Maya Rudolph: The Funny Girl Next Door

Some funny women are supernovas--Kathy Griffin, Leslie Jones, late-1980s and early-1990s-era Roseanne—filling any space with their massive energy, leaving behind crater-sized imprints carved out by the force of their comedic audacity. I’m forever fascinated and a little terrified of these women. I want to know how they handily gut a room with laughter that scatters…

Humor to the Rescue: Carrie Fisher

Happy days are here again The skies above are clear again So let’s sing a song of cheer again Happy days are here again! A recording of Carrie Fisher singing the song, “Happy Days Are Here Again” plays through the theater to open her 2010 one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, based on her best-selling book of…