comedy-writing

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.

This Is How ‘Simpsons‘ Writers Make a ‘Treehouse of Horror’ Episode

What’s the scariest thing about creating a ‘Simpsons’ Halloween classic every year? Probably punning a spooky name for the end credits.

‘Scare Me’ Proves There’s No Greater Horror Than the Unassuming White Guy

During #MeToo, as he watched his heroes face zero consequences for sexual misconduct, ‘Scare Me’ writer-director-star Josh Ruben realized the most contemporary horror villain was himself