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Working With What I’ve Got: Amy Schumer on Playing the System


One way to address sexism in the entertainment industry is clearly to engage with the sexual politics of the prevailing culture, and right now no one does that better than Amy Schumer. Read More »

Learning to be Funny at Flappers University – and with Up-and-Coming Standup Comic Gail Moss


Can you learn to be funny? That’s what the folks at Flappers University believe, and having spent a day at their “Intro to Comedy Intensive” class, I’m inclined to agree. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘The Twilight of Schlomo’ by Timothy McNeil


An unsuccessful stand-up comedian is forced to come to terms with his failure in this well-staged dark comedy. Read More »

Comedy CD/DVD Review: Owen Benjamin – ‘High Five Til it Hurts!’


The comic's well-crafted performance includes a session at the piano and lots of wiener jokes. Read More »

CD/DVD Comedy Review: Eugene Mirman – An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory

The latest from Eugene Mirman misses the mark. Read More »

Comedy CD Review: Anthony Jeselink – Caligula

Bad taste is Anthony Jeselink's stock in trade. Read More »

Comedy Review (Singapore): Kings and Queens of Comedy III

Four standup comics left Singaporeans in stitches, with commentary on Asian life in the West and other topics. Read More »

Comedy CD Review: Jim Gaffigan – Mr. Universe

Jim Gaffigan is one of the funniest comics working today. That's all you need to know before you buy this CD. Read More »

Comedy CD Review: Demetri Martin – Standup Comedian

Demetri Martin's Standup Comedian is a master class in the art of the one-liner. Read More »

Comedy CD Review: Jim Gaffigan – Mr. Universe

Mr. Universe is comic Jim Gaffigan at his peak. Read More »