Colbert’s urinating squirrel story: the real version -
The real “tail” behind John Hodgman’s third-hand account of Stephen Colbert repeatedly embarrassing himself in public.
So two Comedy Bars walk into a scene… -
Two bars, two cities, one suspiciously identical concept.
Review: Eddie Izzard’s Work In Progress -
“In keeping with his reputation as a comic who plays to the top of his intelligence, Eddie Izzard had no need to actually tell his Toronto audiences that he was working on new material. We understood: he’s playing to about 100 people at Comedy Bar, for $30, and he has a new tour coming up in the spring. No announcement that hey guys, some of this might not totally work required.
But almost everything did work.”
(via Gallery: Maria Bamford at the Dark Comedy Festival)
Matt Mira’s Dave Matthews Band Nerd-Out, Part 1 -
Almost anything can be nerded out about on the Nerdist Podcast.
Poor Matt Mira. All he wants to do is openly love Dave Matthews Band. But can he? No. The relentless mocking from Nerdist Podcast cohorts Chris Hardwick and Jonah Ray makes it impossible for Matt to get any further than a simple mention of his favorite band.
JFL42 final dispatches Pt. 1: Louis CK at the Sony Centre & Comedy Bar -
He’s reached a point of accepting his body’s flaws, not caring any longer that his vessel could use some work.
“I have a job, and I get laid, and I’m doing it with what most people would say is a disaster,” he said.
He talked about having gratitude for even having a body at all, and slammed the marketing of a face cream that promised removal of laugh lines, therefore eliminating “any evidence of joy”.
“You have a body. You get to walk around in it… put chocolate in it… you get to fuck with it…,” he said.
“The best, though, is when things (inevitably) get purely ridiculous between Kindler, Adomian, and Todd Glass. United by their common love of meta-schtick, their comfort on the Comedy Bar stage (all three play there when they come to town), and Adomian’s uncanny impressions of Kindler and Glass, the show becomes a circus the moment they start improvising. These guys have so much fun playing off each other that you start suspecting that all this tomfoolery would still be happening even if an audience wasn’t there to witness it.”
(via JFL42: The Alternative Show w/ Andy Kindler)
JFL42: Pete Holmes -
“Holmes has the added bonus of always seeming joyful about life in general, and an audience can’t help but be pulled into that. Who needs cynicism in comedy, anyway?”
“I can’t imagine Schumer being happy with that set overall. Did she do everything in her power to win us over? Hard to say, but I think the room itself has to take at least part of the blame for Schumer’s difficulty gaining momentum with the audience.”
(via JFL42: Sunday night with Kelly Carlin and Amy Schumer)
(via JFL42: Patton Oswalt)