Reviews

Russell Brand at Just For Laughs, Chicago (Review)

Russell Brand at Just For Laughs, Chicago (Review)

By | June 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm | One comment

CHICAGO -- It was a curious choice for Russell Brand to enter the Just For Laughs headlining stage to the Oasis track "Cigarettes & Alcohol," considering that the famously sober comedian imbibes in neither. That said, his set was loaded to the gills with familiar stories...

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John Oliver is great as The Daily Show host, obviously (Video)

John Oliver is great as The Daily Show host, obviously (Video)

By | June 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm | No comments

If last night was the first time you ever watched The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – we’re making believe, ok?! – you would’ve simply assumed that Jon Stewart was a 35 year-old British dude. But what did you expect? Oliver has been nothing but brilliant through his...

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Why you should watch Jim Breuer’s new comedy special And Laughter for All

Why you should watch Jim Breuer’s new comedy special And Laughter for All

By | June 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments

If you’ve been following veteran comedian and former Saturday Night Live star Jim Breuer’s stand-up comedy career over the last few years, you’re well aware the guy formerly most known as Goat Boy and uber pothead Brian from the cult comedy Half-Baked, has changed the...

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Michael Cera’s short film Brazzaville Teen-ager is a work of art, if not funny (Video + Review)

Michael Cera’s short film Brazzaville Teen-ager is a work of art, if not funny (Video + Review)

By | April 23, 2013 at 11:19 am | 4 comments

There's surely more succinct ways in which to espouse the power of music or to explore the complications inherent in relationships between parents and their offspring than to produce a nearly 20-minute art film: Music can heal. Also, sometimes it's hard to talk to your dad....

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Jimmy Kimmel, Hannibal Buress, Chris Hardwick drop by Shorty Awards to deliver much needed laughs (Review)

Jimmy Kimmel, Hannibal Buress, Chris Hardwick drop by Shorty Awards to deliver much needed laughs (Review)

By | April 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm | 11 comments

The winner of the Best Comedian on Twitter goes to...Rafinha Bastos! Wait, who? Here's the deal:  Bastos is a Brazilian stand-up comedian and television personality south of the Equator. And by the way, Brazil is only slightly smaller than the States, both by population and...

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‘A Universal Language’ is a confrontational, hilarious study in comedy and religion (Review)

‘A Universal Language’ is a confrontational, hilarious study in comedy and religion (Review)

By | April 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments

If not for the recent success of Argo, it'd be difficult to imagine a more unlikely film premise then one in which a group of clueless do-gooders purposely place themselves in harms way within the politically charged Middle East. But that's precisely the premise of Igal Hecht's...

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Sadiki Fuller’s album Single Again: clean comedy with just enough edge (Review)

Sadiki Fuller’s album Single Again: clean comedy with just enough edge (Review)

By | April 2, 2013 at 10:19 am | 3 comments

Sadiki Fuller’s latest album, Single Again (Uproar! Entertainment) offers a well-crafted behind-the-scenes view into the comedian’s personal and romantic life that proves that there is most definitely a place for clean humor in today’s comedy scene. The San Francisco...

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Gilda’s LaughFest review: Lewis Black makes our imminent demise fun

Gilda’s LaughFest review: Lewis Black makes our imminent demise fun

By | March 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS – Despite the insanely vigorous national touring schedule – including many stops in Michigan – he’s maintained over the years, it has been a long time since Lewis Black has set foot in Grand Rapids. Leave it to the organizers at Gilda's LaughFest (of which...

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Equally intelligent and silly, Ryan Singer’s ‘Comedy Wonder Town’ is essential listening (Review)

Equally intelligent and silly, Ryan Singer’s ‘Comedy Wonder Town’ is essential listening (Review)

By | November 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm | 2 comments

With his high-energy delivery and unpretentious leanings, there’s not a lot to dislike about comedian Ryan Singer. And it’s not just us saying it: In the last few years, he’s won over audiences headlining the nation’s finer comedy clubs and was hailed by Marc Maron in...

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