50 Words or Less(-ish) Fridays: Chris Becker

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:

Chris Becker with "Knope 2012" sign

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.

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