Day: June 8, 2018

Julian McCullough embraces his own version of manhood in his first Comedy Central hour

Julian McCullough scored his first half-hour Comedy Central Presents in 2010. In the years since, McCullough has not only racked up several late-night TV credits, but also a unique relationship with E!, moving from the panels of Chelsea Lately to sidekick on Whitney Cummings’ Love You, Mean It, to his own short-lived talk show with Annie Lederman, We Have Issues. In the meantime, he has grown as a comedian, and started to finally become more comfortable revealing personal and intimate things about himself in his stand-up. Which plainly shows in his first hour special for Comedy Central, Maybe I’m...

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Hari Kondabolu on Conan

I use my middle initial professionally and always have because there are far too many Sean McCarthys in the world, even in the world of comedy. Hari Kondabolu might not ever have that problem, despite what his mother taught him. Then again, as Kondabolu joked in his performance on Thursday’s Conan, there’s a much bigger problem we’ve all been overlooking. The idea of anyone playing “devil’s advocate.” Roll the...

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New biography, documentary explore the life and death of Robin Williams

Is there ever an appropriate time to look back at the life and legacy of Robin Williams without feeling sad at how it all ended? Whether you’re a “too soon” sort of person or not, this summer you’re getting two chances to remember Robin, with a new HBO documentary and a biography of the late great comedian out. The documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, premieres July 16, 2018, on HBO. “You’re only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you’re nothing.” There’s also a new biography written by Dave Itzkoff from the New...

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Nathan Fielder shows how you can hack the Emmy voting process

Nathan Fielder has proven quite successful at manipulating the media and business worlds, often at the same time, through his Comedy Central series Nathan For You. Now he’s potentially really outdone himself. And that’s saying something considering his most recent season finale. Because now, Fielder has gotten an election security expert to show us how anyone could hack an online voting system. Forget about the 2018 midterm elections (or what happened in the 2016 presidential election) for a second. Fielder has zeroed in on this year’s Emmy voting. We’ll have to see what happens next. Roll the...

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