Marvel, Why Haven’t You Financed My Insect-Hero Film ‘The Fantastic Franz Kafka’s Cockroach-Man’? by Dan Caprera
Dear Marvel Studios, Over the past few years, your production company has financed many big-budget, high-octane, insect-inspired films such as Ant-Man (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), and Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 (2019). And, considering the sheer volume of insect-... [Read More]
Riane Konc (@theillustrious) Is Going Viral on Twitter
Riane Konc is a Midwest-based writer who contributes frequently to The New Yorker and occasionally to Reductress, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, The Rumpus’ Funny Women, and other places on the Internet. You can find more of her work at www.rianekonc.com. Konc is escaping the Midwest f... [Read More]
Riane Konc (@theillustrious) Is Going Viral on Twitter
Riane Konc is a Midwest-based writer who contributes frequently to The New Yorker and occasionally to Reductress, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, The Rumpus’ Funny Women, and other places on the Internet. You can find more of her work at www.rianekonc.com. Konc is escaping the Midwest f... [Read More]
‘So You’re Grounded’: The Definitive Training Video Parody
I’m a human. We all are (probably), and we’ve all got the Internet. That means one thing, and one thing only: we’ve all seen training video parodies. Lots of ’em. What we probably haven’t seen is the definitive parody, because So You’re Grounded only has abou... [Read More]
An Excerpt from ‘Hey, U Up? (For a Serious Relationship): How to Turn Your Booty Call into Your Emergency Contact,’ by Emily Axford and Brian Murphy
How to Pick the Perfect Blood Diamond for Your Engagement Ring So, the two of you are ready to make a lifelong commitment, and you’ve decided to forgo a blood oath ritual in favor of an engagement ring. Don’t worry, you’ll still have plenty of blood on your hands! A diamond ring is... [Read More]
An Excerpt from ‘Hey, U Up? (For a Serious Relationship): How to Turn Your Booty Call into Your Emergency Contact,’ by Emily Axford and Brian Murphy
How to Pick the Perfect Blood Diamond for Your Engagement Ring So, the two of you are ready to make a lifelong commitment, and you’ve decided to forgo a blood oath ritual in favor of an engagement ring. Don’t worry, you’ll still have plenty of blood on your hands! A diamond ring is... [Read More]
I’ll Be Holding a Red Rose, by Lucas Gardner
Hey Sandra, Just wanted to say I can’t wait for our blind date this Friday! I’ll see you 7 o’ clock sharp at Maguire’s Pub. Since you don’t know what I look like, I’ll be holding a red rose so you can identify me. Here are some other ways you can identify me. If t... [Read More]
‘The Onion’s ‘A Very Fatal Murder’ Is a Sly, Pitch-Perfect Parody of Crime Podcasts
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Crime podcasts like Serial are irresistible to satirists by virtue of their popularity and ubiquity alone. Serial in particular is so huge that it transcends the medium that birthed it. Even ... [Read More]
‘The Onion’s ‘A Very Fatal Murder’ Is a Sly, Pitch-Perfect Parody of Crime Podcasts
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Crime podcasts like Serial are irresistible to satirists by virtue of their popularity and ubiquity alone. Serial in particular is so huge that it transcends the medium that birthed it. Even ... [Read More]
@Rachel_Sennott on Being Personal, Snarky, and Wanting to Be Liked
Rachel Sennott is a New York-based comedian, actor, and writer. She can be seen on HBO’s High Maintenance and in Shiva Baby, a film premiering at SXSW this year. She runs two monthly comedy shows, Puke Fest and Ur Gonna Slp Rlly Well Tonight. One is a charity show and the other is a drinking [... [Read More]