Depending on which waters you swim in, Jen Kirkman is most famous as a panelist on Chelsea Lately, a narrator on Drunk History, a podcaster, a comic or a nonfiction writer. While there’s plenty of overlap between those disciplines, very few comics have translated their writing into a full-length book as skillfully as Kirkman has. … Continue reading Other Lies from Chelsea Lately’s Jen Kirkman
Hosting a comedy show at the Portland Art Museum in conjunction with the Contemporary Native Photographers exhibition may not sound like a recipe for success. Words like “irreverent” in the description are dog whistles to warn old people who don’t like jokes. But the 1491s—a Native American comedy group that made a name for itself with … Continue reading These Native American Comedians Say They’re Like Chippendales Dancers
I Saw the Light drops this week to educate the world about the 1940s country singer who burned bright and too briefly. It’s not a spoiler to say Hank dies. To help you avoid thinking it’s about a Hank Williams who is still alive, here’s a field guide to the many Hank Williamses you may encounter in day-to-day life.
Batman and Superman are fighting, and it’s hard to choose a side. Here, Superman is classically boring, overpowered and out of place in the 21st Century. Batman, on the other hand, has been reinvented as a huge dickhead. Played by Ben Affleck with a characteristic lack of gravitas, Batman walks around in a silly metal suit killing people.
There were rumblings suggesting The Bronze might be lucky to make it to the podium at all. Distribution was troubled, the release dates shifty and publicity limited. Rumblings. But one minute into the film, former Olympian Hope Ann Greggory—played by writer Melissa Rauch, from The Big Bang Theory—masturbates to a video of herself winning the medal for the U.S.
The 5th Wave opens this weekend, and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve seen it before. The title even sounds like a reminder that we’ve been overrun with these identical movies for the past 10 years. The Hunger Games (x 4), Divergent (x 2), The Host, The Mortal Instruments, The Giver, The Maze Runner (x 2) and…and…and…