Looking Back at The Carol Burnett Show
by Carleton Atwater For almost as long as television has been around, people have been performing sketch comedy on it. Today, thanks to the internet, the format has gotten a new lease on life in the form of thousands of thousands of web comedy videos. To examine the path sketch comedy has taken to g... [Read More]
Community's Arrested Development Moment
by Adam Frucci Last night's Community continued the show's hot streak of killer episodes. And Time TV critic James Poniewozik noticed some similarities between the climax of the episode and another beloved show that had a tendency towards the meta: Arrested Development. The storyline gave... [Read More]
A First Look at the Onion News Network's TV Show
by Adam Frucci The Onion News Network is a goldmine, consistently pumping out amazing videos week after week. So it's exciting to see them moving to TV with a 30-minute show on IFC debuting this January 21st. The first trailer for the show, called "FactZone," is above. Here's ho... [Read More]
Elizabeth Banks on 30 Rock: "I like to play Avery as though she is Jack Donaghy with boobs."
by Adam Frucci The AV Club has an interview with Elizabeth Banks today in which she discusses her character on 30 Rock: "The writers wanted a sort of money-honey. It’s a combination of a lot of those types of characters, and also sort of an indictment of Fox News, right? [Laughs.] In that, of c... [Read More]
Chevy Chase On Him vs. Belushi: "Somehow they took to the tall, thin, handsome guy."
by Adam Frucci Here's a great interview with Chevy Chase, including this bit on his reputation for being difficult to work with on SNL: "I'll never understand that. The only person who ever told me that that was an odd, sudden change in their attitude toward me [after I left SNL], whe... [Read More]
The Idea of Cancelling The Office After Carell Leaves Is Punishable By Death
by Adam Frucci Look, I have enjoyed The Office as much as the next guy, but I can't say I disagree with the sentiment of this comic. People always want more of something until it starts going downhill, and only in foresight do they claim that it should have been put down before it got to this p... [Read More]
Lewis Black Has Some Opinions About San Francisco's Ban on Circumcision
by Adam Frucci The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c ... [Read More]
Joan Didion's 1979 Woody Allen Takedown
by Adam Frucci Here's a 1979 essay by Joan Didion from the New York Review of Books in which she takes aim at Woody Allen's then-recent "serious" movies: Manhattan, Interiors and Annie Hall. She doesn't love them! These are not possible constructions, but they reflect exactl... [Read More]
Jeffrey Tambor Says Arrested Development Movie Should Start Shooting Next Year
by Adam Frucci More vague news on the mythical Arrested Development movie, this time from Jeffrey Tambor: “I know there is an idea kind of circulating, but everybody is on board and probably by next year at this time we’ll be in it.” There you have it guys, it is definitely, 100% happening! And it w... [Read More]
Here's the Sarah Palin Joke PBS Edited Out of Tina Fey's Acceptance Speech
by Adam Frucci PBS aired the ceremony awarding Tina Fey the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, but they trimmed out one joke that was not too kind on Sarah Palin. Here it is: And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women — except, of c... [Read More]