I teach media and cultural studies at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. My research focuses on comedy and television culture, both historical and contemporary. This blog is my catch-all site for my own not completely cooked, not completely random thoughts about TV, movies, and whatever else I find out there I'm interested in that warrants more than a Facebook post.
I edited this collection of 40 original essays on different TV shows with Jason Mittell. Lots of great writing from an amazing list of contributors. Check out its page at NYU Press by clicking on the cover above. It will be out in September 2013.
My Book...Now in Paperback!
A cultural history of television and parody, including Mad Magazine, Playboy, Ernie Kovacs, Oscar Levant, Sick Comedy.
I co-edited this book with Jonathan Gray and Jeffrey P. Jones. Includes a comprehensive introduction to television satire, my chapter on South Park, and much more...