Richard Linklater

Is This a Golden Age for Observational Comedy?

You don’t have to look far to find someone making a case for this being a ‘Golden Age of Television’. It’s an argument that, frankly, you can get tired of hearing, and while comedy has reaped the benefits of modern multi-platform viewing  such as greater creative freedom, higher representation, and a rise of both the dramatic and the surreal — let’s get a little more specific here…

Let’s talk observational comedy. We as audiences will always, more than anything else, want to see ourselves and our daily obstacles reflected by those that take the stage. We want to laugh things off; to feel that we’re not alone, and stand-up comedy has always, and will always, provide us with this release. (more…)

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