Why Self-Deprecation Is Jim Norton’s Greatest Attribute
The beginning of Jim Norton’s latest Netflix special Mouthful of Shame features our protagonist receiving a torrent of abuse. When looking for a big name to give him a glowing introduction, he faces a barrage of insults from both Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. Then, he turns to Robert De Niro, w... [Read More]
Why Self-Deprecation Is Jim Norton’s Greatest Attribute
The beginning of Jim Norton’s latest Netflix special Mouthful of Shame features our protagonist receiving a torrent of abuse. When looking for a big name to give him a glowing introduction, he faces a barrage of insults from both Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. Then, he turns to Robert De Niro, w... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt Does Standup on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ Mike Huckabee-Style
In case you weren’t aware, Mike Huckabee has taken it upon himself to become a terrible Twitter comedian recently, so during last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Patton Oswalt performed some of Huckabee’s jokes standup-style so we can all finally see Huckabee’s questionable sense ... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt Does Standup on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ Mike Huckabee-Style
In case you weren’t aware, Mike Huckabee has taken it upon himself to become a terrible Twitter comedian recently, so during last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Patton Oswalt performed some of Huckabee’s jokes standup-style so we can all finally see Huckabee’s questionable sense ... [Read More]
Check Out the Trailer for Jo Koy’s Netflix Special ‘Live from Seattle’
Former Chelsea Lately regular Jo Koy has a standup special premiering on Netflix next week. Titled Jo Koy: Live from Seattle, the special was filmed at the Moore Theatre and marks Koy’s third comedy special and Netflix debut. In the new special, Koy “reminiscences about his angst growing... [Read More]
John Mulaney Announces ‘Kid Gorgeous’ Standup Tour Dates
Here’s some good news for 2017: John Mulaney is going on tour! Titled Kid Gorgeous, the tour begins in May and makes stops in Ithaca, San Antonio, Knoxville, Baltimore, Wilmington, and more. Check out the first leg of tour dates below from Mulaney’s announcement on Instagram today: I'm g... [Read More]
John Mulaney Announces ‘Kid Gorgeous’ Standup Tour Dates
Here’s some good news for 2017: John Mulaney is going on tour! Titled Kid Gorgeous, the tour begins in May and makes stops in Ithaca, San Antonio, Knoxville, Baltimore, Wilmington, and more. Check out the first leg of tour dates below from Mulaney’s announcement on Instagram today: I'm g... [Read More]
Here’s What the Critics Are Saying About Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Standup Specials
Dave Chappelle’s two new standup specials The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas debuted on the streaming network today, and so far critics are showering Chappelle’s big comeback with mostly positive reviews — though there are a few critics who have called out some of Chapp... [Read More]
Revisiting Larry Miller’s Classic Bit “The Five Levels of Drinking”
My area has one of those weird over-the-air channels that plays reruns of third-tier sitcoms like Mr. Belvedere and Dear John. But they also play old episodes of the Johnny Carson-era Tonight Show, although stripped of all branding to tie it to Tonight Show, for what is clearly legal purposes. Anywa... [Read More]
In Defense of Cruise Ship Comedy
I was talking on the phone with veteran comic Ritch Shydner when he mentioned that he was currently in Mexico taking a daytime break from a cruise ship gig. I recoiled, then immediately felt bad about passing judgment. Ritch is out there, working, making more money from comedy in a month than I see ... [Read More]