Adrienne Truscott’s “Asking For It” still, after all these years
Adrienne Truscott won multiple awards when she took her one-woman show about rape jokes to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including honors for "Comic Originality" and the prestigious Panel Prize. That was August 2013. Some three years later, the summer of 2016 finds Truscott doing "Adrienne Tru... [Read More]
Contextually Inadequate
The cover has been photoshopped: a lapel mic would have been more than sufficient. That said, Jim Norton's 2016 comedy CD or DVD Contextually Inadequate is excellent through and through. Norton has always been a very funny dirty comic but here he is, as he would appreciateme saying, top of ...... [Read More]
Contextually Inadequate
The cover has been photoshopped: a lapel mic would have been more than sufficient. That said, Jim Norton's 2016 comedy CD or DVD Contextually Inadequate is excellent through and through. Norton has always been a very funny dirty comic but here he is, as he would appreciateme saying, top of ...... [Read More]
Casual Encounters
The premise of Casual Encounters and the fact it stars a Saturday Night Live cast member (Taran Killam) left me a bit dubious. In fact, this story about a pretty decent romcom about a guy who gets dumped and under pressure from work buddies gets on a dating site and ... [Read More]
Review: Quincy Jones, Burning the Light (HBO)
In case you missed the premiere last night of Quincy Jones: Burning the Light on HBO, it's available to subscribers now On Demand as well as HBO GO and HBO NOW. I wrote a review for my friends at Decider. Here's an excerpt: By the time he hit the stage this spring in Los Angeles, […] [Read More]
Review: Quincy Jones, Burning the Light (HBO)
In case you missed the premiere last night of Quincy Jones: Burning the Light on HBO, it's available to subscribers now On Demand as well as HBO GO and HBO NOW. I wrote a review for my friends at Decider. Here's an excerpt: By the time he hit the stage this spring in Los Angeles, […] [Read More]
Review: Bo Burnham, Make Happy (Netflix)
My review of Bo Burnham's new Netflix special, Make Happy, is on Decider.com. What's it about? I'll let Burnham tell you what he says 45 minutes into his latest hour of comedy and art: “But for real. What is it about? It’s about performing. I try to make my show about other things but it... [Read More]
Review: Bo Burnham, Make Happy (Netflix)
My review of Bo Burnham's new Netflix special, Make Happy, is on Decider.com. What's it about? I'll let Burnham tell you what he says 45 minutes into his latest hour of comedy and art: “But for real. What is it about? It’s about performing. I try to make my show about other things but it... [Read More]
The amazing incredible comebacks of Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua
Two years ago this weekend, after a Friday night gig in Delaware, Tracy Morgan and his entourage were on their way home when a Walmart tractor trailer slammed into their SUV on the New Jersey Turnpike, killing comedian "Jimmy Mack" and almost killing Morgan and his opening act, Ardie Fuqua. Morgan a... [Read More]
The amazing incredible comebacks of Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua
Two years ago this weekend, after a Friday night gig in Delaware, Tracy Morgan and his entourage were on their way home when a Walmart tractor trailer slammed into their SUV on the New Jersey Turnpike, killing comedian "Jimmy Mack" and almost killing Morgan and his opening act, Ardie Fuqua. Morgan a... [Read More]