comedy-writing

How to Tell a #MeToo Joke Without Being a Dick

To understand comedian Ted Alexandro, you might start with his childhood in India, or his failed ’80s rap group, or even his viral moment excoriating…

How ‘Liberal’ Late-Night Talk Shows Became a Comedy Sinkhole

In 2005, I attended the taping of what turned out to be a landmark episode of The Daily Show. The front half was the usual…

The Alt-Comedy Show That Made Patton Oswalt and Bob Odenkirk (Among Others) Better Men

I’m in the balcony of the stunning Spanish Gothic-style United Artists movie palace in Downtown L.A. — built in 1927 but now known as the…

Working Comics and Comedy Writers on How They’re Navigating a #MeToo World

These days in the comedy world, you’ll hear a fair number of men go on and on about how “PC” culture is thwarting the ability…