Day: June 2, 2014

Aida Rodriguez responds to viewers of Last Comic Standing #YesAllWomen

Aida Rodriguez advanced to the semifinals of the eighth season of Last Comic Standing. Rodriguez already knew that because “The Invitationals” rounds of audition showcases taped months ago. But after millions of you watched on May 22 and again the following Wednesday when NBC rebroadcast it, Rodriguez felt she needed to respond. She didn’t tag her essay #YesAllWomen, but I don’t know of any male comedians facing the same sorts of criticisms online or in person about their wardrobe or their looks. It’s a double standard. She addresses that and her choice of material, too. This essay initially appeared...

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IFC to debut “Garfunkel and Oates” on Aug. 7, 2014

IFC officially has Garfunkel and Oates on its TV schedule now, with the premiere of the eight-episode first season debuting at 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The semi-autobiographical sitcom follows the exploits of Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci as they go Hollywood and try to find fame, fortune and friends with their folk musical comedy duo. You’ll be sure to see new takes on some of their older songs, plus more: The premiere finds Lindhome dating another comedian, while Micucci auditions for a role as “hot slut” opposite Sir Ben Kingsley. The second episode will get even hotter...

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My Pod Week: Week ending 6/1/14

Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn’t just a podcast producer and engineer; he’s also an avid fan of the form. “My Pod Week” recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! MOHR STORIES (232: Dave Attell) In August 2001, Insomniac with Dave Attell premiered on Comedy Central and I thought to myself, “Finally, a show for the heavy drinker that doesn’t like to go out.” I cracked a beer, then the seal on a fifth of Old Crow, and sat down with a bag of pistachios. This went on...

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