Reviews

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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Moontower Comedy: Day 3, featuring Maria Bamford, Chelsea Peretti, Dana Gould, more! (Photos)

Moontower Comedy: Day 3, featuring Maria Bamford, Chelsea Peretti, Dana Gould, more! (Photos)

By | April 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – First of all, major kudos are due to the organizers of the first annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest for refraining from naming their all-female stand-up show “Taco Party.” (It must have been especially hard to resist, considering that this lineup was...

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Moontower Comedy Fest: Nick Offerman offers oddly inspirational show of jokes, music, and more

Moontower Comedy Fest: Nick Offerman offers oddly inspirational show of jokes, music, and more

By | April 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- There’s no denying that Nick Offerman is a hot piece of comedy property right now. From his show stopping role as the iconic Ron Swanson to his celebrity power couple marriage to Megan Mullally (insofar as ubiquitous, beloved character actors can be considered a...

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Moontower Comedy Fest: Lovable Seth Meyers even more lovable as a stand-up comedian

Moontower Comedy Fest: Lovable Seth Meyers even more lovable as a stand-up comedian

By | April 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- Seth Meyers is a lot funnier than you'd think, and chances are you probably already find the affable, devastatingly handsome host of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update pretty damn funny. The Austin audience in attendance at Thursday night's Moontower Comedy Fest...

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Review: Dylan Brody’s new album is entertaining and funny, if a bit high-brow

Review: Dylan Brody’s new album is entertaining and funny, if a bit high-brow

By | April 11, 2012 at 11:08 am | No comments

I must admit: Dylan Brody’s latest album, Chronological Disorder, left me amused but somewhat perplexed. Disorder begins by introducing Brody as a “purveyor of fine words and phrases,” a description that could not be more apt. The comedian has found success not only in...

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Community recap: Jeff’s on drugs, Abed is broke and Britta is trying to save them both

Community recap: Jeff’s on drugs, Abed is broke and Britta is trying to save them both

By | March 23, 2012 at 10:05 am | 3 comments

Was I the only one confused at the start of this episode? I rewound it three times (is rewinding still a thing? I’m 80.) because I was sure it was an old episode. They’re back from break, it’s all New Year’s baby Jesus…what the hell? It’s March. Then I realized,...

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Review: New ‘Believer’ book with Sedaris, C.K., Oswalt and more, gives life to old tradition

Review: New ‘Believer’ book with Sedaris, C.K., Oswalt and more, gives life to old tradition

By | March 22, 2012 at 11:04 am | 4 comments

Ask a comedian for advice, and more likely than not, you’ll get a joke. Editor Eric Spitznagel at The Believer knows this, so he and Amy Sedaris started a humor/advice column and called it “Sedaratives.” In each issue of the magazine, “Sedaratives” is taken over by a...

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