Posts tagged as democracy

Andrew Santino Wins The New York Times Comedy Challenge But No Cash

Standup Andrew Santino has just been voted the winner of The New York Times 2nd Annual Comedy Challenge, in which six up-and-comers all perform their best jokes and viewers to select a winner. Santino narrowly beat out Last Comic Standing's Carmen Lynch. It's good news for Andrew Santino, even though there's no official prize – cash or otherwise – because The New York Times hates supporting struggling artists.

Pitchfork's Readers Like Camp Way More Than Its Reviewers Did

In defiance of Pitchfork's emphatically low 1.6 rating of Childish Gambino's Camp, the site's readers voted the album number 18 on their list of the year's Top 50 Albums and number one for Most Underrated Album in their annual Readers Poll. Gambino also makes a showing in the categories for Best New Artist, Best Live Act, Best Musician Twitter, and Best Mixtape (for his EP). Huzzah! Comedians' rap is the rap of the people! Occupy Pitchfork! Okay, let's not get carried away.