Brett Gelman’s Classic “iBrain” Bit Helped ‘Comedy Death-Ray/Bang Bang’ Reach New Highs of Hilarity and Raunch
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. The 35th episode of Comedy Bang Bang, which gave the world the gift of Brett Gelman’s “iBrain,” helped establish the tone, personality, and boundaries of the then-young podc... [Read More]
Dan Lee (@danleeok) on Tweeting as Characters That Speak Just a Little Too Loud
Dan Lee is an actor, writer, and comedian based in New York City. At the UCB Theatre he improvises on Harold Night and co-hosts the hit variety show Asian AF, which has been featured on NBC News, ABC News, The New York Times, LA Times, LA Weekly and many more. He also creates videos on […] [Read More]
A Recommendation: TheSoftballFreeAgent.com
Mike Camerlengo’s got a knack for being a digital one-man show. Five years after we featured his ultra low-fi Unsolicited about a guy who pitches brands on ad campaigns they’re almost certain to hate, Mike “The Big C” Camerlengo, as no one calls him, has graced... [Read More]
Odysseus Reviews the New Translation of ‘The Odyssey,’ by Michael Maiello
“Tell me about a complicated man,” begins Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey, which is the story of me, Odysseus. I read this and thought, “This woman really gets me.” Finally, after thousands of years, my story will be told in a way that doesn&rsq... [Read More]
Odysseus Reviews the New Translation of ‘The Odyssey,’ by Michael Maiello
“Tell me about a complicated man,” begins Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey, which is the story of me, Odysseus. I read this and thought, “This woman really gets me.” Finally, after thousands of years, my story will be told in a way that doesn&rsq... [Read More]
@MarciaBelsky on ‘Headless Women of Hollywood’ and Calling Out Sexism Online
Marcia Belsky is a formidable, feminist force. You may recognize her work online in fighting Facebook’s institutional sexism or the Headless Women of Hollywood movement, which she started in April 2016 and just resurfaced this week. In addition to being an activist, Belsky is also a multitalen... [Read More]
An Appreciation of the Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Quick Warning: This article spoils a minor plot point from the first episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Reading this won’t ruin your enjoyment of the show, but you’re (probably) a good person, so you deserve a heads-up. When did you become aware of Bob Newhart? While it’s not a ... [Read More]
An Appreciation of the Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Quick Warning: This article spoils a minor plot point from the first episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Reading this won’t ruin your enjoyment of the show, but you’re (probably) a good person, so you deserve a heads-up. When did you become aware of Bob Newhart? While it’s not a ... [Read More]
‘Hot Take’: Worth Having a Take On
Written, edited, and directed by Corey Sherman, Hot Take is a delightful contribution to the growing field of hot take jokes. For the uninitiated, those are from-the-hip commentaries positioned as important revelations. This week’s contribution covers one man’s u... [Read More]
Cute and Unlikely Human Companions, by Ralph Gamelli
Stepping out her door, Helen Malloy was completely unprepared for what she saw. There on the front yard, her husband Gus—famous for angrily warning kids away from his beloved lawn—was playing baseball catch with a ten-year-old boy from the neighborhood. Stunned, she took o... [Read More]