these clips from “This Is Stand-Up” Make Me Worry for Comedians in a world without stand-up Comedy

Producers/directors Paul Toogood and Lloyd Stanton enjoyed so much access to so many comedians over the last several years to make their documentary, This Is Stand-Up, which premiered Easter Sunday on Comedy Central. So much as, that to only have 82 mi…

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Between Two Ferns the movie is out today on Netflix

When the idea of a movie adaptation of Between Two Ferns was announced, many people were curious as to what it… MORE
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Lily Singh comes running out of the gate in “A Little Late”

There’s a new late night talk show host in town. With the recent departure of Carson Daly from his long-held… MORE
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Review: “Kevin McDonald ALIVE on 42nd Street” at Theatre Row

How poetically full circle must Kevin McDonald feel this week, performing a new solo show across the street from the Hell’s Kitchen venue where Kids in the Hall first introduced themselves to live American audiences 32 years ago. McDonald’s…

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Review: Dave Chappelle, “Sticks & Stones,” on Netflix

Some 15 years ago, Dave Chappelle cared so much about what people thought of him and his comedy that he up and quit his successful Comedy Central series and left $50 million on the table. Now, not so much. In fact, after more than making that up with h…

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Review: Simon Amstell, “Set Free,” on Netflix

As I wrote in Decider: Whether or not you already know who Simon Amstell is, you can figure out rather quickly just by looking at and listening to him that the idea of Amstell attending a sex party is fodder for high comedy. But that’s just one story o…

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Testimonials from Tiffany Haddish for the comedians in “They Ready” on Netflix

Tiffany Haddish used her leverage in show business, circa 2019, to get some of her friends on Netflix, too. Who’d she pick and why? Let’s let Haddish explain in her own words why each of the six comedians in They Ready were ready for their …

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Review: Joel McHale, “Live from Pyongyang” on Comedy Dynamics

Joel McHale’s first ever full-length comedy special, Live From Pyongyang, which actually was filmed at the San Jose Improv, is out now on the Comedy Dynamics Network via iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, xBox, and other platforms. Here’s t…

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Review: Jim Gaffigan, “Quality Time” on Amazon Prime Video

There’s a moment in Jim Gaffigan’s first Amazon comedy special, which also is Amazon’s first Amazon Originals comedy special, in which the comedian reveals: “I do sometimes lie up here.” He says it as a segue to jokes about needing to…

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Review: Whitney Cummings, “Can I Touch It?” on Netflix

Look. I hope this isn’t a spoiler, but you’re going to see what Whitney Cummings looks like as a sex robot, and you’re going to see her and her robot likeness together onstage for half of this Netflix special. Can you touch it? No. Bu…

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