Day: January 24, 2018

Big Apple Circus star clown out after admitting to sexual misconduct with a minor

Oh, Grandma. Barry Lubin, who starred as frontman for the Big Apple Circus as Grandma the Clown from 1982-2012 and again in 2017, abruptly resigned after admitting to coercing a 16-year-old in 2004 to posing for pornographic pictures. Lubin resigned on Friday, and The New York Times reported the news first on Tuesday. “The allegations are true. What I did was wrong, and I take full responsibility for my actions,” he said in a statement, which also apologized directly to his victim. “I know that what happened has had a lasting impact on her life, for which I am...

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Review: Todd Glass, “Act Happy” on Netflix

I’ve enjoyed Todd Glass since even before I knew exactly who he was, seeing him in the introduction movies for the Improv comedy clubs. Then came Last Comic Standing. Then came podcasts. Now comes his first Netflix special. Things I particularly enjoyed in Act Happy: Telling jokes while his band plays The Battle Hymn of the Republic Ad-libbing a song about the fans in the front row Having the crowd chant, “Fuck Rory Scovel!” Watching him impersonate Brian Regan Watching him impersonate Rodney Dangerfield telling Mitch Hedberg jokes Watching him impersonate “Roger” Dangerfield For more things I enjoyed, read...

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