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]
Talking ‘Guy Suavé: Homicidal Spy’ with Jay Johnston and Eric Von Hoffman
Eric Von Hoffman and Jay Johnston have helped create, write, and star as many characters during their time on shows like Mr. Show and W/ Bob and David, but no character has been more important to them or stuck with them for as long as Guy Suavé. A foul-mouthed spy who first debuted as a [&hel... [Read More]
Andy Kaufman Gets Illustrated in ‘Is This Guy for Real?’
Around 2010, I worked at a coffee shop for a man who believed Andy Kaufman was still alive. It had been a generation since Kaufman’s apparent death, in 1984, from lung cancer. My old manager isn’t alone, either; Kaufman’s career onstage included comedy, songs, impersonations, wrest... [Read More]
Sammy J: the Phantom may be a dud superhero – but he changed my life
A chance encounter set off a chain of events that led to me meeting my wife and ended with police searching my atticI should have picked Batman. Or Superman. Or the X-Men.Pretty much any other superhero would have been cooler than the Phantom. In fact, I’m not even sure that “superhero&r... [Read More]
Get ready, here I come: 20 talents set to take 2017 by storm
The singer who stunned Pharrell, the writer to rival Pynchon, the son of a stone carver making art out of his body … we choose 20 names to watch in stage, film, books, art, design, music and TVMore on the unmissable culture of 2017Continue reading...... [Read More]
Get ready, here I come: 20 talents set to take 2017 by storm
The singer who stunned Pharrell, the writer to rival Pynchon, the son of a stone carver making art out of his body … we choose 20 names to watch in stage, film, books, art, design, music and TVMore on the unmissable culture of 2017Continue reading...... [Read More]
Get ready, here I come: 20 talents set to take 2017 by storm
The singer who stunned Pharrell, the writer to rival Pynchon, the son of a stone carver making art out of his body … we choose 20 names to watch in stage, film, books, art, design, music and TVMore on the unmissable culture of 2017Continue reading...... [Read More]
Johnny Knoxville Is Producing a ‘Hawaiian Dick’ TV Adaptation for NBC
NBC has put a new comedy into development from executive producer Johnny Knoxville. According to Variety, the network is working on an hourlong series based on the Hawaiian Dick graphic novels by B. Clay Moore and Steven Griffin. Written by Paul Lovett and David Elliott (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra)... [Read More]