The Cruel and Arrogant Look of Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal

Nathan Fielder is a master of the look, or rather the look. This capitalized look is the visual center of Fielder’s new series, The Rehearsal, on HBO Max. It’s the look where parents hold children, teachers hold students, judges hold defendants. It’s the look of the mastery itself – the visual hold that makes the … Read more

The Rehearsal is cringe comedy at its deepest

A particular video by comedian Nathan Fielder always made me laugh. In it he disguises himself as a pharmacist and prepares a recipe – except he uses raisins instead of pills. The joke is nonsensical and immediately obvious, but it goes further: Fielder carefully measures the dosage, packs the bottle of raisins in a paper … Read more