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]
Talking ‘Guy Suavé: Homicidal Spy’ with Jay Johnston and Eric Von Hoffman
Eric Von Hoffman and Jay Johnston have helped create, write, and star as many characters during their time on shows like Mr. Show and W/ Bob and David, but no character has been more important to them or stuck with them for as long as Guy Suavé. A foul-mouthed spy who first debuted as a [&hel... [Read More]
Amazon Orders ‘Undone’ Animated Series from Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy
Amazon has ordered its first-ever animated series. According to The Wrap, the streaming network has given a series order to a half-hour animated dramedy titled Undone, which is co-created by BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and writer/producer Kate Purdy. The series centers on ... [Read More]
Andy Kaufman Gets Illustrated in ‘Is This Guy for Real?’
Around 2010, I worked at a coffee shop for a man who believed Andy Kaufman was still alive. It had been a generation since Kaufman’s apparent death, in 1984, from lung cancer. My old manager isn’t alone, either; Kaufman’s career onstage included comedy, songs, impersonations, wrest... [Read More]
A Comedian Is Suing UCB for “Reverse Gender Discrimination” After Getting Banned Over Rape Allegations
Back in August 2016, New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade theaters banned a comedian after multiple women came forward with rape allegations against him, and now he’s suing UCB over what he claims is “reverse gender discrimination.” According to the New York Post, Aaron G... [Read More]
'It sounds like Michael Bubbly!' Big Shaq rates his rivals for Christmas No 1
The coat-obsessed Man’s Not Hot rapper has made the viral pop hit of the year – and could now be the Christmas No 1. So does he think he can beat Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey and Gregory Porter?Amid the usual sleigh bells, string sections and festive lyrics in this year’s Christmas No ... [Read More]
Prepare for ‘The Disaster Artist’ with a Long-Ago Episode of ‘How Did This Get Made?’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. How Did This Get Made hosts Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael are super-popular bad movie podcasters but they’re also prolific writers, directors, and actors. Someti... [Read More]
Prepare for ‘The Disaster Artist’ with a Long-Ago Episode of ‘How Did This Get Made?’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. How Did This Get Made hosts Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael are super-popular bad movie podcasters but they’re also prolific writers, directors, and actors. Someti... [Read More]
Prepare for ‘The Disaster Artist’ with a Long-Ago Episode of ‘How Did This Get Made?’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. How Did This Get Made hosts Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael are super-popular bad movie podcasters but they’re also prolific writers, directors, and actors. Someti... [Read More]
‘SNL’ Celebrates Thanksgiving with Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper’s SNL episode could never have happened without the show’s recent, much needed diversity push. Chance could have hosted before, but he wouldn’t have starred in four sketches where the majority of players were black. These sketches varied greatly in style and conte... [Read More]