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Friday, October 24 2014

The Commandments of Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce made the stage his pulpit, the audience his parishioners, and stand-up the sermons for his alternative secular faith.


Wednesday, October 22 2014

Funny Faces on the Telly: Whose to Watch

Every few years there's a new batch of funny faces making the rounds on Britain's television panel shows. Here are a few faces worth watching.


Wednesday, October 15 2014

Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles

Sarah Silverman's second HBO special/comedy album gives us another healthy helping of rape, incest, oral sex, profanity and jokes about Jews. In other words, Sarah Silverman being herself.


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.


Thursday, April 26 2012

In Defense Of… Cutting the Cord on Conventional Cable Television

With more and more websites developing original programming and cable companies raising prices each year, there has never been a better time to turn away from your television and toward your computer.


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.


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