Review: Chris Rock, “Tamborine” on Netflix
Is Chris Rock’s Tamborine his best stand-up comedy special? Well, no. Is it his most interesting, most revealing and perhaps most important hour for these times? Perhaps yes. And that’s all you really need to know about the first of two Netflix specials Rock has up his sleeves. That, and... [Read More]
Review: Eddie Griffin, “Undeniable,” on Showtime
One of my friends says Eddie Griffin is his favorite comedian. He doesn’t put Griffin in his all-time top five, but still, cites Griffin as his fave and his own inspiration for getting into stand-up comedy. I don’t see the same things in Griffin as my friends do, but after watching Unden... [Read More]
Announcing the Brooklyn Comedy Collective, a new venue and improv school in Williamsburg
Two comedians who helped launch and run the former Brooklyn branch of the Annoyance Theater have announced a new venture together: The Brooklyn Comedy Collective, a theater and improv comedy school that’ll begin hosting shows and teaching classes in March in The Brick Theater in Williamsb... [Read More]
iO West in Hollywood to close Feb. 24, 2018
In the mid-1990s, as a handful of Del Close’s disciples moved to New York City to pursue their own show-business dreams as the Upright Citizens Brigade, another Close loyalist and student had gone Hollywood. Paul Vaillancourt saw he wasn’t the only improvOlympic alum in Los Angeles, and ... [Read More]
iO West in Hollywood to close Feb. 24, 2018
In the mid-1990s, as a handful of Del Close’s disciples moved to New York City to pursue their own show-business dreams as the Upright Citizens Brigade, another Close loyalist and student had gone Hollywood. Paul Vaillancourt saw he wasn’t the only improvOlympic alum in Los Angeles, and ... [Read More]
Lady Parts Justice’s telethon to fix our “Living Nightmare”
In case you missed it, you haven’t completely missed out yet: Lady Parts Justice raised more than $25,000 during a live online telethon called “Life is a Living Nightmare: A Telethon To Fix It.” Sarah Silverman joined LPJ co-founder Lizz Winstead to throw the telethon earlier ... [Read More]
Lady Parts Justice’s telethon to fix our “Living Nightmare”
In case you missed it, you haven’t completely missed out yet: Lady Parts Justice raised more than $25,000 during a live online telethon called “Life is a Living Nightmare: A Telethon To Fix It.” Sarah Silverman joined LPJ co-founder Lizz Winstead to throw the telethon earlier ... [Read More]
CBS All Access renews No Activity for Season 2
Funny or Die’s No Activity will do even more with less, as CBS All Access has ordered a second season of the streaming series starring Tim Meadows and Patrick Brammall as cops waiting for nothing to happen. Season 1 guest stars included Mark Berry, Arturo Castro, Mackenzie Davis, Bridget Evere... [Read More]
UCB and Nerdist will showcase comedy talent for new series on Nerdist-owned Alpha
The Upright Citizens Brigade will produce 10 weekly hours of fresh comedy for Nerdist and its Alpha streaming network. The UCB’s Don’t Think Productions will make the as-yet untitled series, which will include sketch comedy and other short-form pieces — similar, perhaps to The UCB ... [Read More]