Charles Macurdy

Charles was born and raised in Vancouver. For over a decade, he worked as a chef before leaving the industry to attend university. Charles has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UBC. He has written on a range of culinary topics, such as food trends and cooking to restricted diets, and has published numerous original recipes. He has also written extensive criticism, covering television, film, and music, with a particular focus on television comedy as a developing art form. His most recent work is as a culture critic and humorist in his blog, The Red Couch Report. Charles is committed to fostering respectful, intelligent, and rational democratic discourse. Failing that, he is prepared to supplement the conversation with jokes.

Upfronts update: Community, Parks and Recreation, Up All Night renewed by NBC, ABC re-ups Happy Endings

The wonderful weirdos of Pawnee will grace our screens for 22 episodes next year.

Upfronts update: 30 Rock picked up for seventh and final season

Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin can hug it out as they roll into 30 Rock's swan song.

With upfronts looming, NBC considers half-season orders for its best shows

The lovely and talented Tina Fey appears ready to play herself off with a final season of 30 Rock.

Community triple-shot: Harmon and Chase's behind-the-scenes drama appears to be cooling off

Part two: Community’s behind-the-scenes drama appears to be cooling off.

Community triple-shot: recipe dedicated to Starburns

Part three: This week’s Community recipe is Starbeans -- dedicated to Starburns.

A Community triple-shot in the wake of the season’s most anticipated (and best) episode

Just in: NBC will air all three final episodes of Community’s third season back-to-back on May 17.

Games of Thrones, Girls, Fringe: the leading ladies in television

Some disappointments and some triumphs, either way the ladies are taking over television.

Community recipe for Britta: pasta puttanesca

This week’s Community recipe goes out to Britta: pasta puttanesca.

Raising Hope, Game of Thrones, Community, and more

Raising Hope, Game of Thrones, Community, and more: the television week that was and the week that will be.

This week’s Community recipes: Caprese salad or sandwich

This week’s "Community" recipes – Caprese salad or sandwich