5:30 pm, August 28th | by Colette McIntyre
Today’s Read of the Day is The New Yorker’s in-depth look at how the relatively new medium of podcasts has transformed the culture and economics of comedy and launched the careers of comedians like Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer.
5:30 pm, June 17th | by Grace Rasmus
After standing on the wrong side of the rape debate for a year, Patton Oswalt has (finally, thankfully, totally) changed his mind.
7:30 am, May 30th | by Colette McIntyre
Here’s something that will cause your spirit and heart and best version of yourself to rise and shine (in a really careful way, like your mother gently whispering in your ear): Robyn.
12:30 pm, November 13th | by Laura Donovan
I may not be a comedian, but I do know this: a lot of people have a lot of opinions on how to break into the field. One of the most common pieces of advice I’ve heard is that aspiring performers must relocate to Los Angeles or New York City, where they’ll inevitably have to wait tables or babysit rambunctious children until they can book a major gig. It doesn’t have to be that way though, says comedian Lahna Turner, who believes there are many different ways to make it in the industry. Being a small fish in a big pond isn’t the solution for everyone, and she’s all about what works best for each particular person. She loves her life, so the comedian must be doing something right!
1:30 pm, September 26th | by Sarah Devlin
The commercial parody is not the most sophisticated form of humor out there — usually it’s some variation of the same joke over and over again — but done well, they can be very, very funny. In the last few years, especially since
we some of us now spend about 17% of our workdays emailing funny videos to one another, the commercial parody has become even more widespread. Here are a few of the best.
2:30 pm, May 3rd | by Amy Tennery
With all the debate over privilege, race, nepotism, hipsterism and feminism in HBO’s “Girls,” it’s easy to forget there’s a sizable coalition of pearl-clutchers who are also icked out about the new HBO comu-drama. And it’s not because Lena Dunham has a famous mom or Lena Dunham’s character has a leg up in life. It’s because the girls on Girls are having the s-e-x.
The Washington Times described it as a “sexual wasteland” that shows how my generation has been “tutored by a popular culture that doesn’t much care” about romance and love. Sex is leading to the downfall of women! Now why do I feel like I’ve heard this before…