Comedy

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.

'The Office' Is Ending, and Maybe the Mockumentary Sitcom Should Go With It
May 16, 2013

The show has spent its final season dismembering its fourth wall piece by piece.

Not That Kind of Girl
Liz Meriwether is the anti-Lena Dunham
May 10, 2013

While everyone was fawning over Lena Dunham, Liz Meriwether made a show that's funnier and more true to life. 

Conan O'Brien’s WHCD Jokes Were A Missed Opportunity
The comedian couldn't help making himself, not the media, the butt of his jokes
April 29, 2013

The comedian couldn't help making himself, not the media, the butt of his jokes.

Rebel Wilson Wants You to Squirm
The rising Aussie comedienne is the anti–Melissa McCarthy
April 15, 2013

The rising Aussie comedienne is the anti–Melissa McCarthy.

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