TV/Movies

Is SNL trying to make us hate Dana Carvey with these promos?

By | February 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm | 3 comments

Who doesn't love Dana Carvey, right? We think maybe the folks had that in mind when they recorded these horrible promos to plug his hosting duties this Saturday. The challenge they sought? How many people can we get to turn against a comedy legend everyone...

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Logo network, Sarah Silverman developing Tig Notaro show

By | February 2, 2011 at 10:21 am | 2 comments

Tig Notaro first appeared on my radar during a visit to Los Angeles’s UCB Theater, where she told a hilariously awkward tale of her repeated chance encounters with 80s pop star Taylor Dayne. Fortunately, though, you soon won’t have to wait for her live act to catch her in...

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Big Brown Comedy Hour showcases “brown” comedians

By | January 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm | No comments

Comedy’s long been a space where the marginalized have had an opportunity to have candid conversations about their outsider status, and, ideally, connect with and educate the audience. Historically, that’s been especially true for black and Jewish comics, but these days,...

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Jesse Eisenberg, Nicki Minaj push SNL to one of its best episodes of the season

By | January 31, 2011 at 10:30 am | No comments

Too often SNL feels like it’s made up of recycled parts, as if more time was spent trying to fit the week’s guests into already planned parts rather than putting together sketches specifically for the guests on hand. This week, however, was different. While it wasn’t a...

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Comedian Charlie Callas dies at 86

By | January 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm | No comments

Charlie Callas, a stand-up comedian who worked in television, film, and onstage for 50 years, passed away Thursday in Las Vegas at age 86. He had an enviably active career in show biz: Callas regularly appeared on variety shows in the 1960s and made over fifty appearances on The...

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We can barely keep up with Chelsea Handler and Whitney Cummings

By | January 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm | One comment

Chelsea Handler might be the busiest comedienne on television right now. Days after E! announced their order for a pop culture commentary show (executive produced by Handler) and a behind-the-scenes exploration of Chelsea Lately, NBC has just announced they’ve picked up yet...

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Preview the new episode of Comedy Central’s SportsDome

By | January 24, 2011 at 11:29 am | No comments

As an occasional and less-than-hardcore fan of sports, I’m always thrilled to find sports shows that don’t analyze ad nauseum the mundane nuances of gameplay. Fortunately, Comedy Central's new show The Onion Sports Network's SportsDome lampoons that obsessive world of...

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VIDEO: Marc Maron on Conan; enough said

By | January 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm | 4 comments

If you watched Conan last night, you witnessed one of the stronger episodes since its premiere. The reason is simple: Marc Maron was one of Coco's guests. If you missed it, we've conveniently embedded that shit below. The main story Maron tells, about another one of his...

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Greg Proops, Bill Engvall will help generate laughs for GSN

By | January 19, 2011 at 11:43 am | One comment

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Greg Proops"][/caption] When I think of the Game Show Network (GSN), a few things come to mind: Gene Rayburn's incredibly trendy suits on the Match Game, Richard Dawson requesting kisses on the cheek from every female...

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