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Comedy Week: Film

How have streaming and comedic taste changed the comedy movie?

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  • Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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On The Gist, screenwriters Dana Fox and John August and film critic K. Austin Collins are here to talk all about the comedy film. What makes a funny movie? How has that changed over the years? And has humor just creeped its way into all the other genres without us realizing?

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