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Gerald McRaney
Comedy short and sweet from Adam Scott, B.J. Novak, Superchunk
Comedy short and sweet from Adam Scott, B.J. Novak, Superchunk

One nice thing about the contemporary world of comedy is its abundance of small gifts. You can thank the Internet for this; it may have destroyed bookstores and record stores and much else I hold/held dear, but it created the video version of the occasional, even random comic essay (what S.J. Perelman, borrowing from the French, called his feuilletons, "little leaves"). Television, sometimes distinct from the Web, but sometimes in concert with it, has picked up on some of these rhythms; but in the new media egg-basket, and in the minds of your children, America, it is all pretty much the same thing anyway. Here are three very short comedies, made for different reasons and in...

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