Fall Comedy Reads: ‘Thank You for Being a Friend: Life According to The Golden Girls’
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. It’s difficult to articulate exactly what it is about The Golden Girls that made it last this long in our hearts. Or at least, it can... [Read More]
Mitchell and Webb Level Up in Their Sitcom Reunion ‘Back’
Back is the latest show to star David Mitchell and Robert Webb, the stars of Peep Show. In many ways, Back is a reprisal of their odd couple dynamic — Mitchell plays a buttoned-up creep who relates to the world through metaphors about global tyranny; Webb plays a laid-back and beloved flirt wh... [Read More]
Mitchell and Webb Level Up in Their Sitcom Reunion ‘Back’
Back is the latest show to star David Mitchell and Robert Webb, the stars of Peep Show. In many ways, Back is a reprisal of their odd couple dynamic — Mitchell plays a buttoned-up creep who relates to the world through metaphors about global tyranny; Webb plays a laid-back and beloved flirt wh... [Read More]
Fall Comedy Reads: Carol Burnett’s ‘In Such Good Company’
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. By the end of 1966, Carol Burnett was living in Los Angeles “sitting on orange crates and packing boxes.” Her Broadway career h... [Read More]
David S. Pumpkins: the Paul Blart of Halloween
Last Saturday was SNL’s David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special—in which a 5-minute sketch was stretched out over 22 poorly-animated, weirdly heartwarming minutes. Special writer Mikey Day tweeted that this would harken to Halloween specials of yore, such as It’s the Great Pumpkin, Cha... [Read More]
Fall Comedy Reads: ‘Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy’
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. In 1937, while visiting Los Angeles, British journalist Austin J. Putnam described the “Seven Wonders of Hollywood.” His list included re... [Read More]
Overwhelmed
At six feet seven, 90% flannel 10 % pumpkin spice, and a big guy, Ray Harrington stands out in a crowd. Overwhelmed, his stand-up comedy CD, also stands out in a crowd of releases. Harrington has a conversational tone that makes the audience at ease and for an album that ... [Read More]
Drawn Together - The Complete Collection
Drawn Together ran on Comedy Central from 2004 to 2007. The premise is eight different animated characters live together in a Big Brother type house. It is definitely for an adult audience and for an audience who is familiar with the tropes of animation and cartoons.  Drawn Together The Complet... [Read More]
Kumail Nanjiani Helms a Standout ‘SNL’
Here it is, the first certified banger of SNL season 43! It’s almost like comedy is better when comedians do it. Who’da thought? Don’t get me wrong, part of the fun for the SNL nerd is seeing people go against their very serious brand. I can ask myself “How are the folks at S... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman and Robin Thede’s New Talk Shows Both Start Strong
Considering what a boys’ club late night comedy has always been, October 12, 2017 may go down as a historic day, as two new comedy talk shows hosted by women premiered last night: Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, America, which airs on Hulu, and Robin Thede’s The Rundown on BET. About... [Read More]