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On last week’s episode of HBO’s Crashing, a lame comedian had an audience of college students in stitches with a bit about Bubble Tape. Literally all he was doing was describing Bubble Tape, but his physicality, mannerisms, and vocal climaxes made banal sentences sound like they were jokes, thus prompting a rapturous…

The housewives of American Housewife on breaking the TV mom mold

ABC’s American Housewife offers a refreshing new take on the sitcom mom. In other series, the matriarch has traditionally been the force of sanity and structure on the household: Today there’s Modern Family’s Claire, going all the way back to Wilma Flintstone and June Cleaver. But Katy Mixon’s Katie is more of a…

Enter to win tickets to see comedian Ali Wong live at the Chicago Theatre

Ali Wong’s come a long way since being named one of Variety’s 10 comics to watch in 2011. The writer-comedian’s dabbled in cable and network television, with appearances on Inside Amy Schumer and Black Box. But it became clear that Wong had her own audience when she landed a comedy special at Netflix, the biting Baby…

Find your new favorite show in this Where’s Waldo?-style Netflix jumble

We’ve all experienced our own version of Netflix ennui. Listlessly scrolling from category to category, desperately hoping to be inspired by a generic looking cover photo or perhaps remember that thing we said we were going to watch and then didn’t. Well, now you can search for your next favorite Netflix series in a…

Ali Wong explains the joy of (racist) marriage in an exclusive Netflix clip

It’s not clear without watching the special whether the eponymous Baby Cobra from Ali Wong’s new Netflix stand-up special is Wong herself, the child she’s carrying in her (very pregnant belly), or something else entirely. (An unconventional brand of imported baby food? The very small, very angry woman who works at the…