Day: August 8, 2016

Review: Mike Birbiglia dots the i in improv teamwork within “Don’t Think Twice”

We’re told as young boys and girls to dream big. Be the best you that you can be! Whether you want to become president of the United States, a professional athlete, a movie star or anything and everything in between, in whatever career may pay you enough to support a family and take care of you into retirement. That’s the American Dream, isn’t it? Or something like that. But life intervenes. It turns out we cannot all live out the same dream. As Bill (played by Chris Gethard) realizes at one point during Mike Birbiglia’s masterful new movie, Don’t...

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2016 New York Comedy Festival headlined by Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Dane Cook, Trevor Noah, Tig Notaro, Tim Minchin

The New York Comedy Festival unveiled its list of headlining acts for 2016, including Tracy Morgan, Marc Maron and Tig Notaro, all performing at Carnegie Hall; Dane Cook, Chris D’Elia, Trevor Noah, Patton Oswalt and Tim Minchin, all at the Beacon Theater; Bill Maher at The Theater at Madison Square Garden; Bridget Everett and T.J. Miller at Town Hall; Eric André, who will take the stage at Carolines on Broadway for a four-night engagement; and Cameron Esposito performs at NYU Skirball Center. The 13th annual New York Comedy Festival takes place Nov. 1-6, 2016. “We’re thrilled to have such...

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Episode #107: Cameron Esposito

Variety magazine named Cameron Esposito one of the 10 Comics to Watch in 2016, and there already has been a lot to see of Esposito this year – from her appearances on the big screen in Garry Marshall’s final film, Mother’s Day, to the small-screen on IFC’s Maron, performing stand-up on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and her first stand-up special, Marriage Material, on Seeso. She’s got two other movie roles that brought her to Sundance this past winter, in Operator and in First Girl I Loved. With her wife Rhea Butcher, Esposito hosts a live comedy...

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