Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)
AUSTIN – In a paradoxical municipality like Austin, Texas, where small-town mentality seems to prevail even as the city itself continues to balloon, it’s easy to see how a personality like Tig Notaro’s would sell out tickets like a scalper on Super Bowl Sunday. To begin with, Tig i... [Read More]
 
Bob Odenkirk Plays the Heartbroken DJ Pollocktopus on 'The Birthday Boys'
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek from this Friday's episode of IFC's The Birthday Boys featuring executive producer Bob Odenkirk. It's the age-old classic tale — a loving Polish father named Stolof raises his seven sons to be successful hipster DJs, only to watch them all abandon his dream t... [Read More]
 
Gabriel Iglesias on the big-screen in “The Fluffy Movie”
Gabriel Iglesias has featured his voice and face in multiple motion pictures over the past couple of years -- Magic Mike and its sequel, Magic Mike XXL, now filming, plus Planes, The Nut Job and A Haunted House 2. But Fluffy didn't expect to see himself on the big screen playing himself, as he ... [Read More]
 
Take a Trip Through the Life of Reggie Watts with Matt Besser and The Vandals
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from this week's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! that runs through the many wacky moments of Reggie Watts's life set perfectly to the ska tunes of Matt Besser and The Vandals. Poor Reggie just can't catch a break. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Lisa Kudrow Returns as Valerie Cherish in HBO's 'The Comeback' Trailer
by Megh Wright 2005 cult hit The Comeback is returning for a limited six-episode run next month, and HBO just released the first trailer. The show's return is being treated as a "standalone event series" but might get a full season renewal if the episodes do well, so the true future of The Comeback ... [Read More]
 
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]