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About Olivia Jordan

Liv is sophomore at Hunter College double majoring in English and Media Studies. She is a huge fan of comedy and hopes to one day work for a late-night talk show.
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Political Correctness: A Branding Problem

By Liv Jordan I am a born-and-raised New Yorker, a 19-year-old, a daughter of two professors, and a student at a predominantly liberal city college. One would be safe to assume that I am one of “those” millennials, the k...
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Samantha Bee: The Strongest Voice of the Resistance

By Liv Jordan   A year ago, Samantha Bee’s late-night show Full Frontal premiered on TBS. Prior to Bee’s arrival to the late-night scene, the genre was dominated by a bunch of indistinguishable men with “fun youth-minist...
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Thanks, Mary

By Liv Jordan Today, badass female characters are dominating television more and more. Characters like 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon, The Mindy Project’s Mindy Lahiri, and Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope are perfect examples o...

Thanks, Obama

By Olivia Jordan 2008 was overall a pretty forgettable year for me. I was 10 years old, shy, clumsy, and right at the commencement of a painful six-year awkward phase. Not a lot stands out to me about that year … ...
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2016: The Shit Show

By Liv Jordan 2016 has been a real shit show—a multitude of horrible events; a buffoon’s rise to power, the normalization of bigotry, the complete failure of the justice system, having to explain “Harambe” to anyone over...
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Who Wants the Nuclear Codes?

By Liv Jordan The following is a leaked email press release from the executive of the top-rated reality show Who Wants the Nuclear Codes? Its contents are shocking and betray our whole democratic system. The FBI plans to...
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The Late-Night Game Has Changed, Jimmy Fallon

By Liv Jordan At best, late-night comedy blurs the lines between journalism and dick jokes. Many late-night hosts effectively used their comedic platforms as spaces for both humor and activism. In 2010, Jon Stewart, the ...
In this April 9, 2008 file photo, actor Gene Wilder listens as he is introduced to receive the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture and Tourism at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Wilder, who starred in such film classics as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein" has died. He was 83. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Gene Wilder: More Than A Meme

By Olivia Jordan I’m ashamed to admit that even as a self-proclaimed comedy nerd, I didn’t know much about the legend Gene Wilder. Like many young people, I vaguely recognized him as the “other guy,” the actor who played...