Two-fer-one gitting-r-done: Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy team up for Netflix stand-up special
They're called the “Blue Collar” comedians, even though there's very little blue-collar about telling jokes for a living and making millions of dollars at it. And yet, onstage, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy remain so gosh darn likable. Like your suburban white dad and your ... [Read More]
This week on TV: Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable come to Netflix
With just about every show in the dark this week, that’s not going to stop comedy. This week on TV we’ve got one new show and two new specials premiering . First up, Tuesday on NBC, an adaptation of a Korean series entitled Better Late Than Never. This reality show finds four celebr... [Read More]
Episode #109: Ms. Pat
Ms. Pat’s early career sounds a little bit like the role Sally Field’s in the 1988 movie about comedy, Punchline, except only Ms. Pat grew up in a bootleg house in Atlanta, became a mother of two by the time she was 15, sold drugs, was shot twice, and arrested multiple times all before s... [Read More]
Episode #109: Ms. Pat
Ms. Pat’s early career sounds a little bit like the role Sally Field’s in the 1988 movie about comedy, Punchline, except only Ms. Pat grew up in a bootleg house in Atlanta, became a mother of two by the time she was 15, sold drugs, was shot twice, and arrested multiple times all before s... [Read More]
Bob Odenkirk, Fred Armisen, and Zach Galifianakis’ 2002 Sketch Show of Your Dreams
Not long ago, media writers were talking about a “sketch boom” with shows like Inside Amy Schumer, Portlandia, Kroll Show, Key & Peele, and the perennial Saturday Night Live along with a handful of others all carving out their own little niches in the media landscape. One of those, T... [Read More]
Leslie Jones is obsessed with the Olympics and other comedian sports love affairs
The love affair between sports and comedy has been a thing since the first joke was told and the first whistle was blown. There are plenty of notable top level comedians and comedic actors that are obsessed with their favorite sports teams. From Billy Crystal and his love affair with the Los Angeles... [Read More]
Leslie Jones is obsessed with the Olympics and other comedian sports love affairs
The love affair between sports and comedy has been a thing since the first joke was told and the first whistle was blown. There are plenty of notable top level comedians and comedic actors that are obsessed with their favorite sports teams. From Billy Crystal and his love affair with the Los Angeles... [Read More]
Fox Cancels Sketch Show ‘Party Over Here’ After One Season
Fox has cancelled the Lonely Island-produced sketch show Party Over Here after one season. The late night show, which starred Jessica McKenna, Nicole Byer, and Alison Rich and featured Paul Scheer as showrunner, aired before SNL on Saturday nights. It never really caught on, according to Fox TV Grou... [Read More]
Fox Cancels Sketch Show ‘Party Over Here’ After One Season
Fox has cancelled the Lonely Island-produced sketch show Party Over Here after one season. The late night show, which starred Jessica McKenna, Nicole Byer, and Alison Rich and featured Paul Scheer as showrunner, aired before SNL on Saturday nights. It never really caught on, according to Fox TV Grou... [Read More]
‘The Simpsons’ to Air Very First Hour-Long Episode
It’s hard to imagine there’s anything The Simpsons hasn’t done in its 27 seasons on air, but believe it or not, there’s another first coming: an hour-long episode. Titled “The Great Phatsby” and featuring guests Keegan-Michael Key and Taraji P. Henson, The Simpson... [Read More]