Splitsider

 

On Is Kevin Hart the Next Breakout Comedian?

I think it's downright insane to suggest that race has nothing to do with it. Chris Rock summed up the disparity perfectly in his bit about his neighborhood in NJ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53hXBg-U-ac I'm not saying Splitsider/NPR/Slate is racist, it's just that Kevin Hart had to literally become the biggest stand-up in the country and release the most succesful stand up film of the decade to be taken seriously by outfits that heap praise regularly on people like Patton Oswalt, Joe Mande, John Mulaney, Marc Maron, etc. I know that ticket and album sales are far from the be-all-end-all of determining who is a good comic, but it just seems unnecessarily out of whack, especially considering that Kevin Hart has been an UNBELIEVABLE stand-up with readily accessible clips and albums for just as long as Patton or Louis.

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm 0

On Community Recap: “Virtual Systems Analysis”

I'm so fucking tired of this show. The characters aren't growing, I only laughed at the dean jokes last night (AND OOOOO DID I LAUGH) and Abed has officially gone "full retard." I quit.

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm 0

On Book of Mormon Songwriter to Sing in the Key of Springfield

Canyonero (It's the Country-Fried Truck Endorsed By A Clown!) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6qpQzK2Rj4 All the "Oh, Streetcar!' songs (STELLLAAAA!!!!!!) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oUA6wirNfE All of the Planet of the Apes songs, particular "From Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMnG3gOqigE The Lurleen Lumpkin episode still is one of my favorites, and it has great songs throughout - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCcgPt3VdsM&feature=related OH! AND OF COURSE SEE MY VEST - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsFHEK_o9U8

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm 0

On Laugh at and with These Two Clips from the Comedy Bang! Bang! TV Show

Boston Terriers are terribly underused in modern comedy. Greatest faces.

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 3:11 pm 0

On Take a Time Out and Read Time Out's List of the "50 Funniest New Yorkers"

Louis CK is not funnier than Woody Allen. That's all I'll say about this dumb dumb list.

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm 0

On The Simpsons' Springfield is Every Springfield but Your Springfield, Nerd

@Agent M There have been some great episodes here and there in later seasons. Here's a good starting place: http://www.vulture.com/2012/02/nine-simpsons-episodes-as-good-as-early-classics.html

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 11:27 am 1

On Oh, There's Gonna Be Another Super Troopers

This post is almost as controversial as that one time Studio 60 did their "Crazy Christians" sketch!!

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 am 1

On Oh, There's Gonna Be Another Super Troopers

Broken Lizard clearly doesn't have enough skinny hipster doofuses in their troupe to warrant the fawning praise that Splitsider usually doles out. FUCKIN' FRAT BROS, RIGHT?!?

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm 0

On Comedy Bang! Bang!, Portlandia, & More News From the IFC Upfronts

IFC also announced they'll be producing new chapters of R Kelly's "Trapped In The Closet" series. And my avatar finally makes sense on this site!

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 11:46 am 1

On Improv Everywhere Takes on the TED Conference

This fills me with so much secondhand embarrassment it's hard to put in words. When the umbrellas popped upped I LITERALLY DIED. UGHHHHHHHHHHH

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm 0