'SNL' Review: Business as Usual with Dakota Johnson
by Erik Voss Two weeks ago, SNL's 40th anniversary reminded us what we love about this show. The routine scrutiny fell silent at the images that once captured each generation: the classic setups like "Celebrity Jeopardy," "Nick the Lounge Singer," and "Wayne's World"; the to... [Read More]
 
Dakota Johnson hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and it was 50 Shades of… something punny
Alright, here we have it, our first episode of Saturday Night Live since SNL 40 turned the world on its head, and the Dakota Johnson (at her first time hosting) continues to appear all over the place to plug 50 Shades of Grey as the guy who played the film’s title character continues to grow [... [Read More]
 
'SNL 40' Review: The Stars Come Home
by Erik Voss After 40 years, Saturday Night Live may be the only remaining "watercooler comedy" that everyone still has something to say about. Whether it's "The first five years were the best," or "Bring back Victoria Jackson!" (just kidding, no one says that), we all have our ... [Read More]
 
‘Melanie’s Marvelous Measles’ Amazon Reviews Hilarious! Anti-Vaccine Children’s Book By Stephanie Messenger Mocked Online After Disneyland Outbreak
With the measles outbreak showing no signs of slowing down, anti-vaccination parents continue to face criticism from the general public. Now the outraged masses have turned their attention to an anti-vaccination children’s book called Melanie’s Marvelous Measles.  Australian anti-va... [Read More]
 
Matt Braunger: Big Dumb Animal (Comedy Central)
Matt Braunger was 39, single, no kids, renting an apartment when I saw him record this hour-plus set last summer at The Bell House in Brooklyn. "I think I'm fucking killing it, you guys," Braunger told the audience then, and now as his stand-up special, Big Dumb Animal, debuts tonight on Comedy Cent... [Read More]
 
Eugene Mirman Reviews a Bunch of Farts for 'Vulture'
by Megh Wright Proving that "if people are polite, I don't mind doing whatever," comedian and Bob's Burgers voice actor Eugene Mirman recently agreed to review a bunch of farts for Vulture and offers a comprehensive analysis on the one thing in the world that makes everything funnier. Mirman also wa... [Read More]
 
Jenny Slate Returns as Niece Denise in Tomorrow Night's 'Kroll Show'
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek of this week's Kroll Show, which includes the return of everyone's favorite awkward little girl Niece Denise as she turns to Nash Rickey for some help with a birthday party bully. The full episode airs tomorrow night at 10:30pm. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Finding the Rhythm with J.K. Simmons
by Erik Voss From the very beginning, Saturday Night Live was considered "a writer's show." While other variety shows from SNL's early years, like SCTV and The Carol Burnett Show, were driven primarily by the actors (in the latter's case, the actors' intentional breakin... [Read More]
 
J.K. Simmons hosted “Saturday Night Live”: whiplash and teacher snow days
J.K. Simmons is one hell of an actor. The guy is funny, he’s dramatic, he’s the dad, he’s the everyman. He’s an Oscar nominated actor who also does a TV commercials. While we can’t compare J.K. to Matthew McConaughey (Matt never was J. Jonah Jameson) we can say that he&... [Read More]
 
Have Some Fun on a Boat with Hannibal Buress
by Megh Wright Hannibal Buress might have retired as a restaurant reviewer, but he's back with a brand new Comedy Camisado tour video, this time on a boat (also known as a "social lubricant"), without any lunch, while drinking some Coors Light: "I guess I'm gonna review the experience of being on a ... [Read More]