December 10, 2018

The Quiet Rage of Paul Lieberstein: How Suppressing Anger for Years Led to Serious Physical Pain AND a Great Surrealist Comedy Film

If you were a fan of the American version of The Office, Paul Lieberstein’s already a familiar face thanks to his role as the mild-mannered Toby, […]
June 24, 2018

Brian Huskey Takes Us Inside the Bizarre World of Mr. Neighbors

“It’s All About Catharsis” According to Mr. Neighbors Himself Brian Huskey Brian Huskey has been a familiar face for almost two decades appearing in countless TV […]
May 4, 2018

Tribeca Film Fest 2018 Review: Song of Back and Neck

On the US version of The Office, the small role of HR Representative Toby proved to be the perfect foil for Michael Scott. So eager to […]
May 2, 2018

Tribeca Film Fest 2018: Kate Micucci and Vivieno Caldinelli Talk “Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Chosen By the Holy Storsh”

Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Chosen By the Holy Storsh The subject of cults has been a source of fascination for […]
March 9, 2018

Amazing Johnathan Says New Doc “Classes Up an Unclassy Life”

The Vancouver Just for Laughs Film Festival is on this week, and showcased the world premiere of Always Amazing, the story of the famous magician-comedian, Johnathan […]
August 31, 2017

Creating Today’s Most Interesting Culture Crashing Satire: Comrade Detective

In a case of perfect timing for the current political climate, the absurdities of cold war tensions are being looked at from a whole other angle […]
August 26, 2017

Shiri Appleby Wants to Help Change the Way People Define Women, in ‘Lemon’ and Beyond

When Shiri Appleby says she grew up in the business, she’s not exaggerating. Since the age of three, she’s been working steadily in TV and films. […]
August 19, 2017

Brett Gelman Examines the Effect of Darkness in “Lemon”, and Throughout Comedy

When you speak with Brett Gelman, you notice that his gentle-jokey voice sounds nothing like the moody and mean character Isaac he plays in the new […]
July 7, 2017

Why Holly Hunter Accepted a Role in This Summer’s Indie Comedy Hit; and Why The Big Sick Tells Such an Important Story

Oscar-winner Holly Hunter is no stranger to fierce, comedic female roles. Some of her most memorable roles have showcased how comedically gifted she is when she […]
July 7, 2017

Michael Showalter: How Anxiety, Fear and Pain Translate to Romantic Comedy in The Big Sick

Just talking to director Michael Showalter briefly you’ll notice immediately that he wears his heart on his sleeve. It was a quality necessary for the new […]
June 28, 2017

Review: Is Baby Driver Really Edgar Wright’s Masterpiece?

Of all the comedy auteurs to arrive on the silver screen in the past 20 years, Edgar Wright has been at the top of the list […]
June 20, 2017

Review: Rough Night Just Isn’t Very Funny

It should have been great. If you’re a fan of Broad City (which I really, really am), you know Lucia Aniello is a big part of […]
May 24, 2017

Review: Jim Carrey’s ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Misses the Fun in Funny

There have been plenty of shows and television programs about comics, some good (Seinfeld, Louie, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Garry Shandling’s two programs) and some very bad […]
May 20, 2017

Jimmy Fallon’s Problem: It’s Persona, Not Politics Plaguing His Tonight Show

Does Jimmy Fallon have a politics problem or a persona problem!? A look into the personality crisis plaguing the current Tonight Show
May 12, 2017

Folk Hero and Funny Guy: Adam Ezra and Jeff Grace Share the Stories Behind the Movie

Adam Ezra and Jeff Grace have been friends since beginning their careers as performers; Ezra in music, Grace in comedy. While Grace trained at Second City […]
May 2, 2017

Two Day Vulture Fest Focuses on Comedy This Year

Vulture Fest has become one of the premiere pop-culture events in the city for curated entertainment.
April 11, 2017

Ricky Gervais Expires His Lifetime Pass

It’s been roughly fifteen years since audiences were first exposed to The Office, one of the most influential comedy series in TV history. Its naturalist (and […]
April 7, 2017

So Long Comedy Granddad: A Few Words About the Legendary Don Rickles

Don Rickles was a one of a kind. Born and raised in Queens, veteran of WWII in the Pacific, trained actor, married for more than 50 […]
March 29, 2017

Review: Melissa McCarthy’s Nobodies is Well Worth the Watch Both For Its Nobodies and Its Somebodies

The key to an emotional drama has almost always been knowing the “wants” of its characters. They all need at least one in order for an […]
March 23, 2017

Amazon Pilot Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a Stellar Addition to the Growing Trend of Series About Stand Up

Where it comes to the brilliance of Amy Sherman-Palladino, the mind behind the cultural phenomenon that was Gilmore Girls, she may be somewhat lacking in the […]
March 10, 2017

How ‘My Scientology Movie’ Creators Made a Serious Documentary That’s One of the Funniest Movies This Year

In recent years, the media’s interest in exposing the ins and outs of what Scientology really could have left audiences fatigued. Going Clear went in-depth and meticulously, […]
February 17, 2017

The Art of Bad Movies: Watching with MST3K’s Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff

Hate-watching, good-bad movies, guilty pleasures. There’s a whole culture of watching “bad movies” right now and at least some credit is owed to the TV series […]
February 15, 2017

Watch the “Making of” Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special

Hopefully you had the chance to see Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special, this weekend, and it helped you to get in the mood to […]
February 12, 2017

Lego Batman Could Change the Hollywood Tide

  We’ve been in the age of the superhero film for close to two decades (2000’s X-Men, 2002’s Spider-Man, 2005’s Batman Begins). And as the franchises […]
January 26, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore: A Few Words About a Legend in Comedy and Entertainment Who Helped Change the World

The loss of yet another legend, 80 year old Mary Tyler Moore, is a hard one to face just one week after the Women’s March. A […]
January 24, 2017

Kumail Nanjiani Comedy Grabs Biggest Deal So Far at Sundance

What’s the biggest deal coming out of this year’s Sundance (so far)? An autobiographical comedy called The Big Sick, written by husband and wife team of […]
January 20, 2017

The Transformation of Martha Kelly

Last year’s sleeper hit Baskets— you know that show that won an Emmy for best supporting actor– was a big success for many involved. It announced the […]