Day: March 7, 2015

Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden (on Netflix)

Reaching the rarefied air of performing stand-up comedy to arena audiences, and particularly New York City’s Midtown Manhattan palace — Madison Square Garden — lends itself to moments of celebration for the comedians who find themselves at that summit. Kevin Hart shot fiery flames in the air behind him. Dane Cook performed in the round to pack an additional few thousand fans inside. Louis CK sold out four separate dates this winter (although a blizzard cancelled the final date). Hart and Cook both used the occasion to shoot stand-up specials or concert films that night. As did Aziz Ansari,...

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Josh Robert Thompson, aka the voice of robot skeleton “Geoff Peterson,” performing stand-up on The Late Late Show

Fans of Craig Ferguson’s version of The Late Late Show on CBS received a special treat this week when his robot skeleton sidekick returned to the show to perform stand-up. Well, the guy who provided the voice of “Geoff Peterson” did, anyhow, which may have caused you to readjust your eyeballs to match your ear holes. Josh Robert Thompson‘s his name, and for his stand-up game on this evening, he dipped into his impersonations of Morgan Freeman and Matthew McConaughey as the hypothetical voices of his car’s GPS. Thompson also demonstrated how TV’s Dr. Oz isn’t always up on...

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