It's time to dance to Maya Rudolph saying "bubble bath" from Big Mouth

Pop music is mercurial, changing in unexpected new ways as the result of an untold number of influences. Sometimes, a breakthrough artist puts on an old record to discover a new take on a forgotten genre. Sometimes, a technological innovation creates brand new sounds. And sometimes, as we’re now learning, DJs hear…

Nick Kroll on how a talk by Planned Parenthood led to Big Mouth’s boldest episode yet

Between seasons of Big Mouth, Netflix’s sweetly disgusting animated comedy about puberty, co-creators and executive producers Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett attended a talk by Sue Dunlap, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. “She said to a room full of writers and producers, your donations are…

Nick Kroll is Brett Kavanaugh's drinking buddy as Stephen Colbert gets to the bottom of boofing

Nick Kroll, on The Late Show to promote the Friday release of Big Mouth’s second season on Netflix, lent his talent for portraying obnoxious douchebags (like The Douche) to Stephen Colbert’s interview with a former Yale drinking bro of embattled Supreme Court nominee and truth-challenged rage-monster Brett Kavanaugh.…

Big Mouth returns, faster, funnier, and filthier than anything else on TV

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If there’s one thing that puberty is not, it’s fast. It’s an agonizing process full of mystery and abrupt twists and turns—all things that feed the comedy of Netflix’s animated series about growing up, Big Mouth. And if there’s one thing that Big Mouth is, it’s fast. Scrub-backward-to-rewatch-the-scene (sometimes at…

Netflix users were more interested in American Vandal’s dicks than The Confession Tapes

Even though Netflix is loath to tell us exactly how many of its subscribers are watching what, the streaming platform does release its own year-end list of superlatives like any good media company. And the original series that users couldn’t get enough of, that they binged at a rate of 2+ hours of viewing per day,…

Netflix’s best new comedies cover adolescence in dicks

Nobody tells you that the best part of It is the cursing. That’s an odd takeaway from a Stephen King adaptation that features a spectacular haunted-house sequence and what’s surely one of cinema’s five scariest scenes set in a flooded basement, but take it from me, someone who was traumatized by seeing all of five…

The next time you’re on Tinder, it might be Nick Kroll on the other side

Given that the average smart phone contains a couple gigabytes of highly personal information, the prospect of handing your phone to a complete stranger can be a scary one. That fear is only doubled if you’re one of the thousands of lonely Tinder users out there looking for love online, because now a stranger has the…

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney to play animated teenagers for Netflix

Nick Kroll wrapped up his Comedy Central series Kroll Show last year, and more recently has been pulling tuna-related pranks along with John Mulaney as part of Oh, Hello. But now he’s finally making his big return to television—or at least streaming television. That’s because Netflix has just given a series order to …