Neal Justin | Star Tribune
Columnist/Reporter | Media

Neal Justin covers the entertainment world, primarily TV and radio. He also reviews stand-up comedy. Justin is the founder of JCamp, a non-profit program for high-school journalists, and works on many fronts to further diversity in newsrooms. 

Justin is currently president of UNITY, co-chair of the Star Tribune News Guild and teaches at Minnesota State University. He is a former governing board member of the Asian American Journalists Association and Minnesota chapter president for AAJA.


TV picks for Feb. 20: 'Survivor,' 'Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy,' 'Documentary Now!'

Higher education “Survivor,” which is coming off one of its most satisfying seasons, returns for its 38th(!) edition. Competing castaways include a morning-news anchor,…


Set to host 'SNL,' Hollywood star Don Cheadle reminisces about Mpls. theater days

Set to host "Saturday Night Live," actor Don Cheadle fondly remembers his years on the Minneapolis stage.


TV picks for Feb. 14: Ken Jeong, 'The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook,' 'Unrivaled: Earnhardt vs. Gordon'

The unmasked comic “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho” is being billed as a stand-up special, but it’s really more of an opportunity for…


TV picks for Feb. 13: Nick Buoniconti, David Lean, 'Weird City'

Cloudy memories “The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti,” which premiered earlier this week, is aptly titled as it profiles a man who scored as…


Minnesota's Joel McKinnon Miller infiltrates cast of NBC's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Joel McKinnon Miller went from opera to hitting high notes on the NBC cop comedy.


TV picks for Feb. 6: 'Criminal Minds,' Ray Romano, 'Challenge: War of the Worlds'

Ray of light “Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner” the comedian’s first stand-up special in 23 years, feels like little more than a collection…


TV picks for Jan. 30: 'Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes,' Dan Patrick, 'Black Earth Rising'

Back on the beat “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television” was renewed for another season, a development that seems to have shocked the people…


Forget the big screen: 12 superb movies you can see only by streaming

Oscar nods for Netflix's "Roma" make this a watershed moment for streaming services.


TV picks for Jan. 23: 'Fyre,' Sean Penn, 'Butterfly'

Playing with Fyre No matter how many crummy parties you’ve experienced, it’s unlikely you’ve attended anything quite as disastrous as the bash featured in


Laurel & Hardy biopic is another fine mess

The film about one of comedy's greatest duos has a hard time playing it straight.