Plight of the Funny Female
On one hand, we live in the golden age of female comedy. ... Mickes's study revealed another interesting difference: Men wrote some of the best jokes, but they also used more profanity and sexual humor, and those jokes weren't rated very funny. If men ...
Signs of dementia could include sense of humour getting darker, says study
Dementia patients were likely to find satirical or absurdist comedy less funny than slapstick, such as Mr Bean, the study found. After the patients were diagnosed, respondents said that they noticed “a shift in patients' comedy preferences toward the ...
Sense of humor an early casualty of Alzheimer's disease
Warped sense of humour 'can be early sign of dementia'
A Changed Sense Of Humor May Be An Early Sign Of Dementia, As Patients Lose ...
Marina Hyde's Lost in Showbiz: Zoolander 2 and the vital role of humour
Even when representation is not what you might wish, even when there are vital battles left to be won, even when you think the joke isn't funny. History shows us that someone else is always likely to come along and make a miles better joke about that ...
New York Times
Theater Listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3
New York Times
'Hand to God' Robert Askins's black comedy, about a mild Christian boy whose hand puppet may (or may not) be possessed by the Devil, is as outlandishly funny as it is seriously spooky. Steven Boyer gives a bravura ..... 'Ugly Lies the Bone' Lindsey ...
Comic Mike Gaffney finds humor in raising two kids on his own
“For as long as I can remember, whenever there were adults at the house, no matter what I was doing, I was the one called in” to help them relate their funny stories. “You know what I mean — the adults are all sitting around telling family stories ...
Los Angeles Times
Roseanne Barr reflects on motherhood ahead of 'Momsters' second season
Los Angeles Times
Various attempts at sitcoms and reality series fell flat or (in the case of "Downwardly Mobile," a 2012 comedy pilot that reunited Barr and John Goodman) never even aired. We were raised that all moms want the best for their kids ... "She would be able ...
Inside Humor Writing with 'McSweeney's Internet Tendency' Editor Chris Monks
I think sometimes people like to make a distinction between comedy and humor. This is to say, some want to argue that standup or sketch are more visceral or “funny” than a George Saunders or David Sedaris piece. Do you think that's fair, or does it ...
Thoughts from the ammo line
Power Line (blog)
For a few years in the '80s, a mere 30 years ago, I had quite a bit of input over who got to be in an annual women's comedy showcase at a popular Twin Cities theatre. ... mine, living even as I do way off to the margins: two loving parents; good health ...
'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' still the best Thanksgiving film
The comedy came not from the story but from the characters' reactions to the plots, something writers of contemporary “funny” films would do well to observe. Think of Mr. Martin's F-word-laced tirade about three-quarters of the way through “Planes ...
Chris Hemsworth Wants More 'Guardians of the Galaxy'-Style Humor in 'Thor ...
Those funny bits underscored, rather than undermined, the darker moments. Thor is arguably at his least interesting when he's being a noble and regal hero, so maybe he needs some comedic beats to bring out his fun side. Besides, just look at that smile.
Chris Hemsworth Wants Thor Ragnarok To Be Funny Like Guardians of the Galaxy
Chris Hemsworth Wants 'Thor: Ragnarok' To Be A Comedy; Brother Liam Hemsworth ...
'Thor 3' news: Chris Hemsworth says film needs same humor as 'Guardians of the ...