comedy

Ben Mekler Isn’t Trying to Troll Hollywood. It Just Worked Out That Way.

His fake tweet reviews of blockbusters are full of absurdities that fans and websites assume are real. Is the L.A. writer trying to mock film critics and superhero cinema? Or as he tells MEL, is he just having some fun?

Would the Bee Trick From ‘Tommy Boy’ Work in Real Life?

According to a real cop, a fake cop and a guy who knows a lot about bees

In ‘Coming 2 America,’ Prince Akeem Is Back but Eddie Murphy Isn’t

Thirty-three years later, the superstar revisits one of his most beloved characters — only to forget what made him so special

Ted Lasso’s Positivity Is Inspiring. But He Doesn’t Live in the Real World.

Jason Sudeikis’ Golden Globe-winning performance as a permanently sunny soccer coach is an antidote to all the dark antiheroes we see on television. But the show’s feel-good tone sometimes undersells the discipline it takes to be a positive person.