Like Eliza a few weeks ago, I’ve spent the last few days at home fighting the flu. I’ve definitely done some reading–Meg Wolitzer’s The Wife; a reread of Shriver‘s So Much for That for our upcoming podcast. But ever since I could laugh without coughing I’ve also been watching some sketch comedy.
Though the literary world is not represented in the genre as much as it could be, there’ve been a few jabs taken at it in the shows I’ve seen this week.
“Kids in the Hall” are up first: this wacky take on the editorial process made me smile.
This one reminded me of the (superior) Monty Python “Novel Writing” sketch.
“Little Britain” spoof of Barbara Cartland, aka “Dame Sally Markham”
And then there’s the latest of the recurring feminist bookshop sketch in “Portlandia,” which is my favorite in the bunch. (“What’s wrong with your hand?”)
Seen any good literary humor lately?