During the Network Upfront announcements, Liz Belsky whipped up some key art in the style of NBC's painfully awkward key art to announce the new fake John Mulaney show Think Fast: SURPRISE! NBC has added a last-minute comedy series to its fall lineup! Think Fast follows a Chicago slacker (John Mulaney) who, after losing his license and his job after a DUI, is forced to move in … [Read more...] about 10 Awesome Movies That Don’t Exist (Yet)
Look, I’m not usually this forward. I’m more of a wait-and-let-him-make-the-first-move kind of girl. But I’ve been coming here, to the UCB Theater in Chelsea, approximately four times a month for the past however-many months, and you still haven’t gotten the hint. I swear one time we made extended eye contact during a show, but even as we gazed deep into each other’s eyes while … [Read more...] about Zach Woods: Why We Need to Bone
"Deep House Dish" is one of Saturday Night Live's more popular recurring sketches of the past few years. When it debuted in 2005, it was an absurd send-up of house, techno, and Euro-pop music that bore little resemblance to America's pop scene. But in recent years, U.S. pop music has taken on a decidedly kooky new slant - and if you've ever thought that today's pop stars look … [Read more...] about Pop Music Is One Big SNL Sketch These Days
One of my least favorite phrases in the English language is the term "female comedy." It’s the absolute worst. To quote Maya Rudolph, "I've been doing comedy for a long time and I never thought it was vaginal comedy." To me, that phrase is a byproduct of the past ten to fifteen years, in which the "Can women be funny?!" question has, like the villain in a horror movie, simply … [Read more...] about Beverly Hills, What a Thrill!
The thing about Parks and Recreation that's stood out from the beginning — or, at least, since the show first hit its stride during the second season — is how great it is to its female characters. That's pretty much the one bit of praise you hear applied to it over and over (as well as the whole "It's really, really positive and unironic and enthusiastic" thing, which is just … [Read more...] about What Manic Pixie Dream Girl Movies Can Learn From Leslie Knope