Kirkman’s new Netflix special, I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine), is bookended by sketches in which she has conversations with people whom she has little to nothing in common with. At the beginning of the special, the interaction is with an overly permissive mom and her drooling,... [Read More]
‘Silicon Valley’ is Almost Too Much Like the Real Silicon Valley — Almost
Silicon Valley might be too compelling for its own good. Whenever anyone asks me what I think of Silicon Valley, I tell them I like it but I don’t really think of it as a comedy. This is a dumb statement — Silicon Valley is a comedy through-and-through. It’s got the pedigree (it wa... [Read More]
Pretty From the Back
I really enjoyed Pretty From The Back by Phil Johnson and the Roadside Attraction. Johnson, who looks like he unsuccessfully escaped from an eighties hair band cover group is a very funny guy who can tell a story and has quite a few original observations to share. This is a ... [Read More]
Frank Garcia-Hejl presents “Oh No!”
That Frank Garcia-Hejl is showcasing his characters and impersonations to audiences of hundreds on weeknights in a basement, instead of to millions live on Saturday nights, really owes more to happenstance and turns of fate. For now. Watching Garcia-Hejl's current one-man show, "OH NO!", at the Upri... [Read More]
Comedy Central sets its summer schedule release dates including Why? With Hannibal Buress and Another Period
Comedy Central has announced their summer schedule including two premiere dates for two new shows. Another Period, stars the original out of touch reality family, a turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series that follows the insanely ridiculous and debaucherous life of the Bellacou... [Read More]
The Friars Club celebrated in PBS “Treasures of New York”
Enjoy this Throwback Thursday with a look back across a century of laughs and comedian-on-comedian ribbing as PBS premieres a new half-hour documentary on The Friars Club as part of the "Treasures of New York" series. The special debuts at 10 tonight on WLIW21, and 10 p.m. Friday on WNET-THIRTEEN. I... [Read More]