‘The Flirt’ and John Milhiser’s Sweet-Funny
The Flirt just makes you feel good. It’s funny, though. That’s the whole thing. It makes you feel good AND it’s very funny. Written by and starring John Milhiser, co-starring Mike Lane, and directed by Ryan Moulton, the funny part isn’t surprising. Nor is ... [Read More]
Brad Howe Is a Good and Creepy Dad
With so much dad content swirling around in the comedy dad-mosphere, it can be difficult to decide which dad you’re going to dad-vote your time to. Today, that choice becomes a bit easier for two reasons. First, because I’m recommending that you watch this video, and second, because the ... [Read More]
Brad Howe Is a Good and Creepy Dad
With so much dad content swirling around in the comedy dad-mosphere, it can be difficult to decide which dad you’re going to dad-vote your time to. Today, that choice becomes a bit easier for two reasons. First, because I’m recommending that you watch this video, and second, because the ... [Read More]
‘Men Don’t Whisper’: The Best Short of 2017?
Another This Week in Web Videos installment and another go90/JASH collabo that awes. Yes. Men Don’t Whisper is that good. As with Tond before it, Men Don’t Whisper is helmed by two visionary creators. This time Jordan Firstman and Charles Rogers step up to t... [Read More]
John Purcell Ups the Meta Game
Last week, we covered a straight mockumentary — a clearly silly premise sold as something real. This week, we’re turning our focus to a project that’s a bit more layered. From the mind of John Purcell comes a piece about…the body of John Purcell. What is on th... [Read More]
‘El Cuco’ and the Value of Non-Fiction Inspiration
What do you do when you need more life experience to create new and innovative comedy, but you want to make things now? You go down wormholes, looking for inspiration. Weird wormholes. 3am wormholes that expose you to things like “El Cuco”– the Portugese and Spanish answer to ... [Read More]
Finally, an Emoji Video Worth Watching
Lots of sketch pitches feature emojis. Most of them are just okay, because they rely on a kind of knee-jerk creative commentary on our modern world. The mere fact that emojis exist and serve as colorful proxies for our emotions and desires isn’t enough. Rebecca Bl... [Read More]
The Age of Message Comedy
Lots of comedians I follow on Twitter haven’t joked in months, and it’s not because they don’t funny ideas. It’s because of articles like this. We thought we’d made progress these last eight years. Things weren’t perfect; we knew they never would be, but they... [Read More]
Josh Ruben Should Be a Snapchat Superstar
A couple of months back, our very own Daniel Hurwitz compiled a spot on list of nine comedians worth following on Snapchat. Today, I’d like to cover one of those fine folks in some more detail, in this first ever This Week in Web Videos edition that talks about Snapchat (I know, I’m... [Read More]
The Painful Truth of Paul Gale Comedy
Paul Gale Comedy hasn’t come out with a new video in over a year, and that’s not surprising. Despite the channel’s grass roots success, PGC’s 25-year-old namesake had to get a job (a comedy job, making videos for HuffPo, but still). As someone who’s covered Pa... [Read More]