Month: March 2012

John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show returns to Comedy Central for third season

Not only is John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show returning to Comedy Central this year for a third season, but he and the network are taping the showcases this weekend in NYC. So if you’re in or near the city from March 10-12, 2012, you can ask for tickets to sit as part of the live studio audience as Oliver and his friends make funny. Last year, I asked John Oliver how a comedian gets into his inner circle (or that of Comedy Central) to make it into his televised showcases. But who’s going to be on the show...

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Review: Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie

If you’re at all familiar with the work of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, then there is nothing I can write that will surprise you or change your opinion on seeing Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. But if you’re not familiar with Tim and Eric’s comedy, then let me tell you this: Expect to see (spoiler alert!) … singing, violence, kidnapping, male genitalia, fake TV ads, horrible actors, fake PR videos, explosive diarrhea, masturbation, used toilet paper, wolves, exploding bodies, decapitations and played-out death scenes. There will be fake-outs, intermissions and more. Friends of Tim and Eric, including...

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Ted Alexandro gets multilingual on Letterman

Have you ever wondered about the real lyrics to the song, “La Bamba”? Not to worry, because┬áTed Alexandro returned to Late Show with David Letterman last night and deconstructed the song for us. This leads naturally to a discussion on how we learn languages that are not English. And as long as Alexandro is getting all worldly, it’s also important to mention that he was willing to take on President Obama’s global status. Ted’s a friend of the site. We like him. We hope you like him, too! Roll the...

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