The Great Bits: Patton Oswalt’s “Steak”
“That’s a great bit.” You’ll hear it every so often. A comedian walks off the stage to the back of the room. As the MC tells you the next performer was on Corden, another comic will lean in and say, in a somber voice, maybe even with a tint of jealousy, “That’s a ... [Read More]
The Lunches My Child Has Been Served at School Can’t Possibly Be the Source of His Terrifying Powers, by Cody Ziler
As a parent, nothing is more important to me than the health and well-being of my child. From studying the labels on Caiden’s favorite snacks to buying organic produce whenever possible, I’m committed to teaching him the importance of proper nutrition. However, I’m not always there... [Read More]
Anne Heche and Onur Tukel Thoroughly Embarrassed Themselves on a Morbidly Fascinating Episode of ‘Doug Loves Movies’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. As readers of this column perhaps know by now, I am a fan of podcast episodes that begin pleasantly enough but quickly devolve (or evolve, depending on your perspective) into crazed psychodramas f... [Read More]
Talking with Cheerleader to the Revolution @JesTom
Jes Tom (they/them) is a weird queer standup comic based in NYC, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. You can find them on Instagram @jesthekid and watch the short film they created with fellow comic Chewy May here. T... [Read More]
More ‘Somewhere in Highland Park,’ Please
Fresh off Channel 101′s April 29th showcase comes the pilot of Jason Gudasz’s Somewhere in Highland Park. A near perfect feat of low-budget camera tricks and razor sharp dialogue, Gudasz and DP Christian Klein set this baby up for Aaron Kee and Brodie Reed to spike it ... [Read More]
More ‘Somewhere in Highland Park,’ Please
Fresh off Channel 101′s April 29th showcase comes the pilot of Jason Gudasz’s Somewhere in Highland Park. A near perfect feat of low-budget camera tricks and razor sharp dialogue, Gudasz and DP Christian Klein set this baby up for Aaron Kee and Brodie Reed to spike it ... [Read More]
The Movie Pitch for ‘Horse in Motion’ (1878), by Collin Gossel
Oh wow, Mr. Muybridge, what a coincidence running into you here! I don’t want to interrupt your dinner, but listen, I’ve got this great idea. Okay, right, great, picture this: We open on a grassy field in Palo Alto, right? Sun’s shining. Early June. There’s a horse. She&rsquo... [Read More]
Shakira Evans (@jodecicry) on Navigating Academia While Black and Finding a Community Online
Shakira Evans is 22, a grad student studying Media and Communications, and a hot mess. This week she talked to me about three of her favorite tweets, plus awards season, seeking community while at a predominantly white college, and the emotions that inspire her to tweet. In lieu of plugs, she’... [Read More]
‘Commuter Barbie’ and the Simple Art of Self-Reflection
Commuter Barbie is social commentary of the most cut-and-dried kind. Creators and young professionals Carina Hsieh and Claudia Arisso took their experiences riding the New York City MTA and created a parody doll in the image of who they saw jockeying for standing room alongside them. It&rs... [Read More]
‘Analyze Phish’ Took a Sharp Turn Towards the Tragic in the Painfully Intense “Hollywood Bowl” Episode
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. When I was a guest on Harris Wittels and Scott Aukerman’s Analyze Phish podcast Harris invited me to be part of the gang when they saw Phish perform at the Hollywood Bowl. I wasn’t abl... [Read More]