Amy Schumer's Old-Fashioned Family Values
July 16, 2015
People who go into Trainwreck looking for a subversive truth-teller or feminist role model will be disappointed. Their loss.
Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That
June 30, 2015
Amy Schumer and modern comedy’s victimhood complex.
Keep this in mind the next time someone tries to police the borders of comedy.
What Happened to the Weird 'Louie' of Last Season?
April 08, 2015
If the first four episodes of the new season of “Louie” are any indication, C.K. has lost his appetite for controversy.
Your Sense of Humor Doesn't Have to Match Your Politics
April 06, 2015
It’s possible to laugh and squirm—or to laugh and disapprove—at the same time.
Anti-Jewish Jokes Don't Get a Pass Anymore
March 31, 2015
Trevor Noah and Lena Dunham learned that lesson the hard way.
The South African comic can bring "The Daily Show" fresher targets than Fox News.
Jewish-mother humor is dead.
The Tina Fey-produced series is less cynical than "30 Rock," but also darker.
Jon Stewart Made America More Cynical
February 13, 2015
Watching just eight minutes of “The Daily Show” left viewers across the political spectrum feeling much more negative about the whole political system.