Day: February 13, 2017

Vulture’s Jesse David Fox presents “Good One: A Podcast About Jokes”

Vulture, New York magazine’s entertainment platform, debuted a new podcast series today that’s all about jokes. Jesse David Fox hosts Good One: A Podcast About Jokes. Fox’s first guest, Jim Gaffigan, talked with him about a specific bit in Gaffigan’s newest Netflix stand-up special, Cinco, that jokes about how good-looking yet vapid TV newscasters are. We hear the bit in question, and then they discuss how and why Gaffigan wrote the bit, what he left out for the Netflix audience, and how he writes bits in general. If you enjoyed Vulture’s two annual installments of historical comedy, “The 100 Jokes...

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Review: Nick Cannon “Stand Up, Don’t Shoot” on Showtime

If you thought Nick Cannon and NBC were on the outs last week, then you didn’t actually watch Cannon’s newest stand-up special for Showtime, which premiered Friday night. You can read my review on Decider, where he replaced the N in NBC with the N-word, and said all the things he wished he could say and do on America’s Got Talent, which he has hosted since season 4 in 2009. Here’s a rare excerpt where he’s not dropping n-bombs: “Cause you all see me on the show. Man, sometimes I wish I could say the stuff that I really want...

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Episode #137: Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on WFMU. Jo was recently named a New Face at the 2016 Just For Laughs Festival. And if you like puns, check out Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers, based on the live show she started with her father that’s been written up in The New Yorker. Jo has carved out her own charming niche in comedy, and frequently does so by mounting her own shows around New York City – among them, the NYC Annual Inner Beauty Pageant,...

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