Day: January 6, 2011

Why wait for the Sunday New York Times when you can see and read its profile of Marc Maron today

Congrats to comedian Marc Maron for getting profiled in this coming Sunday's New York Times for his wonderful podcast, WTF with Marc Maron. Yes. Today is Thursday. But that's not going to stop you from watching this short video the NYT shot with Maron during his recent visit to the city to record his next Comedy Central CD. Roll the clip! Here's a link to the print story, too....

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Recording four one-hour stand-up specials in a year is not special, Kathy Griffin.

Further proving that the Bravo channel has lost its marbles, comes this quote from Andy Cohen, who not only programs the network, but also puts himself on the network: "There is no better way to start off 2011 than giving Kathy Griffin an unprecedented four new stand-up comedy specials on Bravo in one year. Kathy's quick fire humor and ability to tap into pop culture make for must watch television." No. Just no. For all of the hard work that it took the late George Carlin, and the current Louis CK, to develop a new hour of hard-hitting stand-up comedy within the span of a year or two, just imagine the lack of effort it will take for Kathy Griffin to vomit out a new hour every three months of 2011 about whichever "celebrity" she stood next to the day before the taping. Because that's what Bravo viewers are going to get. Because that's what her brand of "comedy" has been about, since she played a version of herself mocking Jerry Seinfeld on Seinfeld almost two decades ago. Listening to someone yak about their day is not stand-up comedy. That's simply having a fag hag for a girlfriend. Bravo,...

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