Day: October 21, 2011

The Dave Chappelle experience: Transcending comedy

Dave Chappelle said it himself last night during a 2-hour, 20-minute performance that lasted until 4 a.m. this morning at the Comedy Cellar: “I transcend comedy!” Well, Chappelle said many things last night in his two surprise drop-in sets at the Cellar during his first night of a short visit to New York City. But as I sat there watching in amazement, alternating between laughing at Chappelle’s inspired off-the-cuff observations and wondering when an annoying British TV producer would understand that his audible replies weren’t always warranted nor welcomed. To be fair, Chappelle did engage several members of the...

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UCB’s “Freak Dance” movie debuts at Austin Film Festival

Hey kids of all ages, kids who love dancing, and kids who love the Upright Citizens Brigade. If you live anywhere near Austin, Texas, then you have the chance to see the UCB4’s latest feature film before everyone else, as Freak Dance premieres this weekend at the Austin Film Festival. Described as “a dance musical parody in the vein of Electric Boogaloo, Step Up, Dirty Dancing, You Got Served and every other dance movie ever made,”¬†Freak Dance centers on a beautiful young woman who dreams of becoming the best dancer ever, all while a community center is in peril,...

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Amy Schumer kills it on Conan

You may have seen this next comedian on Last Comic Standing or most recently on Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen. Or even more recently, last night on Conan. No matter when or where you’ve seen or before, or especially if you haven’t yet, please now welcome to your Internet stage, Amy...

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