Over the life of this here Relevancy Poll, no week has been harder to rank than Jimmy Fallon's show from this past weekend. With a show that featured not just Fallon, but Tracy Morgan, Chris Kattan, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Hartio Sanz and Amy Poehler - yeah, we're basically dealing with 21 cast members fighting for airtime. So take this week with a grain of salt because, really, nobody had a great week. Well, actually, I can make the case for one cast member:
Last night's SNL wasn't listed as an official reunion show of the 2002-2003 season, but, yeah, that was a reunion show.
Apparently, posing nude -- or mostly nude -- in a mens' magazine is still some sort of rite of passage for female entertainers, and there has been a spate of female comedians stripping down recently. We have to admit, as fans of comedy and women in comedy especially, my fellow editors and I die a little bit every time this happens.
In September, I wrote about the transition of the generations between actors and how we're at a moment where we can see it happening.
Paul is a comedy adventure film about two British sci-fi geeks who stumble across an alien. Recently, Paul's star and co-writer Simon Pegg, along with the director Greg Mottola, sat down to talk about the film.
I continue to be nostalgic for comedy that doesn't require constant profanity or a surfeit of fart gags to succeed, that relies instead on subtle, clever scripts and witty dialogue; movies that in the end give their audiences some credit for brains and taste.
If your summer reading includes Ron Chernow's MASSIVE George Washington: A Life, you're going to need some relief, aren't you? Here are a few biographies that are sometimes edifying and a bit more, uhhh, recreational.
Naughty, funny boys have dominated the big screen for a while now. They frolic through Judd Apatow's and Adam Sandler's comedic masterpieces, charming...
There are those who will scream "DISAPPOINTMENT!" because Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opened with $200 million in its first five days two years ago. If $180 million in six days is disappointment, sign me up for failure anytime.
While worth seeing, some will find Bridesmaids, as I did, a little too raunchy. Having a woman defecate in a sink was too much for me.
Being really frakkin' geeky is in - Stan Lee is responsible for approximately half of the summer blockbusters this year (again), Glee is at Comic Con,...
Last night, I went to the AMC Multiplex in Edgewater to watch Bridesmaids, and I have to say, it was actually pretty good. I'm not just saying that be...
So what does today's woman want? Well, it seems she wants to be as bawdy and badly behaved as her comedic forefathers. Oh, but she'd like to still look cute doing it.
It's too soon to predict that Bridesmaids will come close to the $175 million total of There's Something About Mary, but it's pretty much guaranteed that the funniest film of 2011 will make it to $100 million.
The advance buzz on Bridesmaids was to call it the female version of The Hangover. It was going to show that women could be just as raucous as men. It also has is a sweet center that makes it acceptable across the board.