"Bill Cosby's like Dad and Richard Pryor's like your dirty old uncle. You know what I mean? Uncle Richard would, like, sneak you beers and give you firecrackers at Thanksgiving. Bill Cosby is like every comedian's father."
-Comedian Eric Andre reflecting on the concert film Bill Cosby: Himself in a 30th anniversary piece in GQ that also features Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress, and Larry Wilmore sharing their thoughts on the wildly influential performance.
It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of the comedy world. There are a raft of comedy documentaries exploring comedy and comedians, but do they really have anything significant to add to the discussion? This series looks at comedy documentaries and whether they’re interesting, insightful, and possibly even…funny?
95 Miles to Go, as the title suggests, is a classic road movie. In the summer of 2001, following the fifth season of Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray Romano and Raymond writer Tom Caltabiano hit the road for a very unglamorous stand-up tour of the [...]
Casting is one of the most important processes in television. Placing the right actors in the right roles can determine whether or not an entire show rings true. Thus, casting directors and showrunners consider a variety of possibilities before going into production. In “Lost Roles,” we’ll be examining the missed opportunities — the roles that could have been — and exploring how some casting choices that almost happened would have changed the TV industry and the comedy world, at large.
NewsRadio was NBC's critically-acclaimed but ratings-challenged offbeat ensemble workplace sitcom a decade before the network's current Thursday night block. Although not as influential as The Larry Sanders Show, [...]