The Cabin in the Woods – The Safe-to-Read Review!

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum April 19, 2012
The latest from M.C. Escher's architect.

Don’t watch the trailers.  Don’t read any reviews (except this one).  If you’re a fan of horror movies, or if you’re not but a some good natured gore doesn’t bother you terribly – and if you enjoy being delighted (my audience was squealing, giggling and applauding) – drop any expectations or preconcieved notions, good or [...]

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‘HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE’: an Indie Romance Comedy Done Right

Posted by Jon Wiener February 10, 2011

There has been a lot of buzz about HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE, the debut film from How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor.  Though I tend to roll my eyes at the never-ending downpour of indie romance comedies that are churned out by the dozen, HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE surprised me with originality and above-average performances. It was hard, at first, [...]

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POD PEOPLE: Jimmy Pardo

Posted by Eric Gosselin January 27, 2011
Jimmy Pardo!

As a comedian, Jimmy Pardo is hard to categorize: He’s simultaneously old-school yet cutting edge, confrontational yet self-deprecating. He would not seem out of place at a Dean Martin roast wearing a suit, or on the tiny stage of an alternative-comedy theater wearing a t-shirt. His act is a combination of written material, off-the-cuff riffs, [...]

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Tammy Pescatelli is Coming to Your Telly!

Posted by Jon Wiener January 19, 2011
Tammy Pescatelli!

I recently had the pleasure of having a chat with comedian Tammy Pescatelli.  She’s been in the business for years, appearing on television and across the country at countless comedy clubs.  Tammy’s latest passion is being a mother and wife – and her new experiences are giving her comedy a new perspective.  She never wanted [...]

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Wain’s World!

Posted by Jon Wiener November 30, 2010
David Wain interview!

Since the 90s, Director/Producer/Actor, David Wain has been churning out some of the freshest, most absurd comedy since it was invented by the Greeks (and then perfected by the late Leslie Nielsen).  I managed to get Wain on the phone for a few minutes during one of his last days filming Wanderlust in Atlanta. Who [...]

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Comedian, Greg Giraldo dead at 44

Posted by Jon Wiener September 29, 2010
RIP Greg Giraldo

As much as it saddens me to follow up an article about a serial killer television show with unfortunate news such as this, Greg Giraldo has just passed away in his hospital room in New Brunswick, NJ.  Giraldo, known mostly for his appearances on Last Comic Standing and as a frequent roaster on Comedy Central, [...]

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Title alert: ‘Live With It’

Posted by Jon Wiener July 9, 2010
Live With It

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen are in a new comedy together about one of the least funny things on the planet: cancer.  This project has been in the works for several years, but the gears are turning and there is now an official title.  Live With It is the autobiographical journey of Will Reiser (Da [...]

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Vampires Suck trailer

Posted by Eric Gosselin July 8, 2010
Vampires Suck

It appears that Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are preparing to rocket another steaming pile of “comedy” into our eye sockets. The Date Movie, Superhero Movie, Epic Movie duo’s latest paint-by-numbers spoof is Vampires Suck. Clearly, Twilight is the main source of inspiration here, so expect a lot of brooding vampires and lusty teenage girls being [...]

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Hey, Sitcoms, What is… the Deal??

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum February 15, 2010
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The network comedy landscape could be on the verge of change – or it could end up business as usual.  How do I know that change may be in the air?  Well, I’m not proud of…  Okay, this isn’t easy to say – but on January 31, 2010 the television show ‘Til Death (airing on [...]

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