Topic 4 Posts


‘Late Bloomer’

Late Bloomer: The very funny Jusreign (Jasmeet Raina) pens a dramedy series based on his life, going from struggling You Tube comedian to viral hit.

It’s extremely specific Sikh and YouTuber humor, like “Man Like Mobeen,” “Ramy,” “Mo” ❤️️

His Punjabi mom’s just like mine

First 2 eps surprisingly downbeat, based on his life making comedy vids in the basement while peers make bank as realtors etc.

Too many Sikh gurus

Buddy’s a white #Sikh

Running gag about safe sexting

Stock gag about overly-religious temple boys (mosque boys in “Ms Marvel,” etc.)

Plus kid with novelty-sized kirpan / ceremonial dagger

Perfect one-word joke, yelling “Singh!” in a gurdwara

Godman grifter kirtan / prayer channel

Our food’s better

Douchey, sellout influencer agents

Kayfabe interracial relationships just for the ad rev

Gatka martial arts ref :)

Late Bloomer trailer:

My Big Fat Norwegian Wedding

“Christmas As Usual”: fun Nflx fish-out-of-water rom-com with comedian Kanan Gill 🇮🇳, actress Ida Ursin-Holm 🇳🇴. “My Big Fat Norwegian Wedding,” basically, with built-in sequel in India. via RS

It’s like Chhoti [Small] Diwali, yaar

Flips a desi-Am trope: the white gal’s the one from a more conservative family, rural Norwegians

White people with their funny customs and smelly food

Awkward namaste

Norway only has around 5M people

Sipahi mutiny averted

Indian snowman 👳🏽‍♂️

Rom-coms treat the airport dash like a mandatory checkoff, like cup holders in a car

Hindu-Norway bhai bhai [are brothers]

Merry Xmas to all, and to all a good night


Streaming here.

Yo no soy Maher-inero

Bill Maher just made a crack about vax boosters being a scam. Fourth strike after “Hindus must kill their Muslim spouses,” “most Muslims want to kill kaffirs,” soft antivax. Not to mention the corny, right-wing shtick end segment I skip. Guy’s just dumb, I’m out.

Pharmas being abusive and extortionate, most of US having some immunity now ≠ annual variant vax updates are a scam. The dude confuses his only being able to think at a gross level with “courageous truth-telling.”

Why comedy is liberal

Horror is conservative because its essence is fear, comedy’s liberal because its essence is play.

Comedy’s puckish, punctures the pompous. Authoritarians love rank, comedy only uses it to punch up. Otherwise it’s flat, you’re as good as your set / script / essay / bit.

A liberal horror flick would invert the reactionary horror formula where only being chaste, sober and cautious makes you the final girl. Stray moments of joy would be power-ups, not creature beacons.

Horror’s fun, but you wouldn’t want to live that way. A sunset? Chomped. Cuddling a baby? Chomped. Defensive bunker. Partition babies.