Day: November 13, 2015

Meet Me In New York: Sean Donnelly

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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Review: W/ Bob & David (Netflix)

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross got the comedy band back together for four half-hour episodes of sketch comedy and an hourlong making-of special. It’s not Mr. Show. It’s not HBO. It’s W/ Bob & David on Netflix. Why isn’t Mr. Show on HBO Go or HBO NOW or anywhere officially streaming? I investigated that question by asking sources from both sides. Meanwhile, how do the fellas fare when they reunited 20 years after they first carved their own path for sketch comedy on TV? Here’s an excerpt from my review that appears on Decider.com: So the team addresses the...

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Review: John Mulaney “The Comeback Kid” (Netflix)

As a comedian, Mulaney is much more interested in breaking down the rules of language than he is literal laws of society. Whether it’s an old boss he had while temping who claimed he was “too old to be a duckling, quack quack,” or a woman he passed on the street who exclaimed: “Eat ass, suck a dick, sell drugs,” or even the “why buy the cow” proverb – Mulaney loves what appear to be random non-sequiturs from strangers (one even helped title his previous special, New In Town). He delights in deconstructing their messages, as if solving the riddle...

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Ron White for president? Comedian announces 2016 bid

If President Trump gives you a bad taste in your mouth, how about President Tater Salad? “Blue Collar” comedian Ron White, 58, has announced an independent bid for the White House in the 2016 presidential election. White made the announcement along with a video posted Tuesday showing him signing paperwork — and created a new RonWhiteForPresident.com — where his slogan is “Vote Smart! Because You Can’t Fix Stupid,” and he says: “For years, people all across this great country have asked me to run for President, but nothing like this year. My decision to run for President of the...

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