Day: January 24, 2013

SiriusXM drafts a “Fantasy Comedy League” for 2013

Fantasy football leagues have become so widespread and commonly accepted as a hobby that it’s the focus of a long-running sitcom on FX, The League. Why not spin the concept out, and have a fantasy comedy league? That’s what the comedians at SiriusXM decided. Last Friday on “Fridays with Breuer,” host Jim Breuer gathered a select comedy crew to draft a Fantasy Comedy League for 2013. Team owners Breuer, Tom Papa (host of “Come to Papa” on Friday nights), Mark Says Hi! (Mark Seman, host of “Comedy By Request” weekdays at noon, as well as “The Alternative Comedy Show”), Sue...

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Review: Anthony Jeselnik, “Caligula”

It is actually quite simple to be offensive. All you have to do is figure out a mainstream value and champion the opposite. People generally like X, therefore you say Y. It is not a complicated process. However, creating an hour’s worth of stand-up that seeks to have every single joke make light of every subject that makes every person in a room wriggle in a seat takes a considerable amount of skill. Regardless of how you feel about the offensive content at hand, there is no denying that Anthony Jeselnik is a skilled joke writer. Consistently relying on...

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