Comedy

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.

Late-Night Comedy, All Day Long
How Fallon, Kimmel, and other shows are adapting to the viral age
March 05, 2013

How Fallon, Kimmel and other shows are adapting to the viral age.

Dan Harmon and the Rise of the Woe-Is-Me Comedy Tour
February 25, 2013

Fired from your TV show? Just take your complaints on the road—for laughs, and of course money.

Bad TV: A Love Letter
"TGS" is terrible. That's one reason "30 Rock" is awesome.
January 30, 2013

"30 Rock" will be remembered, above all, as a love letter to bad TV.

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