Reviews Tagged “Comedy”
- Birding Is My Favorite Video Game
A fun collection of cartoons about nature (not just birds!) collected from Bird and Moon. Mostly funny, a few serious.
- Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
A campy take on the super-hero genre, from the point of view of a D-list villain trying to make it to the big leagues.
The jokes are still funny, the story still works, and even the effects hold up pretty well.
- Pebble and Wren
Hilarious and heartwarming tale of a girl and the monster who lives under her bed.
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Movie)
It's a fun mash-up of movie, comic book and video game sensibilities, though it does suffer from cramming six books into a single movie.
- Space Opera
Fun sci-fi social satire from Catherynne Valente: The world is a mess, but we can find the sublime in chaos.
- Star Trek: Lower Decks
Hilarious self-parody of TNG-era Star Trek. Funny on its own, but even better if you know the shows it's riffing on.
- Starter Villain
A fun, fast read, parodying the James Bond Villain archetype. With talking dolphins and typing cats.
- The Glass Mendacity
Ark Theater, 2010
This spoof of Tennessee Williams' most famous plays is funny on its own, but even funnier if you know the source material.
- Tune in Tomorrow
A fun romp through backstage theater, mystery, soap opera, mythology, fandom and screwball comedy romance tropes. (*whew!*)
- Xanadu (Stage Musical)
Segerstrom Center, 2009
The stage musical of Xanadu is a silly, self-aware parody that revels in its camp. I really liked about 10% of it. The rest, not so much.