The New Yorker cover takes a shot at the Spider-Man musicalS

And the hits for the Spidey musical just keep coming. After a few weeks without any reported injuries, Julie Taymor's Spider-Man musical takes another swipe, this time from the New Yorker. Plus, more skits poking fun at the troubled production.

The latest New Yorker cover isn't afraid to ask the real questions about the Spider-Man musical fiasco: are we all buying tickets just so we can watch a disaster in progress? Is Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark really just semi-high-brow version of the Jack Ass TV show?

Through it all, ticket sales have soared, which raises an uncomfortable question: are people paying to see calamity? At a preview last Tuesday, members of the audience seemed conflicted. Outside the theatre, Alaina Schwartz, aged twelve, who had come from Long Island with her family, was asked if she hoped to see someone fall. "Yes! Yes!" she said. "I'm weird about that stuff. Like, there was a roller coaster and it kind of fell backwards, and I was kind of wishing that I was on that roller coaster at the time that it fell." Her father, Steven, looked concerned.

Read the whole article about the schadenfreude of the singing Spider-Man here.

Even College Humor is getting in on the action. They're latest video short is a bunch of (fake) "man on the street' videos from Spider-Man musical audience members.

[via Nerd Bastards]