Day: September 13, 2016

Review: Jeff Ross Roasts Cops (Comedy Central)

There are two public sides to stand-up comedian Jeff Ross. There’s the “Roastmaster General” who takes on a different disguise each year for the Comedy Central roasts, turning the event into his own personal Halloween full of tricks and treats. For the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe that aired this Labor Day, Ross put on a wig and dressed in purple like the late musical legend Prince. Garish. Loud. Crude and rude. Then there’s the guy who is loyal to his family, his Friars Club, and genuinely cares about the people he teases. It’s this latter Ross who...

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Review: Martin Lawrence “Doin’ Time: Uncut” (Showtime)

In case you missed it, Martin Lawrence is back in the stand-up game with his first special in 14 years since the 2002 concert film, Runteldat. Martin Lawrence: Doin’ Time: Uncut premiered over the weekend on Showtime. It looks like Lawrence is making up for lost time with this hour. As I put it in my review, which ran today in Decider: We’re living in an era of reboots and revivals. Our favorite franchises and stars from screens big and small, thrust before us once more. Everything new is old again. From Star Wars to Fuller House. You want...

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