A Million Dollar Photo

A Million Dollar Photo

That’s a display of a million dollars in the lobby of the World Series Of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas, showing five columns of twenty rows of $10,000 bills. It’s a throwback to a promotional stunt that started at a casino once called Binion’s Horseshoe. But at the...
A Pool Day In Vegas

A Pool Day In Vegas

Unsurprisingly for noon on a June day in Vegas, it was hot, somewhere north of 90 degrees. Yet there’s something about sitting within 10 feet of a swimming pool that reduces the heat factor — or so I tell myself. Perhaps it’s knowing that, if I feel my skin about to...
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...
James Holzhauer Finally Loses

James Holzhauer Finally Loses

After James Holzhauer’s winning streak on “Jeopardy!” came to an end yesterday (well, technically in March, when the episode was recorded), several idiots on Twitter claimed — without evidence, of course — that he had thrown the game...
Movie Review: “Always Be My Maybe”

Movie Review: “Always Be My Maybe”

Ali Wong made a big splash a couple of years ago with her Netflix standup special, “Baby Cobra,” which she recorded while eight months pregnant. Last year, she was back with another hour-long solo show, “Hard Knock Wife,” performed while...