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Revisiting ‘The Critic’s ‘All the Duke’s Men’

If you're like me, every once in a while you stop what you're doing completely and say to yourself "holy crap, Donald Trump is President." It's been over three months since his inauguration, but it still feels surreal. This is primarily because [...]

By John Hugar

A Recommendation: ‘Cosmic Bowl’ from ‘The Flop House’

I will concede upfront that I am a soft touch for Cosmic Bowl, the maiden entry in what will hopefully be an ongoing series of horror-anthology comic books from Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington, and Elliott Kalan of beloved bad-film podcast The [...]

By Nathan Rabin

On Ilana Becker and That IBS Pill Commercial

So I was watching the season finale of Crashing, the one where Pete Holmes goes to a big outdoor adult baptism. One of the people getting baptized is Ellen, a woman visibly miffed when the ceremony gets hijacked by Pete and his estranged wife's [...]

By Brian Boone

On the Surprising Heart of ‘The Comedy Jam’

The connection between musicians and comedians is long-established, with the idea often being that each group wants to be the other. Comedians long for the joy of being rock stars, while our favorite musicians often want people to know they're [...]

By John Hugar