Tag Archives: Comedy

In Case You Missed It: Jon Daly

jondalyBY ALEX RUSSELL

Anyone can read a Wikipedia page. Every Wednesday in “In Case You Missed It” I hope to put in context something in the world of comedy for non comedy-nerds. This week we look at Jon Daly, one of the minds behind Kroll Show and a brilliant comic in his own right. He loves that you think he’s John Daly. Really.

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K-Mart gets smart

ship-my-pantsBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Commercials have become a regular part of our culture. Unfortunately, most of them are awful or get old very quickly. But this new K-Mart ad — yes, K-Mart — is absolutely incredible.

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In Case You Missed It: Marc Maron

ChuckletownBY ALEX RUSSELL

Anyone can read a Wikipedia page. Every Wednesday in “In Case You Missed It” I hope to put in context something in the world of comedy for non comedy-nerds. This week we look at Marc Maron, one of the biggest names in podcasting and stand up who may be reaching an even bigger audience in the coming months.

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In Case You Missed It: Kristen Schaal

BY ALEX RUSSELL

Anyone can read a Wikipedia page. Every Wednesday in “In Case You Missed It” Poor Scholars’ Alex Russell hopes to put in context something in the world of comedy for non comedy-nerds. This week we look at Kristen Schaal, whose new special may or may not be airing soon.

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Poor Scholars Email Exchange: Delocated

delocated BY SCOTT PHILLIPS and ALEX RUSSELL

In honor of the series finale of Delocated, which aired last night on Adult Swim, Poor Scholars’ Scott Phillips and Alex Russell traded emails to discuss the series and make some predictions for the finale.

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In Case You Missed It: Comedian Pete Holmes

peteholmesBY ALEX RUSSELL

Anyone can read a Wikipedia page. Every Wednesday in “In Case You Missed It” Poor Scholars’ Alex Russell hopes to put in context something in the world of comedy for non comedy-nerds. This week we look at Pete Holmes, who is about to star in his own late-night talk show that will follow Conan.

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Archer’s unchanging characters and the best world on television

AS_Krav_Maga_Stance_FIXBY ALEX RUSSELL

It’s a safe bet that if you love comedy and you aren’t a time traveler from thirty years ago who still derides animation as television for children, you already watch Archer. It’s in the running (along Bob’s Burgers) for the best voice acting cast in an animated show still on the air and it absolutely has the best showrunner an animated comedy could ask for in Adam Reed. There are once-in-a-generation talents making a show with a premise so simple it shouldn’t work at all, but it does. It straddles a very thin line between tropes that make a show easy to love and difficult to make. It’s not all about Jon Benjamin, or at least not as much as it can seem like sometimes.

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