Day: December 14, 2017

Review: Judd Apatow, “The Return” on Netflix

Judd Apatow just released his first stand-up special this week at age 50, after only returning to stand-up comedy stages three years ago. Of course, if you read The Comic’s Comic, then you already know how Apatow hasn’t left the comedy game at all since diving in as a teenager, and it’s just that you’ve heard Apatow’s jokes and thoughts over the past two decades via sitcoms and movies instead of from his mouth on a club or theater stage. So he’s not some newb, or even a celebrity trying to cash in on the comedy boom with yet...

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Staten Island Museum to honor the Impractical Jokers with a Homecoming exhibit

Sal, Q, Joe and Murr star in truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers, and when they return in 2018 with their seventh season of hidden camera pranks on each other, they’ll also get to celebrate being memorialized in their native borough of New York City. The Staten Island Museum announced today, that in partnership with truTV, it’ll host a new exhibition, Impractical Jokers: Homecoming, opening in June 2018. “The Staten Island Museum is excited to showcase the Impractical Jokers and how, through commitment and comedy, they built longstanding friendships into a Staten Island success story. The exhibition will explore their...

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HBO quickly renews Curb Your Enthusiasm for Season 10

After reuniting for a ninth season this year that many loved for the pure joy of seeing Larry David make friends, loved ones and strangers cringe, while others (including myself) felt it took too long to shake off the rust of their absence from the screen, Curb Your Enthusiasm isn’t going to wait years before coming back for season 10. HBO announced today that Curb’s 10th season will begin production in spring 2018. “We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. David added: “As I’ve...

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Noah Gardenswartz on Conan

What does selling weed to college girls have to do with teaching fourth-graders? I’m not sure exactly, but I expect Noah Gardenswartz to come up with the proper analogy, since he has done both of those things, and also told jokes Wednesday night on Conan. His greatest, timeliest analogy here puts the story of Jesus Christ into perspective for the Jews by making it all about simple office politics. Roll the...

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Jaboukie Young-White on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Jaboukie Young-White made his debut Wednesday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and couldn’t help but notice that different parts of America consider him as different races or ethnicities. On the plus side, he can joke that he makes a great cover model for liberal arts college catalogs. On the minus side, as a millennial and a minority, he’s still broke and still looked at by too many as a threat. Roll...

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