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Podcast Review: Proudly Resents w/ Guest Todd Yasui

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Adam Spiegelman, host of podcasting's Proudly Resents, recently threw the format for his show -- reviewing and rehashing bad "guilty pleasure" movies with guest comedians and commentators -- into a blender and hit "frappé".

Podcast Review: Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: Chris Rock and John Cleese

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

The guests that pass through the portals of Bullseye with Jesse Thorn run the gamut of show business and the conversations can get serious. Still, given the host's comedy connections, no one would debate that his show counts as a comedy podcast.

Podcast Review: 'Modern Day Philosophers with Danny Lobell' with Guest Shecky Greene

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.06.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

We've lost some of our great comic minds lately - this is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the life and times of a comedy icon who is still quite lucid in his 80s, before it's too late.

Podcast Review: Judge John Hodgman: Hunter-Gaveler

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.24.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Some of the most fun in these episodes is after the judgement is rendered, when Hodgman and his bailiff, Maximum Fun's Jesse Thorn, are relaxing in chambers with a stiff drink, smooth jazz, and a few followup cases to comment on.

A New Chinese Lunar Year, Still an Old Yellowface SNL

Lisa Bernier | Posted 04.12.2014 | New York
Lisa Bernier

Here again are white people doing bad, and yes, at points offensive cultural imitations and appropriations of Asian people and culture -- essentially yellowface -- and no one said, or is saying anything about it.

Here's Everyone Who Was At Stefon's Wedding | Posted 07.20.2013 | Comedy

Stefon and Anderson Cooper's wedding on Saturday Night Live this weekend was jam-packed with appearances from characters and creatures Stefon had ment...

A Complete And Utter Disaster | Posted 06.23.2013 | Comedy

Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. "Who let this happen?" we cry in vain. ...

Where Do The Most 'SNL' Cast Members Come From? | Posted 05.14.2013 | Comedy

Throughout Saturday Night Live's history, the show's cast has been mostly culled from four places: the stand-up world, L.A.'s Groundlings Theatre, the...

The Annotated Wisdom Of Louis C.K. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Comedy

Louis C.K. talks a lot. It's his job. The guy's been doing stand-up for nearly 30 years now, which means that over the years, he's shared his thoughts...

57 Books Every Comedy Fan Should Read | Posted 04.24.2013 | Comedy

Books are smart and reading is good for you! This can be hard to remember because of podcasts and television and movies and all the other things be...

The 82 Best Comedies On Netflix Instant | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy

As Netflix becomes a spot for television binge-watching, ventures into the world of original content with House of Cards, and prepares to make a lot o...

A Definitive Guide To NYC's Comedy Scene | Posted 04.08.2013 | Comedy

This is where comedy works -- where people are the most miserable," Doug Stanhope lamented as he walked the streets of New York City at the beginning ...

What They Were Doing At Age 25 | Posted 04.01.2013 | Comedy

Being old enough to legally drive, smoke, buy booze, and rent a car can certainly indicate adulthood, but if you're anything like me, your 25th year o...

The Top 10 Up-and-Coming Comedians On Each Coast | Posted 03.30.2013 | Comedy

It's no secret that we're in the midst of a great era in stand-up comedy, with thriving scenes in both New York and Los Angeles and tons of big cities...

The Year In Comedy Movies | Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy

A year ago, we reflected on a raunchy, female-dominated, fairly diverse year in comedy and concluded that 2012 would likely bring a similarly strong c...

Inside The Greatest Writers' Room You've Never Heard Of | Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy

Twenty-five years ago, millions of Americans gathered around their sets to watch the launch of a show that would transform late-night TV. This show ...

The Lost Roles Of Chris Farley | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring "what might have been" in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and ...

The 12 Most Darkly Funny Thanksgiving Sitcom Episodes | Posted 01.22.2013 | Comedy

Every TV show leans on tropes to fill out their season. For the standard dramatic hour, it's brilliant doctors/lawyers/cops with a complicating flaw. ...

Chicago Comic Rebecca O'Neal (VIDEO)

John V. Santore | Posted 01.15.2013 | Chicago
John V. Santore


Louis C.K.'s 19-Year 'SNL' Backstory | Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy

NBC just announced that Louis C.K. will be hosting Saturday Night Live on November 3rd. It'll mark C.K.'s first appearance on the long-running sketch ...

The Best Of Former 'Simpsons' Writer's Reddit Q&A | Posted 03.15.2013 | Comedy

Jay Kogen was one of the OG Simpsons writers. He, with his writing partner Wallace Wolodarsky, wrote such classic episodes as "Bart the Daredevil" and...

8 Eye-Opening Comedian Pre-Show Rituals | Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy

Performing on stage can be a daunting experience for even the most accomplished standup. While stage fright is something one gets better at facing wit...

8 Comedians When They Were In College | Posted 10.29.2012 | Comedy

Before many of our most beloved comedy stars made it big, they had the same four-year college experience as millions of young Americans. They sat nerv...

The Lost Roles Of Paul Scheer | Posted 08.24.2012 | Comedy

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week ...

53 'Arrested Development' Jokes You Probably Missed | Posted 08.20.2012 | Comedy

After six years of teasing us with talk of an Arrested Development reunion, Mitch Hurwitz and Company are finally filming the new season and the movie...