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Jay Larson reveals the guy he’s become on “Human Math”

Jay Larson expresses his view of the world through one situation at a time on his new album, Human Math. He talks directly to the crowd, giving them the instructions of how to proceed through life’s everyday happenings. He has something to say about grocery shopping, babysitters, and dealing dummies. He breaks down the ratio […]

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Kyle Kinane shows off some new tricks with, “Loose in Chicago”

There’s something special and homegrown about Kyle Kinane. It might be his everyman persona or the fact that he’s a diehard fan of punk rock, particularly coming up in the Chicago music scene. He’s self aware of who he is and what his vibe is all about. He once described himself as “uncle BBQ” which, […]

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Brooke Van Poppelen airs out her “Hard Feelings” on new album

Brooke Van Poppelen has some things to say on her new album, Hard Feelings. She humorously assesses herself emotionally and physically. Her range includes weight gain to dating younger men to how to score free drinks with dignity- “Just steal an unattended drink.” She delves into these perceptions and their fit into the larger picture. […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted “Saturday Night Live,” he did not throw away his shot

After a strong kickoff to season 42 last week, Saturday Night Live returned with another first timer as as a host. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is currently sitting atop of pop culture and stage after smashing all elements of expectation with the groundbreaking Broadway musical, Hamilton. LMM won multiple Tonys this year but as a native […]

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“Semi-Prominent Negro” from W. Kamau Bell should be required listening

W. Kamau Bell is the guy whose gigs require reporting the injustices. He was the host of the short lived FX show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and he recently hosted CNN’s United Shades of America. It’s pretty obvious from those titles that he has a slant, and of course, that is the expectation […]

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Margot Robbie hosted “Saturday Night Live,” it was a blast of a Weeknd

It’s the best time of year, Saturday Night Live is back on the air! Season 42 started off with some large cast announcements with the firing of 3 cast members, hiring three new features, upgrading some repertory players, 7 new writers, and just the other day bringing on stand-up comedian Drew Michael to write for […]

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Prepare to be Nick Turner’d by his new album “Yelling”

Nick Turner’s new album, Yelling, catches the attention of listeners. It is due out this September 30th on Comedy Central Records, and Turner stands out through the use of self deprecation, satire, and hypotheticals. He also creates on stage a storyteller who not only is his own biggest supporter, but also will be the first […]

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“Maria Bamford: 20%” is 100% awesome

Maria Bamford has made waves this year. Her Netflix series Lady Dynamite was released with great critical acclaim. Now, she is dropping a new album 20% which flaunts similar charm and content. The comedian talks about dating before her husband, making it in show business, the pugs, and of course, her midwestern aging parents. She […]