Reviews

Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening

By | January 13, 2010 at 10:42 pm | No comments

Aziz Ansari, a new star in the comedy world, offers an album of confident, fast-paced, and though at times overly energetic, hilarious and unconventional material. Though he rose into the limelight partly on the merits of a little character called RAAAAAAAANDY, who appears in...

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Saturday Night Live’s new season begins slowly with few highlights

By | January 11, 2010 at 10:58 am | No comments

Happy New Year! It’s a brand new decade and Saturday Night Live is back. But don’t get your hopes up too high. Winter break, it seems, did little to inspire the show’s writers. Let’s face it, when you’ve got a former basketball star with no acting range as your first...

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John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show

By | January 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm | No comments

People planning to watch John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show may want to reserve their own sofas to assure getting a good seat to this comedy-show equivalent of an all-star game. The lineups for the series, which premieres Friday at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central, are teeming with...

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Kristin Key: Where the Cab Takes You…

By | January 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm | No comments

Kristin Key, a Texas native and veteran of Last Comic Standing, has a comedic quality that is equally destructive and beneficial: she’s a people pleaser. On Where the Cab Takes You, her second album, Key offers slice of life jokes (and songs) about getting drunk, getting high,...

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Review: Saturday Night Live, Dec. 19 with James Franco

By | December 21, 2009 at 12:38 pm | No comments

Dec. 19, 2009 — Host: James Franco — Musical Guest: Muse “Make this the best SNL Christmas show of all time.” That was the final career suggestion host James Franco pulled from the lottery-like bin he employed during his monologue this weekend. “Not a chance,” he...

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Review: Saturday Night Live, Dec. 12

By | December 14, 2009 at 11:09 am | No comments

Dec. 12, 2009 -- Host: Taylor Lautner -- Musical Guest: Bon Jovi SNL shows no indication of letting up on the Tiger Woods jokes anytime soon. The tone was set with an "Adulterers Press Conference" cold open, in which politicians John Edwards (Will Forte), Mark Sanford (Jason...

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Patton Oswalt proves storytelling prowess at NY Comedy Festival

By | November 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Have you ever seen one of those comics who tells really long stories, that might have been funny when they happened, but don’t really go anywhere onstage? Those people should see Patton Oswalt. Over the years, the short (look how tiny he looks in that not-so-great pic to the...

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Doug Stanhope does the anti-comedy fest thing

By | November 10, 2009 at 5:38 pm | One comment

During a weekend of New York Comedy Festival shows at huge theater venues like Town Hall and Carnegie Hall, there was something different happening downtown and appropriately off the radar. Doug Stanhope was doing a five-show, three-night stand at Comix. Stanhope, a 20-year...

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Michael Ian Black, Doug Benson and more launch WitStream

By | November 4, 2009 at 5:06 pm | No comments

WitStream, the new Twitter-like site that focuses on the tweets of comedians, enjoyed a festive launch on Monday night at Comix in New York City. Michael Ian Black, who co-founded the site, hosted the show. He was also on-hand throughout, critiquing the live feed of his peers’...

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