‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Boils Down the Justice System in a Moving Bottle Episode
Genie in a Bottle is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined. “Man, this guy is a good murderer!” “There’s got to be some way to break him.” B... [Read More]
Orli Matlow’s (@HireMeImFunny) Tweets are Jokes and Cries for Help
Orli Matlow is a New York-based comedian and writer who has performed at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and is headed to the Women in Comedy Festival this year. She is a staff writer at Someecards and once contributed to New York magazine by translating the Hebrew edition of Playboy. Along w... [Read More]
Garry Shandling and Ricky Gervais’s Epic Sparring Match
Judd Apatow’s two-part documentary on Garry Shandling, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, was released this week on HBO and it is, in a word, beautiful. In several more words, it attempts to paint a complete picture of a man who seemed to refuse to allow anyone to ever see the whole thing. It... [Read More]
‘Triple Kiss’: Billy Scafuri Goes Solo
With these ten minutes of sweet absurdity, the longtime Harvard Sailing Team (HST) member has flexed his muscles as a solo creator with an unmistakable directorial voice. The groundwork has been laid for a longer-form Billy, a Billy that — like other members of HST — spreads hi... [Read More]
I Am Gareth the Bold, and I Fear No Confrontation, by Graham Techler
I’m going to stop you right there, and it won’t throw me one bit. I ordered this meal with the Dressing of a Thousand Islands and this is plainly ungarnished. You’ll have to send it back, and I don’t even mind saying so, for I am Gareth... [Read More]
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]