Jenny Zigrino on Conan

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, or for watching the day after or before or any day, here’s Jenny Zigrino on Conan, joking about how you know what part of the country you’re in based on the profiles you see in your dating app, the alterna…

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Review: Ray Romano, “Right Here, Around the Corner” on Netflix

Would you believe Ray Romano had never released an hour-long comedy special until now? Romano, 61, put out an HBO half-hour in 1996, the same year he got his hit CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond. As he explains in his first Netflix special, Rig…

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Review: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, “One Show Fits All,” on Netflix

If we didn’t know any better, we’d think Fluffy was trying to say goodbye. Because his second Netflix special, One Show Fits All, serves as a bookend to his 20-year career in stand-up comedy. It starts off with one hell of a bang – audience chanting al…

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Review: Amanda Seales, “I Be Knowin’” on HBO

In the early 2010s, HBO focused on very particular types of Girls: Young, white, privileged, hipster. By the end of the decade, the not-TV cable network has not only diversified but also grown up, including the Insecure Issa Rae, the&#16…

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Review: Howie Mandel Presents Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club, on Showtime

When’s the last time you saw him giggling after blowing up a latex glove on his head? He still had a full head of hair when he recorded Howie Mandel on Ice for HBO in 1997. So for his first stand-up special since Y2K, Mandel feels he has some…

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Review: Sebastian Maniscalco, “Stay Hungry,” on Netflix

After a brief period billing himself as just Sebastian, Maniscalco has leaned into his Italian surname and heritage. As the bit above illustrates, the guy next to him on the treadmill still smarts the comedian in such a way that proves why his producti…

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Review: Sommore, “A Queen With No Spades,” on Showtime

Sommore is 52. Leslie Jones is 51. While Jones broke out as a star as the oldest cast member ever hired by Saturday Night Live four years ago, you haven’t seen much of Sommore onscreen outside of her stand-up comedy. The difference is that Ch…

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Preacher Lawson on the finals of America’s Got Talent: The Champions

You didn’t think Preacher Lawson was going to show us his workout routine and then not show us the results? Lawson, the only stand-up comedian to make the finals of AGT’s The Champions, performed his shirt off! We’ll find out the resu…

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Episode #246: Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins was the legendary frontman for hardcore punk band Black Flag in the 1980s, then his own Rollins Band into the 90s and early 2000s. Rollins also has written more than two dozen books, appeared in movies such as Heat, Lost Highway and Bad B…

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Childish Gambino wins Song of the Year; Dave Chappelle Comedy Album of the Year at 2019 Grammy Awards

Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, took home top honors in absentia at this year’s Grammy Awards, as his “This Is America” won four Grammys in all Sunday night: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance and Mus…

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