These interwebbed times have delivered to us Rebecca Black, yes, but also a complete renaissance in the art of real comedy. YouTube, podcasting, Twitter, streaming specials from Titans like Louis CK (also, younger Olympians), and cheaply produced digital TV have stripped away much of the stupid corporate hierarchy from comedy. A thousand flowers squirt. There’s more funny in the digital age and also more
squirt jacking off. As the hegemony of dudeness creeps back on the skull of comedy, comedy is not only more bald, it’s less bro. Prettier, funnier, even more womanly. Witness Jen Kirkman on the importance of a believable story for getting to the climax.
A little more Kirkman on, er, gaining weight below. (Viewers may be interested to know she’s since divorced from the man referenced in these clips. She may or may not have a forthcoming book about not being a mom.)