Posts tagged "comedy"

The House of David

An excerpt from Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball (Oxford University Press, 2011) by Rebecca Alpert, from Chapter Four, The Conflict over Baseball Comedy. A few independent white baseball teams also clowned and relied on novelty to gain bookings. The best known of these teams was the House of David. The team originated in...

Mel Gibson, Meet Will Farrell

Christiany Today‘s Ted Olson provides a fascinating array of responses to Elf, the controversial new film adaptation of the Christmas story critics fear will set off a wave of anti-Elven violence. Oops — wrong Christian holiday on film. But Elf, the new Will Farrell family comedy, is mildly controversial. One Christian critic gripes that the film contains “a wink at inebriation.” But if the laffs are loud,...