Comedy

Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Coldplay ‘GOT’ Musical That Will Never Be

Though “Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty… Read More

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“A Chance for Justice”: Janice Dickinson Sues Bill Cosby for Defamation

Janice Dickinson is fierce—on the runway and off, and now she’s taking Bill Cosby to court for defamation. Last year,… Read More

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In Defense of “Indulgent” Art

Recently, I watched Lost in Translation for the first time. (I know, I know.) Lying in my dark bedroom afterwards, flooded with emotion, I pawed through the Internet for more conversation. A couple years ago, on the tenth anniversary of the film’s release, The Daily Beast interviewed Sofia Coppola. The interviewer asked about Lost in Translation’s cult following, and Coppola — who had based the film on her own visits to Tokyo in her 20s — said, “I was just writing these little notes about stuff that happened to me, or what I thought, and I didn’t think anyone was going to be interested, so it’s really a surprise to me that that many people have seen it and that it did as well as it did. I felt like it was really indulgent, so yeah, it was a surprise. And it’s still surprising to me.”

I started thinking about that word, indulgent, which — along with self-indulgent — has come to represent something very, very bad where art is concerned. Why is it, I started to wonder, that we think indulgence, and indulgent art, are worthy of such… Read More

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Watch: Louis C.K. Goes To Russia for Two Weeks and Has a Bad Time

Last night, storytelling nonprofit The Moth awarded Louis C.K. with a life-sized, Jonathan Adler-designed white hand for “excellence in storytelling” at… Read More

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Watch: Samantha Bee Declares the End of the Late Night Sausage-Fest in New Teaser

When Samantha Bee left The Daily Show on April 30th, there was already a scripted, TBS late-night comedy show in the… Read More

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‘Broad City”s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Are Developing a Movie with Paul Feig

Paul Feig — who directed BridesmaidsThe Heat, and is also at the helm of the upcoming Ghostbusters film starring Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones,… Read More

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