Month: October 2012

GoatFace + Das Racist = “Girl” music video + Deal or No Deal

What happens when you take an alternative hip-hop trio from Brooklyn known for its sense of humor — Das Racist — and ask a Los Angeles comedy sketch group to film its newest music video, with a starring role for a former Deal or No Deal briefcase holder? You get “Girl,” as in the lady Hayley Marie Norman (who earned her first big break holding case #25 whenever Howie Mandel asked her to “open your case” on the Deal game show), pursued romantically by comedian Fahim Anwar, one-fourth of GoatFace. Its other members are Hasan Minhaj, Asif Ali and...

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Review: Moshe Kasher, “Live in Oakland”

Moshe Kasher’s new special, Live in Oakland, (which debuted exclusively this past weekend on Netflix) starts off with what should be an unnecessary warning about the content of his show. Kasher clearly illustrates his apathetic view toward those who might be offended, explaining that, though they have the right to be upset, he really doesn’t care. It’s an off-putting beginning to an otherwise great set. I don’t call it off-putting because I would later be offended by the material and the idea of the comedian who made that material not caring about my feelings hurt. Rather, I call it...

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Comedy Headlines for 10/31/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now…TRICK OR TREAT! I posted yesterday about the impending holes in NBC’s Thursday-night lineup for 2013, and yesterday, the network announced how it would fill them thar holes. Community’s fourth season will begin — yes, will begin — at 8 p.m. Thursdays on Feb. 7, 2013. As for the other shows coming back or starting up, 1600 Penn will pencil in at 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, while Parks and Recreation will shift an hour earlier to 8:30 p.m., where it used to reside. These changes happen Jan. 10 and Jan. 17, respectively. Meanwhile, senior...

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Review: Lewis Black, “In God We Rust”

Lewis Black hates himself. He also doesn’t think what he says is very funny. Black starts off his show letting everyone know that if they have the sudden urge to leave because the show isn’t funny enough, they better stay in their seats. Not because he’s funnier than they think, but rather because he opened his set by essentially explaining to those who don’t think he’s funny, “I agree.” If he has to live with misery, so does everyone else. In God We Rust is a dark album. Like most of Black’s material, it’s mostly him spiraling into depression/confusion-charged...

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“Modern Comedian” series picked up by PBS Digital Studios

Scott Moran’s documentary series about the lives and work of stand-up comedians, “Modern Comedian,” will live on with a new distribution deal with PBS Digital Studios. Moran told The Comic’s Comic: “Yeah! It’s true. They approached me and made a great offer that works well for both of us so we sealed the deal. I’m very excited and have always loved PBS so getting to work with the PBS Digital Studios offshoot is exciting. The Digital Studios branch is just that, it’s digital programming with the same sensibilities as PBS but made for the Internet and featured on a YouTube...

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