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‘Reno 911!: The Hunt For QAnon’ Is A Work Of Art

Nothing can separate the geniuses behind “Reno 911” from their own brilliance. From Bush to Biden, every iteration of the show is consistently hilarious. “Reno 911!: The Hunt For QAnon” extends the franchise’s long record of greatness, and that’s despite today’s crippling pressures of groupthink. Few comedic offerings have mocked the absurdity of post-Obama politics with much success. “It’s Always…

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From Media To Politicians To ‘The Science,’ No One Survives ‘Don’t Look Up’

Spoilers. No one survives Adam McKay’s new Netflix exclusive film “Don’t Look Up,” as its biting, satirical caricatures lay waste to American politics, media, and culture. On the surface, the film bills itself as just another predictable, overplayed environmental apocalyptic feature with a pinch of dark comedic. But if you want just another “climate change will kill us and we…

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Covid Claims Another Victim: The ‘South Park: Post COVID’ Movies

“South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone had a golden opportunity to lampoon Covid hysteria with the two “South Park: Post COVID” made-for-TV movies released on Paramount Plus, which are part of 14 planned. Knowing how everything has transpired up to now, all they’d have to do is simply report what happened and in a way that showed how…

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WATCH: Elon Musk Laments Death Of Comedy, Owns Liz Warren, And Doubts Aliens In Babylon Bee Interview

Tesla CEO and the world’s wealthiest man Elon Musk said the prevalence of the “woke mind virus” in the U.S. is choking out true comedy and poses “arguably one of the biggest threats to modern civilization,” in a wide-ranging interview with popular satire site The Babylon Bee. “Wokeness wants to make comedy illegal. … Do we want a humorless society…

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Did Me Too Exile Make Louis C.K. Worse?

It’s hard to say when he walks on stage whether Louis C.K. looks better or worse. He’s tan and seems trimmer, but he’s definitely aged and the scraggly neckbeard does him no favors. “SORRY,” the name of the special, is lit up in towering red lights that frame the entire backdrop. It’s a good aesthetic. He doesn’t make much of…

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‘Psych 3’ Recaptures Madcap Dramedy Of Hit Mystery Series

When “Psych” premiered back in 2006, it was a modest success but many worried the off-kilter, tongue-in-cheek mystery-of-the-week comedy starring relative unknowns would get the ax. “We were still finding our niche,” recalls co-star Maggie Lawson in a video interview. “People really hadn’t seen that sort of hour-long procedural dramedy before. Thankfully, the network gave us time to find it.”…

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What ‘The Office’ Can Teach Gen Z About The Dignity Of Work Amid Our Labor Crisis

Today’s biggest fans of NBC’s “The Office,” were watching cartoons when the show first debuted more than 16 years ago. Most of the Gen Z fans that fuel “The Office’s” cult following were introduced to the series on Netflix, several years after the show came to an end in 2013. Unsurprisingly, young fans lost their minds on Twitter when NBC…

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Abortion Comedy Is A Complete Flop Because It’s Not At All Funny

Norm Macdonald, the legendary stand-up comedian who recently passed away, made an astute observation about comedy in a 2009 interview: “There’s a difference between a clap and a laugh. A laugh is involuntary, but the crowd is in complete control when they’re clapping. They’re saying, ‘We agree with what you’re saying; proceed!’” Others have referred to this as “clapter,” referring to the same…

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In ‘The Closer,’ Dave Chappelle Cements The Legacy Of His Brilliant Run At Netflix

Less than two months before her death, Joan Rivers told a photographer Michelle Obama was “a tranny.” Asked for comment by CNN, Rivers passed along a statement that read in part, “The most gorgeous women are transgender,” and “if you think that’s silly, wait to you see what I say about FDR and Eleanor.” That was 2014. By the time Dave…

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‘Rick And Morty’ Season Five Finale Finally Answers Fan Theories About Rick’s Emotional Backstory

The two-episode season finale of “Rick and Morty’s” fifth season gave the viewers much of what they had been asking for all year. While the famously picky fanbase can never fully be satisfied, episodes nine and ten closed out the season with a bang, giving us plenty of adventure, excitement, and laughs while winding up several long-running plotlines and hinting…

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Why Won’t Comedy Central Air ‘The Office’s’ ‘Diversity Day’?

Comedy Central struck “Diversity Day” from a recent chronological broadcast of episodes from the “The Office.” Asked by The Federalist why the episode did not air, Comedy Central declined to respond. Barstool Sports picked up on the episode’s absence during a Sunday broadcast of the show’s first season. An archived version of Comedy Central’s listings for that day confirms it…

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Hulu’s ‘Only Murders In The Building’ Mixes Laughs With Thrills

Circling back to the bloody crime scene on the ninth floor of a posh Manhattan apartment building, the no-nonsense police detective encounters a motley crew of amateur sleuths: a 20-something woman flanked by two men in their 70s, all residents of the Upper West Side property. They engage the detective about forensics until she stops them. “Look, this is suicide,”…

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‘Rick And Morty’ Season Five, Episode Eight Is A Character Study Of Rick And His Younger Self

In a season that has often felt disconnected and episodic, the latest episode of “Rick and Morty” — “Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort” — is the deep dive into the show’s arcana that fans have been demanding. Rick’s solo adventure within the mind of his mostly dead best friend provided backstory and introspection amid a fast-moving plot that left…

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‘Rick And Morty’ Season 5 Episode 7 Is The Anime-Mobster Mash-Up You Never Knew You Needed

The latest iteration of “Rick and Morty,” titled “Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion,” was a mashup of mob movies, anime, and family togetherness that made for a bizarre and disorienting storyline. It was probably the best-written episode of the season, and, absent a few minor hiccups, enjoyable throughout. The story begins with Rick, Summer, and Morty on their way to an intergalactic…

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‘Rick And Morty’ Season 5 Hints At A Glimmer Of Change Inside The Ever-Stoic Rick Sanchez

“Rick and Morty” is a strange show. Irreverent, obscene, and uproariously funny, it entertains and, rare in these times, does not preach. There are no larger messages. Except when there are. But it’s still for laughs, right? Unless you don’t want it to be. But, no, just kidding, we’re all just having a good time. It makes for a fun…

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Aidy Bryant’s ‘Shrill’ Is Looking For Morality In All The Wrong Places

Aidy Bryant’s testament to the independent modern woman, “Shrill,” comes to a close with the third and final season now airing on Hulu. Bryant’s Annie Easton is Mary Tyler Moore in a plus-sized mini dress, taking on the world with a smile and a can-do attitude, balanced by a perpetual feeling that she’s being judged for being overweight. Like Mary,…

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