Catching Up with ‘Reductress’ Founders Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo
It’s been one hell of a news cycle for Reductress. The site dedicated its entire landing page to rape culture back in 2016, partially in response to how sexual assault was being discussed in the comedy world. Today, every website’s homepage looks like Reductress in 2016: an endless parad... [Read More]
Natasha Rothwell Can Do It All
It’s perhaps not correct to say that Natasha Rothwell is “transitioning” from being a writer to an actress, because she still seems to be excelling at both and doesn’t intend to stop working behind the scenes. It’s just that you may be seeing a lot more of her in the co... [Read More]
Natasha Rothwell Can Do It All
It’s perhaps not correct to say that Natasha Rothwell is “transitioning” from being a writer to an actress, because she still seems to be excelling at both and doesn’t intend to stop working behind the scenes. It’s just that you may be seeing a lot more of her in the co... [Read More]
Nathan Lee Graham on Eartha Kitt, Bottle Episodes, and the Lost Glamour of Air Travel
Comedy fans may best know Nathan Lee Graham as Todd, the panicky assistant of Jacobim Mugatu in Zoolander and Zoolander 2. But that is merely scratching the latte-drenched surface of Graham’s body of work. He has added his certain level of glamour to guesting roles on Absolutely Fabulous, Scru... [Read More]
‘The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale’ Reimagines ‘The Soup’ for Netflix
Before Joel McHale starred as Jeff Winger on the much-beloved Community, he became a household name as the host of The Soup, the E! series where he would give us grade-A snark about the latest round of reality TV schlock. McHale’s wit spared no one, and the show familiarized itself with audien... [Read More]
Riane Konc (@theillustrious) Is Going Viral on Twitter
Riane Konc is a Midwest-based writer who contributes frequently to The New Yorker and occasionally to Reductress, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, The Rumpus’ Funny Women, and other places on the Internet. You can find more of her work at www.rianekonc.com. Konc is escaping the Midwest f... [Read More]
Riane Konc (@theillustrious) Is Going Viral on Twitter
Riane Konc is a Midwest-based writer who contributes frequently to The New Yorker and occasionally to Reductress, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, The Rumpus’ Funny Women, and other places on the Internet. You can find more of her work at www.rianekonc.com. Konc is escaping the Midwest f... [Read More]
Taking a ‘Soft Focus’ with Jena Friedman
Sometimes hard issues need a light touch, which is where comedian Jena Friedman comes in. In her new Adult Swim mini-special Soft Focus with Jena Friedman (premiering this Sunday, February 18th at midnight), she approaches issues like campus rape and the story of the Cannibal Cop with a surreal sens... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: A Very Special Episode of Nicole Byer’s ‘Why Won’t You Date Me?’
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
‘So You’re Grounded’: The Definitive Training Video Parody
I’m a human. We all are (probably), and we’ve all got the Internet. That means one thing, and one thing only: we’ve all seen training video parodies. Lots of ’em. What we probably haven’t seen is the definitive parody, because So You’re Grounded only has abou... [Read More]