Transcript America This Week, Episode 55, "Comedy is Not Pretty"
Walter and Matt on Bill Maher, "Strikeforce Suck," and the new era of comedy as narrative-enforcement. Also, "The Lottery of Babylon," by Jorge Luis Borges
Right after we closed this episode of America This Week, my old magazine Rolling Stone ran a piece supposedly outing Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon for creating a “toxic workplace.” The headline scene in the New York Times writeup was the ribbing of a cue card holder. Variety quoted employees complaining about how they “walked on eggshells,” because if Fallon’s in “a bad mood, everyone’s day is fucked.”
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