Posts tagged "variety"

The Soapbox: Women Tell Dirty Jokes, Deal With It

Dear Variety Columnist Brian Lowry,

You wrote a negative review of Sarah Silverman’s new comedy special, “We Are Miracles,” which aired on HBO Saturday night.

And I get it.

The special felt stale, pointlessly antagonistic, and lacked actual jokes. But worse than the program itself was the bizarrely-gendered language…

By: Emily Winter / November 25, 2013

Sarah Silverman Makes Too Many Pottymouth Jokes For A Lady, Says Variety Reviewer

A Variety reviewer of Sarah Silverman’s upcoming HBO comedy special objected to the amount of dirty jokes she tells. Gasp! Dirty jokes, you say! Brian Lowry mentioned Silverman’s “looks” as a “career-friendly gift” and then lamented the comedian feels she needs to “prove she can be as dirty and distasteful as the boys.” Whe…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2013

Amy Poehler Makes A Speech, Proves How Awesome She Is Yet Again

What’s not to love about Amy Poehler? She’s smart, sassy, and oh-so-funny. Here, Amy accepts the Variety Power of Comedy Award from Will Farrell and shows the world why she’s managed to earn so much acclaim and adulation. [NYMag.com]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 23, 2011

90210 Spin-Off Not Going To Be As Awesome As We Envisioned

Well, clearly the producers of the recently announced 90210 spin-off haven’t had a chance to read our perfectly outlined concept for their show. Variety now has details on the project, which sadly does not include Guidance Counselor Valentine, Principal Sanders, or school nerd Hannah Zuckerman. Lame! That said, as opposed the original series’ all-white cast,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2008