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There’s an episode from the first season of 30 Rock called “Fireworks.” In it, Jack Donaghy, the General Electric executive played by Alec Baldwin, suggests to Liz Lemon, the SNL-esque showrunner played by Tina Fey, that what America needs is more fireworks. This is in line with Jack’s persona on the show--he is a stereotypical rich white man who wants to see America Made Great Again, and fireworks, to him, symbolize everything right about America....
Often, the saddest scenarios are the ones we need to laugh at the most. Jon Stewart helped us ingest more than a decade of very bleak realities by reminding us that the human spirit (or at least our sense of humor) is still stronger than all the awful crap the world throws at us. With this in mind, we thank comedian Lane Moore for creating Tinder Live!, an interactive, live-performance, therapy-comedy show created to help those...
Most of the time, setting up a celebrity interview (whether to promote a TV show, movie, book, whatever) results in an extended series of emails between publication and publicist; it is very rare for the subject at hand to become directly involved. And so it was with no small amount of surprise that—after emailing back and forth with a representative from Hachette, the publishing company behind comedian Judah Friedlander's new book If the Raindrops United—I received...
Running down Central Park West in the middle of the afternoon,  I was having an absolute panic attack about being late to meet Questlove. Late enough, in fact, that I have to stop running to field calls from his publicist about where I am and how long it will take me to get there (“super close!” and “two minutes!” respectively). As I weave between strollers and dogwalkers on an absolutely gorgeous spring day, all I can...

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