‘Mrs. Maisel’ Is Marvelous
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an incredibly joyful show. Given, of course, that it takes place in 1958 and the protagonist’s husband leaves her and their two children on erev Yom Kippur. And given, of course, that when she starts to channel her rage and hurt into standup comedy, she’s rep... [Read More]
Eden Sher on Growing Up on TV and Moving on from ‘The Middle’
Eden Sher has spent her entire adult life playing Sue Heck on The Middle. After stints on Weeds and the short-lived Sons & Daughters, Sher was cast in The Middle in 2009 when she was 17, and eight years later the show is nearing it’s series finale. What will she do next? It’s fair to... [Read More]
Fall Comedy Reads: A Look Back at the Firesign Theatre
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. The Firesign Theatre started in the late ‘60s by four men, Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Philip Proctor, who has co-w... [Read More]
Prepare for ‘The Disaster Artist’ with a Long-Ago Episode of ‘How Did This Get Made?’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. How Did This Get Made hosts Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael are super-popular bad movie podcasters but they’re also prolific writers, directors, and actors. Someti... [Read More]
Prepare for ‘The Disaster Artist’ with a Long-Ago Episode of ‘How Did This Get Made?’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. How Did This Get Made hosts Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael are super-popular bad movie podcasters but they’re also prolific writers, directors, and actors. Someti... [Read More]
Prepare for ‘The Disaster Artist’ with a Long-Ago Episode of ‘How Did This Get Made?’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. How Did This Get Made hosts Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael are super-popular bad movie podcasters but they’re also prolific writers, directors, and actors. Someti... [Read More]
Saoirse Ronan Was a Ghost the Whole Time on ‘SNL’
Much of the buzz for this week’s SNL surrounds “Welcome to Hell,” a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-esque pop number about all the men being exposed as predators this year. It was a fun take on an exhausting and triggering news cycle. Yet other sketches in this episode were downright yucky in th... [Read More]
Saoirse Ronan Was a Ghost the Whole Time on ‘SNL’
Much of the buzz for this week’s SNL surrounds “Welcome to Hell,” a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-esque pop number about all the men being exposed as predators this year. It was a fun take on an exhausting and triggering news cycle. Yet other sketches in this episode were downright yucky in th... [Read More]
Saoirse Ronan Was a Ghost the Whole Time on ‘SNL’
Much of the buzz for this week’s SNL surrounds “Welcome to Hell,” a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-esque pop number about all the men being exposed as predators this year. It was a fun take on an exhausting and triggering news cycle. Yet other sketches in this episode were downright yucky in th... [Read More]
Rebecca Caplan (@RabbiReba) on Aggressively Specific Comedy and Giving It Her All
Rebecca Caplan is a comedy writer and nice lady based in Brooklyn, NY. She’s currently a staff writer with CollegeHumor and frequent contributor to The New Yorker. Sometimes she wishes her name was something cool like Isabella or Gwyn but she’s mostly okay with the cards she’s been... [Read More]