Reviews

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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Comedian Paul Morrissey’s new album is challenging for at-home listeners (Review + audio)

Comedian Paul Morrissey’s new album is challenging for at-home listeners (Review + audio)

By | October 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm | One comment

Sometimes a crowd just isn’t on your side. Sometimes, timing isn’t on your side. And sometimes, the powers combine, and the time you’ve chosen to record your comedy album happens to be a time when the crowd doesn’t want to listen to or laugh at your jokes. This seems to...

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World famous Comic Strip gets the book treatment in ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’

World famous Comic Strip gets the book treatment in ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’

By | October 22, 2012 at 11:02 am | 2 comments

If you consider yourself a comedy nerd in any capacity, next time you visit New York City, you'll need to drop by the legendary Comic Strip Live, which sits proudly on Manhattan's Upper East Side. It's where a seemingly countless number of iconic comedians got their start: Chris...

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Tom Segura takes hilarious aim at everyone on ‘White Girls with Cornrows’ (Review + audio)

Tom Segura takes hilarious aim at everyone on ‘White Girls with Cornrows’ (Review + audio)

By | October 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Throughout his sophomore release, comedian Tom Segura offers a hilariously cynical view of modern society, poignant ruminations about the people around us and, perhaps most importantly, some words of wisdom, a portion of which center around the title of the album, White Girls...

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