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The Problem With Apu wades into a bigger issue: The evolution of comedy

No one wants to think that the pop culture they love doesn’t love them back, but that’s the situation in which people of color (any marginalized group, really) often find themselves. They’re underrepresented on screen, which makes every appearance significant—and all the more disappointing when their inclusion is…

Hari Kondabolu on loving The Simpsons, but hating Apu (and making a movie about it)

“They haven’t seen the movie!” It’s Monday, November 5, and Hari Kondabolu is already having preemptive criticisms of his new truTV documentary, The Problem With Apu, lobbed at him on Twitter. “I don’t mind discussion, I don’t mind criticism, but watch the goddamn movie, then go after it.” The Problem With Apu, which…

Exclusive: Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, and more to play Bonnaroo’s comedy tent

The Bonnaroo comedy lineup is here, and as always, it’s pretty solid. The Tennessee festival’s comedy stage will feature performances from Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, 2 Dope Queens, Kyle Kinane, Hari Kondabolu, Mike Lawrence, and The Improvised Shakespeare Company. Sam Morill, Jo Firestone, Seaton…