• Watch 11 videos from Saturday Night Live’s season premiere with Alec Baldwin

    Last night, Saturday Night Live kicked off its new season with a quality show, overall. If you missed it, fear not. Here’s almost all of the goodies, minus the Radiohead performances, because honestly, I don’t give a shit about them. Enjoy. Clocking in at just over 11 minutes, this cold opening is a tad long, but I have to say the peeps at SNL cover a lot of ground, reviewing

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    Adam Newman: “Not For Horses” (Review)

    Adam Newman’s debut album Not for Horses (Rooftop Comedy Productions) is a diverse collection of observations from the mind of an intelligent, young comedian. Need proof? Newman spans everything from embarrassing public exploits while dog-sitting, the obvious lack of ghostwriting in Snoop Dogg’s autobiography and the odd decision-making of basketball player Dikembe Mutombo. The album’s strongest overriding characteristic is that, for the most part, there are no lulls. Newman takes

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    Dave Waite: “Kaboom” (Review)

    About halfway through Kaboom (available July 19), comedian Dave Waite pointedly declares, “I need a hobby.” Virtually obsessed with “ladies,” “titty bars” and all things porn, the Cincinnati native’s 41-and-a-half minute debut album covers a variety of topics, ranging from former jobs to a more-than-interesting social life to how his parents threatened to sell him to gypsies if he didn’t do his homework. These premises are comedic goldmines, but overall

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    Christopher Titus: Neverlution

    All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…auditioning for another sequel to Jackass: Yup, that about summarizes the thesis of Neverlution, Christopher Titus’ latest riotous eruption from Comedy Central Records (available on June 28). The companion television special premieres July 3 at 9 p.m. EST on Comedy Central. For 105 hypnotic minutes, Titus points his blowtorch of indignation at his prey and sears talentless celebrities

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    David Huntsberger: Humanitis

    The best comedy albums usually offer us equal parts “holy shit” moments of recognition, “oh my fuck” moments — where the comic plants an image in your head you never, ever wanted to see — and of course, huge laughs. David Huntsberger’s well written and structurally sound album Humanitis offers the former two assets in surplus while the supply of laughs feels a little light, leaving the listener with a

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    Review: David Huntsberger’s “Humanitis”

    The best comedy albums usually offer us equal parts “holy shit” moments of recognition, “oh my fuck” moments — where the comic plants an image in your head you never, ever wanted to see — and of course, huge laughs. David Huntsberger’s well written and structurally sound album Humanitis offers the former two assets in surplus while the supply of laughs feels a little light, leaving the listener with a

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    Featured review: Daniel Tosh– "Happy Thoughts"

    Like Jim Norton and Patrice O’Neal, Sarah Silverman and Lisa Lampanelli, Daniel Tosh clearly belongs to Comics Without Borders, a cadre of comedians that fearlessly (some scolds may say tastelessly) crosses boundaries to deliver jokes to those in need…of convulsive laughter. “If I offend anybody tonight, I apologize. It’s not my intention. I’m not going to guess what your personal line of decency is. I cross my own from time

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    Lee Camp: Chaos For The Weary

    As perceptive and profane and profound as Lee Camp can be, he really does not represent a generation of new comic as much as the regeneration of an old one: George Carlin. Lucky him! Lucky us! His antic and intensely interesting new CD from Stand Up! Records, Chaos for the Weary (available Friday), even comes with the Carlin seal of approval, courtesy of Kelly Carlin, daughter of the late comic

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