FunnyMen vs. FunnyWomen? The answer is Transparent

FunnyMen vs. FunnyWomen? The answer is Transparent

I’m feeling unloved, defensive and more than a little bitter. With the ubiquitous Amy Schumer suddenly synonymous with comedy, it’s obvious that the road of the male comedian has become a lot more perilous. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kate...
The end of Mad Men made me HAPPYish

The end of Mad Men made me HAPPYish

One door closes, another opens. When I watched Mad Men in its original run, I had become disillusioned by the ad biz. I loved the show, but in 2007 the industry was on the verge of stagnation (or at least extreme conservatism), the economy was about to implode and the...
SFW: You don’t have to worry about me

SFW: You don’t have to worry about me

A classic story from Eddie Murphy about Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor: When Eddie was starting out, Bill chastised him for using profanity. Richard asked Eddie, “Do people laugh when you say what you say? Then tell Bill to have a Coke and a smile and shut the...
Gen X-bred. Millennial-approved.

Gen X-bred. Millennial-approved.

There’s a lot of frustration out there on the part of old people. I don’t blame them. They’re nearly 40, and irrelevant. What these sad sacks need to understand is that it’s their own fault. In the 90s, they were bouncing along the edges of the...
Shout a Little Bit Louder Now

Shout a Little Bit Louder Now

Okay so Kim Jong Un succeeded in scaring film executives. Wow. I scare film execs every time I pitch a project I want to star in! I guess once you scare their lawyers, though, you’ve really accomplished something. Maybe. For my part, I’m sharing the only...