Day: April 5, 2017

Review: “I Am Battle Comic” by Jordan Brady

Jordan Brady, a former (and still) stand-up comedian turned filmmaker, has found a renewed love for comedy a generation after he first entertained audiences in person and on TV with his own reimagining of what porn films should sound like (whether you say “Bow-chicka-bow-wow” or “wow-wow,” you’re quoting his bit). With I Am Battle Comic, Brady has now completed a trilogy of documentaries about stand-up comedy, narrowing down his focus each time – from what it means to be a comedian (I Am Comic), to what life actually looks like on the road for stand-ups (I Am Road Comic),...

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Meet Me In New York: Matt Ruby

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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Julio Torres on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Julio Torres is a comedian originally from El Salvador who’s made it not only all the way to Brooklyn, but also to a writing job on Saturday Night Live. He’ll perform a half-hour special for Comedy Central this year, but first, here’s a short but sweet set from Tuesday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, in which Torres jokes about what he misses by becoming a vegan, and reveals which Looney Tunes character really captures his heart. Roll the...

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