Comedy Isn’t Pretty

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Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner recently said that beautiful women are “usually not funny.” Is there anything to that? On The Gist, TV producer Mike Schur reacts to that statement and discusses the role of funny but attractive unicorns on hit comedies Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. For the Spiel, Mike offers a guiding principal for all: “Don’t be...

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