Marvel, Why Haven’t You Financed My Insect-Hero Film ‘The Fantastic Franz Kafka’s Cockroach-Man’? by Dan Caprera
Dear Marvel Studios, Over the past few years, your production company has financed many big-budget, high-octane, insect-inspired films such as Ant-Man (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), and Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 (2019). And, considering the sheer volume of insect-... [Read More]
John Oliver Calls Trump “a Comedy Graveyard Where Laughter Goes to Die”
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver finally returned to HBO last night, and Oliver devoted most of the episode to exploring the many ways Trump has damaged the US’s reputation, from foreign relations to our country’s so-called “soft power” to, yes, even the constant onsla... [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]
Polski sklep-stick – is Brexit Britain ready for eastern European standup?
A wave of comedians from Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Romania are helping to tackle stereotypes about EU immigrants in the UKIt’s not easy being a Polish comedian in Brexit Britain. “I haven’t heard anyone actually say the words, ‘Go back to your country,’” says Mi... [Read More]
John Oliver Calls Trump “a Comedy Graveyard Where Laughter Goes to Die”
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver finally returned to HBO last night, and Oliver devoted most of the episode to exploring the many ways Trump has damaged the US’s reputation, from foreign relations to our country’s so-called “soft power” to, yes, even the constant onsla... [Read More]
'I'm still in the game': Sandra Bernhard on stage fright, The King of Comedy and not running for president
The comic, singer and actor, performing in the UK for the first time in seven years, answered your questions 2.16pm GMTThanks for all the questions - I'll be at Ronnie Scott's at the end of the week! 2.14pm GMTunprinted asks:What does the song You Make Me Feel Mighty Real mean to you? Why chose to c... [Read More]
Episode #194: Benji Aflalo
Benji Aflalo is a stand-up comedian, who alone together with comedy pal Esther Povitsky, created, executive produces and stars in the sitcom Alone Together — which already has been picked up for second season by Freeform. They play versions of themselves, friends from different backgrounds try... [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]