Day: April 1, 2016

Katt Williams at the Barclays Center: Real Talk

Katt Williams posted bail again Thursday. Once more, the comedian found himself in jail. Once more, a judge looked at the comedian in his handcuffs and his jail jumpsuit and wondered whether to let him out of her custody. “This was not a popular decision to have you released on bond,” she told Williams in a Hall County courtroom near his Georgia home. “They’re looking for any reason to put you back in that they can. Don’t give them the reason to do that. So let’s slow down a little bit.” Flashback one Friday ago. Williams headlined the Brooklyn stop...

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RiffTrax reuniting entire MST3K principal cast, including all three hosts for June 2016 show

Timing be damned, because the spaceship of fools known as MST3K is getting the whole gang back together — including both previous hosts Joel Hodgson and Michael J. Nelson and new host Jonah Ray — for a very special one-night-only reunion for RiffTrax. Set for the reunion, broadcast to movie theaters live on June 28, 2016: Joel Hodgson (Joel Robinson) Jonah Ray (Jonah Heston) Michael J. Nelson (Mike Nelson) Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo), Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank), Trace Beaulieu (Dr. Clayton Forrester, Crow T. Robot), Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester) Bridget Nelson (Nuveena, Mr....

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Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing, on PBS (review)

Can we talk? There already just was and still is a great documentary, made just six years ago, that reminds us what it meant to be Joan Rivers. A Piece of Work. What Rivers meant to comedians and all of us, though, that’s the point of Exit Laughing, the first documentary from the Comedy Hall of Fame that premieres tonight on PBS THIRTEEN (WNET-TV) in New York City. (Check your local listings for premieres on your PBS station) “It was been more than a year since her passing and we felt it was important to honor Joan’s legacy,” said...

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Thank You Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon (reviewed at SXSW)

The story of the Del Close Marathon is the story of Del Close. And the story of Close is ultimately the story of how improvisation grew from an art form used for acting rehearsals into an actual entertainment event in itself, and how Close spurred its expansion through his disciples who became the Upright Citizens Brigade, through to their disciples and around the world, celebrated each year in an ever-larger weekend festival in New York City called DCM. Thank You Del, directed by Todd Bieber and executive produced by Matt Besser and Matt Walsh, held its world premiere screening...

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