‘Hiatus’: A Facebook Show That Deserves More Likes
I don’t like profiling videos or series rooted in “Hollywood” culture if I can help it. Sometimes I can’t help it. Sometimes the work is too strong to be ignored, even amidst the din of my “don’t profile any more series about Hollywood culture&rdquo... [Read More]
They’re Baaack: The Return of Harvard Sailing Team
Five long years ago, Splitsider wrote this piece on the then New York-based Harvard Sailing Team (HST) and the resurgence of sketch comedy. Well, in these past five years, HST members have gone on to do amazing things, like star and guest star on great TV shows, movies, yes, podcasts have ... [Read More]
They’re Baaack: The Return of Harvard Sailing Team
Five long years ago, Splitsider wrote this piece on the then New York-based Harvard Sailing Team (HST) and the resurgence of sketch comedy. Well, in these past five years, HST members have gone on to do amazing things, like star and guest star on great TV shows, movies, yes, podcasts have ... [Read More]
‘Office Hours’: A One-Note Wonder
“But it’s 2:57 of the same joke.” First of all, it’s not, imaginary person saying this. It’s more like 2:30 and, know what? It works. Well. Because that joke is so damn particular, so damn weird, so damn adept at commenting on the banality of our daily working lives. Th... [Read More]
‘Security Deposit’: Not By Judd Apatow, But Close
The line between saccharine and sweet is oh-so-thin. Landing on the wrong side means your “funny” project has turned heavy-handed at best, and totally insufferable at worst. Just ask Judd Apatow (he’s on Twitter a lot, he may respond), a master at this kind of dance. ... [Read More]
‘Security Deposit’: Not By Judd Apatow, But Close
The line between saccharine and sweet is oh-so-thin. Landing on the wrong side means your “funny” project has turned heavy-handed at best, and totally insufferable at worst. Just ask Judd Apatow (he’s on Twitter a lot, he may respond), a master at this kind of dance. ... [Read More]
‘Somewhere in Highland Park’ Episode 2
My prayers have been answered. Nah, not really. I’m not religious. Still. After lauding Jason Gudasz’s Somewhere in Highland Park, we’ve got here the second episode in a series that’s brought to life by Aaron Kee and Brodie Reed, and continues to make me laugh out loud. ... [Read More]
Benjamin Apple Is the Best Bad Doctor
The bad doctor trope is one we’ve seen in TV and movies for decades. Airplane, Family Guy, SNL (Will Ferrell’s “…quick call to Beverly”), the list goes on…and on. But have we seen it on the web? Probably, yes. Probably an equally large number of times.... [Read More]
Outdated and Outstanding: A Perfect Video From 2014
We rarely do this: cover something that’s not “of the moment” — and I’m not sure this week’s feature could be any less of the moment. In fact, at three years old, this video is ancient. It’s also so funny and, upon showing it to a friend earlier this we... [Read More]
Matt Barats Knows: Only Improv Matters
Lots of people love improv. Understandably. It’s fun and–when done right, with trusted teammates–freeing. Still, here’s the thing about improv that lots of people who do it don’t quite understand: it’s actually not the most important thing in the world. This ... [Read More]