Goofy dogs and startled cats among 2,000 entries to comedy pet prize

Goofy dogs and startled cats among 2,000 entries to comedy pet prize

Loving animals from 81 countries entered the Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photography Awards Startled cats, a yawning rabbit and a trio of laughing horses were among the 2,000 entries to a competition to find the funniest photos of pets taken in 2020. Ridiculous and sweet…

When ordinary people go viral, where’s the line between comedy and cruelty?

When ordinary people go viral, where’s the line between comedy and cruelty?

Louisa Melcher had just graduated with a theater degree from Columbia University when she wrote the song that would get her mercilessly roasted on the internet. It wasn’t because of the lyrics — “New York Summer” tells a thoughtful story of a young romance that’s…

Keeler: Jamal Murray is Nuggets’ postseason MVP. But Michael Porter Jr. and Gary Harris deserve game balls, too.

Keeler: Jamal Murray is Nuggets’ postseason MVP. But Michael Porter Jr. and Gary Harris deserve game balls, too.

Donovan Mitchell can’t beat you alone. Yes, every ball that leaves Mitchell’s mitts right now has a flaming comet trail behind it, like in the old “NBA Jam” arcade game. Yes, Mitchell and Jamal Murray are putting on a two-man show for the ages. Yes,…

Hannah Gadsby on comedy, free speech, and living with autism

Hannah Gadsby on comedy, free speech, and living with autism

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby became a global star with her Netflix special Nanette. It’s a remarkable piece of work, and it does what great art is supposed to do: give you a sense, however fleeting, of what it is like to live inside another human’s…