The Year in Comedy, 2013: Most Popular Comedy News Posts
Happy 2014, everybody! Before we plunge forward into the new year, let's take a look back at what caught the fancy of comedy fans over the past year. Here were the 10 most popular posts of 2013 on The Comic's Comic, and what they said and still say about us. 10. T.J. Miller and Eric Andre went wild... [Read More]
 
11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013
by Elise Czajkowski As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year were unique and inventive; many played with the very idea of a special itself, while others featured profoundly personal stories spun in... [Read More]
 
Stand Up to Cancer Ugly Sweater Campaign
Written and produced by Pardis Parker, Stand Up to Cancer and the Jash team have joined forces for the 2nd Annual Stand Up to Cancer Ugly Sweater Campaign. Vote for Sarah Silverman, […]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist ... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman's 'We Are Miracles': A Proudly Filthy Comic at the Top of Her Game
by Josiah Hughes While fans of her 2005 special, Jesus Is Magic, will not be disappointed with the material in Sarah Silverman's highly anticipated new release, there is no denying that this pot and poop loving comic has grown up a bit. There's still plenty here to offend the wince-ready audiences w... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy: Comedy Central Buys 'Chris Gethard Show', Monty Python Reunites, and 'Variety' Is Gross
by Matt Visconage -Comedy Central ordered a pilot of The Chris Gethard Show, and we talked to him about this exciting news. -Monty Python announced they're reuniting for a stage show. -We responded to Variety's godawful, despicable review of Sarah Silverman's new standup special. -Joe... [Read More]
 
Reviewed: Sarah Silverman’s “We Are Miracles” (HBO)
Sarah Silverman does not Google herself for reviews or critiques that twist her words around in or out of context. “I guess that could get frustrating, but I can’t take any of it very seriously," Silverman said Wednesday night during a 92nd Street Y talk with Andy Borowitz. "I tell mysel... [Read More]
 
Talking to Sarah Silverman About Her New Special, Her Favorite Standups, and the James Franco Roast
by Bradford Evans Sarah Silverman has been doing standup for over 20 years, but she's never released a televised standup special until now. She's done dozens of late night spots and a theatrically-released concert film (Jesus Is Magic), but Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, which premieres tomorrow ... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman’s new HBO special We Are Miracles opens with the comedian outside the club where she’s about to perform. A car full of presumed gangbangers stops to chat her up. They mock her for performing in the tiny side room at L.A.’s Largo, which seats just 39 people, and Silv... [Read More]
 
Shut Up, 'Variety': The Cluelessness of Claiming that Sarah Silverman Shouldn't Be "As Dirty As the Boys"
by Elise Czajkowski According to Brian Lowry at Variety, “being as dirty as the guys” is the worst thing that Sarah Silverman can do for her career. This Sarah Silverman? That Sarah Silverman? But that’s the headline of Lowry’s problematic review of Silverman’s upcoming... [Read More]
 
EPIX airing documentary on 50 years of The Improv
Originally located in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen and considered by many to be the first comedy club in America, The Improv is the subject of a documentary that’s about to debut on TV. The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall, is an hour-long original documentary that will pre... [Read More]