TV Comedies

  • Culture

    January 23, 2014
  • Culture

    September 12, 2013

    The Book of Mormon Has Heart, Even If It Does Aim to Offend

    However much designed to offend, The Book of Mormon delivers human warmth along with its calculated irreverence.

  • Film

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    "Racist" Democratic Adviser Takes to Colbert, Refers to Hispanics and Blacks as "Demographics"

    For anyone without their head dug in a sand-pit over the past three months, you can't go more than a few minutes without hearing about America's changing demographics. The minority swell; the youth bubble; the shrinking, screeching white populace: All of it has turned one party as confident as it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Colbert Bumps Campbell's Go Soups into My Shopping Cart

    I am always on the lookout for cool little treats I can stash in the pantry. "Shelf stable" are dirty words to some, but I don't mind the occasional canned soup or quick, just-add-hot-water snack. When my husband -- who shoulders most of the cooking duties -- is out of town, or working late, these i ... More >>

  • 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 28, 2012

    The Daily Show On Cafeteria Food, And Why The Criticisms Will Never, Ever Apply To HISD (According To HISD)

    The Daily Show has tackled the tackling of an apparently growing problem -- kids don't like cafeteria food. As TDS points out, in terms of complaints this isn't exactly new -- kids have been turning up their noses at cafeteria food for as long as there have been noses to turn up and cafeteria food ... More >>

  • Film

    September 27, 2012

    Hotel Transylvania: Cartoons, Not Animation

    With big-studio millions behind him, Genndy Tartakovsky still goes it alone.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Six Houston Myths Mayor Parker Dispelled on the Colbert Report

    The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to life in Houston. We're fat. It's hot. Our scenery is ugly. We all wear cowboy hats every day and have oil wells in our back yards. Well, we do all ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    5 Reasons You Should Be Watching Bob's Burgers

    Bob's Burgers entered Fox's Sunday evening programming quietly last year, filling the void left by the cancellation of King of the Hill. It looked as bad as Fox's other non-Simpsons/Family Guy animation (see: The PJs and Sit Down, Shut Up). And pun-filled reviews like this one from Entertainment Wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Happy Birthday Billie Joe: An American Idiot Turns 40

    "I'm not growing up, I'm just burning out"? Well, not quite...​Today, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day turns 40. Eighteen years ago, in the time known as 1994, he turned 22. Two weeks earlier than that, his band's major-label debut, Dookie, had hit store shelves. That album would go on to sel ... 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 17, 2012

    Happy 90th Birthday Betty White!

    Happy 90th Birthday Betty White! Today, January 17, the real Lady B hits the 90th marker and America couldn't love her more. Betty White really is an anomaly. In the nine decades she has been alive, media has transformed and with it she has evolved from radio to film to television and now to the Int ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011


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

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The Simpsons' Top 11 Musical Guests

    ​When The Simpsons completes its last (contracted) season in 2014, it will have set staggering new broadcast records for longest running sitcom (over 550 episodes) and longest running prime time scripted TV series (25 seasons). These are all American records, of course, because the Japanese co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Whitney: Unfunniest Show Ever?

    For a while now, NFL games and websites have been cluttered with ads for Whitney, a new sitcom starring an apparently wacky young comedienne who was -- wait for it -- edgy, oh so edgy, that she would blow your socks off. The star, Whitney Cummings, is pretty, but we guess she is not what studio exe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Light and Fruity at Tutti Frutti

    ​For a while, I was driving completely out of my way to The Yogurt Spot every time I wanted good frozen yogurt. Yes, it's in Chinatown. But the yogurt is reliably good and it always seems to have Family Guy reruns on the TV. Surrounded by high school kids studying and laughing, I always feel ... 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

    January 5, 2011

    Ron Paul: Colbert Report Smackdown With The New York Times

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>March to Keep Fear AliveBrazoria County's finest politician, in terms of name recognition, is of course Ron Paul. The Gold Standard Guru was on the Colbert Report last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Navy's Lewd Videos: Captain Owen Honors Has One Fan In Houston

    A Houstonian stands up​The big news on a slow post-holiday Monday comes from the Virginia Pilot, which has obtained videos that are being decribed as "lewd" that were shown aboard a U.S. navy aircraft carrier by one of its top officers. Captain Owen Honors, the ship's executive officer, produ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Jon Stewart & Rick Perry: The Gloves Stay On, Even In The Extended Clip

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Oprah And The Houston Press

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cRally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Announcementwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore SanityOprah (no last name needed) went on the the Daily Show last night to give the audience a surprise -- tickets to the R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Ron Paul Tells Stephen Colbert About Zombies, Dangerous Milk And Putting Anything You Want In Your Mouth

    Ron Paul & Stephen Colbert: Fighting for America​Last night's Colbert Report shined the bright light of truthiness on the federal government taking action against some "raw foods" company that sells unpasteurized milk.Apparently drinking unpasteurized milk is a sort of spiritual thing for some ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010

    Paul Mooney

    The seasoned comedian demonstrates his bold, unapologetic humor

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon

    jessicamelling​Sometimes, being mediocre will get you everywhere. The Louis M.Martini Cabernet Sauvignon isn't a heavy, complex monster of a red, but an everyday-drinking, middle-of-the-road wine with obvious mass appeal. For a quick and dirty hostess gift, Christmas present or just a middle-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Stephen Colbert Visits NASA Looking For A Job

    Another dude coming to Houston for a job​Stephen Colbert, in an effort to get a second job should this whole Colbert Report thing falls through, visited NASA a while back to try out as an astronaut.The results have been airing this week.Things we learn: NASA employees don't generally seem to be in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    The Week In TV: What Do You Watch During The Summer?

    With Treme off the air, what are you going to watch the rest of the summer?​Blah blah basketball blah blah soccer blah blah I miss real shows. This was the week in TV Land: • Treme wrapped its first season last night with an episode that was probably among its best so far, though it also hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: I Walked On Your Face!

    Buzz Aldrin is officially cooler than you are.​This is my third week blogging about NBC's Thursday comedies as a whole, and I'm really enjoying the experience of watching them as a block. Between my DVR, sites like Hulu, and a willingness to look around for other online videos whose legality I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    The Daily Show Takes On the State Board Of Education

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cDon't Mess With Textbookswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Care Reform You knew it was coming: The State Board of Education's latest circus has provided tasty fodder for Jon Stewart and The Daily Show.The Founding F ... 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

    October 19, 2009

    TV Land: 30 Rock Is Back! And Some Other Stuff Happened Too

    It was a long week in TV Land, so let's get some Cheesy Blasters and do it to it: • 30 Rock is back! 30 Rock is back! I know that some of you -- most of you? -- probably thought that Texas' victory was the best thing on TV this week, but that's because you're young and don't know much yet. Trus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Slim Thug Laments the Recession's Impact on His Entourage, Video Hos on The Daily Show

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cSlim Thug Feels the Recessionwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRon Paul Interview Houston's own Boss of All Bosses, Slim Thug, got six minutes of face time on The Daily Show Wednesday night, in correspondent Wyatt Cenac's r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2009

    Starship Troopers

    Web exclusive

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Upcoming Texas Twists on 30 Rock

    Regular readers may be aware that Rocks Off has become somewhat obsessed with NBC's 30 Rock lately. Actually, that's not true. He's been obsessed with the show since the first time he saw it - Alec Baldwin is a comedic genius, and oh, that Tina Fey - but its recent tendency to insert plotl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    R.I.P. Isaac Hayes: See Ya Later, Chef...

    Man, despite all my classic-rock revelry, this weekend actually turned out to be kind of a bummer. First we lose Bernie Mac, then news comes yesterday that soul and South Park icon Isaac Hayes has passed on as well. Much more than the baritone behind the animated Comedy Central series' "Chocolate Sa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2008

    Lewis Black

    The angriest comedian in show biz thinks Houston is tops

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2008

    Tig Notaro

    Spanish translations keep this comedian tossing in her sleep

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Norm MacDonald

    This former SNL cast member continues his comedy — sans his greatest hits

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Q&A: Charlie Murphy Says We Gotta Do Better

    Charlie Murphy drops into the Improv this weekend, but last week Houston Press Assistant Night & Day Editor Dusti Rhodes called him up to ask him about being Eddie Murphy’s brother, his time on the The Chappelle Show and his new show on BET, We Gotta Do Better. Here’s what he had to say … Dus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007
  • Calendar

    July 19, 2007

    John DiResta

    This NY comic’s got two TV shows and lots of shtick

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Raise Your Hand

    Wild man Ron Paul was on The Colbert Report last night. Here's the YouTube. Be sure to watch it quick, before Viacom brings out the lawyers. -- Keith Plocek

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Elephant's Memory

    New releases from the Apples In Stereo and Of Montreal pick up the thread of a legendary collective

  • Culture

    June 29, 2006
  • Calendar

    May 12, 2005

    The Latino Dave

    Tired of waiting for Chappelle's Show? Pick Carlos Mencia's Mind.

  • Calendar

    January 16, 2003

    Norman Mitchell

    Friday, January 17

  • Calendar

    January 2, 2003

    Main Street Improv

    8 p.m. Thursdays

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    To Bloom Again

    Quiet, intellectual John Bloom transformed himself through his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs, into a drive-in-movie critic on TV. Now a new character is emerging: John Bloom himself.

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