Comedy

Backtalk: Don’t Waste Hannah Gadsby’s Time

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into Hannah Gadsby’s tremendous, heartbreaking, and honest Nanette. Gadsby’s Netflix special gives us insight into what it means to to tell one’s story to wide acceptance—at one’s own expense. Using comedy as an example, Gadsby asks: Is it enough to be in... Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Hannah Gadsby Is the Future of Comedy

What if “funny” is the enemy of “honest”? Read more »

No Pregnancy Glow: In “Hard Knock Wife,” Motherhood Isn’t Glamorous

When did the fit, unswollen, unbloated, sexually appealing mom become the standard? Read more »

200 Cigarettes is the Best New Year’s Eve Movie You’ve Missed

Five reasons it’s worth watching now. Read more »

Let’s Not Eat Cake: Tina Fey’s Sugar Crash

Tina Fey is representative of scores of women—many of whom are white—who deem themselves “woke,” but don’t have a grasp on oppressions as systems. Read more »

Paying Homage to the Queen of Teen Mean, Daria Morgendorffer: 20 Years Later, The Sarcasm Still Delights

Daria works against the idea of women as caregivers, or as primarily responsible for tending to others emotions and swaps it out with juvenile humor. Read more »

A Short History of Donald Trump's Feud With Rosie O'Donnell

An unusual and perfect opportunity to mess with Donald Trump has presented itself. Read more »

Lane Moore Wants You To Feel Good: A Pre–Valentine's Day Chat With the Host of Tinder Live!

“A lot of my jokes could be done by someone of any gender. I’ve never been interested in, like, ‘I’m a woman, as you can see, and here are my ladyjokes.’” Read more »

Popaganda: Laughing at Tyrants

Donald Trump hates it when you laugh at him. This episode features two conversations about using humor to share ideas and feelings with hostile people. First, we hear from Jex Blackmore of Detroit’s Satanic Temple, which hosts spectacular protests rooted to point out the hypocrisy of... Read more »

"Toni Erdmann" is the Fastest and Funniest Three Hour German Film You'll Ever See

Though the film feels deeply personal, it doesn’t avoid engaging with societal issues like workplace sexism and the effects of globalization. Read more »

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