Comedy Review: Louis C. K. ‘Live at the Comedy Store’

LouieCKLouis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store
(Self Distribution – 2015)
(Comedy, Stand Up)

The experience of Louis C. K.’s latest stand-up special, released independently through his website, is summed up before you even start Live at the Comedy Store, when you fill out the download information; the last box is an opt-out signup for C. K.’s mailing list, with “No, leave me alone forever, you fat idiot” automatically checked, thus depriving the marketing database of the oblivious clickers. Most companies defer to automatic opt-in as their default; not C. K. It makes sense—much of C. K.’s comedy is, in one way or another, concerned with opting out, whether it’s encouraging his children to give up dance and school in favor of eating food in solitude or the tossing out of deeper social mores. Continue reading

Review: Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden

Aziz Ansari Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden
(Netflix – March 6th, 2015)
(Filmed October 9th, 2014)
(Stand Up Comedy)

12874863Clad in a bespoke suit with leather lapels, Aziz Ansari takes the stage in front of a projection of a setting sun to music that bites Morricone’s style—sartorially- and aesthetically-speaking, it’s a bold way to start a show, but one that underlines how Ansari’s frontloaded all of the set’s impact into the initial crowd-buoyed rush, without anything to back it up. Continue reading

New Comedy: StandUp – Joe Mande’s ‘B***hface’ is mixtape style stand up with a ton of cameo’s

Premiere: Comedian Joe Mande Releases Standup Mixtape "B***hface" Featuring A$AP Yams, Roy Hibbert, Amy Poehler, and More“What’s humidity? Humidity is uh… fresh water in the air.” Joe Mande released his mixtape-esque B***hface a couple of days ago via Soundcloud. He will be supporting Aziz Ansari on tour this spring. Check out the trailer below and listen to the whole 1 hour and 50 minute segment here. Keep an ear out for the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Blake Griffin, and Nick Kroll.




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