Just as winter is the season of Oscar hopefuls, the dog days belong to big-budget popcorn fare – star-studded comedies, explosive adventures and comic-book crusaders bent on saving humanity from imminent destruction. This June will be no different, with a strong crop of contenders mining for box-office gold, including:
Best known as Conan O’Brien’s affable talk-show sidekick, absorbing good-natured barbs from the host and tossing off a few of his own, Andy Richter once vacated his spot on the Late Night couch to try his hand as a star going solo. The result was a pair of short-lived sitcoms, FOX’s Andy Richter Controls the Universe and NBC’s Andy Barker, P.I.
It’s official. John Oliver is The Daily Show’s most funny correspondent. I was medium-warm about John Oliver – he being a replacement for bygone correspondents (I can’t quit you Ed Helms and Rob Corddry) – but the jumpy Brit is growing on me. And, after a string of lame-o newcomers, Oliver is officially the best regular.
Which means it behooves you to see him live at Cobb’s Comedy Club, May 28-30, before he leaves Jon for greener pastures, movie deals, swimming pools, movie stars...