The Goldbergs - The Complete First Season
Some sitcoms go under your personal radar for a while. Such is the case for The Goldbergs. Watching  The Complete First Season 3 DVD set made me put this show on the must watch list next season.  It has been a while since prime time TV had an easy listening ... [Read More]
 
Eugene Mirman Makes the Coolest Malt Liquor Ad Ever on 'The Approval Matrix'
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek at Monday night's episode of SundanceTV's The Approval Matrix, in which host Neal Brennan wonders what happened to being cool and enlists Eugene Mirman to star in a malt liquor ad that updates the smoothness of '80s Colt 45 commercials with today's idea of coolnes... [Read More]
 
It was ok, an album of comedy
If you like dark, nihilist stand-up, you are definitely going to enjoy David Heti's CD or download It Was OK. It is not perfect but the pros more than outweigh the cons and the material is strong enough to warrant repeated listenings. This is a self-determined contribution release if you ... [Read More]
 
Mark Normand “Still Got It” (review)
Who is Mark Normand? Well, he won Caroline Comedy Club’s March Madness competition, and he was voted the Village Voice’s “Top Comedian of 2013″ – yes, THAT Village Voice – the first alternative newspaper in the United States; the one that Norman Mailer co-founded.... [Read More]
 
Dave Chappelle surprises Hartford crowd on 2014 Funny or Die Oddball Tour with triumphant return performance
Last year's stop on the Funny or Die Oddball tour in Hartford proved memorable for all of the wrong reasons, as the crowd turned on headliner Dave Chappelle, then Chappelle turned on the crowd. So it was surprising to see the Oddball tour schedule another stop in Hartford for this summer. But Satur... [Read More]
 
Review: Katt Williams, Priceless: Afterlife (HBO)
The most important, timely stand-up special of 2014 has come from Katt Williams. Forget the opening with the hype man saying "let's get ready to chuckle!" and the smoke and the dancing girls and the set of thrones and his pimping jacket. Beyond all the pomp, the circumstances of this particular pimp... [Read More]
 
Chris Laker “Moments of Greatness” (review)
In an interview with Cringe Humor, Chris Laker was asked how he would describe his comedy to someone who’s never seen his act. “I talk about grown-up sh*t,” Laker affirmed. Yes, he totally does. “I’ve made some life choices that maybe not everybody has done.” Yes,... [Read More]
 
Can We Afford So Much Despair?
One of the narrative threads in Adam Quesnell's CD and MP3 album Can We Afford This Much Despair is he still has a day job. His work stories are convincing but I do not believe this guy is not doing stand-up comedy full time. There is something slightly off kilter ... [Read More]
 
Check Out a Preview for 'Mulaney' with Nasim Pedrad, Natasha Leggero, and More
by Megh Wright A week ago Fox posted the above sneak peek of the upcoming debut season of Mulaney, and while it's tough to judge a new show based on a 30-second preview, one thing is for certain: "It's Andre!" is going to be the hottest TV catchphrase come October 5th. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Community The Complete Fifth Season
Five seasons in and Community is still a fun to watch sitcom. Season five features a couple of major changes. One is Jeff becomes a teacher at Glendale, the other is a spoiler. A minor change that has a very positive effect is the addition of Professor Buzz Hickey played ... [Read More]