Review: Marc Maron

Review: Marc Maron

I’ve been a fan of so many things Marc Maron has done, from his WTF podcast (which set the standard for online long-form interview shows) to his work on the Netflix series “Glow” to his appearances on Conan O’Brien and David Letterman’s...
Review: Jeff Ross and Dave Attell

Review: Jeff Ross and Dave Attell

Separately, Jeff Ross and Dave Attell are both veteran standups known for their quick wit and biting comedy. Together, they are a one-two punch who seem to want to make each other laugh as much as the audience. Saturday night, they accomplished both. The pair recorded...
Some Showbiz Stuff

Some Showbiz Stuff

After seeing Wanda Sykes do such a good job as Louise Jefferson on ABC’s recent live re-enactment of an episode of “The Jeffersons,” I watched her newly-released Netflix special, “Not Normal.” It’s rare that a standup comedian has...
Picture Of The Day: Bill Bailey

Picture Of The Day: Bill Bailey

If you’re a comedian who speaks English, it might seem easy to break through in other countries who share the language. There are some who do, but the truth is, Americans who can fill theaters here can’t always do the same in Australia and the UK....
Best Thing I’ve Heard Today

Best Thing I’ve Heard Today

I have written before about Elayne Boosler, one of my all-time favorite comedians and a real trailblazer — the first female standup to do contemporary, observational humor that was not as self-deprecating as that of her predecessors (e.g. Joan Rivers, Totie...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Two comedians — Vicky Kuperman and Rosa Escandon — have written different takes on the leaked audio of Louis CK’s recent comedy club set, in which he joked about the Parkland shooting students and non-binary youth. Their pieces are not about his...