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The Uplifting Nihilism of ‘Rick & Morty’

2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need comforting. With that in mind, we asked our contributors to pick the one piece of comedy in any form [...]

By Philip Stamato

Why Seeing Steve Carell’s Seared Foot Lifts My Spirits

2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need comforting. With that in mind, we asked our contributors to pick the one piece of comedy in any form [...]

By Elizabeth Stamp

When Things Feel Hopeless, Turn to ‘The State’s Stupidity

2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need comforting. With that in mind, we asked our contributors to pick the one piece of comedy in any form [...]

By Erica Lies

The Cathartic Pessimism of ‘Oh Hello!’

2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need comforting. With that in mind, we asked our contributors to pick the one piece of comedy in any form [...]

By Arielle Gordon

The Magic of Michael Hartney’s Grandiose Choir Teacher

2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need comforting. With that in mind, we asked our contributors to pick the one piece of comedy in any form [...]

By Mark Kramer

The Simple Joys of Kate Berlant and John Early’s Video, ‘Paris’

2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need comforting. With that in mind, we asked our contributors to pick the one piece of comedy in any form [...]

By Pablo Goldstein

The Joke-Heavy, Friends-First Comedy of ‘Happy Endings’

2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need comforting. With that in mind, we asked our contributors to pick the one piece of comedy in any form [...]

By Jason Seligson

The Pure Comedic Relaxation of ‘Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep’

2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need comforting. With that in mind, we asked our contributors to pick the one piece of comedy in any form [...]

By Ian Goldstein

The Always Surprising Treasure That Is ‘Time Bandits’

2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need comforting. With that in mind, we asked our contributors to pick the one piece of comedy in any form [...]

By Marc Hershon

The Pitch-Perfect Movie Parodies Embedded Within ‘The Critic’

2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need comforting. With that in mind, we asked our contributors to pick the one piece of comedy in any form [...]

By Jeremy Moran