I Invented the World’s First Menstruating Drone, by Adrienne Teeley
If you would have told me 30 years ago that I, Dr. Ted Montgomery, would end up as one of the most lauded and influential robotics engineers of the 21st century, it’s possible I wouldn’t have believed you. But here we are! Anyway, enough about me, let’s talk about my latest wo... [Read More]
Patti Harrison (@Party_Harderson) on Song Parodies and Dumb Points of View
Patti Harrison (@Party_Harderson) is a comedian, actor, writer living in Brooklyn. Her television credits include appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Broad City, and TBS’s Search Party. Her work can also be seen on MTV, Comedy Central, Billboard.com, VICELAND, Conde Nas... [Read More]
Benjamin Apple Is the Best Bad Doctor
The bad doctor trope is one we’ve seen in TV and movies for decades. Airplane, Family Guy, SNL (Will Ferrell’s “…quick call to Beverly”), the list goes on…and on. But have we seen it on the web? Probably, yes. Probably an equally large number of times.... [Read More]
The Perfect Double Tribute: The ‘B*A*P*S’ Episode of ‘The Flop House’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. There are certain incontrovertible milestones in podcasting. These include landmarks for the medium like President Obama’s appearance on WTF, Comedy Bang Bang’s 500th episode, Har... [Read More]
Welcome to the Hayden Panettierium, by Kathryn Doyle
Thank you for visiting the Hayden Panettierium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History. I, planetarium director Hayden Panettiere, am delighted to welcome you to our Department of Astrophysics. Former director Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken a full-time positio... [Read More]
Welcome to the Hayden Panettierium, by Kathryn Doyle
Thank you for visiting the Hayden Panettierium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History. I, planetarium director Hayden Panettiere, am delighted to welcome you to our Department of Astrophysics. Former director Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken a full-time positio... [Read More]
@KatieBarsotti on Murder, Witches, and Female Privilege
@KatieBarsotti is a writer and performer in Los Angeles. She’s written for McSweeney’s, Reductress, CollegeHumor, the upcoming Woolly magazine, and you if you’d just let her. She and America’s sweetheart, Sam Chapman, have a comedy zine coming out in 2018 called Modern Magic:... [Read More]
Outdated and Outstanding: A Perfect Video From 2014
We rarely do this: cover something that’s not “of the moment” — and I’m not sure this week’s feature could be any less of the moment. In fact, at three years old, this video is ancient. It’s also so funny and, upon showing it to a friend earlier this we... [Read More]
An Excerpt from ‘The Best American Emails,’ by Amanda Meadows
You’re Invited to a Screening of ~HOCKEY JERKS~ To: amandasjunkmail@ymail.com From: thescreenery@screenery.film Subject: You’re Invited to a Screening of ~HOCKEY JERKS~ SCREENINGS’ GREETINGS! Hey [amandasjunkmail@ymail.com], Thanks for participating with The Screenery! We’d l... [Read More]
Matt Barats Knows: Only Improv Matters
Lots of people love improv. Understandably. It’s fun and–when done right, with trusted teammates–freeing. Still, here’s the thing about improv that lots of people who do it don’t quite understand: it’s actually not the most important thing in the world. This ... [Read More]