Wednesday, February 18 2015
With his first great movie now in his pocket, Chris Rock has figured out how to transcend generations of fans with a signature combination of intelligence and contemporary comedy.
Friday, October 24 2014
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
With the recent surge in popularity of sci-fi/action hybrid films in mind, it's clear that sci-fi needs to get back to its roots.
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'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.
Tuesday, July 15 2014
The simple yet transformative hat-trick of Under the Skin is that it is the humans who are alien.
Friday, June 27 2014
Sometimes it seems like Rob Brydon is everywhere in the comedy world. And that's a good thing.
Monday, February 17 2014
As the idealism of the ‘60s congealed into the malaise of the ‘70s, TV offered us small bands of forlorn humans in tight suits, roaming the stars. These are the “the starlost shows”.
Tuesday, February 4 2014
Science fiction was never really about predicting the future so much as it was extrapolating and speculating on possible futures.
Tuesday, December 31 2013
Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. is the laugh riot one would hope for, coming from Twitter comedian extraordinaire, Rob Delaney.