Reviews

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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Doug Benson: ‘Smug Life’ (Review)

Doug Benson: ‘Smug Life’ (Review)

By | July 5, 2012 at 11:41 am | No comments

The Comedy King of the Stoners is back this year with an intriguing experiment. Doug Benson released his double CD, Smug Life, this week through Comedy Central Records. Here's the deal: He recorded two shows, as usual on 4/20 (hehe), at Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue,...

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Nato Green: ‘The Nato Green Party’ (Review)

Nato Green: ‘The Nato Green Party’ (Review)

By | June 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm | No comments

“I’m a San Francisco native. I come from a left-wing, Jewish intellectual family,” Nato Green sums up himself, and, unintentionally, his stand-up act on his debut album The Nato Green Party, released through Rooftop Comedy Productions. The...

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Robert Duchaine: ‘Offensive…And Not In A Good Way’ (Review)

Robert Duchaine: ‘Offensive…And Not In A Good Way’ (Review)

By | June 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm | One comment

Comedian Robert Duchaine’s new album Offensive…And Not In A Good Way is a candid, blunt look inside of the mind of a veteran, workhorse comedian. A touring comic who's a regular in rooms throughout Las Vegas, Duchaine began a career as a stand-up after realizing that the...

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Review: Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Blow Your Pants Off’ is a super collection of ‘Late Night’ musical moments

Review: Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Blow Your Pants Off’ is a super collection of ‘Late Night’ musical moments

By | June 6, 2012 at 9:26 am | One comment

Jimmy Fallon’s highly-anticipated album, Blow Your Pants Off, available June 12, will surely satisfy the Late Night host’s biggest fans, but offers few surprises to “blow” your mind. It’s a collection of moving, hilarious, and energetic tunes, pulled from some of the...

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Review: Tenacious D’s ‘Rize of the Fenix’ is better than most ‘real’ rock albums

Review: Tenacious D’s ‘Rize of the Fenix’ is better than most ‘real’ rock albums

By | May 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments

“When the Pick of Destiny was released it was a bomb, and all the critics said that The D was done. The sun had set and the chapter had closed. But one thing no one thought about was The D would rise again -- just like the phoenix.” These words enticingly open Tenacious...

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The Occasional gives you reason to fall in love with Funny Or Die all over again

The Occasional gives you reason to fall in love with Funny Or Die all over again

By | May 14, 2012 at 11:41 pm | No comments

The only reason I buy magazines anymore is so that I can cut out pictures of celebrity bodies and paste my head on them for my inspiration board. So, when I heard Funny or Die had an iPad magazine called The Occasional, I didn’t think it would be of any use to me. Often,...

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Moontower Comedy Fest closes brilliantly with Wanda Sykes and improv from Theme Park

Moontower Comedy Fest closes brilliantly with Wanda Sykes and improv from Theme Park

By | April 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – If parting is such sweet sorrow, than the departure of the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest feels a lot like scarfing down Girl Scout cookies while sobbing. “Next year, we plan to make this the second largest comedy festival in North America,” proclaimed one of...

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