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  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 9. Jacoby Jones

    Recent history has not been kind to the Houston Texans when it comes to either former Baltimore Ravens coming to Houston, or the Texans cutting players loose and seeing them wind up in Baltimore. The Ed Reed saga was chronicled in detail in the most recent "King of Content" post -- Hall of Fame car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Jimmy Kimmel's Fake Twerking Video a Cautionary Tale to Media in the Internet Age

    There is a reason kids are cynical when it comes to YouTube videos. The number of comments claiming viral videos are fake is directly proportional to the likelihood someone actually captured their ridiculous moment on video. In some cases, the cynicism is overblown and the video is real. However, at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Top Five Most Disastrous Musician Interviews Ever

    At Rocks Off, we know a thing or two about interviews, for better or worse. Most of them go pretty good, alright, nothing special. Someone has something to promote and we want to talk to them and then it goes up, people read and enjoy it, and we all go about our lives. It's a pretty rare and special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Five Bands Who Could Replace The Roots On Late Night

    This past Sunday, NBC announced that Seth Meyers will officially take over as the host of Late Night, when Jimmy Fallon succeeds Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show in early 2014. But with Meyers set to inherit a show with a tradition of turning talk-show hosts into late-night greats (David Letterm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Sometimes Uncomfortable Doc Resurrects '70s Superstar Paul Williams

    Paul Williams: Still Alive A Film by Stephen Kessler Virgil Films, 84 mins, $19.99. In the 1970s the diminutive Paul Williams was everywhere. And I mean, everywhere. The singer-songwriter was best known for penning hits for others like the Carpenters ("Rainy Days and Mondays," "We've Only Just Be ... 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 >>

  • 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
  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012
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    March 22, 2012

    Scott Braddock: Radio Reporter Fired After Abortion-Sonogram Discussion

    Scott Braddock, a respected reporter who has been with the fledgling newsradio station KROI since November, has been fired. Twitter supporters and some fellow reporters have been questioning whether the ax fell because of a Braddock report on Texas' abortion-sonogram law, but he won't go that far. ... 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 >>

  • Culture

    September 22, 2011

    Am I Supporting the Mexican Drug Cartels if I Smoke Pot?

    And why don't more Mexis appear on television news talks shows?

  • Music

    July 21, 2011
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    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

    July 14, 2011

    The Five Best Talk-Show Guests, Ranked

    The new Tom Hanks movie Larry Crowne was a bland bomb, but that's okay: He did publicity for it, and that means showing up on (just about any and all) talk shows as a guest. What makes a good talk-show guest? Someone who understands the dynamic -- you're not having anything close to a real conversa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Oprah Vs. Bob Dylan: A Side-By-Side Showdown

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​In case you've been under a complete self-imposed total media blackout - how do those work, by the way? - you no doubt know this week is a pretty important milestone in the lives of two of America's most important cultural figureheads. Maybe the two most ... 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 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

    December 8, 2010

    Mattress Mac Finally Goes Off The Deep End

    THIS is how we want our Mattress Mac: How we DON'T want him? Bizarrely pretending to be a talk-show host with a faux-Snooki from Jersey Shore. Anyone who's watched TV in Houston lately knows it: Mattress Mac has finally lost his TV mojo.

  • 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

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    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

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2010

    Arianna Huffington

    The Lady of the Left brings her newest book to Houston

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010

    An Evening of Original Plays

    Aside Productions mounts The Male Alphabet, All the Wrong Pieces and 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 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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2010

    Mo'Nique: Spread the Love Tour

    The award-winning comic-turned-actress is putting her serious side away for a while

  • 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

    March 22, 2010

    The Week In TV: New Cable Shows Worth Watching

    ​I'm confused by the weather, recovered from South By Southwest, and forbidden from re-enacting Ghost. This was the week in TV Land: • I'm a week behind on HBO's The Pacific. This is my own fault; between this show and others, sometimes things get put on the back burner. The good news is t ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010

    Jim Gaffigan

    We don't want to call him a food comic, but he does talk a lot about eating

  • Music

    January 28, 2010
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    January 25, 2010

    The Week In TV: Hope for Haiti (and Coco)

    Move over failwhale: NBC ushers in the era of the failcock.​I'm loving the weather, thinking of overthrowing Comcast, and still humming "Free Bird." This was the week in TV Land: • So, I'm pretty sure we all watched Conan O'Brien's last episode as host of The Tonight Show. Nielsen ratings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Farewell, Conan: Don't Give Yourself Away

    Fare thee well, Conando.​About two weeks before I graduated from college, my best friend got out of the poisonous relationship he'd been in for five years. He was ecstatic at the possibilities before him, and those final moments of school held for him a wonder and freedom he didn't even know h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    I'm Bound To Pack It Up: A Playlist for Team Coco

    ​Former management at NBC was smart enough to stick with Conan O'Brien's Late Night franchise despite an unsteady beginning, and were rewarded when Coco went on to build one of the most reliably solid shows in late-night history. He was afforded no such wisdom from Jeff "Soul Suckin' Jerk" Zucker, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    The End Is Near for Conan O'Brien

    ​I can't believe it's come to this. As most people know by now, Conan O'Brien will be exiting The Tonight Show, likely after Friday's show. It's a bitter end to his truncated run on the show, and the real hell is how easily it could have been avoided if things had just played out the way peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    This Week In TV: NBC Imploded. Again

    ​I had no idea Houston could get this cold, I'm tired of reruns, and I still think your Batman voice sounds like Cookie Monster. This was the week in TV Land: • So, NBC imploded. Again. As last week drew to a close, rumors started spreading that NBC was going to reorganize its late-night s ... 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

    February 19, 2009

    Larry Wilmore

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

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Miss Pop Rocks' Worst Life Series

    So I've totally gotten sucked into the new Oprah and her Best Life series which aired last week and is all about, well, living your best life as Oprah thinks you should. Every day last week she focused on a different issue: money, body, sex, etc. with the goal being to help her viewers reach the ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    Michael Winslow

    A noise man turns up the funny and heads back to stand-up

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    For the Sake of the Song

    Corinne Bailey Rae makes music -- and history

  • Calendar

    June 8, 2006
  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Heir Time

    Debra Duncan pays her dues, hits her cues and hopes to be the next Oprah

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    News Hostage

    Conan Was a Warrior

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Oprah Does Amarillo

    It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.

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