Day: April 17, 2015

Review: Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro (Showtime)

Each of the past couple of years has made a big impact personally and professionally on stand-up comedian Tig Notaro. And yet, somehow, it’s only April and Notaro’s already shaping up to make an even bigger splash comedically in 2015, with a stand-up special on tap with HBO, a documentary about her remarkable personal journey premiered at Sundance, and now comes Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, which premieres tonight on Showtime after previously making its theatrical debut last month at Austin’s SXSW festival. Knock Knock finds Notaro getting back on track professionally by getting back on the road. For Notaro, that not only means...

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Too Paul, Too Blart: Die Hard or Mall Cop Trying (aka reviewing Paul Blart, Mall Cop 2)

Underestimate Paul Blart at your own peril. Or at least risk the embarrassment of not knowing that Kevin James makes major bank by turning his sad-sack security officer into an unlikely action hero and father figure, twice over now with the release today of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. That lack of appreciation by hip, younger comedy people is played to great effect in the pilot of FX’s The Comedians, as Josh Gad gives Billy Crystal grief for being relegated to a happy grandpa role in movies. To which Crystal retorts: That happy grandpa earned more than $100 million...

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