Day: December 31, 2011

T.J. Miller, “No Real Reason” (DVD) and “The Extended Play EP” (CD)

T.J. Miller put out two comedy projects of more than an hour each under his name in 2011, a CD (“The Extended Play EP”) and a DVD (“No Real Reason”). But you only need to buy one. The 41-track CD is a joke on music. Intended to be a meta statement on music and comedy, it spoofs hip-hop, rap and the rap album’s conceit of inserting sketch comedy between rap tracks. But the joke’s on us. Even with so many other comedians lending their mouths on tracks (Christina Anthony, Brandon Johnson, Pete Holmes, Doug Benson, Bo Burnham, Ethan Suplee, and...

Read More

Doug Stanhope, “Oslo — Burning the Bridge to Nowhere”

Unlike any comedy DVD you’ve seen before, Doug Stanhope opens his 2011 release, “Oslo – Burning the Bridge to Nowhere,” with a taped introductory message, sitting behind a desk or table with a pint of beer, and pulling back the curtain on the “magic” of comedy specials for a few minutes, revealing how Comedy Central and other production companies use audience “fluffers” to manufacture excitement at the top of the show, and how “smash-cut editing” takes out any lulls. “It’s shit,” Stanhope says, “and this is different.” “This is what the road is like.” Stanhope said his manager sprung the recording...

Read More

Archives

December 2011
M T W T F S S
« Nov   Jan »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Subscribe to Podcast