My review of a new HBO Max series about a veteran standup comic (Jean Smart) who hires a young up-and-comer (Hannah Einbinder) to write material for her.
My review of a new book by comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff about Native American comedians, sketch performers, and teams which covers their successes and struggles against stereotypes, racism, and promoters.
For the first Picture Of The Day of 2021, let’s start with something that has nothing to do with current events, but should put a smile on your face.
Picture Of The Day: It can be excruciatingly boring listening to comedians discuss how they do what they do. But when the comics are Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Martin, it’s genuinely fascinating.
Picture Of The Day: every word of this John Mulaney bit from last year was true then, and is even more true after last night’s debate.
For the Picture Of The Day, here’s Shlesinger filling in for Jimmy Kimmel last night with a monologue about cancel culture and internet trolls.
For the Picture Of The Day, here’s a pre-Monty Python sketch that John Cleese and Graham Chapman did with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman, from “At Last The 1948 Show.” I just hope kids today can watch this and understand how rough life used to be.
I’m saddened to hear of the death of comedy legend Carl Reiner, who was a guest on my radio show more times than almost anyone else. Here are some of my memories of him.