Nick Allen

Nick Allen is a Chicago-based contributor for MEL Magazine, and an editor at RogerEbert.com. You can find also his words about movies and pop culture bric-a-brac at Vulture and the AV Club. The 1970s punk rocker he most identifies with is Jonathan Richman. Follow him on Twitter at @nickallen_redux


Florida’s Famous Grim Reaper Is Fighting for Your Life

Lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder is trolling the Sunshine State’s beaches — and Governor Ron DeSantis — in hopes of convincing his fellow Floridians that a day out isn’t worth catching coronavirus

YouTube Comedian-Journalist Andrew Callaghan Is Coming to a Quarantine Protest Near You

His travelogue series ‘All Gas No Brakes’ has made some pretty crazy stops along the road, but maybe none wilder than a late April rally to end the lockdown in California

Comedian Ian Abramson’s ‘Saturday Night Quarantine’ Is a Totally Deranged, Totally DIY and Totally Brilliant Homage to ‘SNL’

Every Saturday evening, the comic takes to his Twitch channel with whatever props and wardrobe he can find at his local Walmart and puts his own insane, meta twist on the long-running NBC sketch show — all live from his mom’s house in Washington state