Photo: Karen Ballard/HBO Max
In episode four, Hacks gives Deborah a beautiful test that she fails spectacularly: a weekend aboard a lesbian cruise.
Deborah and Ava end up
In Hacks, Jean Smart plays aging stand-up legend Deborah Vance, performing nightly on the Las Vegas strip in a rut so deep, she could line it with spangled caftans from her own home shopping line. In the HBO show’s first season,
DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:
This is FRESH AIR. I’m David Bianculli, professor of television studies at Rowan University, sitting in for Terry Gross. Actress Jean Smart is nominated for two Emmys this year. One is for starring in the comedy series “Hacks,” as a comic whose