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What’s Fresh in Comedy

What’s Fresh in Comedy

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 6, 2019

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson   From the mind of “Saturday Night Live” alum Tim Robinson comes Netflix’s “I Think You Should Leave,” an offbeat and consistently funny new sketch comedy show. The first season is comprised of just six 20-minute episodes, all of which ar...

Isn’t it Romantic

Isn’t it Romantic

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019

“Isn’t It Romantic” delights in its own tongue-in-cheek parodying of the rom-com genre, poking fun at the clichés and character archetypes pervasive in classic feel-good films. The premise is simple: Natalie, played by Rebel Wilson, awakens in a hospital bed after a violent mugging incide...

Pete Holmes on comedy, commitment and the third season of ‘Crashing’

Pete Holmes on comedy, commitment and the third season of ‘Crashing’

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2019

“I always make the joke that we call the show ‘Crashing’ not ‘Flourishing’ for a reason,” said comedian Pete Holmes, the creator and star of HBO’s “Crashing,” now in its third season. In the new season, Pete sees his career and life in general, finally turning around for the better ...

Louis C.K. picks fight with Parkland

Louis C.K. picks fight with Parkland

Erick Zepeda, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

Comedian Louis C.K. has been trying to get his career back on track after five women spoke out about sexual misconduct. The accusations surfaced in November 2017, when the women came forward to discuss their stories. Incidents of C.K.’s sexual misconduct date back to the late ‘90s, one woman spoke...

The closed caption craze

The closed caption craze

Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor

January 22, 2019

Subtitles have become more popular among television and movie fans, even amongst those who are not hard of hearing. People not only see them as useful, but also say subtitles even bolster their television-watching experience. Paul Booth, an associate professor of media and cinema studies, said he use...

Laugh track: Women in comedy continue to triumph over adversity

Laugh track: Women in comedy continue to triumph over adversity

Marissa de la Cerda, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018

“Crude.” “Attention-seeking.” “Un-lady like.” “Un-feminist.” These are some of the reactions people have to female comedians and their jokes. Most recently, Michelle Wolf faced a lot of these criticisms for her roast at the White House Correspondents Dinner when she joked about the physi...

What’s Fresh in stand-up

What’s Fresh in stand-up

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 26, 2018

2 Dope Queens   "2 Dope Queens" is the onstage adaptation of Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams' wildly popular comedy podcast of the same name. As a part of their show, they bring out some of the greatest voices in stand-up for short sets. In the first episode of the HBO series, they ...

Women’s work

Women’s work

Kate Graham, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018

Emerging from the January chill in her overalls and pink knit hat, Kristi Durkin rushes to sit down, rummages in her pockets for a scrap piece of paper and a pen, and begins to write a sketch idea on the back of a receipt. It’s an idea for a character based on the guy in her previous film class wh...

“Crashing”: Comedian Pete Holmes discusses HBO’s hit show

“Crashing”: Comedian Pete Holmes discusses HBO’s hit show

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 19, 2018

In a crowded landscape shows following the lives and careers of comedians, “Crashing” has found a way to stand out. The semi-autobiographical comedy is currently in its second season and follows 28-year-old Pete, a novice stand up comedian after he walks in on his wife having an affair. From there,...

Valentine’s Day on TV

Valentine’s Day on TV

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2018

Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day often provides some of the greatest themed episodes on TV. The hilarity that can be found in this holiday is practically limitless. Below is a list of some of the greatest Valentine’s Day episodes of the best comedies out there.   "Parks and Recreation...

“2 Dope Queens”

“2 Dope Queens”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 5, 2018

Whether you know them from their appearances on "The Daily Show" and "Broad City," or their wildly popular podcast "2 Dope Queens" on WNYC, you know that Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson are hilarious. Their four-part HBO comedy special “2 Dope Queens,” that premiered on Friday, Feb. 2, is ju...

What’s fresh in stand-up

What’s fresh in stand-up

Matt Koske

October 23, 2017

[accordions] [accordion title="Patton Oswalt: Annihilation" load="show"] Just last week, Patton Oswalt’s special “Annihilation” was released on Netflix. It was last year that his wife, the 46-year-old crime writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly. Oswalt begins the first half of his hou...

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