Like many others, we were shocked and appalled by Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines.” As the song’s title suggests, the song contains concerning lyrics that blur the very clear divide between consensual sex and abuse: New York Magazine's Ann Friedman explains that “phrases like ‘good girl’ and ‘I know you want it’ uttered in rapid succession [sound rapey].” The song stirred up more ... Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 16, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter wrote yesterday that the 30 Rock creator and comedic HBIC has gotten back together with 30 Rock teamsters Matt Hubbard and Robert Carlock for a new comedy that has put networks in a bidding frenzy.
Sounds like music to your ears? Keep reading:
The as yet untitled comedy would take place at a women’s college that has just recently started accepting men. Prediction: hilarity ensues.
As a student at a small liberal arts college at which ... Read More
BY Solange Castellar
on Aug 09, 2013
Okay, so Drunk History on Comedy Central is probably my new favorite show. I can’t watch even one segment without laughing to tears. It began as a Funny or Die series, which was created by Jeremy Konner and Derek Waters. What makes Drunk History so funny is the fact that they enlist actors to re-tell historical events, while being incredibly intoxicated. This show is majorly awesome!
Part of the hilarity is that the actors aren’t exactly accurate ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Jul 22, 2013
So blogging about the current state of things can get one pretty down. There aren't a lot of laughs when you're researching rape statistics. So, needless to say, I needed a little laugh. Being a huge comedy nerd, who frequents Maude Night at the UCB more than a sane person ought to, I checked out a new (ish) video from UCB-er Sasheer Zamata. This. Is. One. Funny. Lady.
"He pulled his dick out like he was trying to sell me a CD or something!"
In an interesting take ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on Jul 17, 2013
We’re counting down the days until BUST's 20th Anniversary Extravaganza (8! Just 8!) and we know the wait is killing you. Taking a peak at our heaping list of performers and guests. I personally cannot wait to see this comedic duo.
Last year, we gave you the scoop on the hilarious web series Broad City, created by New York comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Now, after sealing a deal with Comedy Central alongside executive producer Amy Poehler ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jul 12, 2013
Amanda Seyfried rose to prominence as the girl who was blessed with ESPN boobs in Tina Fey’s brilliant Mean Girls.
She was just shy of 20 when the movie blew up, and now, almost a decade later, her career has all but followed the same progression.
Between her turn as flaxen-haired, honey-voiced Cosette in the critically acclaimed Les Miserables, and her upcoming role as porn star Linda Lovelace – Ms. Deep Throat ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Jul 11, 2013
Margaret Cho is the queen of our hearts. Seriously, this past BUSTie can do no wrong. In addition to her comedy touring, filming Drop Dead Diva, and making appearances on everything from xoJane to The View, Margaret has taken on a new and original web-series.
Cho is partnering up with two other fantastic ladies, who I totally fantasize about inviting over to play Cards Against Humanity and get day drunk with me: Selene Luna and Yvette ... Read More
on Jun 28, 2013
Recently, there’s been an all-out Twitter war between two of our favorite feminist women: Jezebel writer and comedian Lindy West, and BUST columnist and comedian Roseanne Barr.
The debate focuses on the subject of rape jokes—when it’s appropriate to tell them, and what the appropriate response to them should be.
The flames started after Lindy posted a story on Jezebel, called, “If Comedy Has No Lady Problem, Why Am I Getting ... Read More
When the words “Feminist Make-Up tutorial” sashayed onto my Tumblr dashboard, I took the delicious piece of click-bait in order to find out how to fight misogyny while looking fabulous. Sure enough, it taught me how to put my Smash the Patriarchy #2 lipstick to good use, AND it became an instant favorite amongst my peers. Now we have a charming, uniform mask of righteousness to wear when we take up our rightful position as the superior sex.
In case ... Read More
BY Darcy Sturges
on May 30, 2013
Inside Amy Schumer might just be BUST’s current favorite show, and Amy herself is definitely one of our favorite comedians.
Thankfully we don’t have to wait any longer to know if the hilarity will keep coming - Schumer tweeted on Monday that she’ll be back for a second season! Woohoo!
If you haven’t seen Schumer’s sketch show on Comedy Central, you’re missing out. A lot. But never fear! It just takes one to get hooked, ... Read More