Day: November 22, 2013

Meet Me In New York: Joe Machi

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Reviewed: Sarah Silverman’s “We Are Miracles” (HBO)

Sarah Silverman does not Google herself for reviews or critiques that twist her words around in or out of context. “I guess that could get frustrating, but I can’t take any of it very seriously,” Silverman said Wednesday night during a 92nd Street Y talk with Andy Borowitz. “I tell myself and my friends – who are all comedians as well, mostly – you’re the only one Googling you. So relax! And you’re certainly the only one Googling you and sorting it by date. So it’s not as bad as you think. The world is, there’s other things going...

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