Opinion

Melissa McCarthy commits but SNL misuses the “Bridesmaids” actress

Melissa McCarthy commits but SNL misuses the “Bridesmaids” actress

By | October 2, 2011 at 6:35 pm | 4 comments

The second episode of Saturday Night Live’s 37th season went down last night, with actress Melissa McCarthy as the host. Her duties came on the heels of the most high-profile week in her career. She won an Emmy for her work on CBS’ Mike and Molly, was on the cover of the...

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“Community” recap: The Geography of Global Conflict

“Community” recap: The Geography of Global Conflict

By | September 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm | One comment

We open in history class, where Bill Haverchuck (or that guy from Party Down to those of you in your 20s) is teaching history. (PS, how hot has Bill Haverchuck gotten—amirite???) He’s playing favorites with Annie—Annie Kim that is. Uh-oh: There’s a hotter, smarter,...

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Comedian Theo Von’s journey to Guantanamo Bay

Comedian Theo Von’s journey to Guantanamo Bay

By | September 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm | One comment

I left Los Angeles at 11 pm. Twenty hours later I am sitting here in Fort Lauderdale, at an upscale gas station waiting for the 180-minute plane ride to Guantanamo Naval Base. Myself and three other comedians were told we’d leave at noon. It’s 8:55 pm and a man named Ramon,...

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Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes, but more accurate — Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes, but more accurate — Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

By | September 26, 2011 at 12:38 pm | No comments

Aries: The Aries sign has something to do with rams, so, this week I think it’s important for you to find and kill a real ram, and then wear the carcass of its head as a hat for the entire weekend, ESPECIALLY on Saturday night. Get ready, you’re about to make some new and...

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Parks and Recreation recap: “I’m Leslie Knope”

Parks and Recreation recap: “I’m Leslie Knope”

By | September 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm | One comment

The new season of Parks and Recreation premiered last night and, oh, what fun we had. And we found out so many things! So grab your go-bag and hightail it out of wherever you are and enter a world of municipal hijinks, dong shots, and big, abstract dreams. At Li’l...

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“Community” recap: “Biology 101″ or “The One About The Table”

“Community” recap: “Biology 101″ or “The One About The Table”

By | September 23, 2011 at 11:38 am | One comment

Welcome back, Greendale Human Beings! What a long, lonely time it’s been away from the study group. How was your summer? I spent a couple of weeks up in the Catskills at Camp Recapsalot honing my craft but got kicked out for sneaking into the boys’ bunk. Oh well! Anyway,...

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Mothers are scared of Ben & Jerry’s “Schweddy Balls,” so we’re giving away five pints!

Mothers are scared of Ben & Jerry’s “Schweddy Balls,” so we’re giving away five pints!

By | September 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm | One comment

UPDATE: 10/9/11 -- The Winners! Here’s a list of our winners along with their winning entries. I didn’t edit these things for content, type-o’s or grammar. Enjoy! “Um... I'm just gonna shove the whole thing in my ass...” – Jim from Georgia So I would pick up...

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Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

By | September 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments

It's largely believed that awards and the bestowing of formal distinctions in arts and entertainment are largely biased, heavily political and unfair. For comedy, the high level of subjectivity in what one finds funny makes it even more difficult to establish who deserves to be...

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Can Snoop Dogg become a viable comedy star?

Can Snoop Dogg become a viable comedy star?

By | September 21, 2011 at 10:42 am | 2 comments

With so much drama in the L.B.C., it must be time for Snoop Dogg to do some comedy. It seems the hip-hop icon is developing a family sitcom for Warner Bros. in which he would star as a father. The project would team the rapper with producer Don Reo, who has written for...

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