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Aubrey Plaza Insists She’s Not Always Mocking People

"I think it’s just the tone of my voice that throws people off. Zooey Deschanel recently told me, 'Everything that you say to someone sounds like you’re mocking them.' I was like, 'But I’m not.' And she was like, 'Even when you just said that, [...]

By Megh Wright

Ricky Gervais Explains The Roots of British Sarcasm And Teasing

To me at least, it can feel a little self-important when Ricky Gervais makes one of his descents from the mountain of wisdom and explains what comedy is to the rest of us proles. But his latest essay, on the difference between American and [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Clinton's Barbs Condoned by the Patron Saint of Bitchy Sarcasm, Tina Fey

Hillary Sarcasm Video
Above is the terrifyingly shrill clip of Hillary Clinton's sarcastic comedy routine about Barack Obama that's been making the rounds today. Some people seem to think the crack, which she delivered at a rally yesterday, is good for her, because it shows her funny side. Other people found it "unattractive." We kind of found it to be both riveting and appalling at the same time. Also, we can't help but suspect that Hillary felt empowered to pull the stunt because of Tina Fey's rather surprising, rabble-rousing Clinton endorsement on Saturday Night Live the day before. We have that video after the jump. Watching both these videos, you kind of have to admit that Tina's on to something. Bitch may be, in fact, the new black.