comedy-writing

‘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

‘Patriot Act’ Hit Different, and Netflix Is Worse Without It

The best new talk show in years deserved the time to build its name