Opinion

Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes but more accurate — Aug. 8 – 14

Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes but more accurate — Aug. 8 – 14

By | August 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Aries: Hey, you know how you like whistling that solo from that Scorpion’s song, “Winds of Change?” This week I want you to work on never doing that again. It’s really fucking annoying. Your lucky element is Paladium. Taurus: This week I want you to fly like an eagle....

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Rory Scovel successfully does stand-up in total darkness, accompanied by live music

Rory Scovel successfully does stand-up in total darkness, accompanied by live music

By | August 3, 2011 at 11:42 am | 2 comments

When performing comedy in front of a live audience, it's strongly recommended that the stage be lit. If specifically performing stand-up, it's also recommended that indie rock music not be playing during the performance. Given how obvious those two observations are, going...

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“30 Rock” will go on without Alec Baldwin, says Lorne Michaels; but, should it?

“30 Rock” will go on without Alec Baldwin, says Lorne Michaels; but, should it?

By | August 2, 2011 at 9:26 am | 2 comments

Remember a while back when Alec Baldwin was all “Show’s over!” in regard to 30 Rock’s next season? He hasn’t commented on the series’ longevity in recent days, but executive producer and Saturday Night Live godfather Lorne Michaels has. And all I have to say is… uh...

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GQ lists the most stylish comedians of all time; and Greg Proops is not on the list

GQ lists the most stylish comedians of all time; and Greg Proops is not on the list

By | August 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm | No comments

Today, GQ released yet-another comedy-related feature online. I say "another" because you can see their official Comedy Issue on stands now; the cover subject is none other than a half naked Mila Kunis, Makes sense, right? Eh. You can read more of my thoughts on that...

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Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes, but more accurate — Aug. 1 – Aug. 7

Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes, but more accurate — Aug. 1 – Aug. 7

By | August 1, 2011 at 9:49 am | No comments

Aries: Adam Sandler is going to offer you a lead role in his new movie. Turn it down. I still want the time back I spent watching the trailer for Grown Ups. And, you’re not going crazy, Rob Schneider really has been following you. He’s hoping to piggyback his way onto the...

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Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

By | July 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm | 3 comments

MONTREAL – Andy Kindler is a force; perhaps even The Force of which that nut Obi-Wan was always flapping his old man space gums about. Watching him perform… well, I hesitate to use the exhausting phrase “comedian’s comedian,” for fear of riddling this recap with...

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Comedian Moshe Kasher’s book is going to be amazing

Comedian Moshe Kasher’s book is going to be amazing

By | July 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm | One comment

When we (then, Punchline Magazine) named rising comedian Moshe Kasher a comic to watch in 2009, we weren't foolin' around. We knew a few things. First, we knew the dude was funny onstage; he comes at you with a wholly unique hostile-meets-damaged delivery. It's fucking...

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Five movies that will restore your faith in romantic comedies

Five movies that will restore your faith in romantic comedies

By | July 21, 2011 at 11:41 pm | One comment

If you've happened to catch even just the trailers for most romantic comedies, let's say, in the last decade, you've probably soured on the entire genre. Even now, as studios childishly duke it out by having their versions of the "anti-romantic comedy" (No Strings Attached,...

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Laughspin analysis: When is it ok to laugh at dark comedy?

Laughspin analysis: When is it ok to laugh at dark comedy?

By | July 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 3 comments

While it's great that comedians are getting appreciated on America's Got Talent, hearing Piers Morgan call J. Chris Newberg's peformance "startlingly inappropriate" and Sharon Osbourne comment that his song was "just so, so wrong" is more than slightly obtuse (see video below)....

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