‘Classic Showbiz’ Tells the Fascinating Story of Forgotten Gay Comedy Pioneer Ray Bourbon
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff’s ambitious history of American comedy The Comedians is essential and invaluable in no small part because it does not profess to be authoritative or exh... [Read More]
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza (@sadqueer4life) on Tweets, Poems, and “Me: / Also Me:”
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, AKA @sadqueer4life, is a trans woman poet living in California. Her work has been featured in The Offing, The Feminist Wire, PEN America, Lambda Literary, Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of i’m alive / it hurts / i love it (boost house 2014)... [Read More]
Satirizing Two Birds with One Bush: Looking Back at ‘That’s My Bush!’
Anthony Atamanuik’s The President Show is unlike anything else on television right now. It takes a current-day public figure and satirizes him by showing us a fictionalized different side of the “character.” It ignores the fact that you probably want to forget about the news when y... [Read More]
‘Ba dum tss’: One Small Joke, One Big Laugh
From New York comedian Evan Krumholz comes a quick hit that’s good for a Wednesday LOL. Simple, imaginative, and relatable, his contribution checks all boxes for a strong piece of sketch. Should he have ended things right after the button? Yes, probably, but the merit of the idea and... [Read More]
My Husband Tim, Who Is My Husband, by Jamie Loftus
In case you did not receive my embossed card in the tangible mail, this is a digital copy of a photograph of me and also of my husband Tim, who didn’t used to be my husband, but now is my husband and is named Tim. It follows that Tim and I live in the same […] [Read More]
@NateVarrone on Tomi Lahren and Tweeting Before Bed
Nate Varrone is a comedian and writer living in Chicago. He performs in large theatres and small synagogues across the United States with The Second City National Touring Company. When he’s in Chicago, you can catch him every Friday at midnight in The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour at The Annoyance The... [Read More]
@NateVarrone on Tomi Lahren and Tweeting Before Bed
Nate Varrone is a comedian and writer living in Chicago. He performs in large theatres and small synagogues across the United States with The Second City National Touring Company. When he’s in Chicago, you can catch him every Friday at midnight in The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour at The Annoyance The... [Read More]
Love Dramedies About Comedians? Watch Totally Real Show ‘Cuplicated’
Is Vioobu a real streaming platform created by, directed by, edited by, showrun by, and starring Clip Cup’s Craig Healy, or a rouse by some very talented, very committed comedians? Only you can decide. YOU. Because I’m not blowing it. Though we (or, you) may never know the hard... [Read More]
I’m Sorry That My Self-Driving Car Didn’t Think the Ren Faire Was an Impenetrable Obstacle, by Sarah Hutto
To the good people of my town, I would like to apologize, again, for the unfortunate incident in which I am sorry to have been involved two weekends ago. No one is more sorry than I am that my self-driving car failed to recognize the Renaissance Festival as a group of pedestrians to be avoided. [&he... [Read More]
I’m Sorry That My Self-Driving Car Didn’t Think the Ren Faire Was an Impenetrable Obstacle, by Sarah Hutto
To the good people of my town, I would like to apologize, again, for the unfortunate incident in which I am sorry to have been involved two weekends ago. No one is more sorry than I am that my self-driving car failed to recognize the Renaissance Festival as a group of pedestrians to be avoided. [&he... [Read More]