Friday Hoyden: Candice Bergen and her singing voice


Friday Hoyden: Candice Bergen

Why do I have Bergen pegged as a Hoyden? The characters she has played on television does bust submissive femininity norms, so that’s part of it. But I think it’s her bad singing that has really reeled me in. It’s hard enough to sing in public when you can hold a tune, but it takes a special kind of hoydenish chutzpah to do it when you can’t. And I like that.

Friday Hoyden: Tamsin Greig

As requested a few weeks ago, an appreciation thread for the woman who describes herself as “puffin-faced” and confesses to having extraordinary trouble with corpsing, which must be a definite drawback for an actor who works primarily in comedy. Short… Read More ›

Cracker Sydney Comedy

So, I just got my tickets for Ross Noble in the Cracker Comedy Festival. I’ll probably also go to see Jackie Loeb, who I worked with a few years ago when she was going through a totally undeserved career slump…. Read More ›