The unlikeliest story of the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival – more than Taylor Swift or Harry Styles or the presence of any celebrity – is undoubtedly the path Vera Drew’s The People’s Joker has taken to instant notoriety. The recontextualizing of the events in Todd Phillips’ Joker […]
The Guardian interviews comedian and storyteller Hannah Gadsby about Nanette. “In the first third of Nanette, Gadsby deconstructs the autobiographical material she has aired over the years, including a tale about nearly getting beaten up at a bus stop, which gets the audience laughing gamely. In the second, […]
David Haglund writes about how “Louis C.K. has been making feminism funny for years.” (The bit mentioned).
Comedian Phyllis Diller has died. The LA Times has an obituary. Diller discusses crashing the all-male Friar’s Club. Female comedians pay tribute to her. Funny or Die shares their 10 favorite jokes by Phyllis Diller.
Molly Knefel talks about a recent profile of Eddie Brill, the man who books acts for Late Night with David Letterman. “My main criticism lies with Brill’s statement about women, of course. I’m not sure where the “women act like men” belief fits in with the other common […]