Comics to Watch 2017: Here’s who’s “Up Next” at Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest
Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” showcases, which had featured up-and-coming stand-ups in recent years at the New York Comedy Festival, is now rebranded as “Up Next” and will debut at Comedy Central’s own festival next weekend in San Francisco. These eight comed... [Read More]
A Recommendation: ‘Cosmic Bowl’ from ‘The Flop House’
I will concede upfront that I am a soft touch for Cosmic Bowl, the maiden entry in what will hopefully be an ongoing series of horror-anthology comic books from Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington, and Elliott Kalan of beloved bad-film podcast The Flop House, because it combines three of my favorite t... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #114: Kevin Gootee is a comic watching comics
It all started at an open mic. Comedian Kevin Gootee was critiquing a comedian on stage and the idea struck… MORE The Laugh Button Podcast #114: Kevin Gootee is a comic watching comics appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Sammy J: the Phantom may be a dud superhero – but he changed my life
A chance encounter set off a chain of events that led to me meeting my wife and ended with police searching my atticI should have picked Batman. Or Superman. Or the X-Men.Pretty much any other superhero would have been cooler than the Phantom. In fact, I’m not even sure that “superhero&r... [Read More]
Get ready, here I come: 20 talents set to take 2017 by storm
The singer who stunned Pharrell, the writer to rival Pynchon, the son of a stone carver making art out of his body … we choose 20 names to watch in stage, film, books, art, design, music and TVMore on the unmissable culture of 2017Continue reading...... [Read More]
Get ready, here I come: 20 talents set to take 2017 by storm
The singer who stunned Pharrell, the writer to rival Pynchon, the son of a stone carver making art out of his body … we choose 20 names to watch in stage, film, books, art, design, music and TVMore on the unmissable culture of 2017Continue reading...... [Read More]
Get ready, here I come: 20 talents set to take 2017 by storm
The singer who stunned Pharrell, the writer to rival Pynchon, the son of a stone carver making art out of his body … we choose 20 names to watch in stage, film, books, art, design, music and TVMore on the unmissable culture of 2017Continue reading...... [Read More]
Comics Come Home 22 exposes divisiveness of audiences to political comedy in 2016
Denis Leary isn't afraid of being an asshole. It's the title of his longtime hit comedy single, and Leary has even updated it with the times. This August, Leary changed his 1990s tune to "Trump's An Asshole" for a performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. And on Saturday night, in the TD ... [Read More]
The Underground Cartoonist’s Guide to Drawing Gigantic Sweat Drops Emerging From His Characters’ Foreheads When They Are in the Midst of Lustful Gaze [1971 Edition], by Alex Firer
Greetings, O’ Underground Cartoonist! Thank you for entering into this course! You’ve undertaken a noble profession — the art of comics free from the corporate ways, free from the fashions and styles of the superhero with its barely hidden sexual longing and children&rs... [Read More]