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]
 
IFC releasing new ‘Birthday Boys’ sketch every day leading up to Season 2 premiere, Oct 17th
The Birthday Boys return to IFC this Friday for their second season. To gear up for the boys’ return, IFC is releasing a sketch a day until the big premiere. IFC released sneak previews of season 2 sketches “Defending Women in Comedy,” and “Feral Man” over the weekend. ... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Bill Hader's Master Class
by Erik Voss You can judge how great a past SNL cast member was by the void they refill when they return to the show. Maya Rudolph's hosting gig in 2012 reminded viewers not only how irreplaceable of a triple-threat talent Rudolph is, but how colorless (in every possible meaning of the word) the cas... [Read More]
 
Bill Hader hosted “Saturday Night Live”: Stefon is pregnant
…and Seth Meyers is the father! Whenever an SNL alum returns to the show there’s two things we can bet the farm on 1) 1 or their classic characters will be revived for nostalgia and 2) We’ll more than likely see another alum (usually from the same cast) show up and play along with... [Read More]
 
Watch Pre-Premiere Episodes of IFC's 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' and 'The Birthday Boys'
by Megh Wright Ahead of the season premieres of Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys next week, IFC has released special pre-premiere episodes of each show to get you excited. Check out the Birthday Boys' lady-themed episode above featuring appearances by Lennon Parham, June Diane Raphael, Casey... [Read More]
 
Here's a Preview of Doug Benson's Netflix Special 'Doug Dynasty'
by Megh Wright Here's a preview of Doug Benson's brand new standup special Doug Dynasty, in which Benson talks about a very strange Twitter handle that reached out to him recently. The special premieres on Netflix on November 6th, so get ready to watch way more Benson stoner face next month. (via En... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman hosted “Saturday Night Live,” with Joan Rivers roasts, Ebola, River Sisters, and blenders
When a former Saturday Night Live cast member shows up to host, it’s usually a round of reviving old characters they portrayed on a nonstop nostalgia tour. However, we’re in an interesting predicament with Sarah Silverman at the lead. Silverman was only on the show for one season and she... [Read More]
 
Watch a Clip from 'St. Vincent' Featuring Bill Murray, a Potted Plant, and "Shelter from the Storm"
by Megh Wright Ahead of the premiere of St. Vincent this Friday, here's a sneak peek from the film featuring a cigarette-smoking Bill Murray hanging out on his porch, watering a small potted plant way too much, and singing along to Bob Dylan's "Shelter from the Storm." Despite the unlikely way first... [Read More]
 
Review: Jerrod Carmichael: “Love at the Store” on HBO
Jerrod Carmichael told me back in May that filming his first stand-up hour would be special to him, not only because Spike Lee would direct him but also because the location, The Comedy Store, was sentimental to him. Where Carmichael first broke through in Hollywood. Where he feels most at home in H... [Read More]