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TV Comedies

  • Film

    July 25, 2013

    How Friends Illustrates the Depressing Insularity of Our Lives

    “I’ll be there for you … and others in our census bracket”

  • Film

    June 6, 2013

    Life Is a Sitcom in The Kings of Summer

    It's not a very special episode.

  • Film

    February 21, 2013
  • Film

    February 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Royce White Versus The Ignorant Mob

    Can someone please explain to me why so many people are so pissed off at Royce White? I know why the Rockets are upset - I don't necessarily agree with the Rockets being angry with him, but I get it - but I don't get why my twitter timeline and sports radio and comment sections to stories on White w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Say No to Cee Lo: 5 Musicians Who Should Get Sitcoms Instead

    This past week, it was announced that Cee Lo Green and NBC are working together to develop a new autobiographical sitcom based on and starring the soul singer. This is, of course, a terrible idea. Sure, Cee Lo is a great singer and he's done some acting, but would his life really make a great sitcom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Mayor Annise Parker to Appear on Colbert Report Tonight

    In case you hadn't heard, Mayor Annise Parker will be a guest tonight on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report tonight, which airs locally at 10:30 p.m. after The Daily Show. The announcement of her appearance camer earlier this week. It should be interesting to see the interaction between the two. P ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Don McLeroy: Former State Board of Ed Chair Gets Colbert Treatment

    Don McElroy, the most vociferous of the creationists who led the charge on the State Board of Education to get rightwing dogma into textbooks, was on The Colbert Report last night. He kept his cool and laughed along, but it's doubtful he won many converts. Unless they were fans of Pet Rocks, since ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Stephen Colbert's Super Pac Collaboration with UT Student Goes National

    Stephen Colbert's deconstruction of the inanity of election spending has been brilliant -- usually there's no way you're ever going to get anyone to care about this stuff, but he's found a way to expose all the ridiculousness of it in a way that keeps viewers hooked. And now he has UT's help. Long ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012
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    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero and Web Exclusive's General Lack of Appeal

    NBC recently debuted an animated Web tie-in series for 30 Rock called either The Jack Donaghy Files or Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero. The titles appear to be interchangeable, which really highlights the level of commitment and confidence the network has in the production. The three-minute segm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    5 Places I'd Rather Play Than Saturday Night Live

    ​Recently I returned to being an active musician, and that is peachy with a side of keen. Like most musicians, I'm a day dreamer who spends his bathtub time answering in-depth questions from imaginary hot, red-headed music journalists about the undeniable genius of my art. Also returning are t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    How Rude!: The Most Annoying Little Sisters in Television History

    Today is actress Jodie Sweetin's birthday. The co-star of television's Full House turns 30 today, making us all who grew up with her immediately old. Considering that Jonathan Taylor Thomas turned 30 himself a few months back, I should be looking into getting my affairs in order. As Pink Floyd san ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    How The Simpsons Makes Foodies Look Like Smug, Elitist Schmucks

    There must be a kitchen sink that we can get to do a cameo too, guys...​I didn't want to watch the latest episode of The Simpsons, the one in which Marge inexplicably becomes a food blogger. Yes, the foodie backlash has officially begun. I haven't wanted to watch an episode of The Simpsons in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Comment of the Day: God Bless The Simpsons

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Stephen Colbert Has State Rep Larry Taylor's Back

    The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveState Rep Larry Taylor of League City may have thought his whole "Jew them down" crisis had passed over. But last night, it went national. The Colbert Report tackled the subject. Stephen Colbert sugg ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    Cheerleader

    St. Vincent's Annie Clark went "off the grid" to craft new album Strange Mercy.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Rick Perry Gets The Colbert Treatment

    The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveStephen Colbert may have found the GOP candidate of his dreams -- Rick Perry. Colbert sounded very enthusiastic about Perry's platform and it looks like he really wants him to ru. Because it would be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Houston Under Attack: Stephen Colbert Puts Us on Blast

    The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveStephen Colbert took on Houston -- nay, the entire state of Texas -- last night because counties and cities are banning Fourth of July fireworks displays due to the drought. We are, he said, ruining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    David Barton & Jon Stewart: Good Lord, Rick Perry Made This Guy a Textbook Expert?

    The Daily Show - Exclusive - David Barton Extended Interview Pt. 1Tags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on FacebookDavid Barton, the rightwing activist who's devoted to "proving" that American history is one big, long panoply of Christian faith, was on the Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Tosh.0 to Make Fox 26's Isiah Carey Even More Viral

    If you've been on the net anytime in the past two years, you've probably seen the above (very old) clip of Isiah Carey going nuts when a bug gets in his mouth during a stand-up. It's about to get new life: Carey announced on his blog that he'll be appearing on the hit Comedy Central show Tosh.0, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    The Daily Show's Latest Texas Takedown

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe Daily Show on Facebook Man, you get wrapped up in dealing with an upcoming Snopocalypse and there's no telling what you'll miss on TV. Last week The Daily Show finally aired the long-awaited piece on Joe Strauss, the Jewish House Speaker who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Rick Perry Vs. Jon Stewart On A Daily Show Deathcage Match

    Stweart, Perry: Adios, mofo​In the wake of his big victory, Governor Rick Perry immediately focused like a laser beam on the state's massive budget gap. Or maybe he went on a book tour.In a series of interviews in which the cloying coyness about 2012 will be palpable, Perry is headed to the East C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: Emmy Nominations, Good and Bad

    ​The Cup is over, the king has moved, and I replaced the C in "circle" with the Z from "zucchini." This was the week in TV Land: • Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week, and befitting an industry built on low standards and an organization dedicated to filli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    The Week In TV: Lost and Found

    ​I'm tired, hungry, and probably just experiencing all this in a pleasant purgatory of my own making. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Lost ended. I'd be lying if I said I was completely pleased with the way it went down. I wasn't expecting bursts of exposition to answer every little de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: Chicken Fingers and Self-Loathing

    ​I'm trying something different this week, thanks to a suggestion from my editor, who noticed that each successive episode of The Office was pushing me into a darker corner of the world inhabited only by hateful characters with no hope in sight. Rather than just blog about that show, I'm takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Two and a Half Men Mom Transforms into Ann Richards for Galveston Show

    ​For the past three years, Holland Taylor (who plays "the devil" mother in the hit CBS comedy show Two and a Half Men), has conceived, researched, and written a play about the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards. And in mid-May, Taylor will star in her one-woman show Money, Marbles and Chalk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: So Long, Julia Sugarbaker

    Even with my dependable shows in reruns, it feels good to be back in the stern embrace of David Simon. This was the week in TV Land: • Thank God for Hulu, you know? The video site is the only reason I actually keep up with Saturday Night Live most weeks. The show's had a real hard-on for tweens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    This Week In TV: The Return of 24 and American Idol, Fox's Advertising Revenue

    It's the middle of winter, we're about to get new shows, and this is the year I make contact. This was the week in TV Land. • So, New Year's happened. This was my first year not to ring it in with a regular party of friends who get dangerously drunk and watch the ball drop on Telemundo. But my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Week in TV: We Can Only Mock the Living

    ​It's almost Christmas, I'm tired of shopping, and I keep yelling "sharkfarts" at everyone. This was the week in TV Land: • Most of the major shows and networks were in repeats this week, which threw my viewing habits off a bit. It's not like I only watch the big four networks; in fact, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    The Week In TV: Trauma Dies On the Operating Table

    It's a beautiful weekend, the rain has stopped, and my Batman voice sounds like Cookie Monster. This was the week in TV Land: • I take nothing but pleasure in the misfortune of the untalented, which is why it's my pleasure to pass along the news that ratings for Comedy Central's The Jeff Dunham S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    The Week In TV: The World Series Ruins Everything

    Parks and Recreation, yet another reason to love NBC​The weather is cool, Halloween is in the air, and I just redesigned the Pontiac Aztec. This is the week in TV Land: • For being a weak network overall and the home to some truly awful medical dramas, NBC can bring the funny. This week it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    The Week In TV: Seriously. You Need to Watch Community

    I know you think the only event of note last week in TV Land was the sad departure of Tom DeLay from Dancing With the Stars. But Dazzle Me Dreamy's punk out was only the beginning. NBC canceled Southland, which is officially the first victim of uber-hack Jay Leno's primetime talk show. Granted, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Larry Wilmore

    The Daily Show’s Senior Black Correspondent thinks chocolate is the new black

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    30 Rock Takes Another Little Piece of Port Arthur

    One of the only things Rocks Off loves as much as Tom Petty and chicken-fried steak is NBC's brilliant, multiple Emmy-winning 30 Rock, which he thinks is the best TV comedy since The Larry Sanders Show. Now he loves it even more after last night's deliciously twisted episode, "Senor Mach ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    Wayne Brady

    Actor/Comedian/Singer fronts Houston Symphony

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2007

    Donnell Rawlings

    Chappelle Show‘s Ashy Larry stops at The Improv

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007
  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Where's the LOL, Yaar?

    That Banned Show is a good idea -- but it better be funny

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    May 25, 2006
  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Dave to the Rescue!

    Dave Chappelle

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2002

    The Shannon Brothers Family Christmas

    Thursday, December 19 through Sunday, December 23

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    February 3, 2000

    I'm Crushing Your Head!

    The Kids in the Hall

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