Reviews

Tom McCaffrey: Lou Diamond Phillips?

By | September 15, 2008 at 3:48 pm | No comments

From the look of things, Tom McCaffrey is just another weed freak with a burgers-and-fries body, the sort of inert stoner who considers pushing his luck a strenuous cardio workout. Maybe this is why Mom told us never to judge a comic by his CD cover…or something like...

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Mitch Hedberg: Do You Believe in Gosh?

By | August 24, 2008 at 11:17 pm | One comment

“That’s a retarded joke, I know,” Mitch Hedberg proclaims after he tells a joke wherein his vodka-soaked Hoover is so drunk it can’t vacuum in a straight line. The self-effacing Hedberg uses the phrase and slight variations thereof throughout the nearly 40 minutes of...

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John Roy: Dressed for Recess

By | August 11, 2008 at 3:00 am | No comments

Even the most casual fan of stand-up comedy would agree that one of the main ingredients of a successful act is likability. Regardless of the comic’s tone, creativity, edginess or lack thereof, there’s got to be something that you like about that guy or woman onstage. So in...

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Christopher Titus: Norman Rockwell is Bleeding

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:20 pm | No comments

A hero of American dysfunction, comedian Christopher Titus has given broken families and their broken dreams an artistic voice in a mass appeal way for nearly a decade. To those not completely familiar with his rather colorful upbringing, here’s the beginning: Titus was...

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Michael Ian Black: My Custom Van

By | July 14, 2008 at 1:01 am | No comments

So, really, just who is the real Michael Ian Black? What sort of conversation might you expect to get were you to encounter him, one on one? Does he have a favorite color, and if so, is it green? (They say geniuses pick green). It’s hard to say, seeing as how Black is the kind...

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Lisa Landry: Put Your Keys in the Keybowl

By | July 7, 2008 at 1:05 am | No comments

Throughout the nearly 40 minutes of comedy on her new album, Put Your Keys in the Keybowl, comedian Lisa Landry creates a place where the concept of femininity doesn’t necessarily adhere to society’s stereotypes about what a female is. It’s a place where the woman -- or at...

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Andi Smith: Homeperm

By | June 16, 2008 at 1:39 am | 3 comments

OK, so you may not need to shower in Lysol after listening to Homeperm, but you may want to keep a spray bottle of boiled water nearby so you can at least sponge-bathe (with the rough side of the sponge or maybe even steel wool). After all, you may feel more than dirty, you may...

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Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies

By | June 9, 2008 at 1:02 am | No comments

For comedians who have impressed the masses on television and in movies, it's easy for them to slip quietly away from their roots in stand-up comedy. For many, it turns out that the sweating and the toiling on smoky stages was just a means to an end. And for Dana Carvey the end...

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Lewis Black: Me of Little Faith

By | May 26, 2008 at 1:04 am | 2 comments

By Jonathan Wexler While Lewis Black's second book,  Me of Little Faith, is no doubt funny, the Comedy Central favorite and veteran comedian's collection of essays delve into highly philosophical territory, constantly exploring the author's spiritual evolution and ultimately...

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