Comic Riffs: Matt Stone and Trey Parker


Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Pakistan’s Twitter shutdown linked to ‘Everybody Draw Muhammad Day’ content

Pakistan shuts down Twitter on Sunday, apparently in response to “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day content

By Michael Cavna  |  10:04 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pakistan, raza gilani, south park, molly norris, matt stone, trey parker, zachary chesser, anwar al-awlaki

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Village Voice: Church of Scientology probed ‘South Park’ creators

By Michael Cavna  |  04:08 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  south park, matt stone, trey parker, scientology, book of mormon, tony ortega, village voice

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/02/2011

From ‘South Park’ to stage: ‘BOOK OF MORMON’ creators talk about taking Broadway

By Michael Cavna  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  south park, matt stone, trey parker, the book of mormon, robert lopez

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/23/2010

The Riff: From 'SOUTH PARK' to 'POOCH CAFE': When a sense of plagiarism plagues comedy

"Cheating on a quiz show. It's like plagiarizing a comic strip." -- Paul Scofield, portraying Mark Van Doren in the 1994 film "Quiz Show" One of the most challenging things to accomplish as a creator is coming up with...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General, General | Tags:  College Humor, Dogs of C-Kennel, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Mick and Mason Mastroianni, Paul Gilligan, Pooch Cafe, South Park

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 07/21/2010

Alleged 'South Park' jihadist blogger arrested in terror case

Zachary Adam Chesser, the 20-year-old Virginia man who earlier this year allegedly posted controversial blog entries about the creators of TV's "South Park," was arrested Wednesday on charges of providing material support to a Somali extremist group linked to...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:19 PM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General | Tags:  Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Molly Norris, Revolution Muslim, South Park

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/21/2010

THE RIFF: A day after 'Draw Muhammad,' the political cartoon gets a powerful reminder

The power of the cartoon remains. The ability of a single sketched image to provoke, prompt, incite, summon or inflame -- a virility and virality sometimes questioned in a new-media age -- is intact. Whether deemed to have been...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Riffs, The Riffs | Tags:  Doug Marlette, Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, Herb Block, Herblock, Lars Vilks, Library of Congress, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Molly Norris, Political Cartoons

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/19/2010

Pakistan blocks Facebook in response to 'Everybody Draw Muhammad Day' pages [UPDATED]

When is a cartoon not "just" a cartoon? Well, perhaps when an entire nation decides to ban its citizens' access to Facebook over a page spawned by an illustration. An illustration that, in turn, was created to support an...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Everybody Draw Mohammed Day/May 20, Facebook, Jon Wellington, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Molly Norris, Pakistan, South Park