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Friday, June 27 2014

Is There Anything Rob Brydon Can’t Do?

Sometimes it seems like Rob Brydon is everywhere in the comedy world. And that's a good thing.


Tuesday, December 31 2013

Rob Delaney’s Zany, Surrealist, and Frequently Ribald Humor

Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. is the laugh riot one would hope for, coming from Twitter comedian extraordinaire, Rob Delaney.


Wednesday, June 12 2013

The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.


Monday, May 6 2013

Political, Pointed, and Peculiar: Armando Iannucci, Comedy Genius

Armando Iannucci's The Thick of It and Veep have solidified his legacy as a political satirist, but we mustn't forget the impact his other works have had on culture and comedy.


Tuesday, April 23 2013

On the Band That’s Pelted with Frozen Fish Fingers: ‘Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced’

Though it’s earned the tagline, “Norway’s This Is Spinal Tap”, Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced is far more subtle than that, and much closer in tone to BBC’s The Office.


Wednesday, October 19 2011

He Performs This Way: ‘Weird Al Yankovic: Live! - The Alpocalypse Tour’

"Weird Al" live is as great a concert spectacle as you will ever see. If for some reason you can't make it, this DVD will do nicely in its place.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

BBC Radio: Tune in for a Grin

The BBC has recognised that its mission statement "to inform, educate and entertain" must, simply must, include radio comedy.


100 Essential Directors - George Cukor

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


Monday, August 22 2011

Tig Notaro: Good One

A nonstop laugh fest, Good One proves that Tig Notaro is one of the funniest comedians currently on the market.


Wednesday, August 10 2011

The 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Film Comedies of All Time

With today's release of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul on DVD, we thought this was the perfect time to run down our choices for the funniest future shock sci-fi genre films of all time.


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‘Campus’ Series Premiere (Reviews) [25.Apr.11]
Fall 2011-12: It’s Pilot Season, People (Channel Surfing) [18.Mar.11]
Playing the Fool (Moving Pixels) [22.Sep.10]
The Danger of ‘Girl Comics’ (Columns) [15.Aug.10]
Part 2: Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu (Features) [21.Jan.09]
OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008 (Features) [14.Jan.09]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 2: Women (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.08]
The Women (Reviews) [12.Sep.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008 (Features) [8.Sep.08]
Women: Women (Capsule Reviews) [6.Jul.08]
Various: Think Global: Women of Africa (Capsule Reviews) [25.Oct.07]
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Essential Classics - Romances (Reviews) [27.Jun.07]
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