Wednesday, 28 December 2016 13:31

Why watch? - ‘Why Him?’

Comedy comes off as recycled, redundant

Published in Movies

Inconsistent holiday comedy squanders talented ensemble

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 14:44

Doug Stanhope talks 'No Place Like Home'

For his 14th live comedy special, called 'No Place Like Home,' Doug Stanhope recorded and filmed the show at the Bisbee Royale, a theater in Bisbee, Arizona (population: 5,700). It's the town he calls home and the place where, he says, he can 'be a hermit' and escape the grind of life on the road.

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Saturday, 19 November 2016 17:26

Teenage wasteland - 'The Edge of Seventeen'

Coming of age film funny and fraught, snarky and sincere

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 12:42

Law en-farce-ment - 'Unnecessary Farce'

Winterport Open Stage presents broad, bright comedy

Published in Style
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 18:34

A Superstore' scene-stealer

A conversation with Colton Dunn

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 11:57

More jeers than cheers for 'Mascots'

Latest Guest mockumentary lacking in laughter

Christopher Guest has long been the master of the comedic mockumentary. He has used the form to tackle the worlds of music, stage and screenand dog shows. His work with films like 'Waiting for Guffman' and 'Best in Show' and of course 'This is Spinal Tap,' the granddaddy of them all, has firmly ensconced him as a shining star of the comedy firmament.

Published in Movies
Friday, 30 September 2016 14:42

'Masterminds' fun but forgettable

Heist comedy uneven, but reasonably entertaining

It's never a good sign when a film disappears from the schedule. While there are often extenuating circumstances, the truth is that movies that wind up stuck on the shelf should usually stay there.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:52

An unauthorized autobiography

Norm Macdonald's 'Based on a True Story' weird, wildly entertaining

Be honest whenever you see the words 'based on a true story,' you immediately start wondering just how much of what you're about to read/watch/listen to can be considered truth. Truth is a funny thing, particularly in the realm of biography or memoir; our memories tend to recall actual events with a surprising amount of flexibility.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:25

In Such Good Company' a sweet showbiz memoir

New book peeks behind the scenes of 'The Carol Burnett Show'

The list of names that would warrant discussion for inclusion in the pantheon of television comedy is a relatively short one. And the list of women on that list would be unfortunately (and undeservedly) far shorter.

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