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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annie’ May Be The Worst Film Of The Year

Film: Annie
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx
Directed by: Will Gluck

In a year riddled with horrible misfires and unnecessary sequels, it’s a little shocking that the worst film of all is a remake of a musical that has long been thought to be timeless.

Will Gluck has delivered the updated version of Annie no one asked for and very few thought would ever exist. It’s a tech-friendly, modern retelling of a story that never comes together quite as well as its predecessor. The songs are weak, the acting is atrocious, and there is rarely a single sequence that offers …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Bill Burr

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny. This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Bill Burr’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Since the Netflix release of comedian Bill Burr’s new special, I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, I’ve heard two things: Bill Burr nailed the best special of the year, and many comics are now feeling like they should give up …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Top Five’ Is The Funniest Film of 2014

Film: Top Five
Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson
Directed by: Chris Rock

Taking filmmaking cues from everyone who has previously captured NYC and relationships with unflinching honesty, Chris Rock has crafted one hell of a comedic feature with Top Five. It’s a story about love, both for others and yourself, as well as a satirical take on our society that will leave you in stitches for days.…

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Lil Dicky Premieres New Music Video for “White Crime”

Comedy-rapper Lil Dicky has just released a brand new video for his song “White Crime.”

The video centers around Dicky’s supposed thug lifestyle, highlighting all the not-so-scandalous things he gets into.

The rapper gained notoriety on YouTube when the video for his song “Ex-Boyfriend” went viral in June of 2013.

“White Crime” is the second single off Lil Dicky’s upcoming album, Professional Rapper, which is due in February 2015. You can check out the official video below the jump:…

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‘Unfinished Business’ Trailer: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco & Tom Wilkinson Head To Europe

I’ve lost count of how many times Vince Vaughn has played a wise-cracking loser who is on the verge of turning his luck around, but his latest attempt to extend his stay in the world of comedy looks like it may actually be worth your time and money.

Unfinished Business finds Vince Vaughn trying to save a company he started while going head-to-head with a much larger firm (his former employer) during a business trip to Europe. He has two associates–Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson–each of whom possess many quirks that will (likely) save the film. The first trailer hit …

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UTG TV EXCLUSIVE: Big Jay Oakerson Discusses His New Crowd Work Album

Last Monday, stand-up comedian and crowd work master Big Jay Oakerson released a new album through Comedy Central Records. The record is appropriately titled The Crowd Work Sessions: Whats Your Fucking Deal?!

Recorded at The Stand in New York City, Big Jay combines elements of his blunt and brutal honesty with whatever his crowd seems to throw his way.

A Philly native transplanted in New York, Oakerson is proud to say he works local clubs in Manhattan at least six nights a week. He’s spent years on the road performing with comics as legendary as Dave Attell and Patrice O’Neal. …

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The First Trailer For ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Is Here!

They’re back, Pitches.

The first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 has found its way online ahead of the film’s May 15, 2015 release. The film stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, along with a supporting cast of familiar faces and newcomers with a healthy amount of star power. The story revolves around the senior year of college for the original film’s cast and their quest to be the best a capella group in the world, which means lots of performances and a number of unique locations. You can view the trailer below:…

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sex Ed’ Is The Best Comedy Of The Fall

Film: Sex Ed
Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Laura Harring
Directed by: Isaac Feder

Topping off a year-plus run of great supporting roles in several underrated indie gems, Haley Joel Osment is back in the spotlight with a hilarious new film called Sex Ed.

Hollywood contains a long history of finding humor by showcasing children behaving badly, but rarely has a story riddled with filth been met with the amount of heart found in Isaac Feder’s Sex Ed. Based on a script from Bill Kennedy, the film follows a twenty-something named Eddie — who, following a long bout of …

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First ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2′ Trailer Heads To Vegas

Before I begin I want people reading this at home to know that we caused this film to exist. If you bought a ticket for Paul Blart: Mall Cop, rented the DVD, or even tweeted about how funny you thought Kevin James was in the original, you caused this sequel to become a reality. You only have yourselves to blame.

The first trailer for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 has been released, and like every other franchise unsure of what to do with its second chapter the film takes place in gorgeous and horribly overused Las Vegas. Blart is …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Doug Benson

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny. This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Doug Benson’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

This week in Stand-Up Tuesdays, it’s déjà-vu all over again after sitting down to a heaping spoonful of Doug Benson in his new Netflix special, Doug Dynasty – and finding myself wondering where I’ve heard that before. Much of the comedian’s …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Chris Turner

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny. This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Chris Turner’s  comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

The British are coming in this week’s Stand-Up Tuesdays, as we take a look at comedian Chris Turner‘s new album, Pretty Fly, which was released last week via Comedy Dynamics. A Reddit sensation, Turner boasts a sold-out Australian tour

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Felicia Michaels

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Felicia Michaels’  comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

This week in Stand-Up Tuesdays, we take a look at the brilliantly blue comedy of Felicia Michaels, who recently released her album, Milf & Cookies, via Uproar Entertainment. A true renaissance woman, Michaels not only boasts a wildly …