Lil Dicky and the truth about comedy rap – it’s tricky!
Comedy rapper Lil Dicky has reached No 1, adding to successes such as Big Shaq and the Lonely Island. But as Honey G’s example shows, doing funny rhymes right takes sophistication‘He’s not like a ‘rapper’ rapper,” the guy in the restaurant explains to his unimpres... [Read More]
‘Beethoven’s Producer’ Shows the Changing Tide in Digital Comedy
It’s been nearly two years since we featured Chuck Armstrong and Charlie Stockman’s work, and in that time, digital comedy’s landscape has changed quite a bit. “Our new sketch is specifically about a content gatekeeper ruining an artist’s work in the name of commercial ... [Read More]
John Mulaney’s new stand-up special, “Kid Gorgeous” is coming to Netflix on May 1st
May 1, @mulaney makes Netflix gorgeous. pic.twitter.com/NK6HDfX14D — Netflix Is A Joke (@NetflixIsAJoke) March 28, 2018 John Mulaney spent a… MORE John Mulaney’s new stand-up special, “Kid Gorgeous” is coming to Netflix on May 1st appeared first on The Laugh Butto... [Read More]
John Mulaney’s new stand-up special, “Kid Gorgeous” is coming to Netflix on May 1st
May 1, @mulaney makes Netflix gorgeous. pic.twitter.com/NK6HDfX14D — Netflix Is A Joke (@NetflixIsAJoke) March 28, 2018 John Mulaney spent a… MORE John Mulaney’s new stand-up special, “Kid Gorgeous” is coming to Netflix on May 1st appeared first on The Laugh Butto... [Read More]
Episode #199: Rachel Bloom with Dan Gregor
Rachel Bloom is the creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on The CW, for which she has won the Golden Globe and the Critics Choice Award for best actress in a comedy series. Bloom’s first big break in musical comedy came in 2010, when she made a music video celebrating author Ray Bradbury. A... [Read More]
Opera isn’t elitist. If I can learn to love it so can anybody | Chris Addison
Only a handful of people can sing in this visceral, thrilling way – but the feelings they evoke are universalThe best thing I’ve ever seen, in all my long and misspent years hanging around comedy gigs, wasn’t standup. It was opera. Back in the late 90s, I was standing at the bar in... [Read More]
Opera isn’t elitist. If I can learn to love it so can anybody | Chris Addison
Only a handful of people can sing in this visceral, thrilling way – but the feelings they evoke are universalThe best thing I’ve ever seen, in all my long and misspent years hanging around comedy gigs, wasn’t standup. It was opera. Back in the late 90s, I was standing at the bar in... [Read More]
Winter Blues Band for Hire, by Bizzy Coy
Dear Nightclub Booker, Hi. I’m Dugan Rathbone, guitarist and lead vocalist for Doctor Sad Man’s Sad Time Jam Band, the nation’s only winter blues band. That’s right, our quartet makes your favorite blues tunes even bluer thanks to our debilitating case of seasonal affective d... [Read More]
Winter Blues Band for Hire, by Bizzy Coy
Dear Nightclub Booker, Hi. I’m Dugan Rathbone, guitarist and lead vocalist for Doctor Sad Man’s Sad Time Jam Band, the nation’s only winter blues band. That’s right, our quartet makes your favorite blues tunes even bluer thanks to our debilitating case of seasonal affective d... [Read More]
Sandra Bernhard review – swagger, songs and starry stories
Ronnie Scott’s, LondonThe standup and singer has stellar personality, and a few neat lines, but not all of her material lands with a London audience“If I looked at a crib sheet that much during my show,” I heard one punter complain on leaving Sandra Bernhard’s gig, “I w... [Read More]