Reviews

Johnny Pemberton, Ron Funches, Carl Donnelly impress as New Faces at Just For Laughs (group two)

Johnny Pemberton, Ron Funches, Carl Donnelly impress as New Faces at Just For Laughs (group two)

By | July 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments

MONTREAL – After the rich and varied display of the comics from the early, 7 pm incarnation of the New Faces show, the 9 pm-ers were left with an order to fill about as tall as first rounder Cy Amundson. (Seriously, have you seen that guy? They don’t call him the Larry Bird...

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Jerrod Carmichael, Ali Wong, Cy Amundson lead the pack of New Faces at Just For Laughs (group one)

Jerrod Carmichael, Ali Wong, Cy Amundson lead the pack of New Faces at Just For Laughs (group one)

By | July 28, 2011 at 11:49 am | One comment

MONTREAL – Paris may be the city of lights, but its funky, badass little sister Montreal is all lit up like a Christmas tree this week. And few individuals seem to shine more vibrantly than the 16 who stood onstage last night at the L’Astral club and gave the world a reason...

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Adam Newman: “Not For Horses” (Review)

Adam Newman: “Not For Horses” (Review)

By | July 25, 2011 at 11:56 am | 3 comments

Adam Newman’s debut album Not for Horses (Rooftop Comedy Productions) is a diverse collection of observations from the mind of an intelligent, young comedian. Need proof? Newman spans everything from embarrassing public exploits while dog-sitting, the obvious lack of...

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Dave Waite: “Kaboom” (Review)

Dave Waite: “Kaboom” (Review)

By | July 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments

About halfway through Kaboom (available July 19), comedian Dave Waite pointedly declares, “I need a hobby.” Virtually obsessed with “ladies,” “titty bars” and all things porn, the Cincinnati native’s 41-and-a-half minute debut album covers a variety of topics,...

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Tommy Johnagin: “Stand Up Comedy 2″ (Review)

Tommy Johnagin: “Stand Up Comedy 2″ (Review)

By | July 12, 2011 at 9:23 pm | One comment

It’s no secret among my circle of friends that I gravitate towards edgy comedy. I love being punched in the gut by a barrage of vulgarity and shock à la George Carlin, Bob Saget, even Louis C.K. or Marc Maron. I want to come out of a show with my soul destroyed and my faith...

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Sarah Silverman live in Tel Aviv, Israel (Review)

By | June 27, 2011 at 10:15 am | No comments

TEL AVIV -- Last week Sarah Silverman was invited to participate in Israel’s third annual Presidential Conference, after which she performed two shows in Tel Aviv. The first of her two shows took place on Saturday night at Yarkon Park’s Wohl Amphitheatre, where the crowd...

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Christopher Titus: Neverlution

By | June 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm | No comments

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…auditioning for another sequel to Jackass: Yup, that about summarizes the thesis of Neverlution, Christopher Titus’ latest riotous eruption from Comedy Central Records (available on June 28). The companion...

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Christopher Titus: “Neverlution” (Review)

By | June 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm | No comments

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…auditioning for another sequel to Jackass: Yup, that about summarizes the thesis of Neverlution, Christopher Titus’ latest riotous eruption from Comedy Central Records (available on June 28). The companion...

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Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup

By | June 16, 2011 at 10:42 am | No comments

Only a certain kind of comic can adventurously open his set with a death riff. For lack of a better word (because there is no other word, until now), we will call this sort of confidently kooky comedian: grimsical. Yeah, yeah: half grim, half whimsical. Norm Macdonald acts...

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