Day: February 4, 2013

“Groomed” trailer: Andy Andrist confronts the man who sexually abused him as a boy

Stand-up comedian Andy Andrist recently tracked down the man who sexually abused Andrist when he was a boy, traveled to Florida and confronted him in person. With Doug Stanhope (and a police officer?) standing by, Andrist sat down with this man who had molested him and wanted answers. Or at least have this man answer for his crimes. Video from this new sit-down appeared online last night as a preview of a full documentary about Andrist, Groomed. As Andrist himself explained: I was molested by a handicapped guy when I was a kid. I didn’t know if I was gay or...

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Comedians vie to join boys of summer as finalists for 2013 MLB Fan Cave

Football season is over. Long live football. Which means Americans can turn their attention later this February to the phrase “pitchers and catchers report” for another Spring Training for Major League Baseball. For the second straight season, MLB will let fans rule the roost at the MLB Fan Cave in New York City’s Greenwich Village — a home office at 4th Street and Broadway where die-hard baseball fans called “Cave Dwellers” will attempt to watch every game of the season from March 31’s Opening Night game (Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros) through October’s World Series. Along the way, the...

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Review: Matt Besser, “The 6 Most Important Sets in the History of Standup”

Who would you include in an exhaustive list of the most iconic stand-up comics and performances? Surely greats like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Bill Hicks would be included. And such a list could not be told without performances like Lenny Bruce’s Carnegie Hall concert. If you are going to craft such a collection of comedy’s finest, however, there is no way you could oversee such profound performances from comedians like Satan, King George VI, Pope Benedict XIV, an escaped Clone, Zeus (the Greek god of thunder), and Icelandic singer Bjork. At least that is what humor historian, Professor...

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On Letterman, Nick Griffin appeals to your younger, lazier self

Nick Griffin returned to Late Show with David Letterman on Friday night’s show, with an introduction fit for one of Dave’s favored stand-up comedians. What wisdom does Griffin have to share with us this time? That depends upon how old you are, and how you feel about work, sleep, and even just getting out of the house. Griffin also offers advice on how to break up with somebody in an easier, more efficient way so you don’t hurt their feelings any more than necessary. Roll the...

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