Brian Regan’s Evolution
I’m not a big fan of comedy classes. I think anybody who is starting out and wants to learn should save their money and just watch one of Brian Regan’s specials. Each one — including Nunchucks and Flamethrowers, which dropped today on Netflix — is a near perfect blueprint on ... [Read More]
Comedy in a care home: the standups taking slapstick into new territory
The residents were expecting bingo. Instead they got lessons in strawberry spitting, a Railway Children spoof – and a stuntman stripping to his underpantsMonday afternoon is usually bingo time at the Madelayne Court care home, in the village of Broomfield, near Chelmsford. So today’s act... [Read More]
Comedy in a care home: the standups taking slapstick into new territory
The residents were expecting bingo. Instead they got lessons in strawberry spitting, a Railway Children spoof – and a stuntman stripping to his underpantsMonday afternoon is usually bingo time at the Madelayne Court care home, in the village of Broomfield, near Chelmsford. So today’s act... [Read More]
Talking ‘The Problem with Apu’ with Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu first aired his beef with Simpsons character/stereotypical caricature Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Kondabolu called Apu’s voice “a white guy doing an impression of a white guy making fun of my father.” Apu has always been personal for ... [Read More]
Talking ‘The Problem with Apu’ with Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu first aired his beef with Simpsons character/stereotypical caricature Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Kondabolu called Apu’s voice “a white guy doing an impression of a white guy making fun of my father.” Apu has always been personal for ... [Read More]
Talking ‘The Problem with Apu’ with Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu first aired his beef with Simpsons character/stereotypical caricature Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Kondabolu called Apu’s voice “a white guy doing an impression of a white guy making fun of my father.” Apu has always been personal for ... [Read More]
Inside Season 2 of ‘Lady Dynamite’ with Ana Gasteyer
Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite returned to Netflix with its second season last Friday, and it’s turned up the absurdity on Maria’s world even higher. Now with flashes back to 1987 Duluth and flash forwards to Maria creating a meta version of Lady Dynamite itself, audiences get a dee... [Read More]
Inside Season 2 of ‘Lady Dynamite’ with Ana Gasteyer
Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite returned to Netflix with its second season last Friday, and it’s turned up the absurdity on Maria’s world even higher. Now with flashes back to 1987 Duluth and flash forwards to Maria creating a meta version of Lady Dynamite itself, audiences get a dee... [Read More]
Exploring “Humamnity” with Jonny Sun
Jonny Sun released his first book this year: Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur an Aliebn Too. The book is an illustrated account following the character at the center of Sun’s Twitter account, an alien named Jomny on a never-ending quest to make sense of humanity (and himself). The message and... [Read More]
Exploring “Humamnity” with Jonny Sun
Jonny Sun released his first book this year: Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur an Aliebn Too. The book is an illustrated account following the character at the center of Sun’s Twitter account, an alien named Jomny on a never-ending quest to make sense of humanity (and himself). The message and... [Read More]