Category Archives: TV

Meeting Comedy Heroes 2: Laughing with Jennifer Saunders in London

KarenWorldUSA goes to London and meets one of her all-time comedy sheroes, the great Jennifer Saunders! Continue reading

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Meeting Your Heroes and Learning from Them: Writing Skits with Kevin McDonald

There’s an implicit danger in meeting one’s heroes, namely what will you do — how will you feel — if they don’t live up to your image of them? For childhood or longtime heroes, the stakes are even higher, as … Continue reading

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Sunday Girls: Veep, Girls & the Women of Mad Men

Sunday nights used to belong to Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. Now, they are the province of the ladies of Girls, Veep and Mad Men. Girls most closely and self-consciously carries Carrie’s mantle. It’s got four modern, idiosyncratic female leads … Continue reading

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2 Kids + 1 Hall = My Face Hurts from Laughing

Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald, 2/5 of the seminal Canadian comedy troupe Kids in the Hall, wowed the crowd at Cobb’s in San Francisco this weekend. Continue reading

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White(-Haired) Punks on Dope: The Tubes and Other Wigged Bay Area Holiday Traditions

Even in the famously godless Bay Area, we have our holiday traditions. Drag Queen Golden Girls and annual rock-band love fests are two of my favorites. Continue reading

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Even J.R. Ewing Is More PC than BP

It’s official: J.R. Ewing, patriarch of the mega-rich and mega-dysfunctional “Dallas” clan, is more eco-friendly and politically correct than BP. Continue reading

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