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Kyle Mooney answers our questions while he stuffs his face with gummy bears

Kyle Mooney’s new film, Brigsby Bear, gets it’s title from the fictional, fictional show within the movie, involving an anthropomorphic educational bear. So when Mooney was in Chicago on a press tour for the film, The A.V. Club asked if we could conduct an appropriately timed, “bear-themed” interview, in that we would…

23 great pieces of pop culture that almost make up for this dismal election

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Brother Nature checks all the SNL boxes in its first trailer

If someone placed a gun to your head and forced you to describe the upcoming Lorne Michaels-produced comedy Brother Nature based solely upon that information, odds are you’d survive just fine. “Well,” you’d probably say, “I’m guessing it stars two of Saturday Night Live’s current cast members, one of whom plays an…

What’s the best pop culture of the year so far?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

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SNL’s Michael Che makes quick work of Bill O’Reilly’s slavery comments

Who knows why, but for whatever reason, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was moved to defend the concept of slavery after First Lady Michelle Obama mentioned, during her Democratic National Convention speech, that she currently resides in a house built by slaves. On The O’Reilly Factor the other night, he pointed out…

Read This: On SNL’s Bruce Chandling and other intentionally lousy comics

On the most recent edition of Saturday Night Live, Kyle Mooney brought back one of the strangest, most off-putting characters in his repertoire: Bruce Chandling, a hack stand-up comic whose utter lack of talent is rivaled only by his desperate need for the audience’s approval. Sad sack Chandling has no real “material”…

Can Hollywood move past body-shaming?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…