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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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Review: Debut album from John Moses pushes boundaries, makes us laugh (a lot)

Review: Debut album from John Moses pushes boundaries, makes us laugh (a lot)

By | January 30, 2012 at 10:09 am | 8 comments

On his debut album, On The Edge (Uproar Entertainment), comedian John Moses warns listeners (and potential baby mamas), "I come from a long line of alcoholics and people with mental illnesses. I've got an uncle on each side that committed suicide, one of them was a murderer; you...

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30 Rock recap: Double dose of new episodes leaves us unsatisfied

30 Rock recap: Double dose of new episodes leaves us unsatisfied

By | January 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm | No comments

After such a rough year with so little Lemon in it, I’m sure we were all happy to find that this week we were given two brand new episodes of 30 Rock. When I say that I was happy, I am really understating it. I screamed with excitement like a little girl when I realized we...

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Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

By | January 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm | One comment

After watching three episodes of Showtime's new behind-the-curtain series, Inside Comedy, any rational entertainment goer will conclude, whether you like the series or not, that documentarian Ken Burns doesn't need to do a series called Comedy. The show features in-depth...

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