Provoking, or Pondering? What Makes the Best Satire?

Provoking, or Pondering? What Makes the Best Satire?

During the 1968 revolts, Mr. Wolinski co-founded the satirical journal L’Enragé (The Enraged), and earlier than that, he labored as an illustrator at Hara-Kiri, a precursor to Charlie Hebdo that was so provocative it was banned in 1970 after making gentle of the dying of Charles de Gaulle, the previous president. Mr. Wolinski and his […]

‘Roseanne’: When a Punch Line Feels Like a Gut Punch

‘Roseanne’: When a Punch Line Feels Like a Gut Punch

Many of the feedback I obtained had been supportive — retweets, likes and the at all times flattering fist emoji. However, I’ve to confess that the loudest voices to me had been those that had been vitriolic and shockingly imply. Among the lots of of replies I acquired, some included phrases like “crybaby” and “bitch.” […]

6 Comedy Shows to Catch in NYC This Weekend

6 Comedy Shows to Catch in NYC This Weekend

Photo Ilana Glazer, the Yas Queen of “Broad City,” will seem at “Regular Comedy” at Murmrr Ballroom on April 19. Credit Smallz & Raskind/Getty Images Our information to stand-up, improv and selection exhibits taking place this weekend and within the week forward. ‘BROWN PRIVILEGE COMEDY’ at Friends and Lovers Brooklyn (April 17, eight p.m.). The […]

Mitzi Shore, Whose Comedy Store Fostered Rising Stars, Dies at 87

Mitzi Shore, Whose Comedy Store Fostered Rising Stars, Dies at 87

It could be sooner to checklist comics from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s who by no means carried out on the Store than all those that did, however some memorable ones embrace Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Garry Shandling, Elayne Boosler, Andy Kaufman, Jim Carrey, Sandra Bernhard, George Carlin and Sam Kinison. The membership additionally served […]

T.J. Miller, Former ‘Silicon Valley’ Star, Charged With False Bomb Report

T.J. Miller, Former ‘Silicon Valley’ Star, Charged With False Bomb Report

Photo The comic T.J. Miller in 2017. He was arrested on Monday at La Guardia Airport in New York. Credit Evan Agostini/Invision, by way of Associated Press T. J. Miller, the comic and former star of the HBO sequence “Silicon Valley,” was arrested Monday night time at La Guardia Airport and charged by federal legislation […]

The Sociopathic Comedy of Brett Davis

The Sociopathic Comedy of Brett Davis

Mr. Davis died within the first episode of “The Special Without Brett Davis,” a low-budget discuss present that airs within the former time slot of “The Chris Gethard Show” (the place he made cameos as a hothead character named Smith). That allowed him to host the next episodes taking part in a distinct wild-eyed character […]

6 Comedy Shows to Catch in NYC This Weekend

6 Comedy Shows to Catch in NYC This Weekend

Photo Jimmy O. Yang, finest referred to as Jian-Yang on “Silicon Valley,” will carry out on the Bell House on Saturday. Credit Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Our information to stand-up, improv and selection exhibits taking place this weekend and within the week forward. ‘APPLYING IT LIBERALLY’ at Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater (April eight, four:45 p.m.). […]

Eddie Izzard: Comedian, Transgender Activist and Now Politician

Eddie Izzard: Comedian, Transgender Activist and Now Politician

His one-man, stream-of-consciousness exhibits — usually carried out in full make-up and a gown — bounce quickly amongst matters as numerous as his use of cosmetics, religion and the former British Empire. In “Do You Have a Flag?” Mr. Izzard mirrored on his nation’s colonial previous. Video by Eddie Izzard “His brand of seduction aims […]

5 Comedy Shows to Catch in NYC This Weekend

5 Comedy Shows to Catch in NYC This Weekend

Photo Hannah Gadsby performing “Nanette” on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017. Credit Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images Our information to stand-up, improv and selection reveals taking place this weekend and within the week forward. COMEDY SOIREE on the Duplex Cabaret Theater (March 31, 7 p.m.). Variety is the spice of life, they are saying, and by […]