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The Two Amigos (Standup Review: “Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”)

Two legends of comedy whose friendship spans over 30 years come together for one night of non-partisan merriment and a walk down memory lane. Steve Martin and Martin Short may have nothing to prove but they still have what it takes. Continue Reading →


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From Paris to NYC by way of Morocco (Standup Comedy Special: “Gad Elmaleh: American Dream”)

A national treasure in France, Gad Elmaleh proves that his humor extends beyond the provenance of baguettes and pastries as he delves into the tricky terrain of the English language, joining other immigrant pioneers in search of The American Dream. Continue Reading →


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What’s Wrong with People? (Standup Review: “Sebastian Maniscalco: Aren’t You Embarassed?)

Old World Italian superstitions intersect with the often lunatic behaviors of modern life in the hilarious, albeit eccentric musings of Sebastian Maniscalco. Continue Reading →


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From Suburbia to Stardom (Documentary Review: “Jerry Before Seinfeld”)

Jerry Seinfeld performs at the very spot that put him on the map as a struggling young comic in the late 70s. A nostalgic look back at his early life and career in the New York City of the times, in all her gritty glory. Continue Reading →


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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 →