‘Commuter Barbie’ and the Simple Art of Self-Reflection
Commuter Barbie is social commentary of the most cut-and-dried kind. Creators and young professionals Carina Hsieh and Claudia Arisso took their experiences riding the New York City MTA and created a parody doll in the image of who they saw jockeying for standing room alongside them. It&rs... [Read More]
George Saunders Orders a Mousetrap in a New Video from ‘ClickHole’
Back in September, ClickHole did something a little different when they uploaded a video featuring Conan O’Brien called “Absolutely Beautiful: Watch This Woman Tell Her Husband She’s Pregnant While Conan O’Brien Pours Good Milk Down The Sink,” and now they’ve adde... [Read More]
George Saunders Orders a Mousetrap in a New Video from ‘ClickHole’
Back in September, ClickHole did something a little different when they uploaded a video featuring Conan O’Brien called “Absolutely Beautiful: Watch This Woman Tell Her Husband She’s Pregnant While Conan O’Brien Pours Good Milk Down The Sink,” and now they’ve adde... [Read More]
‘Freddy Derryl’ and the Best of Character Cringe
I know, I know, I wrote about Josh Ruben recently, but this piece is different, because it’s not just about him. There’s a larger story to Freddy Derryl and how it all came to be. Shot on New Years Eve, 2016, in Ruben’s native Woodstock, New York, the short–which also stars B... [Read More]
‘Freddy Derryl’ and the Best of Character Cringe
I know, I know, I wrote about Josh Ruben recently, but this piece is different, because it’s not just about him. There’s a larger story to Freddy Derryl and how it all came to be. Shot on New Years Eve, 2016, in Ruben’s native Woodstock, New York, the short–which also stars B... [Read More]
‘Little Clown’ Does Something More Sketches Should
Written by and starring Wes Haney, directed by Doron Max Hagay, and featuring Ana Fabrega in a silent but memorable role, Little Clown grabbed my intention because of the risks it takes. What begins as a straight ahead sketch setup–guy buys weird clown art–pivots to offer ... [Read More]
‘Little Clown’ Does Something More Sketches Should
Written by and starring Wes Haney, directed by Doron Max Hagay, and featuring Ana Fabrega in a silent but memorable role, Little Clown grabbed my intention because of the risks it takes. What begins as a straight ahead sketch setup–guy buys weird clown art–pivots to offer ... [Read More]
‘Little Clown’ Does Something More Sketches Should
Written by and starring Wes Haney, directed by Doron Max Hagay, and featuring Ana Fabrega in a silent but memorable role, Little Clown grabbed my intention because of the risks it takes. What begins as a straight ahead sketch setup–guy buys weird clown art–pivots to offer ... [Read More]
Why You Should Check Out Anthony Oberbeck and Carmen Christopher’s ‘Sex Talk’
Out of Thomas Fricilone and Kelly Cooper’s Ground Floor Comedy has come a truly insane web series worthy of 10 of your minutes today. It’s called Sex Talk, it’s hosted by Anthony Oberbeck and Carmen Christopher, and it will make you feel as if you’ve descended into ... [Read More]
The Good Kind of Hollywood Sketch
One problem with comedy writers is: we’re part of the Hollywood machine. We eat and sleep the “entertainment industry,” because it’s our job to do so, no different than a heart surgeon who thinks a lot about heart surgery (okay, it’s a little different). The upshot... [Read More]