Don't wait for the punchline: Jordan Brookes and comedy's rule breakers
Shows that delight in flouting conventions, like Brookes’s Body of Work, make us question our expectations of standup – including whether it should all be funnyAn offstage voice announces his entrance, but our host refuses to appear. That’s the first shredded expectation in Jordan ... [Read More]
Don't wait for the punchline: Jordan Brookes and comedy's rule breakers
Shows that delight in flouting conventions, like Brookes’s Body of Work, make us question our expectations of standup – including whether it should all be funnyAn offstage voice announces his entrance, but our host refuses to appear. That’s the first shredded expectation in Jordan ... [Read More]
Lydia Towsey: how I discovered the Venus in me
From Botticelli to glossy magazines, women have been idealised and misrepresented for centuries. Performance poet Lydia Towsey reveals how her own near-fatal eating disorder set her on a path to explore new ways of looking at female bodiesBotticelli’s painting of the Birth of Venus was the fir... [Read More]
Weird Al wins the Grammy for Best Comedy Album, Joan Rivers best Spoken Word, Tenacious D get Metal win
Weird Al just topped off a monster year, as his latest album, Mandatory Fun just picked up a Grammy for Best Comedy album of the Year. To recap, Yankovic released a week’s worth of star-studded music videos to promote the release of Fun. Making the music video relevant again for at least a sma... [Read More]
Nina Millin brings new power to Beyonce lyrics in “The Beyoncelogues”
Everybody knows Beyonce, Bey, Queen B, Destiny’s favorite child. She’s an amazing lyricist and a powerful force in music, but actress Nina Millin makes her words resonate on another level in The Beyoncelogues. In a new web-series launched this week, Millin takes classic Beyonce songs and... [Read More]
Carl Reiner reads his 70-year-old poem, “Ode To the Buttocks Bountiful,” on The Arsenio Hall Show
Carl Reiner appeared as a guest Tuesday night on Arsenio, and when he saw Arsenio Hall welcome a spoken-word act to the program, Reiner wanted to read a little something of his own. This is "Ode To the Buttocks Bountiful," a 70-year-old poem the young Reiner wrote and still remembers. As he does wit... [Read More]