When Sight & Sound or the American Film Institute put together lists of the greatest movies of all time, comedies usually get the shaft. Sure, you might see a dramedy or a rom-com on there somewhere, but a straight comedy in the top 10 is pretty much unheard of.
In 1992, the rock bands of the Seattle “grunge scene” won over Americans’ hearts and minds, overtaking slick and cheesy metal groups from the ‘80s that had worn out their welcome, such as Poison and Winger.
Dan Pasternack is a comedy producer and programmer as well as a scribbler and superfan who loves alliterative couplets almost as much as he loves comedy. His passion and his professional life have brought him into contact with comedy legends and lore of the past and present.
By No comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: Ball State, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, greg proops, slapstick, TCM, Turner Classic Movies, will ferrell Turner Classic Movies will launch a salute to slapstick comedy – that beloved but often critically disrespected comedy sub-genre – on Sept.
I haven’t been able to find out very much about Edward Willis Redfield, the Impressionist painter behind these three scenes of the city as it slips from day to night.
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.
CNN is delving into the history of comedy for a new series. The network announced today that it’s ordered an eight-part series called The History of Comedy, which will debut on the network sometime next year:
Nothing lasts forever. Take me: I used to be a medium-funny guy. You could count on me to bring a reliable number of chuckles to social occasions. I wasn’t hilarious, but I made sure to get a few solid laughs at parties, galas, potlucks, and ad hoc social gatherings.
Sometimes I’m convinced that Dinosaurs was just a fever dream. A four-season, 65-episode-long fever dream about clunky dinosaur puppets going through the motions of a typical human family.