Mike Myers: Auteur
People weren’t quite sure what to make of Mike Myers’ (alleged) hosting gig as Tommy Maitland on the new Gong Show. Why the makeup? Why the backstory? “The novelty of Maitland’s presence on The Gong Show, however, becomes tired quickly,” wrote Decider’s Jade ... [Read More]
Mike Myers: Auteur
People weren’t quite sure what to make of Mike Myers’ (alleged) hosting gig as Tommy Maitland on the new Gong Show. Why the makeup? Why the backstory? “The novelty of Maitland’s presence on The Gong Show, however, becomes tired quickly,” wrote Decider’s Jade ... [Read More]
Once a Soup Nazi, always The Soup Nazi: Larry Thomas will reprise his Emmy-nominated Seinfeld role for Colossal Clusterfest
San Francisco’s first-ever Colossal Clusterfest this June will include interactive exhibits for fans of hit sitcoms South Park, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Seinfeld. The Seinfeld set-up at Clusterfest features a full-scale re-creation of Jerry’s apartment in the Uppe... [Read More]
What sets Anthony Atamanuik apart from all Trump impersonators: The madness layered into The President Show on Comedy Central
I’ve been telling you since Anthony Atamanuik first stepped onto the UCB stage to debate James Admonian as “Trump vs. Bernie” for the first time, that we were watching something special. Sure, you can find plenty of other Trump impersonators, and plenty more since Trump became pres... [Read More]
Dan Whitney on learning the business of show and making Larry the Cable Guy a star
Before Dan Whitney became Larry the Cable Guy, he called up radio stations with what then was an even more popular character or two: Rose and Iris, two little old ladies from Boca Raton, Fla. He reminisced about his pre-Larry prank calls in a new interview for In Depth with Graham Bensinger, which a... [Read More]
Josh Ruben Should Be a Snapchat Superstar
A couple of months back, our very own Daniel Hurwitz compiled a spot on list of nine comedians worth following on Snapchat. Today, I’d like to cover one of those fine folks in some more detail, in this first ever This Week in Web Videos edition that talks about Snapchat (I know, I’m... [Read More]
Review: New Faces Characters showcase at Montreal’s Just For Laughs 2016
The New Faces Characters showcase, which is even billed in some of the Just For Laughs literature as an SNL audition of sorts: "Quickly! Before they're 'Live From New York..." the official program boasts, doesn't have a host. Instead, JFL booker/programmer Nick Brazao greeted the audience and explai... [Read More]
Let’s meet “The Characters” from the new Netflix series
Netflix gave 8 comedians each their own episode of a series. No rules. No limits. No one else would do this. Seriously. The streaming service has debuted a wildly inventive and wholly original comedy experience with The Characters. Each episode of this groundbreaking series features one of the best ... [Read More]
Natasha Rothwell undermines and exceeds your expectations on The Characters
Natasha Rothwell has traded 30 Rock for the Sony lot, writing now for Issa Rae's HBO series, Insecure. But Rothwell's own characters in her half-hour special for The Characters on Netflix are quite secure, assured and ready to break down barriers. She had been writing and creating characters for yea... [Read More]