The Rise of “Clapter” Comedy
When news broke last week that FX’s critically acclaimed comedy Atlanta would finally be returning for its second season, I marked the occasion by rereading one of my favorite profiles of Donald Glover, which was published back in August 2016. Speaking to Vulture about... [Read More]
The Rise of “Clapter” Comedy
When news broke last week that FX’s critically acclaimed comedy Atlanta would finally be returning for its second season, I marked the occasion by rereading one of my favorite profiles of Donald Glover, which was published back in August 2016. Speaking to Vulture about... [Read More]
There’s an Apple Patent for that: This technology could stop audience members from hijacking video from live comedy shows
What if stand-up comedians -- or any performers -- no longer had to worry about audience members surreptitiously recording their sets and then putting them on blast online? That's the aim of a new patent Apple has secured from the U.S. Patent Office. Filed in September 2014 and approved June 28, 201... [Read More]
Science Fiction, Double Feature: Keeping the Rocky Horror Tradition Alive
Halloween marked the 40th anniversary of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Well, it marks the anniversary of the RHPS bombing in theaters. Originally a stage musical, put on by Richard O’Brien in 1973 upstairs in a fringe theater just off of London’s West End, it was put on for a bit of fu... [Read More]
An 'SNL' Audience Member Describes Her Brush with Live TV
by Megh Wright "What was running through my head: 'holy shit, no this is not happening. Is this for real? Uh, I have to say something?! Don't fuck up, don't fuck up… Sit up straight. My hand is on her back – where do I put my hand? I shouldn't leave it on her back, right? Don't look at ... [Read More]
The new Richard Pryor boxed set looks incredible
When it comes to stand-up comedy legends, two names instantly come to mind: George Carlin and Richard Pryor. Pryor’s been delighting audiences since the early 1970’s with his unique blend of storytelling and contemporary issues. In fact, giving his material a play these days shows just how fre... [Read More]
Demetri Martin on his preferred audiences for stand-up comedy
Demetri Martin recorded two versions of his new special, Standup Comedian -- a DVD in February at NYU's Skirball Center, and a CD in April at Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis. Both were released via Comedy Central Records on Oct. 2. Before that, Marti... [Read More]