Jane Lynch sends off Glee with musical comedy showcase in Austin (Review)
While Gleeks everywhere are singing funeral dirges over the loss of their beloved Fox franchise, at least one Glee cast member is experiencing sensational new life after TV death. But really, if anyone’s going to rise out of the ashes, guns blazing, of the mega-popular high school musical dram... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Walking Tall with Chris Hemsworth
by Erik Voss One of the bigger frustrations for those of us following SNL's 40th season is that, despite the show's ongoing ups and downs, this current version of SNL is one we want to get behind. Kate McKinnon, Taran Killam, and Cecily Strong are as fun to watch and dominant in sketches as pre... [Read More]
 
Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden (on Netflix)
Reaching the rarefied air of performing stand-up comedy to arena audiences, and particularly New York City's Midtown Manhattan palace -- Madison Square Garden -- lends itself to moments of celebration for the comedians who find themselves at that summit. Kevin Hart shot fiery flames in the air behin... [Read More]
 
Trevor Moore’s “High in Church” on Comedy Central
When their IFC sketch series ended after five seasons, The Whitest Kids U'Know mostly went their separate ways, although they reunited for a tour in 2013 and tried filming a pilot last year. Timmy Williams got married and moved back to South Dakota. Zach Cregger went the primetime sitcom route with ... [Read More]
 
'Fish in the Dark' is 'Seinfeld' on Stage and Vintage Larry David
by Daniel Kurland There's a moment in Fish in the Dark where Larry responds to a question about how grabbing a breast was and he answers with, "Pretty good. Prettayyyyy, prettayyyyy, prettayyyyy good.” The audience erupts into applause and you’re just like what is going on? This man has ... [Read More]
 
Why You Should Be Watching the Wonderfully Bizarre 'Danger 5'
by Megh Wright Danger 5, a 2012 Australian action-comedy that finally made its way to the States last month on Netflix, is not only a weird new comedy you should check out, but it's one of the best post-modern sendups of WWII comic books, Sean Connery-era James Bond spy flicks, badly dubbed Japanese... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Business as Usual with Dakota Johnson
by Erik Voss Two weeks ago, SNL's 40th anniversary reminded us what we love about this show. The routine scrutiny fell silent at the images that once captured each generation: the classic setups like "Celebrity Jeopardy," "Nick the Lounge Singer," and "Wayne's World"; the to... [Read More]
 
Dakota Johnson hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and it was 50 Shades of… something punny
Alright, here we have it, our first episode of Saturday Night Live since SNL 40 turned the world on its head, and the Dakota Johnson (at her first time hosting) continues to appear all over the place to plug 50 Shades of Grey as the guy who played the film’s title character continues to grow [... [Read More]
 
'SNL 40' Review: The Stars Come Home
by Erik Voss After 40 years, Saturday Night Live may be the only remaining "watercooler comedy" that everyone still has something to say about. Whether it's "The first five years were the best," or "Bring back Victoria Jackson!" (just kidding, no one says that), we all have our ... [Read More]
 
‘Melanie’s Marvelous Measles’ Amazon Reviews Hilarious! Anti-Vaccine Children’s Book By Stephanie Messenger Mocked Online After Disneyland Outbreak
With the measles outbreak showing no signs of slowing down, anti-vaccination parents continue to face criticism from the general public. Now the outraged masses have turned their attention to an anti-vaccination children’s book called Melanie’s Marvelous Measles.  Australian anti-va... [Read More]