Adding to the booming genre of comedian documentaries, this film is an affectionate portrait of one of the first major stars of “Saturday Night Live.”
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The streaming service neutralized Comedy Central and HBO by relying on taste clusters rather than traditional demographics. But there have been major missteps, too.
For his new set on HBO, Drew Michael drops the audience and adds a fictional girlfriend. The result is sarcastic club humor that feels like a French new wave film.
A couple’s blissful vacation turns dark in Colin Minihan’s film.
The documentary, directed by Benjamin and Orson Cummings, follows the Killer Bees, a predominantly African-American high school basketball team.
The belief that stand-ups might be able to change the world is so 2016. But dumping on the power of comedy now ignores what the art form has become.
Dominque Rocher’s feature debut finds new ways to drain all the fun out of flesh-eating monsters.
The comedian has made a career of directing film and TV, trying to leave behind the wild-eyed persona he became famous for. Still, fans ask, “Do the voice!”
Instead of hourlong specials, these bite-sized sets let you in on one of comedy’s biggest secrets: the funniest stand-ups are the ones you’ve never heard of.