comedy

Yes, We Sketch Too: What “A Black Lady Sketch Show” Means for Comedy

 Black women know how to create space for each other in a very special way. This show is a testament to that.

Ride or Fly: “Tuca & Bertie” Offers a New Tail about Women’s Friendship

Stories about female friendships are often bookended by one or both of the friends experiencing a big life change and moving on. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: No, Samantha Bee and Roseanne Barr Aren't the Same

Samantha Bee’s insult denigrates a person that she has contempt for; Roseanne Barr’s insult denigrates a people. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "Roseanne" is Canceled

ABC abruptly canceled Roseanne hours after Ms. Barr, the show’s star and co-creator, posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to Barack Obama Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The TSA is still searching Black women's hair

Despite reports in 2015 that the searches would stop, Black women continue to be targeted. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: “The Simpsons” Addressed “The Problem with Apu” In the Worst Way Possible

Is there a worse way to respond to thoughtful criticism? Read more »

Laughing Through Pain: A Documentary Side-eyes Tasteless Holocaust Jokes

Are there certain jokes that should never be told? That’s the central question of the new documentary The Last Laugh from director Ferne Pearlstein. Read more »

One Angry Man: Amy Schumer's Kurt Metzger Problem

Schumer can hang out with Metzger on her own time, but if we want to watch her show without abetting rape culture, Schumer needs to provide us with a show that doesn’t have Kurt Metzger in it. Read more »

Web Series "Hey Yun" Focuses On Being a Struggling Artist in NYC

Hye Yun Park is real. She’s three-dimensional—smart, funny, confused, angry—and she writes, directs, and stars in her own web series, Hey YunRead more »

Popaganda Episode: Be An Expert

In all kinds of ways, race and gender impact the way we present ourselves as knowledgable. You see it everywhere: from the way boys are more likely to speak up in classrooms to the way men are way more likely to be quoted as... Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »