Tears of clowns: who are the saddest of TV's sad comedians?
Television shows built around standup comics have taken a turn for the despairing. Louis CK has a lot to answer for“Are you havin’ a laugh?”Not recently, no. Related: Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer on drinking, drugs and diversity on TV Related: How Catastrophe became even more excru... [Read More]
Tears of clowns: who are the saddest of TV's sad comedians?
Television shows built around standup comics have taken a turn for the despairing. Louis CK has a lot to answer for“Are you havin’ a laugh?”Not recently, no. Related: Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer on drinking, drugs and diversity on TV Related: How Catastrophe became even more excru... [Read More]
Pivot orders Freestyle Love Supreme to series, plus new docu-series, renewal of “Please Like Me”
New cable channel Pivot enjoyed Freestyle Love Supreme's improvised hip-hop comedy special in March, it announced today it has ordered up 10 additional half-hour specials from the NYC-based musical comedy crew. The series upgrade came as part of Pivot's full slate of new shows, renewals and developm... [Read More]
'Please Like Me' Is the Best New TV Comedy You've Never Heard Of
by Roger Cormier All six episodes of the first season of Please Like Me premiered last Thursday on Pivot, a cable network that launched on that very same day. Episodes of the show will continue to run on the very young channel fairly often for the foreseeable future. The first episode is available t... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Montreal: Joan Rivers Gala
A 5:00 p.m. gala? Why not? Even before the first glimmer of her outfit’s first sequin was visible, Joan Rivers had the Place des Arts audience eating out of the palm of her hand. While the crowd skewed older, it wasn’t to the extreme you’d ex... [Read More]