It’s a great special; old-school vulgar, consistently funny, and flush with the pathos that elevates good stand-up to great. But I’m worried that, largely because of Burr, no one is going to talk about it.
If anyone should be defending good, edgy comedy—especially in times of hypersensitivity—it’s comedians and the one television network dedicated to promoting their work.
Ansari, no longer sourcing from the life experiences of a single 20-something who likes food and soft sheets, evoked mid-life concerns relatable to so many.
Following a recent surprise performance at Brooklyn comedy festival, Skankfest, the venue publicly apologized after pressure from many who found out that the disgraced comic had made an appearance.
Here’s why it’s possible that Anthony Jeselnik’s latest special engages in some subtle trolling of his ex-girlfriend Amy Schumer.
By giving his political rhetoric a previously unknown face for his fans to punch at, ostensibly in the name of comedy, Oliver creates more internet hostility than any other host.
It’s just so heartwarming that groundbreakers like George Carlin and Lenny Bruce were arrested for words so today’s soft comedians could talk about comedy being problematic in prison-like safe spaces.
Because laughter is an easy and enjoyable reaction, it usually provides ideas told in a funny way more accessibility and acceptability.
In practice, the much-hyped changes Conan made to his show actually feel more like tweaks than disruptions. But they work well enough for him.
The most important answer to Hannah Gadsby’s groundbreaking ‘Nanette’ came quietly from Ellen DeGeneres in ‘Relatable,’ the comedian’s new stand-up special.
Netflix’s new ‘The Fix’ is an utterly pointless waste of a comedian as funny as Jimmy Carr, who doesn’t give a hoot about political correctness or solving world problems.
Maggie Griffin is 98 years old and has always been a spirited character, right behind her outrageous and colorful daughter. It is genuinely heartbreaking to see her light dim.
While I’d never heard of Louis C.K. before yesterday and am still unclear as to who he might be, there’s no doubt that his so-called humor inflames me to the point of angina.
Following Kevin Hart’s departure, many names have surfaced as possible replacements, but let me save the Academy time and show why they are disqualified as not politically correct enough.
Kevin Hart should be hosting the Oscars. But now he won’t, because of homosexuality-related jokes he made a decade ago.
Baldwin’s show is a flop because there are already a dozen other left-wing comics doing the exact same bit.
Louis C.K. will always be the guy who masturbated in front of a bunch of women. That shouldn’t mean he doesn’t get to be a comedian anymore.
This visit to The Comedy Store was different, not because the comedians changed to fit the times, but because they were resisting them.
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