How FX's 'You’re the Worst' Has Quietly Become the Best New Comedy on Television
by Josh Sorokach The summer television season used to be reserved for the ignoble combination of network miscalculations and obligatory burn offs as the Big Four reserved their more acclaimed pilots for the prestigious fall season. Luckily, the television landscape is slowly evolving. While the upco... [Read More]
 
Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 30th Anniversary
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call but Ghostbusters. If it is stranger still, you gonna call Ghostbusters 2. Thirty years later, the original comedy starrring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver still totally rock... [Read More]
 
Delivery
I really wanted to enjoy Delivery. The premise of four friends daring each other to do five minutes of stand-up even though they are neophytes is a good idea. Writer and director Mark Myers also went to Just For Laughs in 2012 and talked to quite a few comics appearing ... [Read More]
 
South Park - The Complete Seventeenth Season
The first episode of season 17 of South Park, “Let Go, Let Gov”, alone is worth the price of this two Blu-ray or DVD 10-episode set.  This parable about the government as God in an atheist world has so many superb moments you will want to watch it a few ... [Read More]
 
An Updated 'Live From New York' Goes Inside the Last 12 Years of 'SNL' History
by Erica Lies If the update of Live from New York from journalist James Andrew Miller and TV critic Tom Shales succeeds in one thing, it’s disproving the perennial, cliched criticism that Saturday Night Live is no longer funny or relevant. The additional 200 pages added to this already-hefty v... [Read More]
 
Scottland
Scott Faulconbridge always delivers. It is no surprise then his second independent comedy CD Scottland features a solid performance anyone can enjoy. I am sure the comic is fully aware of the irony of the opening track which is a ditty about basic stand-up premises like married sex is lame ...... [Read More]
 
Kurt Metzger “White Precious,” is can’t miss stand-up comedy (review)
At a certain point in his special White Precious, comedian Kurt Metzger homely refers to himself as “Uncle Kurt,” and he might be the kind of Uncle that you’d go visit on a regular basis to get away from the humdrum of everyday life. Erudite without being snobbish, while effecting ... [Read More]
 
Watch a 22-Minute Behind-the-Scenes 'Mulaney' Preview
by Megh Wright Mulaney's premiere on Fox is a month away, but in the meantime the network released the above 22-minute preview featuring some clips from the show as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with Mulaney, Lorne Michaels, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman, and Elliott... [Read More]
 
The Goldbergs - The Complete First Season
Some sitcoms go under your personal radar for a while. Such is the case for The Goldbergs. Watching  The Complete First Season 3 DVD set made me put this show on the must watch list next season.  It has been a while since prime time TV had an easy listening ... [Read More]
 
Eugene Mirman Makes the Coolest Malt Liquor Ad Ever on 'The Approval Matrix'
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek at Monday night's episode of SundanceTV's The Approval Matrix, in which host Neal Brennan wonders what happened to being cool and enlists Eugene Mirman to star in a malt liquor ad that updates the smoothness of '80s Colt 45 commercials with today's idea of coolnes... [Read More]