Trevor Noah Finds His Footing on ‘The Daily Show’
Let’s get one thing out of the way: if the question was whether Trevor Noah could pull off hosting The Daily Show, the answer is yes. From his first night at the desk, he has been confident and sharp and sometimes very funny, and if he seems too delighted by his own jokes, well, let’s [&... [Read More]
Nonsense is an odd and very entertaining comedy album. Andrew Mayer's style is more essayist and raconteur than standard stand-up comic and it works for him. It also works for the audience as his laidback, sometimes hesitant style works with his material. Nonsense is a good comedy album that makes .... [Read More]
Bentzen Ball 2015 ends with a surprise guest from curator Tig Notaro
The Bentzen Ball, an annual comedy festival curated by Tig Notaro and presented by Brightest Young Things since 2009, was an unequivocal smash hit this past weekend in Washington, D.C. From the moment it began on Thursday with an all-star lineup sitting on the sofa with Dr. Katz (Jim Gaffigan, Janea... [Read More]
‘SNL’ Dove Into Election-Year Season 41 with Miley Cyrus and Hillary Clinton
After the much-hyped 40th season of SNL, season 41 eased back into normalcy with a premiere that saw Miley Cyrus taking the stage for her third stint. The episode was packed with 2016 election fever, predictably outrageous outfits on Miley’s part, and a healthy dose of new Ghostbusters Leslie ... [Read More]
Miley Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live and brought some Dead Petz
Saturday Night Live is back for season 41. Last season was a historical milestone for the show and what a way to roll in the new season than picking Miley Cyrus to host. Miley hosted the show before, and she’s a perfect acceptable host. While her appearance (and rumored Hillary Clinton) are su... [Read More]
Review: Gad Elmaleh (All In English) at Joe’s Pub
Gad Elmaleh is so famous in France that he performs to arena-sized audiences and gets recognized everywhere he goes. In America, not so much. So much not so that Elmaleh can joke about how his luck winning over a lady in Los Angeles turns from bad to comically so only after some Francophone tourists... [Read More]
‘Adam Ruins Everything’ Finds the Joy in Telling You Your Assumptions Are Wrong
Everything you thought you knew is wrong, and Adam Conover is going to tell you about it. This is the premise of Adam Ruins Everything, which premiered last night on TruTV. Based on Conover’s CollegeHumor series of the same name — ruining everything is kind of his calling card —&nb... [Read More]
I Love You, Now Shut Up
I Love You, Now Shut Up is 99% relationship material. Normally this would put off quite a few comedy fans who, like me, are rather tired of the genre. Tommy Blaze's set is simply brilliant. I have listened to this comedy album a few times for the review and am ... [Read More]
Highlights from Brian Regan LIVE on Comedy Central
Brian Regan's live stand-up performance Saturday night was a big hit to the 6,000 audience members inside Radio City Music Hall, and seemed to work out well, too, for the folks at Comedy Central, who'd never produced a live stand-up special before. Sure, the cable network has gone live every four ye... [Read More]
The National Lampoon Gets Lovingly Remembered in ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead’
If you were a teen in the 90s or later, you probably associate the National Lampoon brand with sophomoric movies (Pledge This! anyone?), if indeed with anything at all. But the Lampoon’s original 70s incarnation as a smart, bitingly satirical publication is being rediscovered, with two books o... [Read More]