Review: Brendan Schaub, “You’d Be Surprised” on Showtime

Brendan Schaub, a former UFC fighter who has turned to podcasting and now stand-up comedy, released his first comedy special over the weekend on Showtime. All of this talking has presumably softened the rough edges of this heavyweight fighter. Although…

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Review: “My Dad Wrote a Porno” on HBO

The marketplace always has left room for junk art. Whether it’s the B movie, pulp fiction or velvet Elvis paintings, we’ve maintained a soft spot for kitsch culture, for works that speak to us on a visceral level, no matter their quality. T…

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Review: Anthony Jeselenik, “Fire in the Maternity Ward,” on Netflix

There are too many comedians who say horrible things, and then tell you later it was all a joke. Or don’t tell you, and just let you think it must be a joke because they’re comedians — even though the rest of the set involves them tel…

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Josh Gondelman is Dancing on the Weekend and in our hearts (Review)

Comedian Josh Gondelman is an eternal optimist. In fact, he sees the world through rose-colored glasses and only expects to die, as his friend puts it, after falling “off a Ferris wheel trying to catch a falling star.” That kind of jubilant, self-elevating humor prevails throughout the Massachusetts-born comic’s third comedy album, Dancing on a Weeknight. Gondelman is charming and intelligent, engaging with the focus of his material, and overall,

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Lashonda Lester shines one last time in posthumous album Shondee Superstar

In 2017, Lashonda Lester was riding a wave of stand-up superstardom. She was viewed as the Queen of Austin Comedy and the Funniest Person in Austin for 2016. Lester was opening shows for Marc Maron and was set to star in her own Comedy Central special. However, tragedy struck on April 6 of that same year when Lester, 41, died due to complications of a chronic kidney disease. Fans and

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SNL recap: Emma Stone is wasted on subpar sketches

Emma Stone came back to SNL for her fourth time as host. Stone’s first time hosting was in 2010 and in the nine years since she has become a hosting fave. While Stone has a lot of experience on the SNL stage, the episode might have belonged to BTS. The show referenced the super popular K-Pop boy band a lot. The screams from the audience every time BTS was mentioned

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Chris Redd: But Here We Are is sharp and hilarious, but brief

Comedian Chris Redd begins his debut album But Here We Are with a thunderous rebel yell and a warm greeting to those who were in attendance at Comedy on State comedy club in Madison, WI. “Hello white people,” he says. “I see you are still doing well.” After laughing, he adds, “That is not how I thought I was going to start this but here we are.” It is an introduction that

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If you like your comedy unapologetic and edgy then “Luis J Gomez Presents Luis J Gomez” puts forth the best example so far this year

Hell yeah doggie! For anyone near the podcasting gravity that GaS Digital gives off, you’ve been expecting this self-produced special… MORE
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SNL recap: Kit Harington let loose hosting Saturday Night Live

Kit Harington took a break from promoting the final season of Game of Thrones to host SNL. The ‘King of the North’ was almost unrecognizable on Saturday Night Live without his trademark beard and hair. Harington overall did a good job as a host. He somehow blended into many of the sketches and, in some, you forget that he was just a special guest. This episode will have you laughing,

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Review: Kevin Hart, “Irresponsible” on Netflix

Kevin Hart’s new Netflix hour delves into his insecurities more than his irresponsibilities. Which is OK. Even if the intro and show description might mislead you into thinking about what he’ll talk about in this hour. He filmed this specia…

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