Five of David Letterman’s Best Late Night Donald Trump Takedowns
Each time Donald Trump appeared on a late night show during his presidential campaign he often left unscathed. Stephen Colbert made a wholehearted attempt to corner Trump during a one-on-one interview in 2015, but the (alleged) billionaire dodged the host’s inquiry for an apology and surprisin... [Read More]
Almost 20 Years Later, ‘Dick’ Still Holds Up
There has never been a better time to watch Dick. Just kidding, it has ALWAYS been a great time to watch Dick, but at least there’s now there’s some context around why you should watch this movie. It’s an extremely funny and delightfully clever movie that never really found the aud... [Read More]
Almost 20 Years Later, ‘Dick’ Still Holds Up
There has never been a better time to watch Dick. Just kidding, it has ALWAYS been a great time to watch Dick, but at least there’s now there’s some context around why you should watch this movie. It’s an extremely funny and delightfully clever movie that never really found the aud... [Read More]
Those Times ‘Don’t Get Me Started’ Got Started on Improv
If doing improv is your dream, there’s never been a better time to be alive. There are more resources than ever to consume if you want to learn how to do great improv: dozens of theaters, hundreds of teachers, books and blogs to read, hours of shows to watch on YouTube, and a myriad of [&helli... [Read More]
Revisiting Larry Miller’s Classic Bit “The Five Levels of Drinking”
My area has one of those weird over-the-air channels that plays reruns of third-tier sitcoms like Mr. Belvedere and Dear John. But they also play old episodes of the Johnny Carson-era Tonight Show, although stripped of all branding to tie it to Tonight Show, for what is clearly legal purposes. Anywa... [Read More]
In Defense of Cruise Ship Comedy
I was talking on the phone with veteran comic Ritch Shydner when he mentioned that he was currently in Mexico taking a daytime break from a cruise ship gig. I recoiled, then immediately felt bad about passing judgment. Ritch is out there, working, making more money from comedy in a month than I see ... [Read More]
There’s Never Been a Better Time to Watch Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’
As the ugliness of the Trump administration’s nationalism and hate has roared into office in the last six weeks, it’s drawn more than one comparison to the world’s worst dictatorships and their respective roads to power. And since then, I haven’t been able to stop thinking ab... [Read More]
Brad Howe Is a Good and Creepy Dad
With so much dad content swirling around in the comedy dad-mosphere, it can be difficult to decide which dad you’re going to dad-vote your time to. Today, that choice becomes a bit easier for two reasons. First, because I’m recommending that you watch this video, and second, because the ... [Read More]
Brad Howe Is a Good and Creepy Dad
With so much dad content swirling around in the comedy dad-mosphere, it can be difficult to decide which dad you’re going to dad-vote your time to. Today, that choice becomes a bit easier for two reasons. First, because I’m recommending that you watch this video, and second, because the ... [Read More]
For Your Consideration: Bruce McCulloch’s Wonderful Autobiographical Sitcom ‘Young Drunk Punk’
Last fall, the day after the election, I went to Canada. These events are unrelated—the trip was pre-planned, but I got to experience a very surreal time in American history from the vantage point of another country. If you have the means by which to go on a mini-vacation while the country doe... [Read More]