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  1. follow friday
    Sara Wren on Using Twitter to Practice Writing Jokes Talkin’ tweets with the Canadian stand-up.
  2. Ted Danson on Why The Good Place Is Really About Karma And how playing himself on Curb Your Enthusiasm created confusion in his real life.
  3. underrated
    Rob Corddry and Brian Huskey on Snuff Box and Why It’s Brilliant to Play Dumb “Right before this interview I was thinking, ‘Why don’t me and Huskey do our own show like this?’”
  4. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: The True Story Behind the Movie Tag It’s time for some very funny podcast episode recommendations!
  5. sitcoms
    Is There Any Way for the Roseanne Spinoff to Succeed? Even without Roseanne, The Conners may not be a thoughtful and insightful sitcom.
  6. this week in late night
    The Late-Night Generation Gap There is some cognitive dissonance when stars of yesterday do the stunts of today.
  7. trailer mix
    Check Out the Trailer for Netflix’s First Batch of 15-Minute Stand-up Specials Featuring Michelle Buteau, Phil Wang, Ian Karmel, and more.
  8. writers
    The Greatest TV Writers Rooms Ever The most remarkable groups of writers in the history of TV comedy.
  9. comedy
    398 Arrested Development Jokes You Probably Missed The most obscure jokes, references, Easter eggs, and hidden bits of foreshadowing in Arrested Development.
  10. netflix
    Dear White People Renewed for Season 3 on Netflix Thank you, Order of X.
  11. sitcoms
    Roseanne Spinoff The Conners Is Officially Happening This Fall Roseanne Barr won’t be involved financially or creatively.
  12. Why Sarah Silverman Wants to Connect With Trump Supporters The host and creator of Hulu’s I Love You, America on bridging seemingly impossible political divides.
  13. funny people
    A Beginner’s Guide to Conner O’Malley If you’re unfamiliar with O’Malley, it’s time to fix that.
  14. CXG’s Rachel Bloom on Getting a Hilarious Mel Brooks Rejection “He went, ‘Rachel, I’m calling to tell you I’m not gonna do your f**king show.’”
  15. emmys insider
    Kenan Thompson Better Get Nominated for an Emmy This Year In his record-breaking 15th season, Kenan Thompson proved he’s more vital to SNL than ever.
  16. late night
    Why We’ll Miss The Opposition’s Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson More of these two, please.
  17. revivals
    MTV Orders a Daria Revival From Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Writer Grace Edwards Daria is returning to this sick, sad world.
  18. last night on late night
    Samantha Bee: Trump ‘Fixed’ Child-Separation Policy ‘With the Next Worst Thing’ “Who knew conservatives were so sensitive about the C-word? I should make a note of that.”
  19. encounter
    If You’re Feeling Anxious or Depressed, Aparna Nancherla Has Some Jokes for You “It’s weird that anxiety is finally on message.”
  20. backstories
    How Game Night Broke Modern Comedy’s Rules to Win at the Box Office “What genre is it? Am I supposed to be laughing? Am I supposed to be … uneasy?”
  21. Why GLOW’s Creators Feel Like They’re Running a ‘Leotard Factory’ Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch reveal the unexpected empowerment of being “pants-less.”
  22. Minnie Driver Really, Really Wishes She Could Sing More Often The Speechless star is dreaming of an all-musical episode for season three.
  23. Chemistry? Watch Sheila Carrasco and Eliot Schwartz in Piano Lessons They’re the Marty and Bobbi Mohan-Culp of 2018.
  24. money
    Comedians Reveal What the L.A. Stand-up Scene Actually Pays “The idea that you can just move here and start making five figures doing stand-up comedy is the best joke I’ve heard all year.”
  25. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Reminds Sarah Huckabee Sanders Her Job Is Voluntary Did you know if you don’t like your job, you can just leave?
  26. Seth Meyers Basically Attended a White House Press Briefing He didn’t, but he also might as well have.
  27. Apple Orders Little America Series From Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani The Big Sick writers are heading to Apple with a new show.
  28. modern family
    Modern Family Co-Creator Steve Levitan Says He Will Stop Working With Fox He joins Seth MacFarlane in condemning the company.
  29. tim meadows
    Your Daily Reminder That Tim Meadows Is So Funny Tim Meadows guest stars on the season premiere of Detroiters and he’s so good and funny, because he’s so good and funny.
  30. stand-up
    Hannah Gadsby Decided to Quit Comedy, and Then Her Career Blew Up “I feel like I suddenly connected to the world, and I didn’t understand just how disconnected and isolated I was.”
  31. Jordan Klepper to Trump Administration: ‘Don’t Pretend This Isn’t Your Vision’ “The word ‘cages’ is so uncomfortable. It’s almost confining, in a way.”
  32. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Has the Devil Stop by to Defend Child-Separation Policy Satan visited Monday’s Late Show to justify America’s “all-baby reboot of The Shawshank Redemption.”
  33. Get Shorty’s Chris O’Dowd on His Absolutely Worst Day Job The Irish actor and comedian looks back on his short-lived gig as an Easter bunny.
  34. the flix
    Will Ferrell Is Going to Eurovision for Netflix He’s writing and starring in a comedy about the competition.
  35. Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch on Mocking the Tech Elite The star of HBO’s satirical comedy reveals what real-life tech moguls always say about the show.
  36. late night
    Showtime Orders Its First-Ever Late-Night Show, Hosted by Desus and Mero Desus and Mero are moving from Viceland to Showtime.
  37. The Opposition’s Cancellation Is Great News for Jordan Klepper With his upcoming show, Klepper can go back to doing what he does best.
  38. good one podcast
    How Patton Oswalt Did the Unimaginable: Write Stand-up About His Wife Dying On this week’s Good One, Patton Oswalt describes the emotionally taxing process of writing comedy about his wife’s unexpected death.
  39. #metoo
    Chris Hardwick Denies Chloe Dykstra’s Abuse Allegations: ‘I Was Blindsided’ “Our three year relationship was not perfect.”
  40. follow friday
    Eva Victor Isn’t Scary, So Don’t Be Scared of Her, Okay? Talkin’ tweets with the comedian and Reductress writer.
  41. Nerdist Removes Chris Hardwick’s Name From Website Following Abuse Claims The About page looks very different.
  42. shots fired
    The Onion Declares War on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Now this is the good stuff.
  43. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Megan Amram Promotes An Emmy for Megan You look like you could use a good comedy podcast.
  44. this week in late night
    This Week in Late Night: Trump Is Not The Bachelorette When Trump is compared to The Bachelorette, aren’t we kind of making a gay joke?
  45. Comedy Central Cancels The Opposition, But Orders New Jordan Klepper Show He’s losing one Comedy Central show and gaining another.
  46. Stephen Colbert Schools Jeff Sessions on the Bible: ‘Don’t Bring God Into This’ Don’t throw Bible quotes out there unless you’re ready for Colbert to throw them back at you.
  47. Amy Poehler Has No Time for This Don’t you read the news?
  48. Ellen DeGeneres Announces Her First Stand-up Tour in 15 Years Ellen is prepping for her Netflix stand-up special debut.
  49. Mitch Hedberg’s Widow Lynn Shawcroft Teases Never-Before-Seen Material “I kept everything, and everything is a lot.”
  50. Between Two Ferns Makes Its Glorious Return With Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B Also Wayne Knight!
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