Jamar Neighbors, Master of the Standup Comedy Mixtape
A lot of digital ink has been spilled on how the world’s biggest musicians of the streaming era treat albums — both the traditional release of music and the concept of the album itself. But it’s ultimately meaningless. Drake can call his newest projects “mixtapes” or &l... [Read More]
Jamar Neighbors, Master of the Standup Comedy Mixtape
A lot of digital ink has been spilled on how the world’s biggest musicians of the streaming era treat albums — both the traditional release of music and the concept of the album itself. But it’s ultimately meaningless. Drake can call his newest projects “mixtapes” or &l... [Read More]
The New Season of ‘MST3K’ Stays True to Its Roots
When Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return was announced, it made a lot of nerds very nervous. There are few shows so ardently (yet combatively) loved by its fans. “Joel vs. Mike” was one of the biggest arguments in the early days of the internet. Adding a “vs. Jonah” to t... [Read More]
Review: Lucas Brothers “On Drugs” on Netflix
I’ll confess. I’ve seen Kenny and Keith Lucas individually and together sporadically over the years, but I never could tell you which was which. And watching their first Netflix special, Lucas Brothers: On Drugs, even off drugs, didn’t fix that for me. As I wrote in my review ... [Read More]
Review: Groundhog Day finds its own way to dazzle as a Broadway musical
You have opinions about Groundhog Day, the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray as weatherman Phil Connors, stuck in Punxsutawney, Penn, reliving the same day until he gets it right. You definitely have such affinity for it (and of Stephen Tobolowsky’s performance in the film) that multiple Broadwa... [Read More]
Why ‘Family Guy’ Is Slowly Getting Its Groove Back
Back in November, I wrote a piece detailing all the issues I had with Family Guy, the animated Fox sitcom now in its 15th season. I detailed the lack of storylines and careless characterization that have become all too prominent in the show’s later years. After the article ran, I was contacted... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon Returns to ‘SNL’ (with a Rachel Dratch Cameo!)
Despite my previous predictions about the likelihood that this week’s host, former Saturday Night Live cast member Jimmy Fallon, would be breaking all over the place, he actually held it together quite nicely, giggling mostly when appropriate and otherwise leading a perfectly solid, ... [Read More]
Louis C.K. Hosts a Slightly Dark, Very Artful ‘SNL’
To celebrate the premiere of 2017, his new Netflix special, Louis C.K. returned to Saturday Night Live for his fourth hosting gig – and he’s such a natural on the SNL stage, it’s crazy to think it’s been under five years since his very first visit. As expected, the standup de... [Read More]
Louis C.K. Hosts a Slightly Dark, Very Artful ‘SNL’
To celebrate the premiere of 2017, his new Netflix special, Louis C.K. returned to Saturday Night Live for his fourth hosting gig – and he’s such a natural on the SNL stage, it’s crazy to think it’s been under five years since his very first visit. As expected, the standup de... [Read More]
Review: “I Am Battle Comic” by Jordan Brady
Jordan Brady, a former (and still) stand-up comedian turned filmmaker, has found a renewed love for comedy a generation after he first entertained audiences in person and on TV with his own reimagining of what porn films should sound like (whether you say “Bow-chicka-bow-wow” or “w... [Read More]