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DVD Review: ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts – Complete Collection’


Over a decade ago, the Comedy Central network began their attempts at recreating the spirit found in the old Dean Martin roasts of yesteryear. Please note how I said “attempts”. Frankly, they just didn’t seem to get it then – and I think they might still be struggling with the concept (I haven’t wasted my time with any of the ... Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Collector’s Edition’


The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts are just plain funny. Not everything holds up, but a lot of it does. Read More »

Review: The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection Of Unhinged Comedy [5-DVD+1-CD Set]

A career-spanning, non-linear retrospective that showcases Brooks' comedic genius. Read More »

TV Review: Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Excellent PBS American Masters biography of Johnny Carson. Read More »

DVD Review: “That Show” with Joan Rivers

Before Ellen, before Oprah, there was Joan. Well, briefly. Read More »

Golden Globes Reminiscent of the Drunken Golden Age of TV

This is an awards show awash in booze, and no one associated with it has even a glimmer of embarrassment about it. Read More »

Movie Review: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Comedy queen Joan Rivers looks for the fountain of youth in her career. Read More »

Retro Redux: Vikki Carr – One Of Carson’s Cohorts

A musical treat in two languages — and a favorite of Johnny's. Read More »

Music Review: Tiny Tim – I’ve Never Seen A Straight Banana – Rare Moments: Volume 1

Sometimes a banana is not just a banana. Read More »