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Director Ferne Pearlstein began to consider her most recent documentary, The Last Laugh, 26 years before the film had its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. This lengthy gestation period can be attributed, to some extent, to the documentary’s not-so-user-friendly focus: The role of humor during and regarding the Holocaust.
Shopping for vibrators, reverse catcalling, detox cleanses — all set in the environs of Brooklyn? It may sound like an episode of “Broad City” but this comedic duo may be even edgier than Abbi and Ilana. The web series “Shugs & Fats,” which began its second season this month, follows the adventures of Shugufta and Fatima, “two Hijabis on a quest to reconcile their long held cultural beliefs with a new life in ‘liberated’ Brooklyn.”
Are eating disorders the last taboo on TV? Los Angeles-based filmmaker and comedian Jessie Kahnweiler thinks so and is setting out to change that with “The Skinny,” an episodic series based on her struggles with bulimia.
The best class I took in my last quarter of college didn’t have tests or quizzes. The teacher made us laugh. Our homework was (literally!) fun. And the final exam was an oral presentation… in the back of a bar. Bad grades? Not an issue. Bad jokes? Now that was something to stress over.