Saturday Night Live recap: Jason Momoa is really hot, but is he funny? (Videos)

We all know Jason Momoa is very hot. This week the Aquaman star hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time. It’s surprisingly more difficult when the host is a hot man. Not because hot men aren’t funny, but because the show often leans too heavily on the fact that they are stone cold hunks for jokes. Sometimes these jokes work, sometimes they don’t. It hinges on the host’s likeability.

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Saturday Night Live recap: Claire Foy keeps SNL ship afloat

This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured Claire Foy as the guest host. For a first-time host who isn’t known for her comedy chops, Foy did really well. She was often the best part of the sketches she was in. The Crown star showcased her range, committed to characters, and even showed off a multitude of accents she can do. While Foy shined, the episode overall had some hits

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Review: “Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell,” on Netflix

Dave Attell has long been one of the top joke-writers and joke-tellers in the comedy game. Turns out he’s even funnier when he has someone else onstage to work off of. Who knew? Attell figured that out a few years ago, inviting comedians onstage …

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Review: “Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell,” on Netflix

Dave Attell has long been one of the top joke-writers and joke-tellers in the comedy game. Turns out he’s even funnier when he has someone else onstage to work off of. Who knew? Attell figured that out a few years ago, inviting comedians onstage …

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Review: Mike Birbiglia, “The New One” on Broadway

Timing may remain the key to comedy, but knowing your audience and connecting with it continues to rank right up there with it. To see Mike Birbiglia in his Broadway debut of The New One, I brought a comedian who not only has performed with Birbiglia, …

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Review: Mike Birbiglia, “The New One” on Broadway

Timing may remain the key to comedy, but knowing your audience and connecting with it continues to rank right up there with it. To see Mike Birbiglia in his Broadway debut of The New One, I brought a comedian who not only has performed with Birbiglia, …

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Review: Jim Gaffigan, “Noble Ape”

“What a beard!” “He looks like an out-of-shape Civil War general.” Those comments about Jim Gaffigan come, of course, from the comedian himself, in his trademark inner voice that offers commentary during his own stand-up comedy act. And in Noble Ape, r…

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Review: Trevor Noah, “Son of Patricia” on Netflix

I’ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since I first saw him Off-Broadway performing his first one-man show, Born a Crime, in the States. That was before he got The Daily Show and became a more of a TV personality here. When I met and saw him, Noah was s…

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Review: “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” on Netflix

All biopics start from a grain of truth, the essential building blocks of the subject, and then weave an imaginative backstory complete with a heartwarming or inspirational narrative arc. A Futile and Stupid Gesture is not that kind of biopic. Certainl…

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Review: Erik Griffin, “AmERIKan Warrior” on Showtime

Erik Griffin played a Vietnam vet in Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, but his 2018 stand-up comedy special portrays him as a different kind of AmERIKan Warrior. “There’s a war on comedy and free speech, and I’m a soldier on the front lines,” G…

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