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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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Ricky Gervais is out, so who should host the Golden Globes next year?

Ricky Gervais is out, so who should host the Golden Globes next year?

By | January 18, 2012 at 11:42 am | No comments

If there’s one thing that makes award shows palatable, it’s Ricky Gervais at the hosting helm. He rarely shies away from skewering Hollywood’s finest, from Kim Kardashian to Mel Gibson. So I have to admit to being fairly bummed that Gervais apparently won’t be returning...

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On comedian Todd Glass coming out: a note from a friend

On comedian Todd Glass coming out: a note from a friend

By | January 18, 2012 at 11:15 am | 21 comments

photo by: Sharilyn Johnson On Monday’s episode of WTF with Marc Maron, stand-up comedian Todd Glass did something very brave. However, despite the news of Todd’s coming out of the closet, nothing about Todd has really changed. Todd is the same guy we’ve grown to adore...

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Watch Will Ferrell in the full trailer for Casa de mi Padre

Watch Will Ferrell in the full trailer for Casa de mi Padre

By | January 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm | No comments

In December the comedy world was gifted with a 30-second teaser trailer for Will Ferrell's upcoming Spanish-with-English-subtitles flick Casa de mi Padre. And today, we finally get the full trailer -- all two minutes of it -- of the movie centered around Armando Alvarez...

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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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Amidst controversy, David Letterman’s comedian booker Eddie Brill to leave post

Amidst controversy, David Letterman’s comedian booker Eddie Brill to leave post

By | January 17, 2012 at 11:54 am | 46 comments

Ever since the New York Times posted its story on Late Show with David Letterman stand-up comedian booker Eddie Brill on Jan. 11, Brill has been in the midst of a public relations nightmare. Mostly at issue, was the part of the piece that describes the qualities most important...

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Watch Stephen Colbert get the Taiwanese animation treatment

Watch Stephen Colbert get the Taiwanese animation treatment

By | January 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm | No comments

If you follow the news, chances are you’ve heard about Stephen Colbert’s run at the GOP presidential nomination down in his home state of South Carolina. And he’s been – well, his Super PAC has been – both chipping away at likely nominee Mitt Romney and highlighting...

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Comedian Todd Glass announces he’s gay on WTF with Marc Maron

Comedian Todd Glass announces he’s gay on WTF with Marc Maron

By | January 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 62 comments

Well-respected veteran comedian Todd Glass announced he was gay on today’s episode of WTF with Marc Maron. After a relatively short introduction, wherein Maron tells his listeners that Glass, 47, wanted to come on the show to say something important, the announcement was...

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