Comedy

'Louie' Is Back, as Strange and Dreamlike as Ever
May 05, 2014

Our foremost stand-up philosopher returns to TV, with two episodes that explore aging, mortality, money, and sex with his unique brand of morose uplift.

Some Advice for John Oliver: Stop Imitating 'The Daily Show'
April 28, 2014

The first episode of John Oliver's new HBO show aired last night, and it's ... exactly like "The Daily Show."

No Excuses, CBS: Hire One of These Outstanding Women to Replace Letterman
April 04, 2014

We need a woman in late-night TV. Here are suggestions.

'How I Met Your Mother''s Finale Was Infuriating
April 01, 2014

The show may have learned the wrong lesson from "Lost."

Make the Jump, Jesters
Five comedians who should be dramatic actors
February 23, 2014

Patton Oswalt's list of 5 comedians who have conquered funny and now need to take a chance on drama.

The Legendary Awfulness of 'Anchorman 2' Continues
February 21, 2014

There's nothing funny about this deeply cynical new version of Anchorman 2.

The Late-Night TV Monologue is Dull and Anachronistic—And Should Retire With Jay Leno
February 06, 2014

Jay Leno told Jimmy Fallon to make his monologue longer. Jimmy would be a fool to listen.

Why Are Critics So Squeamish About Rebel Wilson's Weight?
October 03, 2013

In one scene from Rebel Wilson’s sitcom “Super Fun Night,” which premiered last night on ABC, Wilson’s character—an attorney named Kimmie Boubier—careens screaming down the hallway as if fleeing a fire. “What’s the rush?” a colleague asks her.

Betty White Is Not a Sex Machine
Our culture’s cruel obsession with dirty old women
June 16, 2013

Our culture’s cruel obsession with dirty old women.

Arrested Development, Indeed
It's time to say it: The Netflix format just isn't working.
May 31, 2013

Why the show's new season struggles with the Netflix format.

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