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Friday, October 24 2014

The Commandments of Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce made the stage his pulpit, the audience his parishioners, and stand-up the sermons for his alternative secular faith.


Monday, August 18 2014

The Sonny Rollins / ‘New Yorker’ Controversy and Jazz’s Image Problem

Why do jazz folks always sound so defensive about the music they love? Why can’t they take a pie in the face from Django Gold?


Sunday, June 23 2013

Is ‘The Simpsons’ TV’s Most Sacred Show?

The Simpsons has always taken topical roads less traveled and nowhere is this more apparent than in its regular engagement of personal, institutional, and social issues surrounding religion.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

Poetic or Introspective Registers Carom Off R-Rated Vernacular in ‘The King of Good Intentions’

The King of Good Intentions depicts scenes that have not yet vanished, although most of its record stores have, on shady blocks off Melrose or Wilshire.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

BBC Radio: Tune in for a Grin

The BBC has recognised that its mission statement "to inform, educate and entertain" must, simply must, include radio comedy.


Thursday, August 4 2011

‘Millennium People’: The Middle Class Catastrophe

J.G. Ballard’s helter-skelter novel of terrorism and bourgeois revolt is really an elegy for the fantasy of the comfortable and secured life.


Monday, June 20 2011

In Praise of Silliness

They say you gotta laugh to keep from crying. A simple dose of pure silliness taken on a regular basis is much needed, these days.


Sunday, May 8 2011

‘Four Lions’ With a Ridiculous Roar

Chris Morris transcends the obstacles of the delicate subject matter of suicide bombers and creates a sharp satire.


Monday, April 25 2011

‘Campus’ Series Premiere

The new series from the makers of Green Wing feels like comedy by the numbers.


A Bucket of Chicken With a Side of Guilt (Moving Pixels) [11.Apr.08]
Boomsday by Christopher Buckley (Reviews) [29.Apr.07]
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris (Capsule Reviews) [3.Apr.07]
Company by Max Barry (Reviews) [1.Apr.07]
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