Nathan Pensky
Features // 13 Articles
Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 10 Articles
Blogs // 28 Articles
//Features

The Best Twitter Comic on the Planet?: An Interview with Rob Delaney | 25 Mar 2012 // 6:00 PM

He looks like a regular dad. What you don't know about him, however, is how he is one of the funniest (and dirtiest) comedians alive, and owner of one of the funniest Twitter accounts of all time. Rob Delaney talks about the roots of his comedy, his pending lawsuit against Kim Kardashian, and more.

No Formula for Funny: An Interview with Nick Kroll | 15 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM

Given the sheer number of hit films and TV shows he's been in, Nick Kroll could be listed as one of the most successful comedians of his generation -- yet there are some who don't know who he is. In speaking to PopMatters, he reveals how he creates his celebrated characters.

//Columns

Trickster-Heroes in 'Buffy' and 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' | 7 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM

While Spike represents a moral alternative to Buffy’s heroism, the Arthurian Green Knight's tricks -- including a gruesome beheading -- end as mere a parlor game. Spike is the superior trickster.

Voluntary Amnesia in 'Dollhouse' and 'Pygmalion' | 25 Jul 2011 // 5:00 PM

Long before Dollhouse's Echo submitted herself to five years of memory loss, Eliza Doolitle of Pygmalion experimented with some personal tabula rasa.

//Reviews

Absurdity Writ Small: 'Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010' | 4 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM

In his new book, the bright light Michael Kupperman has shown so readily in the comic strip form dims considerably for being written into prose.

'Childrens Hospital' Season Three - Alicia Silverstone Arc | 11 Aug 2011 // 1:15 AM

As if to underline the show's awkward angle on humor, the characters here are extremely abstract, referencing stock players from famous medical dramas, but twisted.

//Blogs

Images of Faces and Hands in 'North By Northwest' | 30 Mar 2011 // 6:30 AM

While hand imagery in North By Northwest has a practical aim, being to show the main character’s emotional state at a given moment, the film’s face imagery has more to do with expressing an idea, the loss of identity.

Five Hilarious TV Lines from the Last Ten Years | 28 Feb 2011 // 12:05 AM

Here are five lines from the last ten years of television that made me laugh. A lot.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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