Reviews

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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Review: Carnage may seem pretentious but is laugh-out-loud funny

Review: Carnage may seem pretentious but is laugh-out-loud funny

By | January 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm | No comments

It's strange to think that anything billed as a comedy with big names gets undeservedly overlooked by comedy fans, but such is the case with Roman Polanski's adaptation of Yasmina Reza's hit stage play God of Carnage. With a stellar cast -- Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Cristoph...

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Parks and Rec: Leslie chooses a fish for her campaign manager, Ben languishes in the ‘90s

Parks and Rec: Leslie chooses a fish for her campaign manager, Ben languishes in the ‘90s

By | January 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm | No comments

Last time we saw Candidate Knope, she was enveloped in the warm and fuzzy metaphorical embrace of her co-workers that sprouted directly from their construction of a gingerbread house (oh, Christmas, ye are but a distant memory). See, she had been dumped by her campaign managers...

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30 Rock recap: Liz Lemon is not a crack whore, Jack’s not all-knowing, dancing and more!

30 Rock recap: Liz Lemon is not a crack whore, Jack’s not all-knowing, dancing and more!

By | January 13, 2012 at 11:07 am | No comments

Oh my crap, you guys – 30 Rock came back and I have a reason to live again! Thank God! I was nervous about this episode because of all the build-up. I mean, what if it wasn’t hilarious? What if I ended up being less turned on by Alec Baldwin now that he’s looking a bit...

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