Tag: comedy

The Conflicted Populism of Parks and Recreation

Though widely praised for its political optimism and progressiveness, NBC’s Parks and Recreation also expresses a more complex and pessimistic view about the American voting public.​


On Radio: “Mirth, Music, and Mayhem”: In Praise of The Best Show on WFMU

Broadcast over Jersey City’s listener-supported radio station WFMU, The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling is what happens when many of commercial radio’s most noxious elements—bizarre callers, comedy routines, running gags, and irascible hosts—transform and coalesce into a singularly entertaining program perfectly calibrated for cult attraction.