TV/Movies

Review: Tom Papa’s ‘Live in New York City’ is a satisfying slab of honest comedy

Review: Tom Papa’s ‘Live in New York City’ is a satisfying slab of honest comedy

By | January 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm | 4 comments

It’s been six years since the comedy world has had access to a new, proper Tom Papa album. And even then, although it was excellent, his album Calm, Cool & Collected was only 35 minutes! Boo! Also, hiss. Luckily, it’s not like Papa has been gone from our sights; far from...

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Listen to NPR’s 38-minute interview with Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

Listen to NPR’s 38-minute interview with Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

By | January 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm | No comments

Portlandia's second season debuts tomorrow on IFC at 10 pm ET! And the show's stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein sat down with Terry Gross, of NPR's Fresh Air recently. It aired this morning. And you can listen to the entire thing here. You. Are....

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Poll: Would you pay money to watch a Bridesmaids sequel without Kristen Wiig?

Poll: Would you pay money to watch a Bridesmaids sequel without Kristen Wiig?

By | January 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm | 17 comments

When a comedy flick costs $32 million to make and then grosses $288 million worldwide, it's a given: you make a sequel-- no matter how flimsy the thematic reasoning may be. So, it's no surprise that Universal is working on a sequel to the wildly successful Bridesmaids. But...

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Watch Tracy Morgan talk about his new fiancee, 30 Rock and why he hates wearing underwear

Watch Tracy Morgan talk about his new fiancee, 30 Rock and why he hates wearing underwear

By | January 5, 2012 at 11:21 am | 6 comments

In exactly one week (Jan. 12), season six of 30 Rock will premiere on NBC at 8 pm ET. And like they do in the biz, the cast has been making the rounds on the television to help promote this fact. Alec Baldwin even got thrown off a plane! Although it wasn’t officially a...

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Watch five minutes of John Mulaney’s new stand-up comedy special

Watch five minutes of John Mulaney’s new stand-up comedy special

By | January 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm | 5 comments

John Mulaney has been one of the most exciting comedians to watch in the last few years. He's grown from one of New York City's favorite downtown comics to one of the nation's most sought-after talents, scoring a staff writing gig at Saturday Night Live in 2008, releasing his...

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Spend 24 minutes behind the scenes at ‘Portlandia’ with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

Spend 24 minutes behind the scenes at ‘Portlandia’ with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

By | December 29, 2011 at 11:07 am | No comments

Portlandia's second season on IFC is fast approaching, comedy nerds. In fact, we're just eight days away from the bizarrely funny sketch show's Jan. 6 premiere (10 pm ET)! So, to further whet your appetite for the second coming of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and co.,...

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Watch the red band trailer of Broken Lizard’s sperm heist flick ‘The Babymakers’

Watch the red band trailer of Broken Lizard’s sperm heist flick ‘The Babymakers’

By | December 27, 2011 at 10:19 am | 6 comments

Back in June we got word that Olivia Munn was cast in The Babymakers, the newest project from Broken Lizard, the writing, producing and acting team that has gifted the comedy world with cult classics like Super Troopers and Beerfest. The flick follows a young couple (Munn and...

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Tim Minchin gets rightfully pissed after he’s cut from a television Christmas special

Tim Minchin gets rightfully pissed after he’s cut from a television Christmas special

By | December 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm | 4 comments

Musical comedian Tim Minchin was scheduled to be on a super-popular Christmas special on British television. Not only was he scheduled, he wrote a song specifically for the program, showed up to the taping and performed the shit out of said song. Cameras were rolling. It was...

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Watch five glorious minutes of Aubrey Plaza on ‘Parks and Recreation’

Watch five glorious minutes of Aubrey Plaza on ‘Parks and Recreation’

By | December 23, 2011 at 10:42 am | No comments

It'll be weeks before we get to see new episodes of Parks and Recreation. But the folks at NBC know how to keep our interest in the meantime. Or, they know how to keep my interest, anyway. They've put together a best-of reel of Aubrey Plaza's finest moments throughout her time...

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