Comedy

Steve Carell Continues Long Tradition of Oscar-Worthy Comedians

Steve Carell Continues Long Tradition of Oscar-Worthy Comedians

Steve Carell is gaining more Oscar buzz for Best Actor after his most recent win at the Santa Barbra International Film Festival. His work in the much-anticipated Oscar-buzzed film Foxcatcher, which also stars Channing Tatum (Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL), is receiving high praise from both critics and the film industry alike. Foxcatcher is […]

The Popularity of British Comedy in the U.S.

The Popularity of British Comedy in the U.S.

British comedy has long been a source of particular amusement and, more often, bemusement to American audiences. It all began, it seems, with the pivotal career of Charlie Chaplin and his tragi-comic clown, his slapstick, and his extraordinary influence on the early film industry. Then, there was Stan Laurel, of Laurel and Hardy fame, Cary […]

Chew Tragedy [Satire]

Chew Tragedy [Satire]

When your life literally goes up before you in flames, sometimes the only thing you can do is shake your head and wonder, “Why me?” That’s what George Frobish, manager of Clearmont, Indiana’s “Hometown Orphanage,” was doing last week. On the previous Tuesday evening, a car had plowed into his orphanage, the building had caught […]

Robin Williams: Comic Genius and Tortured Soul

Robin Williams: Comic Genius and Tortured Soul

Robin Williams, the comic genius with a tortured soul who entertained countless people over his four decades in show business, succumbed to his angst in August 2014 and committed suicide at the age of 63. The comedian was an undeniable and unique talent, who delighted audiences with his keen observations, rapid-fire wit, and contagious energy. […]