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Downtown Express

Fearless and Funny: Eddie Sarfaty Mines Life for Big Laughs
Downtown Express
BY GARY M. KRAMER | Out gay comedian Eddie Sarfaty thinks everything is funny: family, relationships, politics, annoying people, really annoying people, pets, his own neuroses, other people's neuroses, self-doubt. The list goes on and on. “If there is ...

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Walton Sun

RON HART: Did comedy lead to recent tragedy?
Walton Sun
It has been a long time since late-night comics were funny and fair. Jay Leno ... Instead of sharp humor, it now seems they try to outdo each other with profanity-laced diatribes against President Trump and his family and, by extension, his supporters ...



IndieWire

'Star Wars' and Lucasfilm Have Lost Their Sense of Humor, and Firing Lord and Miller is Only One Example
IndieWire
“Star Wars”: I find your lack of funny disturbing. ... was making a comedy show and flipped out,” said one insider. “She said 'Star Wars' and comedy do not co-exist — it's a drama. She shut down that show, and the 'Robot Chicken' [and 'Family Guy ...

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GQ Magazine

The Big Sick Is Michael Showalter's Most Serious Comedy Yet
GQ Magazine
He and other members of the comedy troupe Stella (Michael Ian Black, David Wain) are responsible for some of the funniest, sharpest, most subversive comedy of the 2000s, but the world wasn't ready for Stella when it was a short-lived Comedy Central ...
'The Big Sick' movie review: Don't waste your money on 'Transformers'; see thisHypable
'The Big Sick' is best comedy of 2017 so far, and so much moreChristian Science Monitor
'The Big Sick': Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan in a Comedy Unlike Any OtherCreators Syndicate
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NJ.com

Hopewell author on comedy pioneer | Jersey Retro
NJ.com
"The survival rate of the hundreds of his comedies from the (1910s) is poor," says Thomas Reeder of Hopewell, who aims to improve the situation with his new book, "Mr. Suicide: Henry 'Pathe' Lehrman and the Birth of Silent Comedy" (BearManor Media, 770 ...



New York Times

Review: In 'The Big Sick,' Comedy Is Hard, Love Harder
New York Times
Before long, she is in an induced coma; Kumail's doe eyes are watering; and you're wondering, wait, isn't this supposed to be a comedy? It is, and through sickness and nearly death, it remains a very funny one, too, producing a wide range of laughs ...
The Big Sick is one of the year's best comedies, but it doesn't shy away from heavy topicsVox
Emily V. Gordon Wants to Make You Laugh and Cry at the Same TimeSplitsider

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The Atlantic

The Underrated Humor of Radiohead's OK Computer
The Atlantic
But I don't know—to listen to the newly reissued OK Computer is to be struck by the one aspect of the album that's still somehow underrated: its humor. Yes, Radiohead is perhaps the modern pop-rock act most ... of human engineering: “An airbag saved ...

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Splitsider

Talking Standup and 'Hood Adjacent' with James Davis
Splitsider
Hood Adjacent is Davis' move to bridge the gap between urban and mainstream comedy by exploring topics through his point of view, a point of view that has always straddled the fence between the two worlds. The show arrived in four stages. First, as an ...

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VICE

Jim Jefferies Hated Going to School with His Mother
VICE
It wasn't until I went to college that I realized I could meet girls through being funny—in high school, I was too shy to even talk to a girl. When I was 18, I started to get my confidence up. I loved watching rugby and comedy. I really liked sketch ...

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cleveland.com

Cleveland native Ricki Schultz in town for booksigning of 'Mr. Right-Swipe,' her humorous novel about online dating
cleveland.com
"It's sort of like Bridget Jones in the age of Tinder," Schultz says, referring to the popular romantic comedy starring Renee Zellweger, and the dating app. "It's like the ... "I had some funny online dating stories but not enough to write a book ...

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