Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)
AUSTIN – In a paradoxical municipality like Austin, Texas, where small-town mentality seems to prevail even as the city itself continues to balloon, it’s easy to see how a personality like Tig Notaro’s would sell out tickets like a scalper on Super Bowl Sunday. To begin with, Tig i... [Read More]
 
Bob Odenkirk Plays the Heartbroken DJ Pollocktopus on 'The Birthday Boys'
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek from this Friday's episode of IFC's The Birthday Boys featuring executive producer Bob Odenkirk. It's the age-old classic tale — a loving Polish father named Stolof raises his seven sons to be successful hipster DJs, only to watch them all abandon his dream t... [Read More]
 
Gabriel Iglesias on the big-screen in “The Fluffy Movie”
Gabriel Iglesias has featured his voice and face in multiple motion pictures over the past couple of years -- Magic Mike and its sequel, Magic Mike XXL, now filming, plus Planes, The Nut Job and A Haunted House 2. But Fluffy didn't expect to see himself on the big screen playing himself, as he ... [Read More]
 
Take a Trip Through the Life of Reggie Watts with Matt Besser and The Vandals
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from this week's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! that runs through the many wacky moments of Reggie Watts's life set perfectly to the ska tunes of Matt Besser and The Vandals. Poor Reggie just can't catch a break. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Wyatt Cenac
There is an endearing effortless about Wyatt Cenac. It’s evident when he steps onstage for his new Netflix special, Brooklyn. In contrast to his rousing introduction, Cenac is low key, thinking the crowd for coming out to Brooklyn to see the show, because if it were in Manhattan, he wouldn&rsq... [Read More]
 
Jim Gaffigan Explores His True Passion in 'Food: A Love Story'
by Elise Czajkowski Jim Gaffigan kicks off his new book, Food: A Love Story, by explaining his pedigree for writing about food. It's fair to say that anyone who's seen his standup will need no convincing that he's the man for the job. In fact, his food-love is so well known that he casuall... [Read More]
 
Lisa Kudrow Returns as Valerie Cherish in HBO's 'The Comeback' Trailer
by Megh Wright 2005 cult hit The Comeback is returning for a limited six-episode run next month, and HBO just released the first trailer. The show's return is being treated as a "standalone event series" but might get a full season renewal if the episodes do well, so the true future of The Comeback ... [Read More]
 
Jim Gaffigan
Even the casual Jim Gaffigan fan knows the man thinks a lot about food. One of his earliest chunks to break through was about Hot Pockets, and people still sing the jingle to him in airports. He’s the definitive comic voice when it comes to bacon. He named his 2004 CD The Last Supper, and was ... [Read More]
 
Review: Artie Lange, “The Stench of Failure,” on Comedy Central
Artie Lange has been through a lot the past four years; heck the past fourteen years; hell, make it 40. He says as much at the end of his new stand-up special, which premieres at midnight tonight on Comedy Central: "Thank you for not forgetting me, guys. I've been through some hell." Lange easily co... [Read More]
 
Review: Dane Cook’s “Troublemaker” on Showtime
Dane Cook has said that his comedy has grown up along with his audiences. The excitement and energy still may be paramount -- Cook opens his first filmed stand-up special in four years by letting the crowd at The Venetian in Las Vegas know, "I'm feeling it!" A decade ago, he was packing college audi... [Read More]