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T.J. Miller talks about his harsh criticism of Dane Cook

T.J. Miller talks about his harsh criticism of Dane Cook

By | January 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm | 27 comments

If you've been following the TMZ-ish look into stand-up comedy recently, you'll know that comedians TJ Miller called out Dane Cook in a Twitter rant about his drop in set at the Hollywood Laugh Factory for being unnecessarily mean and grotesque on stage. Cook told Laughspin...

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Watch Steven Wright and Craig Ferguson try to out-weird each other

Watch Steven Wright and Craig Ferguson try to out-weird each other

By | January 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm | No comments

While the traditional formula of a two-hander still works to this day (one plays "straight," one plays crazy), a pair playing crazy in their own respective ways can be one of the most delightful things to watch. Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, for example, hosting anything from...

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Dana Gould returns to television with a stellar stand-up set on Kimmel

Dana Gould returns to television with a stellar stand-up set on Kimmel

By | January 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm | No comments

If you've been wondering what Dana Gould, longtime writer for The Simpsons, former writer at the Ben Stiller Show, and esteemed stand-up comedian (Chris Rock admitted to admiring Gould while auditioning for Saturday Night Live) has been up to-- besides making this amazing short,...

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Why the folks upset over little Lily on Modern Family dropping the F-bomb are crazy

Why the folks upset over little Lily on Modern Family dropping the F-bomb are crazy

By | January 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments

For a show as beloved by both critics and key demographics as Modern Family is, it was only a matter of time before someone bothered to find something to pick on. Last night's episode is such a case as it focuses on the daughter of Cam and Mitchell (Eric Stonestreet and Jesse...

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Thanks to Scott Aukerman and friends, a Rocky vs Rambo movie script exists

Thanks to Scott Aukerman and friends, a Rocky vs Rambo movie script exists

By | January 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm | No comments

It is an observable phenomenon that many beloved comedians hang out with each other and, when they do, they often come up with really funny ideas-- many of which will never see the light of day. Like, the groundbreaking web series where comedians go from town to town looking...

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Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

By | January 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm | One comment

After watching three episodes of Showtime's new behind-the-curtain series, Inside Comedy, any rational entertainment goer will conclude, whether you like the series or not, that documentarian Ken Burns doesn't need to do a series called Comedy. The show features in-depth...

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When comedians write poetry

When comedians write poetry

By | January 17, 2012 at 9:05 pm | 2 comments

Often, the context in which poetry and comedy come together is one of ridicule. Many comedians will poke fun at the unchecked artistic license in being maudlin, depressing, alienating and overly political; these are things that poets are often guilty of. Yet, what's hardly seen...

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Review: Carnage may seem pretentious but is laugh-out-loud funny

Review: Carnage may seem pretentious but is laugh-out-loud funny

By | January 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm | No comments

It's strange to think that anything billed as a comedy with big names gets undeservedly overlooked by comedy fans, but such is the case with Roman Polanski's adaptation of Yasmina Reza's hit stage play God of Carnage. With a stellar cast -- Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Cristoph...

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Watch Bill Murray, Frances McDormand in the trailer for Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

Watch Bill Murray, Frances McDormand in the trailer for Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

By | January 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm | No comments

As one can clearly see from the trailer of Wes Anderson's latest film Moonrise Kingdom, not much has changed in the realm of all things Wes Anderson. There are still plenty of cool, well-respected, famous actors (Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Frances McDormand), there's...

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