I’m pleased to introduce a new, recurring feature here on the blog: “50 Words or Less(-ish) Fridays,” in which I will ask someone I know via the Internet and/or (imagine this) personally a question at least tangentially related to the subject of humor and request that she/he respond in 50 words or less.
Or somewhere in the ballpark of 50 words. That’s why there’s an “-ish.” I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but this site isn’t exactly a bastion of rigidity.
My first guest (wow, I feel like Fallon) is Chris Becker, who can be found on Twitter commenting on TV and life via @crsbecker; she also tracks TV news at the blog NewsForTVMajors.com. Oh, and she just happens to be a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame, where she teaches film and TV studies.
I asked Chris:
What do you think is the best comedy on TV today and why?
I’m hesitant to say “best” because comedy is so subjective, but I will offer my favorite: Parks and Recreation. The bulldozing enthusiasm of Leslie Knope, the endearing idiocy of Andy Dwyer, the quotable quotability of Perd Hapley. No comedy makes me feel more content after I watch it.
And she’s got the hardware to prove it:
Thanks for dropping us some knowledge, Chris. Next Friday’s guest will be Garrett Kuk, the founder of SpeakEasy Media.
Interested in being featured in “50 Words or Less(-ish) Fridays” or know someone who should be? Let me know.