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Review: Make 'Em Laugh, episodes 1 & 2

January 14th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Episode one centred on “Nerds, Jerks, and Oddballs”, and got off to a questionable start with a weird faux-historical view of comedy, in the hands of “host” Billy Crystal. (Quotations necessary because he only appears briefly at the start of each episode, with the narration done by the fabulous Amy Sedaris.) But within the first seven minutes, we were treated to a wonderful profile of Harold Lloyd, complete with an interview clip featuring Bill Irwin. That’s when I knew I could relax. If they know enough to interview Bill Irwin, everything’s gonna be just fine


Daily Show Regrets

November 10th, 2008 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Go read the Apiary! My recap of the Potentially Regrettable Evening with the Daily Show is right there in shiny


Victim-less comedy

September 30th, 2008 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Sacha Baron Cohen has made news again, for taking his Bruno character to Milan's fashion week and storming the stage at the Agatha Ruiz de la Prada fashion show. The footage will undoubtedly make it into his next film. Being the comedy diva that I am, my friends and colleagues were shocked that I didn't run out to see his last film, Borat, when it was first released. I made excuses, but the truth was simply that I can't handle victim comedy



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