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Comedy review: Quincy Jones—Burning The Light

First the backstory, then a bit of whining. I wrote this review of Quincy Jones’ standup special for The AV Club. A little inside baseball: Each week, we freelancers lucky enough to write there (I am still really quite proud … Continue reading

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Comedy Review: Patton Oswalt—Talking For Clapping

I’ve been a fan of Patton Oswalt’s comedy (and acting, and writing) for a long time now, so I pitched like hell to cover his new standup special for The AV Club and got it, to my great pride—and, you … Continue reading

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TV Review: Paul F. Tompkins—Crying And Driving

Remember how great Mr. Show was? And how nondescript and sort of forgettable that supporting player—the chubby one with the gap teeth—was? Well, now that guy—slimmed down and always impeccably dressed—is one of the best standup comedians (not to mention … Continue reading

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The Funniest Five Minutes Of TV I’ve Ever Seen

I wrote about this for the AV Club. I did not share that I became so obsessed that I went as Ferrell as Goulet at a very drunken Halloween party that year. I also may have gone to work as … Continue reading

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TV Review: Why? With Hannibal Buress— “Pilot”

I got to review Hannibal’s new Comedy Central show for the AV Club. I saw Hannibal murder here in my hometown of Portland (Maine—I put in the state because there are two Portlands and it’s infuriating when people assume all … Continue reading

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Review: Jake Johannsen— “This’ll Take About An Hour”

I reviewed one of my favorite obscure standup comedy specials for Ozy.com. “I’ll just start talking and maybe accidentally I’ll get to the point,” says Jake Johannsen in the opening bit of his 1991 HBO stand-up special This’ll Take About … Continue reading

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