Comedy

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The Comedy Central series injects a dose of mania and sloth into the ‘multicultural sitcom’

BY Ken Chen | 03 APR 20

From ‘Spaceballs’ to ‘The Orville’, the reason why so many interstellar sitcoms fail to raise a smile

BY Tom Morton | 13 MAR 20

The comedian’s aggressions are meant to produce pleasure, but often result in arguments and criticism

BY Lynne Tillman | 17 DEC 19

A new wave of stand-up specials, sketch shows and comedy-dramas are dismantling Hollywood’s white monolith, one gag at a time

BY Candice Frederick | 04 OCT 19

US comedian Tim Robinson is changing comedy – a few minutes at a time

BY Olivia Rodrigues | 11 JUN 19
Fan Letter

For all the camp and capering, Eddie and Patsy’s antics also have a plaintive, even existential tinge

BY Matthew McLean | 17 JAN 19

Is 2018 the year that we abandon an outdated form of stand-up comedy?

BY Olivia Rodrigues | 29 DEC 18
Culture Digest

Two comedies from the recent Toronto International Film Festival highlight the relationship change between TV and cinema

BY Bert Rebhandl | 22 SEP 17

Dave Chappelle's comedy of discomfort 

BY Lynne Tillman | 13 SEP 17
Culture Digest

Fact checking Trump and New York gallery roster demographics: what to read this weekend

02 JUN 17

What can the grotesque teach us about absurdity in life and art?

BY Daniel Baumann | 23 APR 17

The importance of satire in an era of Trump

BY Patrick Langley | 10 FEB 17
Influences

The books that have influenced the publishing collective ATLAS Projectos

BY ATLAS Projectos | 23 OCT 16

Ben Wheatley’s new J.G. Ballard adaptation continues his exploration of genre, class, comedy and violence

BY Dan Fox | 11 MAR 16

The ‘laugh-out-loud’ appeal of Michael Portnoy’s theatre production, first staged at dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel

BY Dan Fox | 24 MAR 13
Satire

A short story

BY Bedwyr Williams | 01 FEB 12

Nine theses on slapstick

BY Brian Dillon | 01 OCT 07

Paying homage to Richard Pryor

BY Jim Lewis | 05 MAY 01