Comedy Central sets its summer schedule release dates including Why? With Hannibal Buress and Another Period
Comedy Central has announced their summer schedule including two premiere dates for two new shows. Another Period, stars the original out of touch reality family, a turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series that follows the insanely ridiculous and debaucherous life of the Bellacou... [Read More]
 
The Friars Club celebrated in PBS “Treasures of New York”
Enjoy this Throwback Thursday with a look back across a century of laughs and comedian-on-comedian ribbing as PBS premieres a new half-hour documentary on The Friars Club as part of the "Treasures of New York" series. The special debuts at 10 tonight on WLIW21, and 10 p.m. Friday on WNET-THIRTEEN. I... [Read More]
 
Comedy Central Sets Premiere Dates for 'Review', 'Key and Peele', and More
by Adam Frucci Comedy Central has announced their summer schedule, with the highly anticipated seasons of Review and Key and Peele getting premiere dates as well as new shows Another Period and Why? With Hannibal Buress. Here's what to expect: Tuesday, June 23:Another Period (Series Premiere) &ndash... [Read More]
 
Mark your calendars: Comedy Central’s specials and series for summer 2015
Comedy Central has released its summer 2015 plans for new and returning programming, which will see the debuts of period-piece-parody Another Period starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, Why? With Hannibal Buress, hour-long stand-up specials from Leggero, Jeffrey Ross, Bridget Everet... [Read More]
 
It Was OK, Stand Up! Records
I was not surprised when Stand Up! Records picked up David Heti's indie release It Was Ok. The label, a personal fave, has a long history of very unique comics like Dylan Brody or Marc Maron. It also has an excellent ear for new talent as its signing of Jamie ... [Read More]
 
Sean White laughs in the face of death on his debut album Dead & Gone (review)
Many comedians come to a point in their lives when they have to decide whether to relocate to New York or LA. The move is considered an inevitable and necessary step to advance their careers. While it’s not impossible to achieve big things in a smaller, secondary scene, it’s no... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Louis C.K. Gets Ballsy for the Season 40 Finale
by Erik Voss As we've seen throughout SNL's 40th season, standup comedian hosts bring with them strong points of view that dictate the temperament of their episodes. Sarah Silverman launched her night with her signature irreverence, followed by sketches that made light of Ebola, white... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K. hosted Saturday Night Live: Season 40 ended on a high note
Season 40 of Saturday Night Live must’ve been a particularly grueling one for the cast and writers of the show. Not only managing to actually churn out the show every week, but the super grand SNL 40 episode that by the time this season came to an end, it’s very easy to see them gas [&he... [Read More]
 
Grace, Frankie, and the Difference Between Hijinks and Jokes
by Meredith Haggerty Grace and Frankie, created by Marta Kaufman of Friends’ fame and Howard J. Morris, is the Nancy Meyers sitcom of my personal dreams. It has top-quality kitchens, AARP romance, the absurdly-named children of hippies, beautiful sweaters, uppity people getting their due at fa... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Mother's Day with Reese Witherspoon
by Erik Voss Despite having only hosted SNL once before last weekend, Reese Witherspoon occupies a significant footnote in the show's history: she hosted the first post-9/11 episode. It was a pivotal moment in modern American comedy that historians remember less for Witherspoon than for the cold ope... [Read More]