Day: April 23, 2016

Review: Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein, “Only Whores Wear Purple” (Comedy Central)

When Amy Schumer presents Rachel Feinstein tonight to Comedy Central, she really presents. Schumer not only gives Feinstein advice backstage in a pre-taped green room bit, but also walks onstage first, introducing her to the New York City crowd last November (I was at the taping) by saying of Feinstein: “This comedian is not only my best friend, she is literally my all-time favorite comedian.” High praise. Perhaps too much praise, in fact, by raising your expectations as a viewer. But also, exactly the kind of loyalty and support you’d hope for and expect from a true BFF. Feinstein returns...

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Sam Morril on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

I don’t know if every stand-up comedian who performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has to have a direct personal connection to the host, but it certainly has started out that way. Sam Morril became the third stand-up to perform on Colbert’s Late Show since he took over in September, and Colbert introduced him by noting Morril once interned for Colbert over at Comedy Central. What are the odds? Fortunately, Morril has some charts and graphs to look at the odds. Are you a tiny Jew? Are you Hulk Hogan? Are you Caitlyn Jenner? Either way, Morril...

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