When Jim Gaffigan is described as a “clean,” it can’t help but feel like a bit of an insult. Yes, Gaffigan largely avoids swear words or sexual references in his act, but to call what he does “clean comedy”—the Netflix synopsis for his new special, Cinco, calls him the “king” of the stuff—it’s like
Block & Tackle is John Teti’s column about pro football.The final quarter of Packers-Cowboys broke the dreary pall of the 2017 NFL Playoffs, although this game looked like a blowout at first. The Packers opened the game by scoring thousands of touchdowns, maybe even hundreds. Green Bay quarterba
At its heart, A Series Of Unfortunate Events is the story of three children discovering their resourcefulness and strength in the face of almost unimaginable adversity, a phrase which here means “an evil man who likes to put on silly costumes and murder people.” Yes there is a secret organization; y
Ten-time Grammy winner Adele has been added to the performance roster for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, which will air on February 12. She will perform a song from her 2015 album, 25, which bizarrely missed the deadline to qualify for the 2016 Grammys. So even though it feels like a decade has pass
Part of the joy of watching Louis CK tell a joke is the way he tells the joke: effortlessly, as if you happened to be sitting across a diner table with him rather than in the middle of a massive arena. Such breeziness is, of course, the result of decades of hard work; each joke builds and then lands
Smurfs: The Lost Village, the third entry in the animated Smurfs film franchise, already has a teaser trailer, and now it has a Julia Roberts, too. According to /Film, Sony Pictures Animation has announced more cast members for the movie about tiny blue creatures, including Roberts, Michelle Rodrigu
President Barack Obama has ended his presidential term with the same sense of grace and pop-cultural largesse that he entered it. This is no small feat, given that he was ushered into the office on a tide of global optimism. But he leaves with high approval ratings, a handful of major accomplishment
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