Number nine on the 2012 videos countdown is as elaborately over-the-top as it gets, which is why I love it. It’s a madcap opera of artifice, done for the sake of a web video to promote television. Sound complicated enough? Look within. Continue reading
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Number 8 on this year’s big countdown is what might be called this year’s “friend-otism” entry, since it features my since-we-were-kids buddy Assaf Cohen. I promise that’s not all it has going for it, though — it’s also funny. Continue reading
My man Stephen Colbert made it tough on me in 2010, in a good way. He had enough excellent moments to make selecting just one for my top ten feel almost completely arbitrary. I ultimately went with this one, from the December 16th episode of the Report, for the total force of its hypocrisy-bashing. Make sure you watch the whole clip, because he saves the coup de grâce for the last couple of lines. Continue reading
The twice-weekly podcast WTF with Marc Maron (see also: “Worthy Podcasts” in my home page sidebar) has given me a window into what is going on in the world of stand-up comedy, how it interconnects to the broader realm of show business, and the varying trials and triumphs of the comics from their own perspectives. On a somewhat less profound note, it has also pointed my attention to a lot of really goddamned funny people.
In a year when The Daily Show had several widely-noted high points, I nevertheless choose to recognize them for continuing to be the go-to source for mockery of privileged people claiming to be oppressed. Continue reading