Reviews

Tyler Boeh will be your Carpool Companion, will also make you laugh (Review + audio)

Tyler Boeh will be your Carpool Companion, will also make you laugh (Review + audio)

By | September 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 3 comments

Every now and then, a comedy album comes along that is so entertaining, so enthralling, that it pulls you in like an old-timey radio program; nothing else exists. Your focus is entirely on every word the comedian says. Enter comedian Tyler Boeh – a native of Portland, OR who...

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Comedy Night for Xbox 360 is more realistic — for better or worse — than you’d expect (Review)

Comedy Night for Xbox 360 is more realistic — for better or worse — than you’d expect (Review)

By | September 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm | 4 comments

As a comic, I have a recurring dream of getting on stage, performing new material, getting no response, and then realizing I just performed all my jokes in my underwear. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be happy to know that your dreams can now come true, for about a...

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Myq Kaplan, Micah Sherman offer brainy musical comedy on ‘Please Be Seated’ (Review + audio)

Myq Kaplan, Micah Sherman offer brainy musical comedy on ‘Please Be Seated’ (Review + audio)

By | September 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm | One comment

Musical comedy is a well-worn path yet it’s one in which few have conquered— Garfunkel and Oates, Stephen Lynch and Bo Burnham (to name just three) are brave artists who have turned the historically schlocky sub-genre into something intelligent and consistently funny. Not...

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Chris Maddock: Point of Entry (Review)

Chris Maddock: Point of Entry (Review)

By | August 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 3 comments

If you aren’t familiar with the comedy of Chris Maddock, you may want to get to know him a little better as he’s quickly making a name for himself on the national comedy circuit. The Minneapolis-based comedian recently released his debut comedy CD Point of Entry via Stand...

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New Daniel Tosh show ‘Brickleberry’ provides ammunition for fake outrage enthusiasts (Review)

New Daniel Tosh show ‘Brickleberry’ provides ammunition for fake outrage enthusiasts (Review)

By | August 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments

Let me give all the fake outrage enthusiasts a head start on their Change.org petitions, their Facebook protest groups and their calls to television execs concerning Comedy Central’s new animated series Brickleberry. Here are the things about which you’ll be outraged: the...

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James Adomian: ‘Low Hangin Fruit’ (Review)

James Adomian: ‘Low Hangin Fruit’ (Review)

By | August 10, 2012 at 8:53 am | No comments

Comedian and actor James Adomian is no stranger to the stand-up spotlight, having been featured in the top 10 on season seven of Last Comic Standing as well having toured the nation performing with A-list comedians and at left-wing and progressive political events...

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Adam Cayton-Holland, Mike Drucker, Will Weldon highlight New Faces, group 2

Adam Cayton-Holland, Mike Drucker, Will Weldon highlight New Faces, group 2

By | July 28, 2012 at 10:49 am | 2 comments

MONTREAL -- Maybe I’m sick and twisted or just simply near laugh-impenetrable because of the sheer number of live comedy shows, albums, specials, books and DVDs I consume throughout the year, but a well-written suicide joke delivered at the start of your set at the start of a...

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David Angelo, Joe Wengert, Jamie Lee highlight New Faces, group one

David Angelo, Joe Wengert, Jamie Lee highlight New Faces, group one

By | July 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- Last night, the 20 New Faces of this year's Just For Laughs showcased their wares. As is the case every year, it's one of the highlights of the weeks-long event. Split into two groups, both shows were masterfully hosted by comedy veteran Alonzo Bodden, who was a New...

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A few thoughts on the Del Close Marathon and the original UCB crew’s closing performance

A few thoughts on the Del Close Marathon and the original UCB crew’s closing performance

By | July 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 3 comments

For 14 years, improv comedians nationwide have flocked to New York City for one weekend to celebrate the best of their craft and the founding father of long form improv, Del Close. The Del Close Marathon was started by the original members of the Upright Citizens Brigade and the...

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