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‘American Vandal’ Creators on ‘Love’ of True Crime Docs and Going Beyond Dick Jokes

With the launch of “American Vandal” on Netflix in September, the dicks that sprang from the minds of series creators Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda were on the lips of America for weeks.

The eight-episode mockumentary series explores the aftermath of an act of vandalism at a California high school in which penises were spray-painted on over two dozen faculty cars. The blame eventually falls on senior Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro), who is promptly expelled and faces felony charges for the crime. But a fellow student and aspiring documentarian decides to give the evidence another look, discovering deep — and often hilarious — secrets that shake the school to its core.

What might have been written off as a one-note punchline — “Who drew the dicks?” — proved detractors wrong. The show — produced by Funny or Die, 3 Arts Entertainment, and CBS Television Studios — not

Read more at: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/american-vandal-creators-tony-yacenda-dan-perrault-1202646830/

Brent Batten: Making jokes to fight the serious problem of wrongful incarceration

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Derrick Williams, wrongfully convicted of sexual battery and kidnapping in 1993, talks about his experience with the Innocence Project of Florida.
Brent Batten/Naples Daily News

Did you hear the one about the guy who was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and spent 18 years in prison?

Wrongful conviction is no joking matter but local defense attorney Jerry Berry will use comedy to fight the problem on Feb. 1.

Berry is hosting a comedy show at the Community School of Naples to benefit the Innocence Project of Florida, a non-profit group that takes up the cases of inmates it believes have been dealt an injustice.

Comedians who have appeared

Read more at: http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/columnists/brent-batten/2018/01/13/brent-batten-making-jokes-fight-serious-problem-wrongful-incarceration/1029395001/

Man accused of killing young son laughs, jokes with judge during hearing

A California man accused of killing his missing 5-year-old son laughed and attempted to joke with a Las Vegas judge Tuesday during an extradition hearing.

Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, of South Pasadena, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in the presumed death of his son, Aramazd Andressian Jr., who has been missing since April. Andressian, who authorities believe was preparing to flee to a country that would not extradite him back to the U.S., is being held in lieu of a $10 million bond. 

Investigators had Andressian taken into custody in Las Vegas, where he lived on and off in the two months since his son was last seen, to prevent his potential flight. Reporters from KTLA in Los Angeles were in a courtroom there on Tuesday for Andressian’s extradition hearing. 

Video from the news station showed Andressian, who had recently shaved off his beard and dyed his

Read more at: http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/national/man-accused-killing-young-son-laughs-jokes-with-judge-during-hearing/u8yWPEhInRVlVqwX7bicFO/