Comedy isn’t meant to share hard truths that withstand fact checks. Satirists exaggerate to blur the line between truth and fiction to make salient points.
The comedian’s new four-part Netflix special, ‘Schulz Saves America,’ is a very big deal for several reasons.
From award shows to social media to scripts and lyrics, the Trump era has exacerbated all of Hollywood’s worst impulses, convincing entertainers their primary job was activism.
Clearly Gaffigan is under no illusion that it’s good for business to alienate Trump supporters.
A popular YouTube comedian posted a video exposing Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Facebook took it down and refuses to say why.
Gadsby’s work is a testament to how eagerly the arbiters of our culture will devour and elevate work that convincingly purports to be progressive.
The Oscars’ second year with no host proves the awards show just isn’t that interesting without a comedian to guide us through it.
Beloved TV host and everyman Mike Rowe’s book, ‘The Way I Heard It,’ is a mash-up of personal stories and historical vignettes that tug at your heartstrings and whack your funnybone.
Allegiance to the show has ebbed and flowed throughout its continuous 45-year run, and depth of talent among the cast and writers’ room has never been static.
After delivering a scorching opening monologue at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Ricky Gervais rounded out the ceremony by laying into the room of Hollywood insiders for their complicity in the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
From Ricky Gervais, the Golden Globes monologue was exactly what we’ve come to expect. But this year, felt somehow more cathartic, more necessary, and more daring.
Silverman’s claim that comedians don’t want hosting gigs anymore carries some weight coming from her. She has earnestly and famously revamped her brand to meet the left’s new standards of acceptable speech.
If SNL thinks casting a midwestern comic in the image of Larry the Cable Guy is the way to reconnect with conservative America, they are in store for a ratings disappointment.
Like Dave Chappelle in ‘Sticks & Stones,’ Bill Burr leans hard into an outright attack against those who have called to have him ‘cancelled.’
It’s a great special; old-school vulgar, consistently funny, and flush with the pathos that elevates good stand-up to great. But I’m worried that, largely because of Burr, no one is going to talk about it.
If anyone should be defending good, edgy comedy—especially in times of hypersensitivity—it’s comedians and the one television network dedicated to promoting their work.
Ansari, no longer sourcing from the life experiences of a single 20-something who likes food and soft sheets, evoked mid-life concerns relatable to so many.
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