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Netflix’s Set It Up Makes a Compelling Case for Romantic-Comedy Formula
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0200
Harper and Charlie’s flirty dialogue rushes by at screwball comedy speeds, a funny affectation that’s no less effective now than it was in movies like It Happened One Night or The Lady Eve
© Phoenix New Times
On Comedy: Bobcat Goldthwait Has Moved On. Why Can’t We Catch Up?
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:54:08 +0200
The comedian has made a career of directing film and TV, trying to leave behind the wild-eyed persona he became famous for. Still, fans ask, “Do the voice!”
© The New York Times
Libby Purves attacks BBC Comedy Controller over Monty Python diversity remarks
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 04:54:35 +0200
Broadcaster and writer Libby Purves has accused the BBC’s Comedy Controller of “virtue-signalling” after he suggested the Monty Python team would struggle to get on TV today because they were “six Oxbridge white blokes”.
© Herald Scotland
Hannah Gadsby, Cameron Esposito Seize Comedy’s New Normal
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +0200
Like Nanette, Rape Jokes is in part a deconstruction of comedy itself, particularly the debates in recent years over what should, or shouldn’t, be acceptable in a stand-up set
© Phoenix New Times
On Comedy: A Netflix Experiment Gives Deserving Comics Their 15 Minutes
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 21:56:17 +0200
Instead of hourlong specials, these bite-sized sets let you in on one of comedy’s biggest secrets: the funniest stand-ups are the ones you’ve never heard of.
© The New York Times
Daughter-Father Comedy Boundaries Won’t Let Vera Farmiga Catch a Break
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0200
... It’s nice that writer/director Shana Feste’s family comic drama Boundaries shows an adult woman reluctant to let her vagabond dad back into her life — for good reason
© Phoenix New Times
On Comedy: The W. Kamau Bell Legacy: A Talk Show Five Years Ahead of Its Time
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 19:36:47 +0200
The diverse stand-ups on his show, “Totally Biased,” are making names for themselves now, comics whose style suits Trump-era pop culture.
© The New York Times
On Comedy: What’s So Funny About Orthodox Judaism? This Comic Has One Answer
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:59:32 +0200
The British stand-up Ashley Blaker attempts the balancing act of making religious and secular audiences laugh while poking fun at the devout.
© The New York Times
On Paid YouTube, Sci-Fi Comedy and the Grown-Up Karate Kid
Tue, 29 May 2018 20:05:19 +0200
YouTube Red, soon to be YouTube Premium, is taking baby steps toward competing with the Netflixes of the world (for $12 a month).
© The New York Times
For the Comedy Iconoclasts of ‘SCTV,’ a Joyful Reunion Tinged With Loss
Mon, 14 May 2018 21:31:14 +0200
Living members of the influential sketch comedy series gathered for an afternoon of memories and laughs, filmed for a Martin Scorsese-directed special.
© The New York Times
On Comedy: How Carrot Top Wins in Vegas (Yes, He Can Be Funny)
Sun, 06 May 2018 13:00:04 +0200
He’s the comedian whom comedians make fun of. So, how has Carrot Top had 13 years of sold-out shows? We investigate.
© The New York Times
Review: In the Comedy ‘Tully,’ Mom’s Struggle Is Real
Thu, 03 May 2018 18:39:53 +0200
Charlize Theron plays an overwhelmed mother who needs all the help she can get — and gets a magical, mysterious night nurse played by Mackenzie Davis.
© The New York Times
Review: ‘A Brief History of Women,’ an Alan Ayckbourn Comedy of Tragedies
Thu, 03 May 2018 01:00:05 +0200
This master farceur’s play, believed to be his 81st, charts social changes through six decades in a single stately home, inhabited by people as silly as they are sad.
© The New York Times
Mitzi Shore, Whose Comedy Store Fostered Rising Stars, Dies at 87
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 06:12:49 +0200
Ms. Shore was a critic, confidante and caretaker for comics like Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, George Carlin, Sandra Bernhard and Jim Carrey.
© The New York Times

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Friends With Possibilities: What If Someone Made a Good Romantic Comedy?
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0200
In the highly imperfect world of contemporary romantic comedies, What If is as close to perfect as anything we've got, not least for the way it captures the abject hopefulness of young people who'd like to be in love but don't know how to go about it....
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Hannibal Buress, Jerrod Carmichael, Nitin Mirani in Dubai Comedy Festival
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:00:20 +0200
The Dubai Comedy Festival has announced an addition to its line-up. Renowned American stand-up comics Hannibal Buress and Jerrod Carmichael will join international funnyman Dave Chappelle and new host of 'The Daily Show' Trevor Noah in the region's largest...
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The TV Watch: At Golden Globes, Comedy, Charlie Hebdo and Cosby
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:12:58 +0100
The Golden Globes ceremony usually comes off as a fun, frivolous alternative to the Academy Awards, but on Sunday, the mood was uncharacteristically serious.
© The New York Times
Talking to Dick Gregory: Comedy, Selma and Cosby
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:29:00 +0200
Talking to Dick Gregory these days is a chore. Not because the man rambles — he's 82 and has earned the right. Not because every question for the famously philosophical comedian and activist — the self-proclaimed first black satirist — leads down...
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Yahoo to Offer Two TV-Length Comedy Series on Web
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:05:37 +0200
The move plunges Yahoo directly into the competitive world of original programming, joining the likes of Amazon, Netflix and others to challenge traditional TV producers for the attention of fickle viewers.
© The New York Times
Comedy friends remember Rik Mayall
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:12:00 +0200
Comedy friends such as Ade Edmondson and Ben Elton gathered to bid their final farewells to Rik Mayall today as...
© The Times
Comedy friends remember Rik Mayall
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:12:00 +0200
Comedy friends such as Ade Edmondson and Ben Elton gathered to bid their final farewells to Rik Mayall today as...
© The Times
The TV Watch: Larry Wilmore Makes Debut as Comedy Central Host
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:07:22 +0100
With jokes about race, Hollywood and the environment, Larry Wilmore kicks off his new Comedy Central show.
© The New York Times
Bieber pelted with eggs in first Comedy Central Roast teaser
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:11:35 +0100
Pop sensation Justin Bieber has begun poking fun at himself in the first promo for his Comedy Central roast.In the video, shirtless Bieber, 20, opens up his arms before hes pelted with eggs, reported Ace Showbiz.Comedy Central posted the video on its...
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Al Bendich, Defender of ‘Howl’ and Lenny Bruce’s Comedy, Is Dead at 85
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:56:31 +0100
As a young lawyer, Mr. Bendich argued the two landmark obscenity cases, providing the legal rationales for the judge to find in favor of the defense both times.
© The New York Times
On Comedy: Louis CK Performs at Madison Square Garden
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:38:04 +0100
The comedian treats the Madison Square Garden audience to willfully eccentric and delightfully illogical new jokes in his stand-up act.
© The New York Times
Yahoo to Offer TV-Style Comedy Series on Web
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:05:37 +0200
The move plunges Yahoo directly into the competitive world of original programming, joining the likes of Amazon, Netflix and others to challenge traditional TV producers for the attention of fickle viewers.
© The New York Times
ArtsBeat: Jon Stewart and ‘The Daily Show': A Comedy Launchpad
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 04:02:53 +0100
Under Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show” became an important incubator of comedic talent.
© The New York Times
Snapshot: Q. and A. With Tina Fey: Live From Kabul, It’s a Feminist Comedy
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 11:26:22 +0100
The “30 Rock” alumna talks about her new film, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” and what’s in store for Kimmy Schmidt.
© The New York Times
10 most hilarious one-liners from the American Comedy Awards
Fri, 09 May 2014 22:07:07 +0200
The best parts of an awards show are the one-liners and the flubs. Last night’s annual “American Comedy Awards” on NBC was predictably full of the former. Here are the...
© New York Post
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