Mating Season
As the title of Shane Mauss' 2014 MP3 album Mating Season suggests the comic focuses on relationships. This may not be the most original topic for stand-up but Mauss makes it interesting, funny, and generally original. Mauss is a comic you cannot but enjoy.The show opens with some biographical mater... [Read More]
 
Garfunkel and Oates Meet the Real John Oates While Buying Some Parody Porn
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from tomorrow night's episode of Garfunkel and Oates, in which Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci decide to buy a promising looking porn parody called Garfinger & Butts and check out at the register with porn shop owner John Oates. Apparently there was more to the duo's ... [Read More]
 
Nathan Fielder Wants More Women to Give Birth in Taxis in Tonight's 'Nathan for You'
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek at tonight's new episode of Nathan for You, which follows Fielder as he attempts to help a struggling taxi service owner get the viral bump he needs with the help of as many pregnant women as possible. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Smash Brothers Release National TV Special
The Smash Brothers Somewhere in Los Angeles is an adorable, successful comic who has climbed his way through the fire to reach a pivotal point in his comedy career—releasing his first comedy special. What could be better than a guy like this? How about two of them!? Yes, I am talking abo... [Read More]
 
Kris Tinkle “Maybe I Don’t Feel Like Smiling” (review)
Kris Tinkle begins his new album to a round of applause…before quickly telling everyone in the crowd to “simmer down” because he’s “gotta earn it.”  A true workhorse that knows struggle, Tinkle takes us through a comedic adventure that is part social comment... [Read More]
 
100% Half-Assed
Ian Edwards' 100% Half-Assed is the first comedy album released on Conan O'Brien's Team Coco label. It was a very good choice. Edwards is a solid comic whose material appeals to a wide adult audience. It is (on the date this review was written) not available on Amazon but you ... [Read More]
 
Image of The promising Garfunkel And Oates struggles to find itself on TV
The promising Garfunkel And Oates struggles to find itself on TV
Garfunkel And Oates has been a long time coming. In the time since musician-comedians Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci uploaded a video of themselves strumming an adorable yet raunchy tune to YouTube six years ago, they’ve gone on tours, played The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, shot a pilot with HBO, and now, found a home for a series on IFC. The channel has been making a concerted effort to brand itself as the place for “alternative comedy,” with a strong lineup that includes sketch shows Portlandi... [Read More]
 
Brent Weinbach: Appealing to the Mainstream
With a title like Appealing to the Mainstream, there was no chance that Brent Weinbach was going to deliver anything other than his trademark obscure, offbeat and sometimes crowd-unfriendly material. Known in the U.S. for his peculiarity, Weinbach’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe show is the perfec... [Read More]
 
40 Things I Learned in 2014 at Montreal’s Just For Laughs
Every year, I think I know what to expect heading into Montreal's grand poobah of comedy festivals -- Just For Laughs -- only to realize I still have much to learn. Here are some of the things I learned from the 2014 edition of JFL Montreal: Tuesday is the new Wednesday. I thought I'd go up a day ea... [Read More]
 
Nathan Fielder Tries to Improve a Dating Website in This 'Nathan for You' Sneak Peek
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from tonight's new episode of Nathan for You in which Fielder is tasked with helping a dating website attract more women. It might be an extremely sexist idea, but who cares about sexism when women are constantly getting murdered by their creepy dates? 0 Comments... [Read More]