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  • Poster
    Review: Obvious Child
    There has be an upswing of funny women in film and television nowadays to pick up the mantle of the likes of Joan Rivers and Nora Ephron among others. Independent film has also returned to its roots to give good, singular, voices the right to tell...
  • The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical
    WaterTower's Christmas Trailer Park outageous candy to cure your holiday blues
    It's a relief to find some alternatives to the usual Christmas Theatre Fare, Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a lovely story, but we know it so well, and one of the advantages of The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (Music and...
  • 'Broad City: Season 1'
    DVD review: 'Broad City: Season 1'
    Good old Comedy Central. With all of the series that they roll out, a handful of them find genuine success and have a good shelf life.One of the newest offerings is a show called 'Broad City.'Two friends, Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) and Ilana ...
  • 'Family Tree: The Complete First Season'
    DVD review: 'Family Tree: The Complete First Season'
    Christopher Guest has given us some of the most endearing improvised pseudo-documentary comedies of the 80s and 90s with 'This Is Spinal Tap', 'Waiting for Guffman', and 'Best In Show'.He returns to give us an HBO series...
  • Blu-ray/DVD review: This Is Where I Leave You
    Blu-ray/DVD review: This Is Where I Leave You
    Studio Synopsis: When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over...
  • TOP: The Wicked Witch all "prettied" up for the Count. BOTTOM: Rusty and his script.
    Oz on Film, Part Sixty-two: The First Television Series of Oz, Part Fifteen
    Nottoo many people (one exception being author Gregory Maguire) have considered the Wicked Witch of the West a fit subject for a romance, but in the Tales of the Wizard of Oz, she has a boyfriend (if only in her own mind), the eponymous character...
  • Montreal comedy holiday listings 2014
    Montreal comedy holiday listings 2014
    Dec 18 to 20:Garrett Clarke & Sean Emeny, Yuk Yuks Montreal, 1222 Mackay 8 p.m. $13 (514) 272-9857Bengt Washburn, The Comedy Nest, 2313 Ste. Catherine W. 8 & 10:30 p.m., $15/10 (514) 932-6378Dec 20:“UCC's Merry Bleeping Christmas...
  • Santa Claus vs. The Martians 3.0
    Inspired Lunacy makes CDP's Santa vs. Martians giddy delight
    For the sake of transparency, and speaking as an admitted Santa Claus vs. The Martians groupie, I have trouble finding the best words to describe this latest (and undeniably best) incarnation of what become a Dallas Christmas Theatre Classic....
  • Fibber McGee & Molly
    Old-time radio, 17 December: Less can be enough at 79 Wistful Vista
    “With the need to ‘write funny’ no longer present because the episodes were pre-recorded in a studio,” Clair Schulzwill write inFibber McGee & Molly On the Air (1935-1959), “too many of the fifteen-minuteFibber...
  • Comedian Michael Harrison
    Comedian Michael Harrison helps you laugh your winter blues away
    Comedian Michael Harrison is looking forward to spending time in Montreal this January, despite the frosty climate. First off, he loves the city’s crowds. “Montreal audiences are awesome! 'Comedy Works' and 'Yuk Yuks...
  • Top Five
    Chris Rock is Back in Comedic Form with 'Top Five', Co-starring Rosario Dawson
    Chris Rock was a staple on many people's TVs back in the day. It almost seemed like he was everywhere, his career taking off, his comedy making millions laugh, and then poof, disappears. Or at least lays low for years without much of dip into...
  • The Second City & Goodman Theatre deliver comic cheer with Twist Your Dickens
    The Second City & Goodman Theatre deliver comic cheer with Twist Your Dickens
    Former writers of The Colbert Report Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort have put quills to ink to produce the cutting comedy Twist Your Dickens, Or Scrooge You—the first sketch comedy/improv/musical collaboration between Chicago’s Second City...
  • Gaze upon a career in ‘Top Five’
    Gaze upon a career in ‘Top Five’
    1. Talib Kweli2. Tupac3. Dead Prez4. Rakim5. Public Enemyand my sixth would be DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.Chris Rock makes a movie that does what it should. It lingers. Rock writes, directs and stars in “Top Five” as a comedian...
  • Stephen Colbert
    'The Colbert Report' announces guests for final shows
    With only four episodes remaining of “The Colbert Report,” Comedy Centralhas announced the guests for the last shows on Dec. 11. "Our last week of shows are going to be really special, just like every other week," said...
  • Top Five
    Movie review: 'Top Five' a laborious labor of love from Chris Rock
    Comedian Chris Rock has written, directed, produced and stars in Top Five (opening today). The film is packed full of several talented comedians, nearly a who's who in comedy today. All signs then, point to this being a really funny film....