Humor In Hindsight: Trevor Noah in “You Laugh But It’s True”
My latest Humor In Hindsight column for Decider looks back at the start of Trevor Noah’s rapid rise through the stand-up comedy ranks, which began in his native South Africa. You Laugh But It’s True followed Noah at 25, directed and produced by David Paul Meyer (now a producer for Noah&r... [Read More]
SiriusXM broadcasting Garry Shandling documentary tribute on the first anniversary of his death
Garry Shandling died a year ago today at the age of 66. A consummate comic’s comic and a television pioneer not once but twice, Shandling left a permanent legacy for us to behold and celebrate. Tonight, SiriusXM will pay tribute to the late great comedian with an audio documentary, “Garr... [Read More]
SiriusXM broadcasting Garry Shandling documentary tribute on the first anniversary of his death
Garry Shandling died a year ago today at the age of 66. A consummate comic’s comic and a television pioneer not once but twice, Shandling left a permanent legacy for us to behold and celebrate. Tonight, SiriusXM will pay tribute to the late great comedian with an audio documentary, “Garr... [Read More]
We need to talk about black women in comedy: VH1’s “All Jokes Aside”
If you think it’s still tough out there in the comedy trenches for a woman wanting to make it as a stand-up, then just imagine what it must be like for a black women. Heck, don’t imagine it. Go out and talk to some black women in comedy. That’s what the new short documentary, All [... [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]
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: “The Last Laugh” documentary explores humor, the Holocaust and taboos
The Last Laugh opens with a quote onscreen from the noted non-comedian, German novelist Heinrich Mann, who wrote: “Whoever has cried enough, laughs.” Mann fled Nazi Germany while Hitler’s soldiers burned his books in public. The documentary then cuts to a Nazi-uniformed figure... [Read More]
Review: “The Last Laugh” documentary explores humor, the Holocaust and taboos
The Last Laugh opens with a quote onscreen from the noted non-comedian, German novelist Heinrich Mann, who wrote: “Whoever has cried enough, laughs.” Mann fled Nazi Germany while Hitler’s soldiers burned his books in public. The documentary then cuts to a Nazi-uniformed figure... [Read More]
Fusion’s “Fatherless” documentary follows Baron Vaughn, and here’s the trailer
Baron Vaughn, the comedian and actor you’ve seen on Grace and Frankie and soon will hear on the reboot of MST3K (and heard on Episode #81 of Last Things First), grew up without a father. In the new documentary, Fatherless, Vaughn decided to find out more about his father. And even perhaps... [Read More]
Watch ‘The Last Laugh’ Trailer Featuring Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Harry Shearer, and More
Now that Nazis are in the White House and our new president has been compared to Hitler on multiple occasions, it seems like a very useful time to check out a new documentary called The Last Laugh that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year and hits theaters in New York and LA next [&helli... [Read More]