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The Gleaner

MISSED MEDIA: Humor is subjective when it comes to viewing comedies
The Gleaner
Tom and Mike were going back and forth on their favorite movies directed by Brooks and agreed the western satire, “Blazing Saddles” was the funniest, and I needed to see it. They couched this by saying it was offensive, but then cracked up reminiscing ...



New York Times

Theater Listings for Aug. 26-Sept. 1
New York Times
'FIDDLER ON THE ROOF' This timely new production of the much-loved and much-revived 1964 musical comedy honors the show's ebullience of spirit, as embodied in the Jewish milkman Tevye (an assured and affecting Danny Burstein), living in a Russian ...



New York Times

The Race to Save the Films We Love
New York Times
Is this what the New York Times reviewer Mordaunt Hall was thinking of when he wrote that the film's humor is “frequently harsh”? Probably not. ... Much of the cinema I love — Buster Keaton comedies, Fred-and-Ginger musicals, Stan Brakhage avant-garde ...



Splitsider

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Hasan Minhaj on 'Sooo Many White Guys'
Splitsider
robinson_minhaj The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight ...

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Washington Post

Five great TV shows that deserve way more buzz than they get
Washington Post
Who it appeals to: Fans of Hannibal Buress, who appears as Andre's sidekick; people who aren't afraid of gross-out humor; the Adult Swim crowd (description open to interpretation). Why it deserves more buzz than it gets: It's hard not to laugh at ...

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Vermont Public Radio

Can Clean Comedy Be Funny? Filmmaker Showcases Mormon Comedy At Middlebury Film Festival
Vermont Public Radio
27 at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. Werner, who is also a producer at The Daily Show, spoke with VPR about the documentary and Studio C. Does Studio C's humor translate for secular audiences? Is it funny? “It is actually funny,” Werner says.



New York Times

A Playwright Finds Drama, and Humor, in Roe v. Wade
New York Times
Her first hit, in 1994, and the play for which she is still best known, was “The Waiting Room,” a surreal comedy-tragedy about three women from different centuries who encounter one another in a doctor's waiting room, all suffering from ailments ...



RollingStone.com

Comic genius Robert Smigel reveals how a foul-mouthed dog puppet gained access to political conventions and stole ...
RollingStone.com
I had an idea, that wouldn't it be funny if Triumph did an old-fashioned dirty comedy album like people like Belle Barth used to record in the Sixties — silly, filthy songs that would just be about dog sex. That was the whole premise. I thought I'd be ...



Quartz

Can comedy change our political views? — Quartz
Quartz
Maeve Higgins once set herself a task. The Irish-born comedian wanted to see what life would be like if she stopped laughing at things that weren't funny.

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OCRegister

Comic Cindy Burns, one of OC's 'Funniest Housewives' who sought humor in aging, dies at 61
OCRegister
I don't know if I could fight that hard,” said Julie Kidd, her stepsister and comedy partner in the successful “Funniest Housewives” franchise. “She would rest up in bed for four days, then get up and go do a show. It was brutal, but she just loved ...


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