Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael Developing ‘Unhinged’ Comedy for Hulu
Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael have a new show in the works at Hulu. According to Vulture, the two are developing a show for the streaming network called Unhinged, which centers on Wilson as a woman with anger issues. “Anger is something a lot of women struggle with, but they either try t... [Read More]
What Makes Historical Comedy Tick?
Comedy based around history is having a moment. Podcasts, sitcoms, web series and sketches are looking backwards, sometimes hundreds of years backwards, for inspiration. While performers have often mined the history books for laughs, this new wave has seen some of the most established comedians out ... [Read More]
What Makes Historical Comedy Tick?
Comedy based around history is having a moment. Podcasts, sitcoms, web series and sketches are looking backwards, sometimes hundreds of years backwards, for inspiration. While performers have often mined the history books for laughs, this new wave has seen some of the most established comedians out ... [Read More]
‘How Did This Get Made?’ Explored the Mystery That Is ‘Old Dogs’ on a Hilarious Early Episode
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. At its best, the wildly popular bad movie podcast How Did This Get Made doesn’t just analyze the worst, most embarrassing and inexplicable cinematic detritus; it celebrates it. There is a sn... [Read More]
Rape Accusations Against a UCB Performer Have Sparked an Ugly But Important Debate in the Comedy Community
Last weekend, Facebook filled up with posts by various comedians and writers in New York after news broke that both UCB theaters in the city decided to ban a male comedian after multiple women came forward with rape allegations against him. Over the next few days, a dialogue opened up online about h... [Read More]
Rape Accusations Against a UCB Performer Have Sparked an Ugly But Important Debate in the Comedy Community
Last weekend, Facebook filled up with posts by various comedians and writers in New York after news broke that both UCB theaters in the city decided to ban a male comedian after multiple women came forward with rape allegations against him. Over the next few days, a dialogue opened up online about h... [Read More]
Reductress devotes front page to rape satire
If you're a comedian or Facebook friends with a comedian, undoubtedly your Facebook News Feed has seen a flood of statuses about rape, rape culture, social media justice, police and prosecution effectiveness versus lynch mobs, mansplaining, White Knighting and more in the past five days. As a journa... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: “Key & Peele: The Complete Series”
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s subversive sketch comedy show is now available in its entirety, from Mr. Garvey’s irrepressible rage to every incarnation of the East/West Bowl rivalry to Luther, Obama’s anger translator. This complete series DVD collection includes all 53 hil... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jane Lynch Does ‘WTF’
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
Watch Nikki Glaser’s Excellent ‘Not Safe’ Segment on College Campus Rape and the NCAA
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser has featured some consistently funny segments involving porn stars, vibrators, and Trump supporters, but during last night’s episode, Glaser got serious by shining a light on college campus sexual assault through an excellent interview with Brenda Tracy, who was drug... [Read More]