Bill Maher’s Anniversary

There have been a few times when I've sworn I was done with Bill Maher because he did something incredibly anti-science on his show, like his dangerous anti-vaccination remarks or the interview with the "doctor" who claimed he had an AIDS cure made from the milk of...

Robert Klein Time

On my recent trip to Vegas, I was thrilled to discover that Robert Klein was appearing at the Southpoint Casino's showroom. I've been a fan of Klein since my teen years, a topic I covered here in 2005 when he guested on my radio show. So, I bought a pair of tickets...

Louis CK Does It Again

Swim at your own risk. We never know who is going to pop in. If an unannounced appearance is not your cup of tea, you are free to leave (unobtrusively please) no questions asked, your check on the house. That's a sign on the wall of The Comedy Cellar, the nightclub in...

Movie Review: “All About Nina”

With all the standup comedy specials populating Netflix these days, you'd think someone in Hollywood would study them to figure out how to do a movie about comedians. I don't mean putting several of them on stage and filming them a la "The Original Kings Of Comedy." I...

Creepy Picture Of The Day

Wanna see something creepy? Watch this final scene from episode three of season seven of "The Cosby Show," which echoes the Spanish Fly bit he did years earlier on an album of standup material [thanks to Kevin Brackett for the...

About That Louis CK Story

Several years ago, I was in New York and took my daughter to the Comedy Cellar, where we saw a half-dozen comics perform. They were all pretty good, but we weren't familiar with any of them except Judah Friedlander, who she knew from "30 Rock." We were also happily...

Steve, Marty, Bruce, and That Tony Moment

Why would I buy tickets to see Steve Martin and Martin Short at The Fox Theatre later this year when I just watched their entire show on Netflix? Even if I had only seen bits and pieces of it, I still wouldn't go because they didn't make me smile, let alone laugh. The...

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