Comedy

Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, 2020, film still. Courtesy: Comedy Central

The Comedy Central series injects a dose of mania and sloth into the ‘multicultural sitcom’

By Ken Chen

From ‘Spaceballs’ to ‘The Orville’, the reason why so many interstellar sitcoms fail to raise a smile

By Tom Morton

The comedian’s aggressions are meant to produce pleasure, but often result in arguments and criticism

By Lynne Tillman

A new wave of stand-up specials, sketch shows and comedy-dramas are dismantling Hollywood’s white monolith, one gag at a time

By Candice Frederick

US comedian Tim Robinson is changing comedy – a few minutes at a time

By Olivia Rodrigues

For all the camp and capering, Eddie and Patsy’s antics also have a plaintive, even existential tinge

By Matthew McLean

Is 2018 the year that we abandon an outdated form of stand-up comedy?

By Olivia Rodrigues

Two comedies from the recent Toronto International Film Festival highlight the relationship change between TV and cinema

By Bert Rebhandl

Dave Chappelle's comedy of discomfort 

By Lynne Tillman

Fact checking Trump and New York gallery roster demographics: what to read this weekend

What can the grotesque teach us about absurdity in life and art?

By Daniel Baumann

The importance of satire in an era of Trump

By Patrick Langley