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‘Another Period’ Misses Its Matriarch

Originally published with Paste on August 5, 2016. Besides spoofing reality TV and all the thirsty celebrities that go with it, Another Period operates on the upstairs/downstairs trope found in many a period drama. If…

Aparna Nancherla: Secure in Her Insecurity

Originally published with Paste on July 14, 2016. Aparna Nancherla’s petite size and subdued stage presence suggest a different style of comedy than the gregarious personalities who often grace Netflix, Comedy Central and HBO’s…

Ranking Every ‘Last Comic Standing’ Winner

Originally published with Paste Magazine on April 1, 2016. In a sea of talent competition shows, Last Comic Standing has had difficulty finding its footing. The idea seems simple enough: Assemble a group of…

12 Great Stand-Up Comedians from the Midwest

Originally published with Paste Magazine on March 21, 2016. New York City and its west coast counterpart Los Angeles might be considered the capitals of comedy, at least in the US, but there’s no…

The 10 Best SCTV Characters

Originally published with Paste Magazine on February 3, 2016.] It’s been 40 years since SCTV made the leap from the stage to the small screen. Since then, the Canadian sketch show has grown from…

The 10 Best ‘Rick and Morty’ Guest Stars

Originally published with Paste Magazine on January 15, 2016. Each episode of Rick and Morty is a treasure unto itself. Drawing upon co-creator Dan Harmon’s penchant for cultural references, coupled with co-creator Justin Roiland’s skill…