However much designed to offend, The Book of Mormon delivers human warmth along with its calculated irreverence.
‘Give us five minutes and we’ll change the world.’
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
With big-studio millions behind him, Genndy Tartakovsky still goes it alone.
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 >>
Seth McFarlane's new film is stuffed with more of the same.
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Marco TorresWhen Kanye West tweets, magical things happen. West's high powered account lay dormant for quite sometime after his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album but last night, the floodgates were opened from West's creative mind. What emerged was a sprawling 85 tweet rant tha ... More >>
St. Vincent's Annie Clark went "off the grid" to craft new album Strange Mercy.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A Houstonian stands upThe 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 >>
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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 >>
Ron Paul & Stephen Colbert: Fighting for AmericaLast 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 >>
The seasoned comedian demonstrates his bold, unapologetic humor
jessicamellingSometimes, 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 >>
Another dude coming to Houston for a jobStephen 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The angriest comedian in show biz thinks Houston is tops
Spanish translations keep this comedian tossing in her sleep
This former SNL cast member continues his comedy sans his greatest hits
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 >>
This NY comics got two TV shows and lots of shtick
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
New releases from the Apples In Stereo and Of Montreal pick up the thread of a legendary collective
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Tired of waiting for Chappelle's Show? Pick Carlos Mencia's Mind.
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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.