My research focuses on comedy & television culture, both historical and contemporary.

 

Print Publications:

  Parody and Taste in Postwar American Television Culture (Routledge, 2011)

 Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era, co-edited with Jonathan Gray and Jeffrey P. Jones.
(NYU Press, 2009)

"Comedy Verite? The Observational Documentary Meets the Televisual Sitcom."
(Fall 2007, The Velvet Light Trap)

 
"The Parodic Impulse and the Sophisticated Gaze: Masculinity and Taste in Playboy's Penthouse. " (July 2008, Television and New Media)


"Good Demo, Bad Taste: South Park as Carnivalesque Sitcom," in Satire TV
 

"The State of Satire, the Satire of State," co-written with Jonathan Gray and Jeffrey P. Jones, in Satire TV.

 
"I Am Not Down With That: King of the Hill and Sitcom Satire," (Summer 2009, The Journal of Film and Video).
 
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