The Big Chill of Comedy with Fred Stoller
Back when I was a lad in the nineteen-hundred and eighties, standup showcase shows were on cable television 24 hours a day, and I watched every single one of them. They were all good to me and my insatiable appetite for standup, but the big ones were on HBO. I seldom had access to HBO, […] [Read More]
The Big Chill of Comedy with Fred Stoller
Back when I was a lad in the nineteen-hundred and eighties, standup showcase shows were on cable television 24 hours a day, and I watched every single one of them. They were all good to me and my insatiable appetite for standup, but the big ones were on HBO. I seldom had access to HBO, […] [Read More]
Emotional rescue: how personal trauma has been turned into art
Jonathon Young’s dance-theatre show Betroffenheit explores his grief after a family tragedy. The author Max Porter, comic Jayde Adams, performer Mojisola Adebayo and Young himself discuss whether art is cathartic for its creatorsJonathon Young sits on a hard bed, the kind that speaks of instit... [Read More]
Emotional rescue: how personal trauma has been turned into art
Jonathon Young’s dance-theatre show Betroffenheit explores his grief after a family tragedy. The author Max Porter, comic Jayde Adams, performer Mojisola Adebayo and Young himself discuss whether art is cathartic for its creatorsJonathon Young sits on a hard bed, the kind that speaks of instit... [Read More]
June Diane Raphael and Kate Black to Write ‘The Badass Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World’
June Diane Raphael is teaming up with political operative and Emily’s List Chief of Staff Kate Black to write a book. Titled Represent. The Badass Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World, the book will be published by Workman. Here’s the official description of t... [Read More]
Amazon Orders Bryan Cranston Comedy ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’
Bryan Cranston has a new comedy headed to Amazon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming network has given a six-episode series order to a comedy created by Cranston and Greg Mottola called The Dangerous Book for Boys. The half-hour comedy was originally in development at NBC back in 201... [Read More]
Inside James Taylor Johnston’s ‘Stinker Lets Loose!’ with Mike Sacks
Author Mike Sacks is reviving a lost genre with his new book Stinker Lets Loose! Sacks, who has penned five popular comedy books, including two interview collections (2009’s And Here’s the Kicker and the 2014 New York Times bestseller Poking a Dead Frog) is now reminding readers about th... [Read More]
Inside James Taylor Johnston’s ‘Stinker Lets Loose!’ with Mike Sacks
Author Mike Sacks is reviving a lost genre with his new book Stinker Lets Loose! Sacks, who has penned five popular comedy books, including two interview collections (2009’s And Here’s the Kicker and the 2014 New York Times bestseller Poking a Dead Frog) is now reminding readers about th... [Read More]
'My body shall be all yours': the startling sex letters of Joyce, Kahlo and O'Keeffe
An eye-wateringly explicit new stage show celebrates erotic correspondence sent by famous figures through the ages“I did as you told me, you dirty little girl, and pulled myself off twice when I read your letter.” He might be celebrated for his epic and allusive novels, but James Joyce c... [Read More]
'My body shall be all yours': the startling sex letters of Joyce, Kahlo and O'Keeffe
An eye-wateringly explicit new stage show celebrates erotic correspondence sent by famous figures through the ages“I did as you told me, you dirty little girl, and pulled myself off twice when I read your letter.” He might be celebrated for his epic and allusive novels, but James Joyce c... [Read More]