Sunday, January 31, 2010
Weekly Comedy: Not Half Bad
Not a whole lot of stuff out this week but what is there is generally of high quality, which hey, let’s call that a win!
Zombieland – This wasn’t really marketed as a straight comedy per se but it absolutely is, and it’s one of the funniest films of 2009 (not to mention it features one of the best cameo appearances in, uh, forever). Zombies are kinda played out these days, but this movie feels fresh and doesn’t pander too much to the nerd audience. Definitely worth a rent.
Insert joke about Jesse Eisenberg amusement park movies here.
The Sarah Silverman Program Season 3 – After what feels like a multi-year hiatus, Sarah Silverman’s sitcom is back. According to the many, many, many podcast interviews I’ve heard with the show’s cast since they wrapped filming last year, this is the best season yet! Also, there is apparently more screen time for Brian Poshen and Steve Agee, which can only be a good thing. Check it out at 10:30pm Thursday on Comedy Central.
Important Things with Demitri Martin Season 2 – Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Mitch Hedburg hosted Chappelle’s Show? Now’s your chance!
Seriously though, Martin’s show is a little hit-and-miss but generally the first season was pretty funny and had plenty of good material in it, so here’s hoping season 2 at least maintains that level of quality. Premieres at 10pm Thursday on Comedy Central.
TOXIC WASTE OF THE WEEK
Larry the Cable Guy: Tailgate Party – If you actually know anyone who wants this, I pity you. My deepest sympathies.