John Cleese blasts the BBC in lecture on the rise of stupidity
The Fawlty Towers star rails against the government, the BBC and British newspapers in stage appearance for Hacked OffIt was hard to know what to expect of a solo show by John Cleese, organised by campaign group Hacked Off. On 29 June, the comedian tweeted that it would be a “speech” but... [Read More]
Dana Carvey promotes new Beyond The Comics animated bits on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Dana Carvey did many things to entertain you Thursday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Carson -- from playing a "Wheel of Impressions" with Fallon (in which they both dusted off impersonations of Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger), to performing his "Choppin' Broccoli" song that won him a ... [Read More]
Bill Watterson returned to the funny pages to guest-write “Pearls Before Swine” last week
The famed cartoonist creator of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson, continues to slowly emerge once more. Last week, Watterson drew three days of strips as a guest-artist for Pearls Before Swine cartoonist Stephan Pastis. Pastis set it up in your newspaper's funny pages as "I would pretend that ... [Read More]
Bill Watterson draws up his first pubilc cartoon since Calvin and Hobbes: The poster for “Stripped,” a new documentary about newspaper comic strips
Would you look at that?! It's the movie poster for Stripped, a new documentary about the history of newspaper comic strips and what happens to them now that newspapers are dying. And perhaps just as symbolically important -- the poster image is the first public cartoon drawn up by Bill Watterson sin... [Read More]
Postmodern Love, by Erin Somers
by Brian Boone, Editor The writer Erin Somers sits down to write a "Modern Love" column1. The subject is the truncated, never-realized dalliance between herself and D.2 The convention of masking identities in essayistic, first person writing with a single initial serves the dual purposes o... [Read More]
Area Woman Mourns Ironic Death: Remembering The Onion’s newspaper days
Before there was the viral video, before the Internet meme, before the Tweet and ReTweet, the Huffington Post and the Colbert Bump, there was The Onion headline. (You remember headlines, right? They’re like Tweets, only way fewer than 140 characters.) The Onion headline, now shorthand for the ... [Read More]
'The Onion' Is Ending Its Print Publication Entirely
by Elise Czajkowski The Onion will stop publishing its last few print publications this December. Crain's Chicago Business reports that the newspaper version of the long-running satirical publication, which is now only distributed in Chicago, Milwaukee and Providence, will stop after ... [Read More]