Inside the Evolution of ‘2 Dope Queens’ with Phoebe Robinson
Comedian, television writer, actress, and New York Times best-selling author are enviable titles to have associated with your name by the young age of 33. Phoebe Robinson, ever the consummate multi-hyphenate, has not only achieved all of those aforementioned high-water marks, but she’s current... [Read More]
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]
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]
Bo Burnham and the Art of the Standup Special
When Chris Rock abruptly announced yesterday that Tamborine — his first of two intensely anticipated Netflix specials — would be premiering in less than 24 hours, comedy fans let out a collective “Finally!” Not only was Rock’s record-breaking deal with the streaming gol... [Read More]
Talking ‘Dead People Suck’ with Laurie Kilmartin
When faced with the loss of her father, comedian Laurie Kilmartin was confronted with an additional challenge: how to make a topic as well-tread as death funny and original. “It’s like trying to do a joke about airplane food.” She started with her moving 2016 comedy special 45 Joke... [Read More]
Talking ‘Dead People Suck’ with Laurie Kilmartin
When faced with the loss of her father, comedian Laurie Kilmartin was confronted with an additional challenge: how to make a topic as well-tread as death funny and original. “It’s like trying to do a joke about airplane food.” She started with her moving 2016 comedy special 45 Joke... [Read More]
Talking ‘Dead People Suck’ with Laurie Kilmartin
When faced with the loss of her father, comedian Laurie Kilmartin was confronted with an additional challenge: how to make a topic as well-tread as death funny and original. “It’s like trying to do a joke about airplane food.” She started with her moving 2016 comedy special 45 Joke... [Read More]