Sep 12, 2013
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“First of all, let me apologize for any typos. I’m writing this essay from my phone while driving to Trader Joe’s to buy some Soyaki sauce for my homemade artisanal fish sticks. They took a week to make. Only typing at red lights, however. Safety first!
Okay—comedy and technology. In 2013, being a comedian or writer without using the Internet or a mobile device is like being a fish and not using whatever fish-Internet they have under the ocean or freshwater lake. Technology—including Twitter, YouTube, cell phones, etc.—has completely revolutionized comedy. Everything is about phones and the web these days. I’ve even updated a classic comedy-joke to reflect the state of 2013 comedy: “A nun, a priest, and a rabbi walk into a bar. They’re all looking at their smartphones….”
—Megan Amram, comedian and writer on the NBC series Parks and Recreation.
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ByMike D'Angelo, a longtime film critic currently at the A.V. Club
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By Richard Nash, VP of community & content at Small Demons
Video: Guillermo del Toro's Technology Blockbuster
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A look at handheld video innovation and its impact on culture.