Reviews

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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SXSW Comedy Day 5: Mike Birbiglia’s film ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ is raw, poignant, funny

SXSW Comedy Day 5: Mike Birbiglia’s film ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ is raw, poignant, funny

By | March 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm | 11 comments

AUSTIN -- Alright, y’all! We’ve officially passed the halfway point of South by Southwest, which means the interactive, tech-savvy nerds (in other words, my people) have departed to be replaced by hipsters in skintight jeans and horrifyingly thin mustaches. Dudes, please...

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Review: Doug Stanhope’s ‘Before Turning the Gun on Himself’ is lively, full of loathing

Review: Doug Stanhope’s ‘Before Turning the Gun on Himself’ is lively, full of loathing

By | March 7, 2012 at 11:55 am | One comment

Although Doug Stanhope doesn't stick a pistol in his mouth at the end of his new album, Before Turning the Gun on Himself, you'd have to admit it would be a killer closer. Instead, the comedy veteran turns the gun on society-- yet again, blasting away at a celebrity-obsessed...

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Barely there Lindsay Lohan flops in an otherwise standard Saturday Night Live

Barely there Lindsay Lohan flops in an otherwise standard Saturday Night Live

By | March 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments

Last night's Saturday Night Live was one of the most anticipated of the current season, seeing as constantly embattled actress Lindsay Lohan was returning as its host for her fourth time and after a six-year absence. So, how did she do? Well, she looks relatively healthy and...

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Book review: Sara Benincasa’s ‘Agorafabulous!’

Book review: Sara Benincasa’s ‘Agorafabulous!’

By | February 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm | No comments

Creating laughter is, of course, a comedian’s first goal. And for consumers of comedy, just laughing as a response to the action on stage or on screen or in a book is perfectly ok— that is, for the casual comedy observer. But for many of us a bit more damaged (or maybe we...

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Review: Tim & Eric flick delivers, but you might want to wait for its theatrical release

Review: Tim & Eric flick delivers, but you might want to wait for its theatrical release

By | February 2, 2012 at 10:56 am | 3 comments

First things first: If you don’t traditionally like Tim & Eric’s 11-minute episodes on Adult Swim, then their new film isn’t for you. If you’ve ever watched the first five minutes of one of their episodes, cringed and changed the channel, then their new film isn’t...

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Review: John Mulaney’s second comedy album ‘New In Town’ is exquisite

Review: John Mulaney’s second comedy album ‘New In Town’ is exquisite

By | February 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 2 comments

Comedian John Mulaney's second full-length album (and first hour-long stand-up special) New in Town has a light-heartedness about it that makes it not only funny, but also proves just how accessible Mulaney's comedic voice is. So it's still no wonder that in the last few years,...

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