Reviews

Dream team of SNL presidents turns up on Funny or Die

By | March 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm | One comment

It’s the interior of the White House, the president’s bedroom. It’s night. Gerald Ford stumbles in. He’s befuddled. He prat falls onto a table. “Live from New York…” But this is no Saturday Night Live sketch. History has come alive on Funny or Die in an exclusive,...

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Jennifer Lopez and the ladies impress with laughs on latest Saturday Night Live

By | March 1, 2010 at 11:39 am | One comment

Let’s hear it for the girls! First we got Jennifer Lopez pulling double-duty as guest and musical host of this week’s episode. But to top that, we also got a strong showing by female cast members Kristen Wiig, Nasim Pedrad, Jenny Slate and Abby Elliott throughout the show!...

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Ashton Kutcher unimpressive on SNL, but still plenty of laughs

By | February 8, 2010 at 11:40 am | No comments

Given how engaged and engaging Ashton Kutcher was prior to this week’s Saturday Night Live – hosting a series of live behind-the-scenes videos on Ustream – it was fair, I think, to assume that his fourth time hosting the show would inspire words like “edgy” and...

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Isaac Witty: Zero Balance

By | February 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm | No comments

With a name like Isaac Witty, you’d have, no, you’d better be funny, especially when telling not one, not two, but three consecutive cell phone jokes, the 21st century equivalent of the 20th century stand-up standby: the airline-food lament. It sounds like an improbable way...

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Mad Men’s Jon Hamm proves his comedic mettle on SNL

By | February 1, 2010 at 11:12 am | No comments

Funny. Really funny. Genuinely and truly funny! That’s not often said about modern Saturday Night Live, but that’s sure what we got on Saturday. Mad Men madman Jon Hamm hosted up a storm of characters and was sexy (almost) all over this week. Cutting to “clips” from his...

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Arj Barker: LYAO

By | January 22, 2010 at 12:08 am | No comments

While listening to LYAO, the new album from Arj Barker, it was hard for me to keep track of how often I found myself doubled over in laughter, hands on my head, shouting, “It’s so stupid!” Yet, to me, this is one of the best signs of great comedy: jokes that are so...

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Ryan Singer: How to Get High Without Drugs

By | January 19, 2010 at 11:22 pm | No comments

Although less incendiary than the explosive Lenny Bruce and more homespun than the irascible Bill Hicks, Ryan Singer nonetheless shares DNA with those great comic commandos, each of whom shot from the lip with howitzers. On How to Get High Without Drugs (Rooftop Comedy...

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Sigourney Weaver proves her star power on Saturday Night Live

By | January 18, 2010 at 11:53 am | No comments

Sigourney Weaver was the undisputed star of this week’s Saturday Night Live, and it’s not simply because she was the host. From the moment she took the stage for her monologue until she waved goodnight during the all-cast round-up, Weaver really dug in and owned her...

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Sarah Silverman Program screens two episodes of new season at live Q&A session

By | January 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_5975" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Sarah Silverman, Steve Agee, Laura Silverman last night at Largo in Los Angeles."][/caption] After over a full year off the air, the Sarah Silverman Program returns to Comedy Central next month, and the...

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