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  1. spoilers
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of ManiacNetflix’s genre-hopping epic is really about people struggling to heal themselves in an abusive world.
  2. follow friday
    Follow Asher Perlman for Instagram Cartoons!Chatting jokes and cartoons with the Brooklyn-based comedian and writer.
  3. maniac
    The Making of Justin Theroux’s Maniac Character (and His Blow-Job Robot)“I was like, ‘I want some glasses, I want to be bald, and I want a weird wig.’”
  4. snl
    Saturday Night Live Adds Ego Nwodim to the Cast and 4 New WritersSeason 44 will have some fresh faces.
  5. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Welcome to The History of StandupLooking for some high-quality comedy podcast recommendations?
  6. art du jour
    Abbi Jacobson Began Illustrating Because She Didn’t Have Space for Anything ElseWe chat with the Broad City star about some of her favorite illustrations.
  7. guides
    How to Leave the Boring Job You Don’t Like and Break Into ComedyWant to get into comedy but have no idea how? Here’s a handy guide.
  8. representation
    BoJack Horseman’s Biggest Mystery: Is Todd Supposed to Be Latino?A candid answer from BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
  9. close reads
    Maya Rudolph Is a Revelation on ForeverI hate to break out this hoary cliché, but it fits.
  10. tv review
    Maniac Is a Hell of a DrugThis trippy series starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone is unlike anything else on Netflix.
  11. vulture investigates
    Are Muppets Sexual?A very serious investigation.
  12. this week in web videos
    Reveries: A Perfect Visual Comedy AlbumMany people won’t get this or bother to watch the whole thing. Those people will miss out.
  13. brooklyn book festival 2018
    The 6 Most Memorable Moments From the Brooklyn Book FestivalFrom James Baldwin’s gender politics to the mass extinction of book reviews.
  14. tv
    Bob Greenblatt Saved NBC. Now What?The TV exec opens up about the Peacock’s dark days, a possible Saved by the Bell reboot, and the future of streaming.
  15. from the archives
    The Forgotten Film From The Dick Van Dyke Show’s Morey Amsterdam and Rose MarieA look back on the cameo-packed 1966 comedy Don’t Worry, We’ll Think of a Title.
  16. who is the turd burglar?
    Let’s Talk About the End of American Vandal Season 2The Turd Burglar investigation is a nuanced look at teens and social media, until it isn’t.
  17. grief
    BoJack Horseman’s Eulogy Episode Tackles Death With Brutal HonestyGoing inside BoJack’s standout season-five episode with Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
  18. follow friday
    Brian Park Wants to Distract You From Instagram ModelsTalking with the New York–based comedian about his very funny Instagram videos.
  19. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Henry Winkler on You Made It WeirdThere were lots of perfect pairings in the comedy podcast world this week.
  20. set design
    How Kidding Invented Its Very Own Children’s Puppet ShowStep one: Hire an Emmy-winning Sesame Street veteran.
  21. tv review
    Norm Macdonald Has a Show Is a Comedy RelicHe feels like a talk-show host who belongs to an older era.
  22. emmys 2018
    Who Will and Should Win in the Emmy Comedy Categories?Will Atlanta or The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel run away with the top prize?
  23. in conversation
    Norm Macdonald, In ConversationAt the end of a controversial week, the comedian gives what he’s said may be his last-ever print interview.
  24. snl
    The Best Maya Rudolph–Fred Armisen SNL SketchesFrom “Prince Show” to “Club Traxx.”
  25. anniversaries
    Conan’s 25th Anniversary: O’Brien’s Writers on Their Favorite Moments“Only the writers knew how funny he was back then.”
  26. tv review
    BoJack Horseman Season 5 Goes Deep on Grief, Addiction, and Sight GagsThe BoJack-centric storylines are terrific, and the stand-alone episodes about other characters are even better.
  27. in conversation
    Emma Thompson on Her New Films and the Lies Women Are Told“I don’t think,” says the star of the upcoming The Children Act and King Lear, “that I have ever enjoyed being alive as much as I do now.”
  28. bachelor nation
    Bachelor in Paradise Ended the Summer of Scam in Epic, Appalling FashionJenna almost had everyone fooled!
  29. emmys 2018
    Emmy Predictions: Who Will and Should Win in the Limited Series Categories?Can American Crime Story sweep its nominated categories?
  30. this week in web videos
    Tommy Wants His Mommy: We Want to Watch More at 2 a.m.This bizarre quarter-hour animated short is worth your time.
  31. tv review
    Forever Is Really Great, But We’re Not Allowed to Tell You WhyMaya Rudolph and Fred Armisen’s Amazon show is shrouded in secrecy. But trust us: It’s one of the best of the fall.
  32. 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.”
  33. emmys 2018
    Emmy Predictions: Who Will and Should Win in the Variety Categories?Can anyone beat John Oliver or Saturday Night Live?
  34. 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.”
  35. 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!
  36. tv review
    American Vandal Season Two Is Full of ItYou’ll miss the refined sophistication of season one’s dick jokes.
  37. tv review
    The Deuce Season Two Takes a Big Leap ForwardThe HBO drama jumps ahead to an era of glitter balls, platform shoes, cocaine, and the open sale of sex.
  38. follow friday
    Shana Gohd Likes to Keep the Bots AroundTalking tweets with the Los Angeles–based comedy writer.
  39. tv review
    Lifetime’s You Is Absolutely BonkersIf you can get past the creepy premise, this show is a messy, murderous romp.
  40. fall preview 2018
    10 New Podcasts to Listen to This FallSerial season three, a 99% Invisible mini-series, an investigation of Boston’s Gardner Museum heist, and more.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.”
  43. tv review
    Why Does Iron Fist Season Two Exist?It’s an improvement in the way that stubbing your toe is an improvement over jamming your finger.
  44. post comedy
    The Rise of the Murder-ComWhy do so many recent TV comedies involve killing?
  45. fall preview 2018
    Jonathan Lethem Wrote a Mystery Novel to Beat His Trump BluesThe Feral Detective emphatically reasserts the notion that a novel can grapple with a cultural moment.
  46. 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.
  47. fall preview 2018
    33 New (and 16 Returning) Shows to Watch This FallThe Romanoffs, BoJack Horseman, Charmed, and more.
  48. vulture lists
    All 131 Van Halen Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestOnly time will tell if they stand the test of time.
  49. post comedy
    How the Nontraditional Stand-up Special Took Over ComedyThese comedians are changing our expectations of what a stand-up special can be.
  50. book excerpt
    How BoJack Horseman Got MadeAn oral history of TV’s favorite alcoholic, narcissistic, self-destructive talking horse.
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