Reviews

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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Is ‘Seriously, Who Farted?’ Nick Swardson’s stand-up swan song?

By | October 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments

Nick Swardson likes to tell the media how eager he is to quit stand-up comedy -- he told me point blank a few months ago -- and focus all his attention on feature films. He should really reconsider. Not that a successful run as a scene-stealing thespian should be anything but...

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Greg Proops: Elsewhere

By | October 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm | No comments

The Great White Snark, Greg Proops, seizes pop culture in his jaw and punctures suck-up politicans, effed-up celebs and clueless civilians on Elsewhere, his furiously funny new CD from A Special Thing Records. Sit back from your CD player when listening to avoid being sprayed...

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Jim Jeffries shows his balls on Michigan stage

By | September 24, 2009 at 3:55 pm | No comments

You might think you know crazy comedy, but chances are, you ain’t got squat. If your idea of onstage wackiness conforms to the surrealistic antics of Andy Kauffman or the melon-smashing mania of Gallagher, clearly, you have a taste for the tame. Because, my friends, these...

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