Patton Oswalt on responsibilities and apologies
Patton Oswalt sat down last month with Washington Post reporter Elahe Izadi (a comedian herself in her spare time) for a spirited conversation about what it means to be a comedian in 2018. Izadi asked Oswalt how he navigates the line in a time when every Tweet is scrutinized, and comedians are taken... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt on responsibilities and apologies
Patton Oswalt sat down last month with Washington Post reporter Elahe Izadi (a comedian herself in her spare time) for a spirited conversation about what it means to be a comedian in 2018. Izadi asked Oswalt how he navigates the line in a time when every Tweet is scrutinized, and comedians are taken... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt on responsibilities and apologies
Patton Oswalt sat down last month with Washington Post reporter Elahe Izadi (a comedian herself in her spare time) for a spirited conversation about what it means to be a comedian in 2018. Izadi asked Oswalt how he navigates the line in a time when every Tweet is scrutinized, and comedians are taken... [Read More]
Former 'Onion' Editor on the 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack: "We Cannot Police Our Own Thoughts"
by Megh Wright "They cannot kill everyone who disagrees with them. There are not enough bullets in the world for that. The most responsible thing we can do is be aware that the most likely threat to freedom will now come from within. We cannot, should not, police our own thoughts – or the thou... [Read More]
Funny or Die rallies comedy community behind #FreeShez, for U.S. citizen jailed in Dubai for parody video
When you or I make a parody video, it may make millions laugh or just sit there online, waiting to find an audience of fans with similar sensibilities. When Shezanne Cassim made and posted a video making fun of youth in Dubai, the authorities there not only weren't laughing, their lack of humor and ... [Read More]
FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to host comedy/feminism debate between Jim Norton, Lindy West
Well, this is going to be interesting. As interesting as finding out how and who at FX decided upon which photos of Jim Norton and Lindy West to use? Who knows... Ready or not, though, late-night TV talk shows will offer something audiences haven't s... [Read More]
Comic Bassem Youssef Investigated for Telling Joke about His Country’s President
The world may be welcoming in a new year, but old habits die hard. What habits am I referring to? Well, that of governments cracking down on the right to free speech, especially when that speech sheds government leaders in a poor light. The Associate... [Read More]