Research has demonstrated that we pick up pieces of information, become politically motivated and interested, and often become aware of news stories or events we might otherwise have missed, all through watching political comedy.
I applied to be a seat filler with hopes of learning how this highly unusual profession works. Could this be the key to unemployment? Could filling seats fill bank accounts? It turned out the answer was no because the salary is zero.
There's a difference between comedians and the bullies, and we know it. Comedy remembers responsibility to something, and most of time that is to a sense of decency, timing, and place.
The more things change, the more Childish Gambino's commitments to Asian women and pop-culture references stay the same. The style wrapped around those CG mainstays is evolving for the better, though.
Have you ever experienced a moment of panic before you got ready to pitch a proposal or convene a meeting? Completely stopped in your tracks from self-doubt? If so, you're in good company.
Somewhere between Wilmer Valderrama and Samantha Ronson, something went horribly wrong. You forgot your lancery skills from camp, Freaky Friday and Jamie Lee Curtis and Chad Michael Halibut/Murray were tales of yore. It was parties, and Paris, and not the city.
What do Tina Fey, Glenn Close, Alex Rodriguez, Al Roker, Kelly Ripa and Bette Midler all have in common? Central Park in New York City is one of their favorite places to relax and chill out. So where exactly do these celebs go in the Park?
Both Barack Obama and John McCain appeared on Saturday Night Live during their race for the residency, and one wonders if Mitt Romney will embrace this precedent before Election Day.
After all the negative press and speculation, there they were, ready to entertain. The cast seemed so excited to be doing what they loved for an audience as enthusiastic as the performers were.
Size doesn't matter, as long as you are healthy. If you are a size two it doesn't mean you are starving yourself, and if you are overweight it doesn't mean you are entitled to body-bashing.
Marlo Thomas (That Girl) begat The Mary Tyler Moore Show which begat Murphy Brown which begat Friends/Ally McBeal which begat Sex & the City which indirectly begat 30 Rock, which begat Girls.
A female friend recently said to me, "Sexism in the entertainment industry is so prevalent that most people are blind to it, and barely notice it anymore." This friend has been a Hollywood insider for decades, and Emmy nominated for her writing -- twice.
After months of promotion HBO's film on Sarah Palin and the 2008 campaign, Game Change, will air (finally) tonight.
HBO's film on Sarah Palin and the 2008 campaign, Game Change, will air this weekend. The only thing surprising to me is that anyone at this late date would be surprised by any embarrassing facts about Palin.
The he-said-she-said nature of the Game Change controversy -- all based on off-the-record sources -- creates an opportunity for pushback and denial. The uncontested documents from the 2008 campaign, however, provide no squirm room for Palin and her minions.
Dear Tina Fey, I adore you. Not in a creepy I want to wear your skin like a Snuggie kind of way, just in a major non-lesbian girl crush sort of way.