Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. When it comes to the art of the music video, 2014 is already starting out well. We're leaving behind the holidays and starting to work our way into the coming year of out-there cinemaudio expression. If this week's crop is any indication, it's going to be a r ... More >>
Comedy = Good, Comedy Tent = Tragic It's nice to see the festival taking comedy seriously and booking big names like Tenacious D, but the area they've designated for comedy performances is far too small and does a disservice to those names. Either give the big names time on a real stage or ditch the ... More >>
Fox26 newscaster Isiah Carey got over his embarrassment and learned to embrace the power of social media. He’s among this year’s winners, all creative users of the latest technology.
Less than 24 hours after the worst bombing on American soil since 9/11, one of my friends posted on Facebook a picture of Darth Vader riding a unicycle wearing a kilt and playing bagpipes. I scroll through my Twitter feed and see the familiar jokes, memes, posts about food and talk of the Rockets an ... More >>
Now we're getting into the real works of incredible genius that hit the Web this year, including one of the few major acts I deign to include on these lists (The art of mainstream music video production being all but dead after all). It's a distinctly sexier set of selections than yesterday, so you ... More >>
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where the hellish heat of the Houston summer months means chefs and bartenders alike are trying to sneak cucumbers into things. QUIT IT. We started the week off right with a great big celebration of things we know are wrong to do, but we ... More >>
"Eat, drink and be merry" is often a salutation thrown out at weddings, bar mitzvahs and other life-affirming events. They rank among my favorite things to do. Combining food and comedy is great, but throw in some drinking, and you are sure to get some good, deep belly laughs. Stand-up is one of ... More >>
It started as a simple question: What albums would you leave your unborn children, if you knew you were on borrowed time and may not be around to show them the way. At first I asked for albums for sons, but then it grew broader, not out of needing to pacify the PC-thug in me, but to make sure everyo ... More >>
I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>
A quick survey of my friends' status updates on Facebook Sunday night confirmed what I'd suspected for weeks: 200% of them were watching something called Downton Abbey. Season 2 just debuted on Masterpiece Classic on PBS, you see, and people responded with an enthusiasm usually reserved for when s ... More >>
A quick survey of my friends' status updates on Facebook Sunday night confirmed what I'd suspected for weeks: 200 percent of them were watching something called Downton Abbey. Season 2 just debuted on Masterpiece Classic on PBS you see, and people responded with an enthusiasm usually reserved for ... More >>
I am currently obsessed with comedian Patton Oswalt, and I'm dying to see the movie Young Adult with Charlize Theron, just because he is in it. I have been watching a lot of clips of Oswalt's comedy on YouTube and I recently stumbled upon his KFC Famous Mashed Potato Bowl rant. It is short, but funn ... More >>
Photos by Jessica PerryBen Sollee, Thousands Fitzgerald's July 21, 2011 "I don't know anything about cello or classical arrangements but I like this stuff," Aftermath said to our classical-music teacher, great friend and sometime colleague Meghan Hendley, keyboardist for local group Tyagaraj ... More >>
Sorry sweetheart, but even Tim Gunn would've made fun of those pants.There's been a lot of talk about bullies lately. The suicides of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi and Hamilton Middle School's Asher Brown have prompted renewed calls for bullying prevention, leading to things like the It Gets ... More >>
It's a valid question, even in light of the specter of Satanism rearing its seven heads over Delaware last week. Actually, maybe that's the quick and dirty answer to my question: the reality of the Tea Party is funnier than any airplane food joke Christine O'Donnell could tell at the Improv. ... More >>
We've missed you.My parking lot's flooded, I had my first crawfish on Friday, and I feel like funkin' it up. This was the week in TV Land: • Ah, the joys and frustrations of the endless news cycle: Not a couple hours after last week's round-up column went live -- in which I ruminated on C ... More >>
The Barbie version of Joan appears to have just escaped from Dachau.I have no idea what day it is, my veins run thick with taquitos, and I took my shirt off in public. This was the week in TV Land: • I'm a little amazed at the amount of TV I was able to watch this past week considering I' ... More >>
Texas has its own brand of March Madness
J. Hoberman, Robert Wilonsky and Scott Foundas put their minds together and come up with their favorite films of the year. Let's hear it for teamwork!
Lin Pernille Photography The Christmas season is supposed to be one of joy and fun, of eating way too much and making drunken mistakes at your office Christmas party. Yet every year we're confronted by songs that frankly aren't in keeping with the holiday spirit. Although it's an urban myth that ... More >>
The Informant! gets cute with massive corporate scandal and blows the story.
Mall cops on parade in Observe and Report.
The six-six, bald, nerdy comic admits hes gassy
Local comedians band together and embrace their dorkiness
This pint-sized comedian continues his crude crusade with Its Pimpin Pimpin Tour
Fans of Chappelle’s Show and Best Week Ever will recognize Christian Finnegan — if not by name, by face. The comedian played the “crazy” white roommate on the Chappelle’s Show parody skit “The Mad Real World,” and always has a clever quip about celebrities on Best Week Ever. Finnegan i ... More >>
Greg Giraldo drops into the Improv this week, but last week Assistant Night & Day Editor Dusti Rhodes talked to him on the phone about roasting celebrities, stealing jokes, being a dad, and his upcoming show on Comedy Central. Houstoned: You’re kind of known for being really good at roasting peop ... More >>
Brad Bird does it again; health inspectors everywhere shaken to their core
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Once upon a time Houston was a hot spot for comedy clubs. Now it's anybody's guess on who'll turn out on any given night
Or so believe the Comedians of Comedy