Author Archive

mating season

Shane Mauss

Mating Season
New Wave Dynamics

By Elise Czajkowski

Mauss’s hour is intended as a themed hour on the animalistic nature of humans. It’s hard not to appreciate the attempt at cohesion and a greater story, but the material doesn’t quite live up to framework.

 
folk hero

Nick Thune

Folk Hero
Comedy Central

By Elise Czajkowski

As with so many specials, it’s not that Thune isn’t funny or fun to watch; he has plenty of charm, and it’s easy to see that an hour in his company could be a pleasant night out. But that feeling doesn’t quite translate to his recording.

 
me the whole time

Andy Sandford

Me the Whole Time
New Wave Dynamics

By Elise Czajkowski

Recorded in his hometown of Atlanta before a very energetic crowd, Me the Whole Time is everything a first album should be: packed with strong material from start to finish, filled with the type of memorable bits that will make people take notice and completely accessible to newcomers.

 
i did it

Ted Alexandro

I Did It
Self-Released

By Elise Czajkowski

Alexandro is a staple of the New York comedy scene, and he co-founded the New York Comedians Coalition, which fought to raise wages for club performers. He is, in many ways, the epitome of the dependable NYC city comic, guaranteed to improve any show that he’s on.

 
morgan murphy

Morgan Murphy

Irish Goodbye
New Wave Dynamics

By Elise Czajkowski

She’s got a great comedic mind, and it’s clear why she’s done well for herself as a TV writer—her jokes are smart and her material covers, with equal weight, Planned Parenthood and How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

 
williamsburgh

Brooklyn Comedy Festival

Multiple venues
August 19-24, 2013

By Elise Czajkowski

Since it lacks the impressive roster of the New York Comedy Festival and the quirky insanity of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the challenge for the Brooklyn Comedy Festival will be to establish a unique voice in the cacophony that is New York comedy.

 
tom shillue

Tom Shillue

Edgy
BSeen Media

By Elise Czajkowski

It’s a brave choice to venture outside his comfort zone as part of this grand experiment; his immense talent means that even though taboo-busting isn’t the best use of his storytelling skills, the album is still very funny.

 
 
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