Posts tagged as 2013

Saturday Night's Children: 2013 In Review

This year turned out to be another round of 1980s domination for Saturday Night’s Children. While it’s been a low-key year for the column as far as SNL superstars go, we reached feature #100 with Eddie Murphy a few weeks ago and passed the 70% mark on cast members covered overall – 101 out of 137 and counting. In the continued spirit of underdogs and lower-key SNL names, my favorite two cast members to learn about this year were Gary Kroeger and Danitra Vance, two underappreciated 80s players whose stories are both enlightening and inspiring in vastly different ways. So with that, here’s a rundown of the Saturday Night’s [...]

Mike Lawrence Has Words of Wisdom for Comedy People in 2013

"Women are funny, podcasts are here to stay, the internet is your friend, L.A. is full of awesome comics and fun shows, clubs need to embrace the alternative scenes creativity, alt rooms need to embrace clubs eagerness to promote, pay comics, and be more accessible, there are lots of great new comics popping up everywhere, and fans are more excited and supportive than ever. Lets have an exciting 2013."

– NYC-based stand-up Mike Lawrence posted this succinct little bundle of advice for everyone in comedy on Facebook last week, and it's full of stuff we should all keep in mind going into the new year. (via The Comedy [...]

The Year in Comedy Movies: A Few High Points in an Otherwise Disappointing 2013

Let's just get this out of the way: 2013 was a crummy year for comedy films. A passing glance over the Golden Globe nominees for Best Comedy or the list of the year's ten highest grossing movies paints a familiar picture – audiences prefer action and violence over laughs, expensive special effects over punchlines, and when they are willing to pay for a funny movie, it's probably a computer animated one they can see with their kids. But looking at the success of Iron Man 3 – the year's biggest blockbuster that grossed over $400 million – it's arguable that while its big-budget superhero premise and impressive visual [...]

Catch Your First Glimpse of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as Golden Globes Hosts

Your 2013 Golden Globes co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler cut this promo for the ceremony today, proving they've already nailed down the title of "Best Awards Hosts Ever," a month before the awards show even starts.

Here's the 11 Minutes of the 180-Minute Golden Globes Broadcast Worth Watching

The Golden Globes were held last night, with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler doing every bit as amazing as you'd expect them to and raising the bar sky high for next month's Oscars host Seth MacFarlane. Even with these two incredibly funny ladies hosting, the bulk of the awards show broadcast was still made up of boring awards show stuff with funny stuff from Poehler and Fey sprinkled throughout. The two highlights of the night were Fey and Poehler's opening monologue (above) and a bit by their SNL cohorts Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig (below), presenting an award. The combined 11 minutes from these two segments make up [...]

'Girls,' 'Louie,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' Win 2012 AFI Awards

The American Film Institute just put out the AFI Awards, its annual list of the 10 best movies and TV shows of the year, and a few comedies made the cut this time around. Unlike other awards shows, the AFI Awards have no winners or losers – it's just a top 10 list for movies and a top 10 for TV. On the TV list, GirlsLouie, and Modern Family were the only comedies, joining a bunch of serious stuff  (American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, Game Change, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men, The Walking Dead) in the 10  best list. Big-screen comedy-wise, Moonrise Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook [...]