unpopular opinion
Here’s the thing about comedy; It’s just trying too hard. Instead of making me laugh, it makes me uncomfortable. I feel sorry for the people who are working so hard to get a positive response from me the audience. I’m embarrassed for them.
louis ck
Contrary to what many on the Internet are saying, I did not find this "Louie" episode to be insightful or brave. I just found it condescending.
lena dunham
stand up
I always joke that the horrible night everyone made fun of my boobs was my "Batman" moment.
obvious child
The explanation presented of “You’re too early along and you need to wait” isn’t a real reason not to choose medication abortion.
Rape jokes. Fill in the rest based on what you already believe.

Feb 24, 2014 at 1:00pm | 117 comments

Malcolm Gladwell is full of baloney when it comes to some things. His "10,000 hours to become an expert" theory is not one of those things.
Internet bro thinks he's a comedian, says something dumb, gets indignant when people react to it. Then Patton Oswalt, a comedian I adore, respect, and procured my first fake ID to see perform, retweeted him.
bill hader
“GCB” is poking fun at upper middle class evangelical Christian culture in Texas, but I think it’s doing so in a fun and self-aware way.
I love New York. Only here can you meet some dude in line at a comedy show and the next week see his video blow up online.

Jan 24, 2014 at 12:30pm | 78 comments

Have you ever said something in a group of guy friends and immediately after one of them says the exact same thing like he’s translating you into guy?
When you're supposedly funny, people are constantly saying you should do stand-up. I shouldn't.

Feb 14, 2013 at 3:30pm | 47 comments

big moves
Here’s the thing. It’s not that I didn’t like what I was doing. It’s that I didn’t LOVE what I was doing.

Aug 19, 2013 at 11:00am | 36 comments

amy schumer
You know her from the Comedy Central roasts, but in a minute, she’s set to blow up Whitney Cummings style.
In my experience, guy comedy groupies (as opposed to fans) tend to be, well, nonexistent. There is no lady comedy equivalent to the hot, nubile, sexy groupies that some male comics attract.
It seems to me the newest trend in Hollywood is chubby white actresses playing the funny, wise cracking, sex-deprived/asexual, yet overly desperate comedic sidekick in movies.
My father sat with his arm around me on the couch. He seemed so briefly like a different man and our relationship seemed so promising.
I think that hiring writers is a built-in fantasy for any comedian. Because naturally, if you’re the one doing the hiring, it means you got THE job, so yeah, it’s a mind-blower.
The Season 2 opener of LOUIE has me contemplating divorce again, and the feminization of single dads (in a good way).
Because rollerblading still sucks and human suitcases are ESSENTIAL!