Review: “Dying Laughing”
“We’re the last philosophers. Everybody now that talks is reading from a pre-approved script. Even our alleged smart people are corporately controlled. So there’s only one group of people that can kinda say what they want to say: Stand-ups.” So says Chris Rock, in the opening... [Read More]
Review: “Dying Laughing”
“We’re the last philosophers. Everybody now that talks is reading from a pre-approved script. Even our alleged smart people are corporately controlled. So there’s only one group of people that can kinda say what they want to say: Stand-ups.” So says Chris Rock, in the opening... [Read More]
From Bob Newhart to Chris Rock: 10 standup comedy milestones
As Netflix invests in Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, what have been the most important comedy specials on stage?2017 is set to be a big year in standup specials for Netflix – Amy Schumer’s The Leather Special arrives on Tuesday, Dave Chappelle’s new hour will premiere ... [Read More]
Chris Rock Kicks Off The Total Blackout Tour: Opens Up About His Marriage
Thank you Durham, see you tomorrow! #TotalBlackOutTour #Durham A post shared by Chris Rock (@chrisrock) on Feb 14, 2017 at 8:52pm PST The other night, Chris Rock made his grand return to the comedy world when he took to the stage to kick off the first show apart of his Total Blackout Tour.... [Read More]
Bill Burr Becomes The Next Major Comedian To Join Netflix With A Comedy Special
At the end of this month; Bill Burr fans will receive a new body of work from the veteran comedian. It was announced yesterday that Burr will be premiering a new special on Netflix entitled Walk Your Way Out. The special will be his 5th one when it airs on January 31st. Bill Burr has a new standup ... [Read More]
“Next time you should come” Chris Rock on an impromptu all-star lineup at the Comedy Cellar
A couple of weeks ago, a friend told me he’d seen Aziz Ansari drop in at a random comedy show in New York City, and that he’d only performed a short set. What was that about? my friend wondered. My reply: Perhaps Ansari was practicing a bit for the Golden Globes, or even something for [&... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon’s Chris Rock impersonation at the 2017 Golden Globes brings back memories
How were the 2017 Golden Globes for you? Aside from the actual winners (see who won the Golden Globes here), it seems most people kept talking about Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech for her lifetime achievement award, while those who wonder about the humor inherently expected at the Globes foc... [Read More]
Episode #130: 2016 Comedy MVPs with Jason Zinoman of the New York Times
Jason Zinoman is the comedy critic for The New York Times, and has written a new book about David Letterman which will come out April 2017 (pre-order Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night now!). But first, Zinoman joined me once again to close the book on 2016. Who was the Most Valuable ... [Read More]
Episode #130: 2016 Comedy MVPs with Jason Zinoman of the New York Times
Jason Zinoman is the comedy critic for The New York Times, and has written a new book about David Letterman which will come out April 2017 (pre-order Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night now!). But first, Zinoman joined me once again to close the book on 2016. Who was the Most Valuable ... [Read More]