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What Will People Think? (Standup Review: “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King”)

The real-life perils and comedic pitfalls of growing up a 1st generation Indian Muslim in post 9/11 America are told in rapid-fire bursts of hip-hop exuberance and emotion in Hasan Minhaj’s insightful, autobiographical comedy special. … Continue Reading →


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Love+Time-Distance = Hate (Stand-up Review: Louis C.K. 2017)

Louis C.K.’s new comedy special is like being an unwitting particle caught up in a supercollider of disparate and inappropriate thoughts that bang up against each other but somehow fuse into a pure, unapologetic, comedic energy. Warning: Not for the politically correct. Continue Reading →


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No Travel Ban on Laughter (Standup Comedy Review: “Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark”)

Trevor Noah’s new special spans the globe, proving once again there’s no accent he can’t conquer . . . or is it colonize? Continue Reading →


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Dental Horrors & Other Hilarities (Stand-Up Review: “Michael McIntyre: Showtime”)

Britain’s top funnyman literally skips through a side splitting show that will make you think twice before naming your kid, loading a dishwasher, or ever going to the dentist again. Continue Reading →


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Girls & Their Party Goblins (Stand-Up Comedy Review: “Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot”)

Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot captures the inner workings of the female mind when set loose upon the unsuspecting American Male in the wild kingdom otherwise known as Dating. Continue Reading →


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Nice Catholic Girls Do . . .

Breaking out of TV sketch comedy, Heather McDonald: I Don’t Mean to Brag shows the writer and comedian in her funniest role yet: Wife and Mother. Continue Reading →


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From Apartheid Straight to Your Living Rooms! (Stand-up Comedy Review: “Trevor Noah: African American”)

Meet Trevor Noah . . . can he fill Jon Stewart’s shoes or has he failed before he’s even sat behind the desk at The Daily Show? Continue Reading →