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No laughing matter: How late-night comedy swayed the election

We live in an age during which tousling someone’s (questionable) hair becomes a national point of controversy. When the tousler is the beloved host of an NBC comedy institution and the hair being tousled belongs to a “tax-cheating, investor-swindling, worker-shafting, dictator-loving, pathologically lying, attorney’s general-bribing, philandering, mobbed-up narcissistic serial con
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Fake Out

When learning how to live, people look to a lot of sources for inspiration. For me, that was Lana Del Rey. Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” surfaced in my life in 2011. “Video Games” came with a simple video composite of American iconography, old-style cartoon clips and paparazzo shots of
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The Barbary tent plays 2nd banana at Outside Lands

The Barbary at Outside Lands isn’t exactly the place for conventionally “cool” festival attendees, the ones raising meme-bearing poles and sweatily sharing blunts at Major Lazer. The comedy tent, which was curated in conjunction with SF Sketchfest, brings together the folks who discuss the Broadway transfer of “Oh, Hello” and
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Berkeley: A new haven for cinephiles

When people think of cities with vibrant film cultures, only two places tend to come to mind: Los Angeles and New York. Which, to be fair, is expected. There’s Los Angeles — the home of Disney, Warner Brothers Studios and almost all other major studios. It’s arguably the entertainment capital
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John Mulaney charms with deadpan attitude in Netflix special

“Saturday Night Live” has produced an incredible number of talented comedians, from early stars such as Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy and John Belushi, to more recent favorites such as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Andy Samberg. But it’s easy to forget that there are people who work behind the scenes
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Interview with Jena Friedman, Field Producer at The Daily Show

Jena Friedman is a field producer at “The Daily Show,” where she primarily focuses on correspondent segments. A stand-up comedian, screenplay writer and web series producer of the acclaimed “Ted and Gracie” satire, Friedman began her stint in late-night television as a writer for the “Late Show with David Letterman”
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Why ‘SNL’ might be irrelevant

An open letter to “Saturday Night Live”: Diversify your cast. How freakin’ hard could it possibly be? This let’s-just-hire-white-male-actors schtick season after season is getting old. Diversify your cast because if you fail to do so, you fail to be relevant to America. Hire a black woman. For your 39th
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