September 4, 2019

Tiffany Haddish Presents They Ready Introduces Six Divine, Diverse and Damn Funny Women Whose Time Has Come

Early on in her series for Netflix, Tiffany Haddish mentioned a conversation she’d had with drag queen and comedian Flame Monroe when she went to see […]
August 30, 2019

Sabrina Jalees Is Ready for her Second Act, With a New Network On Camera Gig

Writer and comedian Sabrina Jalees is finally taking her first regular turn in front of the camera—on CBS’ Carol’s Second Act, debuting this September on the […]
July 2, 2019

New Book Places Hilarious Women Front and Center: Sheila Moeschen’s The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women

“They just don’t have it, so we shouldn’t trouble them about it because they’re not physically equipped with it.” This was the general sentiment about a […]
June 26, 2019

Anne Beatts, SNL Trailblazer Honored by Nantucket Film Festival in Riotous and Revealing Roundtable

“It would appear that putting female comics together is a religious experience,” comedian and moderator Ophira Eisenberg quipped to a sold-out crowd for the Nantucket Film […]
June 1, 2019

Four Surprises to Keep an Eye on in Mindy Kaling’s Late Night

Mindy Kaling’s love letter to late-night television Late Night doesn’t hit theaters until June (in NY and LA on the 7th, nationwide the following week), but […]
May 29, 2019

At Boston Calling’s 10th Edition, Comedy Sadly Felt Like an Afterthought

There was a point on the Sunday of Boston Calling’s 10th edition that, likely unintentionally, gave me a way to articulate my full experience with the […]
May 28, 2019

Secret Festival!? Don’t Tell Comedy’s First Festival Lands in Boston

One week after Boston Calling, the area is getting another festival geared toward attracting comedy fans. Who’s going to be on it? Well, unlike the splashy […]
May 23, 2019

Boston Calling Emcee Anticipates Wow Moments at Festival’s Landmark 10th Edition

Even as New England music and comedy festival Boston Calling enters its tenth iteration, It’s always nice to know that even the most seasoned performers can […]
May 6, 2019

Women in Comedy Festival is Still Lighting Candles in the Dark

One of the easiest ways to chart the progress of Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival, which just wrapped up its tenth edition? The panels. Once a […]
March 16, 2019

Seen at SXSW: Superbad Meets the Sandlot in Good Boys

I had forgotten how much twelve year old boys curse. But Gene Stupnitsky’s Good Boys, an ode to the complexity of middle school friendships reminded me […]
March 11, 2019

Seen at SXSW: What We Do in the Shadows Has a Bright Future

Film-to-television adaptations are a tricky business. They shoulder the burden of staying true to their source material, while also creating enough new story to create a […]
March 11, 2019

Seen at SXSW: Five Things We Learned About the Broad City Series Finale

In three weeks, the project that Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have given “1/3 of our lives to,” Broad City, will air its finale on Comedy […]
March 11, 2019

Seen at SXSW: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Documentary is Truly Special

It’s always fascinating to me to see a comedian work through a joke, tweaking it and molding it to a place where it reliably gets laughs. […]
February 27, 2019

Inaugural Black Women in Comedy Fest Turns Up the Volume on Muted Voices

To hear her tell it, the inaugural Black Women in Comedy Festival, coming to Brooklyn this weekend (February 28th-March 3rd, 2019), is really just a dream […]
February 27, 2019

SXSW Comedy Announces Paul F. Tomkins, Doug Loves Movies, Broad City Before Anyone Else and More!

  With a few short weeks until South by Southwest kicks off, the long-running Texas festival has finally released its comedy lineup. Eight days of offerings […]
February 18, 2019

Nate Bargatze Is Going to Make YOU Look Good in Vancouver

Nate Bargatze knows you brought five friends to the show. And he’s gonna kill it, not just because he wants to do well, but because he […]
February 14, 2019

Rory Scovel’s Giggle, and His Many Spinning Plates

The Many Spinning Plates of Rory Scovel If you haven’t yet taken a stance on Rory Scovel’s giggle, get ready to take a side- you stand […]
January 14, 2019

Boston Calling Quietly Announces SNL Centric 2019 Lineup

Last week Boston Calling, New England’s signature music and entertainment festival, released the lineup for its landmark 10th edition. Fanfare was showered over returning music acts […]
November 28, 2018

YouTube Abandons Plans For Netflixification, and That’s Good News for Comedy Fans

Well, it was fun while it lasted if you watched Cobra Kai. If you were (for whatever reason) pondering buying a YouTube Premium subscription for a […]
November 20, 2018

Rachel Bloom and Cameron Esposito Share Struggles While Previewing “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Final Season

Laughs were had. Truths were revealed. And a little ballet was performed. At this weekend’s Vulture Festival, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator, writer, and star Rachel Bloom sat […]
November 20, 2018

IFC Previews Documentary Now’s Third Season at Vulture Fest

We’ve gotten our first look at season 3 of Documentary Now!, and it puts a song in the heart of the show. At Vulture Festival, fans […]
November 19, 2018

Schitts Creek Relocates to LA for Holiday Party at Vulture Fest

PopTV sure knows how to throw a holiday party. In an auditorium packed with fans, the network offered the first US airing of their Canadian-produced hit […]
November 19, 2018

Krolls One Man Table Read Covers Many Characters at Vulture Fest LA and Announces Season Three

In total, Nick Kroll serves as the voice of 25 characters on the acclaimed Netflix comedy Big Mouth. Vulture Festival-goers were treated to the sounds of […]
October 31, 2018

Big Mouth’s Back, and Even Better With More on the Awfulness of Puberty

As I’m sure you remember, puberty has an odd progression to it. You spend the years leading up to it fervently wishing to change, only to […]
October 11, 2018

Dave Chappelle Honors Parents, Promises One More Special in DuBois Acceptance Speech

I imagine there has never been more laughing from an award preamble at this ceremony. There certainly hasn’t been that much laughing prompted by the mention […]
October 10, 2018

Sam Jay Greets a Stratospheric Moment With a Smile and a Shrug

I aspire to the calm and cool of Sam Jay. Ahead of a four show night at Newport’s Rogue Island Comedy Festival, the Comedy Lineup comic […]
October 3, 2018

D.L. Hughley Challenges Audience With Strong Perspective in New Netflix Special: “I think we have, as comedians, an obligation to help society see itself.”

There are two closed-captioning surprises to be found when watching D.L. Hughley’s latest hourlong special (and first for Netflix), Contrarian. The first is the description of […]