Category: Essays

Year One – The Year of an Up-and-Comer. by Kathleen DeMarle

Year one of stand up comedy is in the books for me. Growing up, I always wanted to do comedy. In fact I recently found a book of jokes my...

The Oscar Outlook 2017. Part 1 – by RA Bartlett

Best Short Film Ennemis Intérieurs La Femme et le TGV Silent Nights Sing Timecode While Intérieurs has a lot going for it, being relevant...

I Don’t Do Lakes by Ben Keefe

I don’t do lakes. Partly because there are no homeless people on lakes. This is important because society says that wherever the homeless...

Improv Versus Stand-Up: Who Wins Gary Petersen – October 2016

Which form of comedy is the best? The short answer is funny comedy (and of course dirty limericks). I have seen an unfriendly competition,...

Nerd Reviews: Trolls be Damned! A Lady Comic’s Review of the New Ghostbusters Movie by Christa Weiss

  Hey guys, what’s up? Are you good? I’m good. There was a movie that came out recently, I think it was about ghosts and ladies or...

Nerd Reviews: The Coney Island Mermaid Parade by Christa Weiss

  You guys, the mermaid parade. The mermaid parade, you guys OMG. …is an into a better writer wouldn’t have started with. But...

The Oscar Outlook 2016: Part 2 by RA Bartlett

Welcome to Part 2 of the Oscar Outlook! In this edition we’ll get down to business and give you UnScene’s picks for the best of...

The Oscar Outlook 2016: Part 1 by RA Bartlett

This Sunday is the 88th Annual Academy Awards. It will be interesting if it sees a spike in viewership, due to its relatively more popular...

Bernie Bros vs. Hillary Hos: The Grammer School Kickball Tournament of American Politics by Christa Weiss

I’m a millennial, but an old crotchety millennial. I graduated college smack in the middle of the worst economic crisis in recent US...

DICK PICKS: UnScene’s NFL Gambling Column, Week 15 – by Rich Karski

Welcome to another edition of DICK PICKS: The only online NFL gambling column that could make H.P. Lovecraft himself shake with fear if he...