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Amy Schumer's The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo and the expectations we place on (female) comedians

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo
By Amy Schumer
Gallery Books
323 pp; $36.99

In her new memoir, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy Schumer emphasizes that her book is not to be taken as a biography or self-help book. 1,718 more words



I have, for a long time, found myself immune to the appeal of actresses and/or comediennes who happen to be half-Jewish blondes.

I think it’s because of the way they try to be both sexy and funny, but somehow the sexy and funny aspects of their personas seem to come from different places (the  blond and the Jewish, respectively?), so that (to me)  they fail to come through as real women. 99 more words


Pete Hammond's Emmy Handicaps 2016: Actress In A Comedy Series

During Final Round voting, as TV Academy members cast their ballots for this year’s Primetime Emmy winners, Pete Hammond takes a closer look at the nominees in key categories. 830 more words

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Review: Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

I don’t watch a lot of scripted television, but when I do, it’s usually a Seinfeld repeat. It’s a show I watched religiously with my parents growing up, and a show I continue to watch with friends; there’s no better reason to unite than for a marathon of our favourite episodes. 383 more words

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We'll Never Have Paris

When I was in Paris, I don’t mind admitting that I went through the Instagram hashtags seeing how people tag there Paris posts, absolute sucker for likes that I am. 1,578 more words


Veep: Clovis (S03E04)

In Veep‘s third season, the show has really hit its stride, with each episode skewering its characters in ways that go beyond what the show had done previously. 358 more words


Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia Bonded Over ‘Veep,’ And Other Revelations From Last Night’s Just For Laughs Panel

 Yeah, yeah the country’s never been more polarized. But at least we have the bipartisan appeal of Veep, a show so unifying in its vision of selfish, bickering D.C. 767 more words