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At this point, most people are probably familiar—or at the very least, becoming familiar—with Kumail Nanjiani, the writer/star of The Big Sick, a movie seemingly destined to rule the summer, filling theaters around the country with a tailor-made whirlwind of laughs and tears. Everyone definitely knows Judd Apatow, the producer who directly worked with Nanjiani to put the film together, and also one of the most prolific and beloved comedy minds of the last...
Sometimes, out of both sheer excitement and building anxiety that comes along with a lengthy wait, it can feel like the build-up to something you're exciting about is forever. In this case, it’s only been about five months, but the wait since first first hearing about The Big Sick and finally seeing The Big Sick felt like about five years. As the story behind the film goes, Judd Apatow and Kumail Nanjiani originally linked up...
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...

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