Day: December 6, 2017

Dina Hashem on Conan

We’re seeing the promise of the TBS Comics to Watch showcase from the 2017 New York Comedy Festival come to fruition, as Dina Hashem joins a few others from that showcase to get a TV credit on Conan. Hashem joked about growing up Arab in New Jersey, what it means to have her father on the other side of the world, and how much body hair is appropriate these days. Roll the...

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Review: Craig Ferguson, “Tickle Fight” on Netflix

Don’t get me wrong. James Corden is very talented with the singing and the goofing around with famous actors and musicians. But I really miss having Craig Ferguson to throw the cue cards and segment producer notes away in the Late Late night on a regular basis. If you have Sirius XM, you can listen to Ferguson chat it up with guests still. But if you want to see him, you need to hope his stand-up tour hits a town near you, or it has been long enough for him to release a new comedy special. Here comes Tickle...

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Review: Michelle Wolf, “Nice Lady” on HBO

It’s hard for me to believe now that the first time I saw Michelle Wolf onstage, she was rolling around the basement of the UCB as a supporting character used as a prop for a sketch show. Wolf had so much more in her than that. And now we all know. Michelle Wolf’s first stand-up comedy special, Nice Lady on HBO, comes at the perfect time. Wolf, previously seen in bits for NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, and now as a correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, is ready to reach an even larger...

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Review: Orny Adams, “More Than Loud” on Showtime

You may not have heard a lot about Orny Adams since Comedian came out some 15 years ago, although younger audiences have seen him on MTV’s Teen Wolf, and he has continued to headline clubs and theaters over the years, as well as multiple performances at Just For Laughs Montreal. Adams talked to me about all of that for my podcast, Last Things First. So maybe it’s time to give Orny another look-see and hear, right? His new hour, More Than Loud on Showtime, finds him growing into the ornery part of his Orny nature in his 40s, whether...

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Ticket Giveaway! See Chris Rock at Barclays Center

Would you and a friend like to see Chris Rock’s “Total Blackout” tour this Saturday night (Dec. 9, 2017) in Brooklyn at Barclays Center? If so, then I have two tickets to give away to you. FREE! Yep, that’s right. All you have to do is tell me in the comments below which one of Rock’s previous specials you’d show your friend before bringing him/her with you to Brooklyn, and tag your friend. Pretty simple! If you could only pick one Chris Rock special to show your friend before heading to Barclays, which would it be: Big Ass Jokes...

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