Review: Judd Apatow, “The Return” on Netflix
Judd Apatow just released his first stand-up special this week at age 50, after only returning to stand-up comedy stages three years ago. Of course, if you read The Comic’s Comic, then you already know how Apatow hasn’t left the comedy game at all since diving in as a teenager, and it&rs... [Read More]
Season 21 of ‘South Park’ Bounces Back After a Rocky Start
At the halfway point of South Park’s 21st season, my reaction was a bit mixed. On one hand, they gave us a brilliant look at the opioid epidemic with “Hummels and Heroin,” and Tweek’s fear of Garrison/Trump in “Put It Down” cleverly reflected the existen... [Read More]
Little Pig Boy James Franco Hosts ‘SNL’
Seth Rogen said what we were all thinking: SZA was the thing to get stoked for last week on SNL. “This is my fourth time hosting,” admitted James Franco, “which is the most you can do without it being special.” And this was not a special night of television. It was a ver... [Read More]
Anything Is Possible
James Mullinger has gargantuesque balls. 3 years ago this very successful British comic decided to move to Saint John, New Brunswick and see if he could become a famous Canadian comic, something that is almost an oxymoron. There is also the fact that like Guinness, British humour does not travel ...... [Read More]
Review: Craig Ferguson, “Tickle Fight” on Netflix
Don’t get me wrong. James Corden is very talented with the singing and the goofing around with famous actors and musicians. But I really miss having Craig Ferguson to throw the cue cards and segment producer notes away in the Late Late night on a regular basis. If you have Sirius XM, you can l... [Read More]
Review: Michelle Wolf, “Nice Lady” on HBO
It’s hard for me to believe now that the first time I saw Michelle Wolf onstage, she was rolling around the basement of the UCB as a supporting character used as a prop for a sketch show. Wolf had so much more in her than that. And now we all know. Michelle Wolf’s first stand-up [&hellip... [Read More]
Review: Orny Adams, “More Than Loud” on Showtime
You may not have heard a lot about Orny Adams since Comedian came out some 15 years ago, although younger audiences have seen him on MTV’s Teen Wolf, and he has continued to headline clubs and theaters over the years, as well as multiple performances at Just For Laughs Montreal. Adams talked t... [Read More]
‘Mrs. Maisel’ Is Marvelous
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an incredibly joyful show. Given, of course, that it takes place in 1958 and the protagonist’s husband leaves her and their two children on erev Yom Kippur. And given, of course, that when she starts to channel her rage and hurt into standup comedy, she’s rep... [Read More]
Fall Comedy Reads: A Look Back at the Firesign Theatre
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. The Firesign Theatre started in the late ‘60s by four men, Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Philip Proctor, who has co-w... [Read More]
Saoirse Ronan Was a Ghost the Whole Time on ‘SNL’
Much of the buzz for this week’s SNL surrounds “Welcome to Hell,” a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-esque pop number about all the men being exposed as predators this year. It was a fun take on an exhausting and triggering news cycle. Yet other sketches in this episode were downright yucky in th... [Read More]