Book these women for your comedy festivals, showcases and panels for 2018
We’re almost one year removed from the first wave of mainstream media attention toward the underreported and overlooked mistreatment of women in all walks of life (but particularly in comedy and show business, as Tig Notaro’s second season of One Mississippi shone a spotlight on the hars... [Read More]
AMC reinstating Chris Hardwick as Talking host
Chris Hardwick is in the clear in the eyes of AMC. The cable network announced today that Hardwick will return to its airwaves Aug. 12, 2018, as host of Talking Dead for the after-shows of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, following an investigation into allegations he was sexually and emo... [Read More]
Arden Myrin writes on comedy’s painful resistance to change in the #MeToo movement
In just the past year, comedians as big as Bill Cosby, Louis CK and Chris Hardwick have found their careers halted or suspended due to newly surfaced or resurfaced allegations of sexual misconduct. CK admitted his guilt, Cosby denied it but was convicted of rape, while Hardwick has denied allegation... [Read More]
Talking about Chris Hardwick
Sunday night was supposed to herald another big moment for Chris Hardwick’s TV career with the premiere of Talking with Chris Hardwick and his big-get guest, Donald Glover. But AMC pulled that episode, and the entire series, following allegations of sexual assault and abuse made by an ex-girlf... [Read More]
Get your hands off my double entendres! Is the smutty pun now under attack?
It is Britain’s favourite type of humour, the go-to gag for everyone from Carry On stars to Bake Off hosts. But are fnarr fnarr jokes just another example of male sexual entitlement?If you want a double entendre, I’ll give you one. They pop up all over the place: on risque chat shows hos... [Read More]
Get your hands off my double entendres! Is the smutty pun now under attack?
It is Britain’s favourite type of humour, the go-to gag for everyone from Carry On stars to Bake Off hosts. But are fnarr fnarr jokes just another example of male sexual entitlement?If you want a double entendre, I’ll give you one. They pop up all over the place: on risque chat shows hos... [Read More]
Ren & Stimpy creator outed as predator of underage teen girls
Most people who were fans of the animated cult classic Ren & Stimpy knew that its creator had a troubled past with Nickelodeon, withJohn Kricfalusi getting fired from his own show. And people who worked on the show likely knew that Kricfalusi liked to date younger women. But until BuzzFeed broke... [Read More]
Ren & Stimpy creator outed as predator of underage teen girls
Most people who were fans of the animated cult classic Ren & Stimpy knew that its creator had a troubled past with Nickelodeon, withJohn Kricfalusi getting fired from his own show. And people who worked on the show likely knew that Kricfalusi liked to date younger women. But until BuzzFeed broke... [Read More]
Hear Lauren Maul’s “Apologies From Men”
So many of the apologies this past year from men who abused women and minors in show business have been lacking. Thank goodness for Lauren Maul. Maul, a NYC-based comedian, has released a new album, “Apologies from Men.” She will donate 100 percent of the sales revenue from the album to ... [Read More]
SNL balks at talking about Aziz Ansari in meta sketch
Multiple sketches this past weekend on the Will Ferrell-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live either mentioned the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements directly, or indirectly took a satirical view of how culture has either maligned women or promoted an atmosphere that allowed men to take advantage of wome... [Read More]