I’ve been a fan of so many things Marc Maron has done, but until a few nights ago, I’d never seen him perform in person. Here’s my review.
Together, these veteran standups are a one-two punch who seem to want to make each other laugh as much as the audience. Saturday night, they accomplished both.
Notes on a new Netflix special from Wanda Sykes, the chemistry of Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini on “Dead To Me,” and a movie I included in my Best Of 2018 that has finally made its streaming debut.
Bill Bailey is a British comedian you probably haven’t heard of — I hadn’t until today — but this clip from a charity event last fall will give you a taste of a clever, funny man.
Elayne Boosler, one of my all-time favorite comedians and a real trailblazer — the first female standup to do contemporary, observational humor — explains the sexist obstacles she had to overcome to have a successful career.
Two 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 material, but about whether it’s right to judge the work-in-progress of a comedian trying out material on stage.
My friend, comedian Will Durst, looks back at the year that was... Sit the kids down. Let the dogs out. Prop the grandparents up. The nation’s patience has been richly rewarded, because the eagerly awaited list of the Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2018 has been...
I haven’t been to a comedy club in years. The standups I want to see (e.g. John Mulaney, Kathleen Madigan, Brian Regan, Paula Poundstone) have all graduated to playing bigger venues that don’t have a two-drink minimum. But on a recent road trip, I had an evening free...