Aziz Ansari Delivers an Amazing ‘SNL’ Standup Set and Hosting Performance
A longtime improviser, groundbreaking sketch comedy writer, skilled standup, and award-winning actor, Aziz Ansari would have to try real hard not to shine on Saturday Night Live. And in his first hosting gig, he did not disappoint (despite getting stuck in a couple of sketches that might have tanked... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari Delivers an Amazing ‘SNL’ Standup Set and Hosting Performance
A longtime improviser, groundbreaking sketch comedy writer, skilled standup, and award-winning actor, Aziz Ansari would have to try real hard not to shine on Saturday Night Live. And in his first hosting gig, he did not disappoint (despite getting stuck in a couple of sketches that might have tanked... [Read More]
Review: Neal Brennan “3 Mics” on Netflix
I’d already seen and reviewed Neal Brennan’s one-man, three-microphone show (3 Mics) for his Off-Broadway run last year. You can read that here. Watching it a second time, a year later and with some emotional and literal distance, not only reinforced my opinion of Brennan’s show bu... [Read More]
Australian Import ‘Please Like Me’ Balances Humor and Pathos Brilliantly
You’ve probably never heard of Please Like Me, the Australian series created by and starring comedian Josh Thomas, but trust me: this is a show that deserves your attention. It’s not surprising that the series hasn’t been on many people’s radar; the first three seasons aired ... [Read More]
Australian Import ‘Please Like Me’ Balances Humor and Pathos Brilliantly
You’ve probably never heard of Please Like Me, the Australian series created by and starring comedian Josh Thomas, but trust me: this is a show that deserves your attention. It’s not surprising that the series hasn’t been on many people’s radar; the first three seasons aired ... [Read More]
‘SNL’ Rings in 2017 With (Just a Little) Help From Felicity Jones
Saturday Night Live’s 2017 debut was, well, very 2017: lacking a strong lead and generally underwhelming, but with a few shining moments. (Kind of like how so far, this year is already pretty grim, but at least Raekwon just announced a new album. Or am I stretching a comparison here?) Felicity... [Read More]
Review: Jim Gaffigan, “Cinco,” on Netflix
Jim Gaffigan is keeping pace, producing as many stand-up specials now as he has reproduced children with his wife, Jeannie. Cinco is the magic number. It’s also the headline I gave to my review of Gaffigan’s newest stand-up special, which came out this week exclusively on Netflix, along ... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan deconstructs daily idiosyncrasies with pinpoint perfection on “Cinco”
Jim Gaffigan is back with his fifth special, “One for each of my five children and hopefully my last,” he… MORE Jim Gaffigan deconstructs daily idiosyncrasies with pinpoint perfection on “Cinco” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan deconstructs daily idiosyncrasies with pinpoint perfection on “Cinco”
Jim Gaffigan is back with his fifth special, “One for each of my five children and hopefully my last,” he… MORE Jim Gaffigan deconstructs daily idiosyncrasies with pinpoint perfection on “Cinco” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
How ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Has Staved Off Stagnation
The other day, a thought dawned on me: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia debuted the summer between my freshman and sophomore years of high school. Somehow, even though I’m fast approaching 27, it’s not only still on the air, but it still ranks as one of the funniest comedies ... [Read More]