1. last night on late night
    It’s a Beard-Off: Stephen Colbert Challenges Alex TrebekThere can be only one.
  2. comedy
    The Tonight Show Just Canceled Norm Macdonald’s AppearanceThe comedian’s appearance on Tuesday night’s show was scrapped hours after he apologized.
  3. in development
    Rick and Morty’s Jessica Gao Developing ABC Comedy Pitched As ‘Lazy Rich Asians’The writer behind “Pickle Rick” might get her own ABC comedy.
  4. the great bits
    Why Roy Wood Jr.’s ‘Black Patriotism’ Bit Is Olympic-Level Stand-up“Every time the comedy beach ball starts to lose altitude, Wood smacks it back into the sky.”
  5. emmys 2018
    Emmy Predictions: Who Will and Should Win in the Variety Categories?Can anyone beat John Oliver or Saturday Night Live?
  6. wisdom
    Digging Through the Comedy and Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling“Be this now. You don’t have to be something. This is it. Enjoy.”
  7. controversies
    Norm Macdonald Defends Louis C.K., Chris Hardwick, and Roseanne in New Interview“Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that.”
  8. last night on late night
    Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, and Fallon Do Very Good Impressions of Each OtherMaya debuts an amazing Jimmy.
  9. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Bids Les Moonves Farewell, for NowOr at least until he writes a stand-up set.
  10. close reads
    Insecure Shouldn’t Bring Back LawrenceThe surprise return of Issa’s ex feels both unearned and deflated.
  11. vulture lists
    Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Roman’s Quirky Sits on Succession?It’s time to document the weirdest part about this HBO drama.
  12. first person
    What I’ve Learned Performing Comedy at Over 50 College Campuses“When I started touring universities, my first impression was not Wow, these softies can’t take a joke! It was Oh dear God, they are so young!
  13. post comedy
    Why Are So Many TV Comedies Pondering the Meaning of Life?The existential comedy has officially arrived.
  14. netflix
    Netflix Execs Won’t Answer Question About a Possible Louis C.K. ReturnSometimes the worst answer is a non-answer.
  15. snl
    Here Are the Co-Head Writers of Saturday Night Live Season 44It looks a lot like last season, with one change.
  16. tv review
    American Vandal Season Two Is Full of ItYou’ll miss the refined sophistication of season one’s dick jokes.
  17. on comedy
    Sarah Silverman Helped Louis C.K.’s Daughter Understand His ‘Bad’ Decisions“It was a small silver lining in a very bleak story.”
  18. pilots
    Simon Rich’s Kristen Schaal Family Comedy Pilot Is Headed to ABCIt’s a sitcom “told from a child’s perspective,” which sounds like just the thing to take the edge off your ever-increasing anxiety.
  19. follow friday
    Shana Gohd Likes to Keep the Bots AroundTalking tweets with the Los Angeles–based comedy writer.
  20. too much money
    Steve Coogan and David Mitchell to Star in a Satire About the SuperrichThe Trip’s Michael Winterbottom is directing.
  21. social media
    Joel Kim Booster and Patti Harrison to Host New Digital Series at Comedy CentralThe show will cover the week’s news through the lens of social-media reactions.
  22. this week in late night
    This Week in Late Night: Reality Is HackyThere were lots of the same anonymous op-ed and googly-eyed fish jokes this week.
  23. trailer mix
    The Trailer for Norm Macdonald’s Netflix Show Features David Letterman and MoreThe series premieres next Friday, September 14.
  24. louis c.k.
    Comedy Cellar Owner Upset With Louis C.K. for Substantially Affecting His Life“We were the place that never did that stuff … And now I’m the national symbol of it.”
  25. post comedy
    21 Times Our Favorite Comedy Podcasts Got DarkFrom Beautiful/Anonymous to My Favorite Murder.
  26. trailer mix
    Jennifer Garner Is Just the Worst in HBO’s Camping Trailer“I am the only certified lifeguard present!”
  27. in swole news
    Rob McElhenney Wants You to Know That Getting Swole Is an Unreasonable Process“It’s a super realistic lifestyle and an appropriate body image to compare oneself to.”
  28. tv review
    Kidding Is a Terrific Showcase for Jim CarreyThe show is a little uneven, but this is the perfect role to mark Carrey’s return to TV.
  29. well hello! let's celebrate this
    Insecure, Ballers Renewed in Great News for Twitter, Elizabeth WarrenThey’ll be back.
  30. stand-up
    Comedians Share the Jokes They Most Regret“We all make mistakes, and sometimes I did things I shouldn’t have done. And sometimes you have to call yourself out on it.”
  31. whoa
    Let These Jim Carrey Quotes Blow Your Mind, Man“I don’t have a crisis anymore. I know I don’t exist.”
  32. post comedy
    The Rise of the Murder-ComWhy do so many recent TV comedies involve killing?
  33. last night on late night
    Sarah Silverman Updates Her Old Pal Jimmy Kimmel on Her Dating Life“It’s not fair! She gets new woke Jimmy — I had Man Show Jimmy!”
  34. last night on late night
    The Daily Show Didn’t Need to Know People Are Trying to Stop TrumpTrevor Noah unpacks how truly terrifying it is to know what’s going on.
  35. courts
    Roy Moore Files $95 Million Suit Over Who Is America? AppearanceMoore’s suit also targets CBS and Showtime.
  36. snl
    Julia Sweeney to Play Aidy Bryant’s Mom on Hulu Comedy ShrillIt’s the best SNL alum turned TV-mom since Jan Hooks on 30 Rock!
  37. post comedy
    8 Signs You’re Watching a Post-Comedy ComedyThere are now enough of these types of comedies that you can start to see patterns in how they work.
  38. stand-up
    Wanda Sykes Gets a Netflix Special Months After Calling Them Out Over PayIt will be Sykes’s fifth stand-up special.
  39. making dreams come true
    Billy on the Street to Return With Guests Tiffany Haddish, Kate McKinnon, & More“I’m back to heal the country … and the world!”
  40. this week in web videos
    Depressed: Proof Sadness Can Be Funny, Never CoolNadia Osman’s series is more than funny — it’s real and affecting.
  41. fall preview 2018
    33 New (and 16 Returning) Shows to Watch This FallThe Romanoffs, BoJack Horseman, Charmed, and more.
  42. development deals
    Anthony Jeselnik to Star in and Produce New Half-Hour Comedy Central SeriesHis football podcast with Gregg Rosenthal will also return as part of the deal.
  43. post comedy
    How the Nontraditional Stand-up Special Took Over ComedyThese comedians are changing our expectations of what a stand-up special can be.
  44. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Is a Beard Guy, NowBecause when you’re a beard guy, vacation never ends.
  45. last night on late night
    Boycotting Is the New Civil WarA house divided against itself cannot shop.
  46. tv review
    Atypical Season 2 Widens Its Perspective, But Loses Some CharmThe Netflix dramedy about an autistic teen becomes even more of an ensemble piece in its second outing.
  47. book excerpt
    How BoJack Horseman Got MadeAn oral history of TV’s favorite alcoholic, narcissistic, self-destructive talking horse.
  48. trailer mix
    Meet Philbert, the Star of BoJack Horseman’s Season 5 Trailer“Would it kill you to smile?”
  49. stand-up
    Ellen DeGeneres’s Netflix Special Relatable Premieres in DecemberIt’s her first stand-up special in 15 years.
  50. post comedy
    Does Atlanta Have a Shot at the Outstanding Comedy Emmy?If it wins, it will be the rare instance of a victory for a more experimental comedy.
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