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David Cross will return to your television as Todd Margaret; IFC renews ‘Poor Decisions’

By | February 25, 2011 at 11:48 am | No comments

David Cross fans, this one’s for you: IFC has just renewed The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for a second season of six episodes, to begin airing in October. If you haven’t seen it, the show centers on – surprise – Todd Margaret, a man who talks his way into a high power position with Thunder Muscle, an energy drink company in London. Some well more...


Ass-kickin’ Amy Schumer is on the rise

By | January 20, 2011 at 8:20 am | No comments

At this stage in her career, it’s not at all difficult for any outlying individuals to reach this conclusion: Amy Schumer – comedian, actress, all-around awesome babe to the nth power – is poised to steal the “hardest working legs in showbiz” moniker from under the nose of an unsuspecting Tina Turner. Hyperbole, you say? Not in the least. Let’s assess. The more...


Saturday Night Live premiere relies on nostalgia, Amy Poehler, Katy Perry for laughs

By | September 27, 2010 at 11:02 am | No comments

The 36th season premiere of Saturday Night Live was pretty magical. Not in that hokey poetic way. I mean the show's overall impact relied on a bit of a slight-of-hand approach -- or as host Amy Poehler's husband Will Arnett might have said on Arrested Development, "It's an illuuuuuusion!" But let's come back to that. First, let's hear from the host herself. Now, that more...


Dane Cook chats with Marc Maron: A study on first impressions and the 'real' self

By | July 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm | 16 comments

I just listened to Marc Maron's incredibly enlightening Dane Cook interview from this week’s episode of WTF with Marc Maron. It got me thinking about my own experiences getting into comedy under the shadow of Cook. Shortly after I started doing stand-up, I was talking shit about Dane Cook. It seemed, at the time, a rite of passage for new comics. It seemed that more...


Orbit gum enlists Will Arnett, Jason Bateman more for TV ad campaign

By | June 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 3 comments

Orbit has thrown together an all star cast for the first segment of their new online series, “Orbit Dirty Shorts.” Sure, it may only be a glorified commercial, but with the comedic talents of Arrested Development’s Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, Aubrey Plaza (the cute girl from Funny People) and Rachel Harris (Stu’s horrifying girlfriend in The Hangover), it’s more...


Preview the new David Cross, Will Arnett Series

By | December 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm | No comments

You know that whispered-about David Cross series? The one that was shot in the UK, and reunites the acid-tongued funnyman with his former Arrested Development co-star Will Arnett? You can watch it now! In this very hilarious clip from The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, we see Arnett as a brassy executive who chooses Cross’ Todd Margaret to head up a new more...


David Cross: Drunk on the power of comedy

By | August 31, 2009 at 12:00 pm | One comment

Comedy nerds, rejoice! David Cross's relative absence from your world is over. He's back with a new book, a new tour and the same attitude. For the past year or so, David Cross fans, and there are many, have been going through withdrawal. Aside from a one-off live appearance here and there, the comedian, writer and actor has kept pretty much off the radar. Re-watching more...


Column: Comedy Matters with Mike Birbiglia, Lewis Black, more

By | January 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments

MY "BEST FRIEND" RICHARD BELZER So I’m at The Friars Club at the book party for Richard Belzer’s new book, I Am Not A Cop, which right away surprised me because I was certain he was—a cop, that is. As one who believes everything he sees on TV, as I’m sure you do, it was absolutely shocking to find out that Belzer is not really a cop. “Belz” as he’s known more...