May 29, 2020

Image taken from Netflix 

Australian Hannah Gadsby up-ended American comedy last year when her freshman Netflix special “Nanette” made us all see that there was a whole new way of making fun of our society without being misogynistic and/or racist.  She gave us a new definition of punching up managing to cover sexual assault and bullying in a comedy routine, and not make it squicky.

“Douglas” is the title of her latest Netflix special, named after her dog (and, we learn, a interior private part of the female anatomy that was named after a man...

March 7, 2020

Saturday Night Live’s last performance had taped a satire of the “love at first sight” reality TV shows with “Love Is Blind: Quarantine Edition,” but the darkly humorous sketch was cut for time, according to The Wrap.

In this SNL parody, Hazmat-wearing Alex Moffat and Melissa Villasenor play Nick and Vanessa Lachey, the hosts of a popular Netflix dating show where singles get engaged without ever meeting face to face. Three couples are featured.

An announcer voice-over says, “They have to get to know each other in isolated windowless pods. Th...

February 8, 2020

When all other forms of dating—apps, singles events, and going out to bars—fail, why not go with something a little less conventional like, say, a giant billboard with your face on it?

That’s exactly what 30-year old Mark Rofe thought, when he put up an ad on the side of a busy road in Manchester, UK. His ad read: “Date Mark. This could be the sign you’ve been waiting for”. 

Curious, I took a trip over to mark’s website, datingmark.co.uk/, and it’s hilarious as you’d imagine. The website contains clever version of a dating apps bio, labeled “...

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