Bearing Down on 'Community’s Triumphant, Challenging Fifth Season
by Daniel Kurland Community’s return this year was one of the most anticipated comedy events of the season. The theme of redemption (always a deep part of the show) seemed especially prevalent, as this season had the tall task of establishing why this show still needs to exist. That... [Read More]
 
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal is a heartstring-tugging machine in his one-man show 700 Sundays, which comes to HBO after multiple successful runs on Broadway and a national tour (the HBO special was taped in January at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre). Crystal’s account of his Long Island childhood is a flo... [Read More]
 
This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux
This Will Make Excellent An Horcrux will indeed. For those, like me, unfamiliar with the Harry Potter world a horcrux is a object in which one puts part of her soul to get immortality. I am not sure Jackie Kashian will achieve immortality with this comedy CD or MP3 album ... [Read More]
 
Looking at 'Rick and Morty's Meticulously-Crafted First Season
by Daniel Kurland The inaugural season of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s runaway Cronenbergian monster of a hit, Rick and Morty, wrapped last night, ending a nearly flawless season of ambitious animated television. The scope and complexity of Rick and Morty should be no surprise con... [Read More]
 
Ben Roy
Ben Roy gets a lot of mileage out of grating against expectations, so it makes sense for him to begin his second album, No Enlightenment in Sobriety, with the track “I’m Gonna Get Out of Here On This One.” The phrase that most comics use to end their sets is also the longest o... [Read More]
 
Andrew Ginsburg: Eat The Yolk (Album Review)
Springtime has finally arrived getting people motivated and excited to start new things.  There’s no better way to kick off the best time of year than with a healthy workout.  Actually, there is a better way: a healthy workout and some huge laughs.  Yes, the laugh work out which... [Read More]
 
Don Jamieson Twitter Reviews ‘Game of Thrones,’ episode 4:2
Welcome to my Twitter reviews of the new season of Game Of Thrones. I had so much fun NOT watching The Walking Dead and reviewing it I decided to NOT watch this show too. I may be a nerd, but at least I’m a music nerd. On That Metal Show I get to interview my […] Don Jamieson Twitter Re... [Read More]
 
Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time - CD and DVD set
Patton Oswalt’s new special “Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time” is getting the now commonplace combo CD/DVD treatment by Comedy Central.  Always an exceptional value.When are we going to stop referring to Oswalt as an “alternative” comic?  An alternative to what... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Seth Rogen Half-Baked
by Erik Voss While watching Seth Rogen host SNL for the third time last weekend, I was reminded of two other three-peat hosts from earlier this season: Paul Rudd in December and Jonah Hill in January. Rudd's episode felt like extended promo for Anchorman 2, with the host failing to capture that... [Read More]
 
Seth Rogen hosted Saturday Night Live, there were guest stars and fart jokes
Seth Rogen returned for another hosting session of Saturday Night Live. An episode that can only be described as weird and uneven. This back half of this season of SNL has really started to focus on weird rather than totally funny. Rogen’s episode should’ve flown high (see what I did the... [Read More]