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This weekend marked the release of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and it couldn’t have arrived sooner. As the episode-formatted, Netflix-distributed prequel to 2001 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer, First Day will hopefully regenerate interest in the unique absurdist humor associated with The State, the eleven-person, NYU-hatched comedy troupe that broke into the mainstream in the early 90s with an MTV sketch show that resembled little else on television. Theirs...
https://youtu.be/EReVthIcfC4 This year's Northside Festival brought together makers of all facets: filmmakers, writers, musicians, and creatives that make up the quilt work of a multi-talented borough. It made for a week of film premieres, live shows, and panels that provoked new discussions and ideas. We sat down with some of those creatives for, well, 90 seconds to hear their inspirations for their projects in our NORTHSIDE 90 interview series. Hear from two members of the...
High Maintenance, the best show on the Internet, won't hold that distinction much longer: HBO announced today that it has picked up the weed deliveryman web series for a six-episode run. Insert obligatory 4/20 joke here! This is terrific news for fans of empathic, high-quality television, and a well-deserved boon to High Maintenance's married co-creators, Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair (whom we profiled in our sister publication last fall). The show follows a bearded pot dealer,...
On March 30, Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah would be the next host of The Daily Show, following Jon Stewart's impending departure. The news was initially met by both excitement (a non-white host! with dimples!) and confusion (who is he? and where did he get those dimples?), but because the prevailing law of the Internet requires a swift and strong backlash to any and all positivity expressed within, by March 31, Trevor Noah was...

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