comedy-writing

An Oral History of ‘Pretty Bird’ from ‘Dumb and Dumber’

‘You sold my dead bird to a blind kid? Lloyd, Petey didn't even have a head!’

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?

‘Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ and the Pleasures of the WTF Comedy

Kristen Wiig’s absurdist new film finds its laughs in the strangest places. It’s part of a proud tradition of recent left-of-center comedies — and you’re either on their weird wavelength or you’re not.

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