The Five Stages of ‘South Park’
This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the first episode of South Park. In the time since then, the animated comedy about four foul-mouthed boys from Colorado has been a consistent presence in the public conscience, evolving from a show that drew audiences due to its shock humor to one of the mos... [Read More]
From “Book of Mormon” to “Oh, Hello”: Why Broadway needs to embrace modern comedy
With their outstanding two-hander Oh, Hello (based on the recurring sketch from Kroll’s self-titled sketch series) comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney… MORE From “Book of Mormon” to “Oh, Hello”: Why Broadway needs to embrace modern comedy appeare... [Read More]
From “Book of Mormon” to “Oh, Hello”: Why Broadway needs to embrace modern comedy
With their outstanding two-hander Oh, Hello (based on the recurring sketch from Kroll’s self-titled sketch series) comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney… MORE From “Book of Mormon” to “Oh, Hello”: Why Broadway needs to embrace modern comedy appeare... [Read More]
Satirizing Two Birds with One Bush: Looking Back at ‘That’s My Bush!’
Anthony Atamanuik’s The President Show is unlike anything else on television right now. It takes a current-day public figure and satirizes him by showing us a fictionalized different side of the “character.” It ignores the fact that you probably want to forget about the news when y... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: South Park season 19
It’s crazy to think that we are at season 20 of South Park. It seems only yesterday we were getting introduced to Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo and singing his theme song into the new year back in 1997. On Wednesday, September 14th the new season will begin. However, now is your chance to catch... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: South Park season 19
It’s crazy to think that we are at season 20 of South Park. It seems only yesterday we were getting introduced to Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo and singing his theme song into the new year back in 1997. On Wednesday, September 14th the new season will begin. However, now is your chance to catch... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: South Park season 19
It’s crazy to think that we are at season 20 of South Park. It seems only yesterday we were getting introduced to Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo and singing his theme song into the new year back in 1997. On Wednesday, September 14th the new season will begin. However, now is your chance to catch... [Read More]
Comedy Central Renews ‘South Park’ for Three More Seasons
Comedy Central mainstay South Park is sticking around through at least 2019. According to Variety, the network has officially ordered 30 more episodes of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s animated series, which will take the show past the 300-episode mark and into its 23rd season through 2019. &ldq... [Read More]
How South Park Was Born: An Oral History of 'The Spirit of Christmas'
It’s the video that went viral before going viral was a thing: Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s “The Spirit of Christmas,” two raunchy animated shorts created with construction-paper cutouts that led to Comedy Central’s South Park. Here’s the story of how a pre-YouTube sensation—and the 18-year-old hit—were born. [Read More]
Read a New Oral History About the Birth of 'South Park'
by Megh Wright Entertainment Weekly has a new South Park oral history out today, and it's a great look into how Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "The Spirit of Christmas" shorts evolved into a smash hit Comedy Central series. Here's an excerpt from former Comedy Central president Doug Herzog: Anybody th... [Read More]