Yes, as hard as it is to believe, Jon Stewart announced last night that he’s leaving The Daily Show later this year. So. Many. Feels. We’ll all miss him, of course, but can you blame him for not wanting to have to cover another election cycle? Let’s dry our tears and try to figure out what’s going to happen when he’s gone. Read More Jon Stewart is Leaving The Daily Show — Let the Speculation Commence!
The phrase “laugh not to cry” might be one of these best ways to describe Hari Kondabolu’s whip-smart and biting comedy. His work confronts heavy issues as well as the everyday mundane in a way that can only be described as simply hilarious. He has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and most recently had his very own episode of Comedy Central Presents, which aired earlier this year. He can also be found at the The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from hip-hop group Das Racist). Read More Persephone Pioneers: Hari Kondabolu
TV shows love putting their characters into therapy. This is relevant to my interests as both an unemployed therapist and someone who has spent over half her life in and out of therapy. I like to see how therapists are being portrayed in pop culture and to be honest, it’s not always that great. The most common feature of TV therapists is terrible, horrible boundaries. It makes for good drama, but in real life it’s terrible practice. So let’s check out some of these therapists. Read More TV Therapists – The good, the bad and the WTF?
In the past twenty years, Comedy Central and humorous websites like FunnyorDie have steadily climbed in popularity and name recognition, giving new credence to the ambitious goals of men and women who faithfully pay their dues at comedy clubs. Unlike comedians of yesteryear, who generally started out in television or film, several stand-up comedians, Louis C. K. and Seth Rogen among them, have successfully parlayed their stage acts into wider careers. Read More Women in Comedy: Haters Gonna Hate