Day: March 31, 2017

Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg, from SXSW to Starz, from The Second City to today

Ask any stand-up comedian today who the best stand-up of all time is or was, and they’ll likely tell you Richard Pryor, George Carlin, or want to make cases for both equally as the top of the tops. Ask any Jewish comedian from the Baby Boomers through Generation X that same question, and they’ll quickly put Robert Klein right up there with them. Klein, now 75, is the subject of his own documentary, Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg, which premiered last March at SXSW and debuts on the smaller screen tonight via Starz. Here’s the trailer: How...

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Review: Jo Koy, “Live from Seattle” on Netflix

Jo Koy‘s newest stand-up special finds him, like other comedians who have been around for a while but not on Netflix yet, devoting the hour as much to reintroducing himself to the audience as he is delving into new developments in his life. Here’s an excerpt from my review of Jo Koy’s Live from Seattle, as published in The son of a white Air Force father and a Filipino mother who grew up near McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Koy didn’t start his comedy career until he and his mother had move to Las Vegas, but he...

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