Review: James Acaster, “Repertoire” on Netflix
If you thought releasing two stand-up comedy specials simultaneously was big, how about four at once?! James Acaster did just that on Tuesday with Repertoire on Netflix. Only one of the four performances in the collection is actually new, although all four were filmed just this past fall in Notting ... [Read More]
Review: James Acaster, “Repertoire” on Netflix
If you thought releasing two stand-up comedy specials simultaneously was big, how about four at once?! James Acaster did just that on Tuesday with Repertoire on Netflix. Only one of the four performances in the collection is actually new, although all four were filmed just this past fall in Notting ... [Read More]
Performs His Signature Bits
Adam Cayton-Holland Performs His Signature Bits is a decent comedy MP3 album. It is not, as the comic claims a “lesson in alt comedy” and few of the tracks here are what you could call signature bits.   In fact, there is only one truly memorable track on this album, the ...... [Read More]
Bill Hader’s Big ‘SNL’ Reunion
Bill Hader has always struck me as more of an ensemble player, in the vein of Phil Hartman and Chris Parnell. It’s not that he can’t carry a sketch, it’s that he seems to have more fun in bigger group pieces. Almost every character Hader performed in this episode was a stone cold f... [Read More]
Bill Hader’s Big ‘SNL’ Reunion
Bill Hader has always struck me as more of an ensemble player, in the vein of Phil Hartman and Chris Parnell. It’s not that he can’t carry a sketch, it’s that he seems to have more fun in bigger group pieces. Almost every character Hader performed in this episode was a stone cold f... [Read More]
Review: Hannah Gadsby, “Nanette” at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City
Almost an hour into her performance of Nanette at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City, Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby pauses before she pivots. “You’re culturally unprepared for someone to be angry….and funny…in the same breath,” Gadsby informs us. Truth is, though... [Read More]
Review: Hannah Gadsby, “Nanette” at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City
Almost an hour into her performance of Nanette at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City, Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby pauses before she pivots. “You’re culturally unprepared for someone to be angry….and funny…in the same breath,” Gadsby informs us. Truth is, though... [Read More]
Review: Ricky Gervais, “Humanity” on Netflix
Most comedians who portray themselves as being above it all or better than everyone else also undercut that persona with buffoonish behavior or ideas that let us all in on the joke. Ricky Gervais is not most comedians. And he’s slightly self-aware of that, at least in naming his first Netflix ... [Read More]
Review: Ricky Gervais, “Humanity” on Netflix
Most comedians who portray themselves as being above it all or better than everyone else also undercut that persona with buffoonish behavior or ideas that let us all in on the joke. Ricky Gervais is not most comedians. And he’s slightly self-aware of that, at least in naming his first Netflix ... [Read More]
This Road Has Tolls
Glen Wool's declamatory style takes a bit of getting used to and is a matter of taste. If you are not certain  at first, listening his comedy MP3 album This Road Has Tolls will prove Wool is a clever and smart comic who gives an excellent performance from start to ... [Read More]