Friday The Gilded Balloon, beer-soaked palace of Edinburgh fringe comedy, is one of the many festival venues that will be eerily quiet this summer. However, on Friday nights they have been hosting the Sofa Set List, with gags from changing rosters of isolated standups. You can catch up with the last one, hosted by Thanyia Moore, on YouTube. Free but donations welcome. … [Read more...] about Lockdown laughs: where to watch online comedy
Robin nest building
FERGUSON: Obviously there’s the internet. But I have many books on film and the history of film, so I brought all those in. We went to the library. We also sourced the Art Directors Guild. They have a great resource of architectural prints, catalogues and various images. I got a bunch of old magazines like Look Magazine and Life Magazine from the ’40s, which is great to look at for color and graphics. So we used those and really built a world in the art department office—got pictures up on the walls, and boards and color palettes. Then, I worked with Dan Tanger, my lead painter, in coming up with a variety of colors that we would use and carry throughout the entire show, so that it would have a very consistent look and thread that runs all the way through it. Every now and then, we stepped out of the color palette, but that was more for something significant for a character. … [Read more...] about ‘Hollywood’ Production Designer Matthew Flood Ferguson On Crafting Fictional, Old Hollywood Studio & Recreating 1948 Oscars For Netflix Miniseries
In some circles, Josh Ostrovsky is a social media superstar. In others, he’s a shameless thief, building a humor-based brand out of jokes written by actually funny people. He’s been a thorn in the side of comedians for some time, but it was his signing with talent agency CAA last week that sparked off a wave of online fury. … [Read more...] about ‘The Fat Jew’: joke-stealing parasite or social media genius?