“Alternative” comedy. Much like it’s cousin “alternative” music, this species is often misaligned and misunderstood. Saddled with a kind-of dumb and misleading name, some people talk about how great this particular creature is, which inevitably leads to other people saying “It thinks it’s so great, but it’s not that great.” This week we discuss “alt” […]
The 80’s – The Golden Age of Comedy Movies?
Name a classic comedy movie and odds are it was made in the 80's. Go ahead. Try it....... See. We told you. But what was so special about the 80's? What made it the perfect storm decade for funny people? Could Steve Guttenburg ever rule any other decade like he did back then? Was Johnny 5 really alive? All that and more in this week's episode.
Reviewing Key & Peele
Comedy Central brought sketch comedy back to the network last week with launch of Key and Peele. Let's be honest we were a little scared it was going to be MadTV light. MadTV full strength wasn't even that good. So how did Key and Peele turn out? Surprisingly pretty damn good. In this week's episode we break down what worked, what didn't and how it compares to other sketch shows like Chappelle show.
Comedy…In The Future!!!!
This week we crank up the flux capacitor and look...in to the future. Is the success of Louis C.K.'s independently released stand-up special going to be the new norm for comedians? Could any other comedian right now really pull that off? Will comedians be able to go completely around the networks all together soon? Will we get all of our jokes from a pill and not even have to leave the house (but for some reason there will still be a two drink minimum)?
Patrice O’Neal & Other Comedians Gone Too Soon
Last week saw the passing of one of the funniest voices in the comedy community, Patrice O'Neal. It's sad when anyone dies but when it's someone who brings so much laughter and joy to so many people it hurts that much more. In this week's episode we look the impact of his passing and discuss several some of the many other comedians unfortunately taken too soon.