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
June 16, 2013
Our culture’s cruel obsession with dirty old women.
Arrested Development, Indeed
May 31, 2013
Why the show's new season struggles with the Netflix format.
The show has spent its final season dismembering its fourth wall piece by piece.
Not That Kind of Girl
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
April 29, 2013
The comedian couldn't help making himself, not the media, the butt of his jokes.
Rebel Wilson Wants You to Squirm
April 15, 2013
The rising Aussie comedienne is the anti–Melissa McCarthy.
Late-Night Comedy, All Day Long
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.