Comedians, not commentators

24th November 2020

Is political comedy a cure or catalyst for the misinformation virus? My memories of the last US election are foggy at best, but the most prominent involve some outlandish phrases and jokes. Hillary Clinton telling people to “Pokemon Go to the polls”, Trump threatening to shoot a person on Fifth Avenue, or Gary Johnson being ...

Little Weirds by Jenny Slate: the perfect lockdown read?

29th October 2020

Emily explores the wacky world of human experiences through comic writing as lockdown escapism. Little Weirds by actress and stand-up comedian Jenny Slate is, technically speaking, a collection of comic essays. However, I feel that it could be categorised in any number of ways. It is whimsically abstract, a stream of consciousness, a piece of ...