An international word. Just a word, and the word a movement. Very easy to understand. Quite terribly simple. To make of it an artistic tendency must mean that one is anticipating complications.
When Tom Goes To The Mayor, Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and other trailblazing projects from Abso Lutely Productions premiered in the mid 2000s, the world was largely unfamiliar with the concept of nightmare television.
On May 11th, I had the fortune to see the traveling carnival of mirth and merriment that is the Comedy Bang Bang live tour when it hit the Tabernacle in my new hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.
Trawling YouTube is a weekly look at one interesting story or oddity from YouTube. You ever go down a YouTube rabbit hole and suddenly you’ve wasted five hours watching every Madonna video? This is about those rabbit holes, but the comedy-related ones. When the kush too loud.
Stephen Colbert resurfaced this week, giving us the definitive rendition of “Camptown Races” in the process.
This week, in a much-anticipated sketch on her Comedy Central show, Amy Schumer staged a trial of Bill Cosby in “the court of public opinion.” Schumer—her character, at any rate—played the role of the defense. “Let’s remind ourselves what’s at stake here,” she argued to the jury.
Mark Mayerson, a TV show creator, animator, and teacher, has written what may be the single best thing I’ve ever read about the contemporary animation pitching process: Unfortunately, a pitch is a poor substitute for the finished product for a variety of reasons.
You must, and shall, begin every single conversation about Norman Rockwell by addressing the question: “Is it art?” And then you must, and shall, say: “It is illustration.
Tonight viewers will be treated to Hollywood’s latest take on the startups in Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley on HBO.