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Brian Boone

  1. the grind
    How It Feels to Get Fired From Your Comedy Dream JobTen former staffers from late-night shows, satirical websites, and online comedy outlets look back on the day they got the bad news.
  2. vulture lists
    TV’s 11 Best Fake Winter HolidaysHappy Chrismukkah!
  3. best of 2019
    The 10 Best Comedy Books of 2019Featuring Garry Shandling, Ali Wong, Jenny Slate, and a thorough history of Friends.
  4. vulture lists
    A Definitive Ranking of Friends Thanksgiving EpisodesMissing toes, Brad Pitt, and Chandler in a box.
  5. music videos
    The Brief and Wondrous Life of MC Skat KatTalking with the animators behind Paula Abdul’s onetime music-video co-star.
  6. books
    The It’s Garry Shandling’s Show Theme Song Was Written in an ElevatorPlus other highlights from a new book about the late comedian, edited by Judd Apatow.
  7. vulture lists
    25 Essential Canadian SitcomsFrom Schitt’s Creek to, yes, a show about hockey.
  8. vulture lists
    The 8 Best Movies About the End of High SchoolA collection of superb senior-year cinema.
  9. biographies
    Mel Brooks Was Paid $500K for a Never-Released ProjectDiving into some of the most interesting stories from a new biography about the filmmaker.
  10. satire
    That Long-Promised Elon Musk Comedy Site Is Finally Live. So How Is It?Remember when Elon Musk teamed up with some Onion writers to launch a new comedy project? Well, it’s here.
  11. oscars 2019
    30 Years of Comedic Performances That Deserved Oscar NominationsThe Academy has a bad habit of overlooking comedic performances. Here are 30 that deserved more attention than they got.
  12. vulture lists
    Every Brooklyn Nine-Nine Episode, RankedLooking back at the show’s Fox years.
  13. vulture lists
    Every Sex-Tape Joke That Andy Samberg Has Made on Brooklyn Nine-Nine“Uh-oh, I hope it doesn’t get too sexual.”
  14. oral histories
    The True Origins of Monty Python’s Spamalot MusicalThe best stories from the updated Monty Python oral history, including how Mel Brooks helped give birth to Spamalot.
  15. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Comedy Books of 2018Featuring Chris Gethard, Nell Scovell, The Simpsons, The Kids in the Hall, and an intimate look at Robin Williams.
  16. comedy gold
    The Vampire Baseball Game in Twilight Is the Funniest Film Scene EverLet’s break it down frame by frame.
  17. documentaries
    Cracked Up Dives Deep Into the Mind and Work of Darrell HammondHere are the most fascinating things we learned from the new documentary.
  18. sketch comedy
    5 Head-Crushing Highlights From the New Kids in the Hall BiographyPaul Myers’s new book is full of comedy-nerd gold.
  19. vulture lists
    Every Saturday Night Live Movie, RankedParty on.
  20. memoirs
    Monty Python Almost Never Aired and Other Stories From Eric Idle’s MemoirThis is filled with great stories.
  21. vulture lists
    The 25 Best College Comedies of All TimePitch Perfect, Old School, Legally Blonde, and more.
  22. singles
    Looking Back on the Weird Fad of Stand-up Comedian SinglesFeaturing Rodney Dangerfield, Howie Mandel, Chris Rock, and more.
  23. documentaries
    9 of the Most Intriguing Revelations From Robin Williams: Come Inside My MindMarina Zenovich’s documentary is full of fascinating stories about the late comedian.
  24. How Harold Ramis and Bill Murray Ended Their FeudIt involved doughnuts.
  25. The 90 Best Books for Comedy FansThe ultimate comedy library.
  26. Tweet More or Eat Sh*t, Because I’m Roidin’ Up This Zoo’s Social Media […] Welcome to Hell, nimrods. This is your last day as employees of the Cincinnati Zoo and your first day as global brand ambassadors of a […]
  27. Welcome to Our Extremely Tasteful, Dangerously Haunted Dream Home, by […] You are cordially invited to an elegant housewarming function at the home of Colette and Tad Newman this Saturday. Address: 666 Hemlock […]
  28. How I Bought a House at 25 by Saving Up and Also Being the Daughter of the […] As a millennial, I’m so frustrated when I see my peers complaining about their circumstances. The idea that my generation is entirely helpless […]
  29. ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Updated For Adult Women Who […] Are you there god? It’s me, Margaret. I go by Mags now. Last time we chatted, I had just gotten my period. A lot has happened since. I’m 26 […]
  30. Essential Advice for Your First Party, by Matt Corluka If you’re here, in my class, then you already know my story. Until I was 21, I’d never been to a party. And then everything changed. I went to […]
  31. Long Works of Literature Made Shorter—and Better—with the Addition of […] Atlas Shrugged “Who is John Galt?” The light was ebbing, and Eddie Willers could not distinguish the bum’s face. The bum had said it simply, […]
  32. I Am Gareth the Bold, and I Fear No Confrontation, by Graham Techler I’m going to stop you right there, and it won’t throw me one bit. I ordered this meal with the Dressing of a Thousand Islands and this is […]
  33. Odysseus Reviews the New Translation of ‘The Odyssey,’ by Michael Maiello “Tell me about a complicated man,” begins Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey, which is the story of me, Odysseus. I read this […]
  34. Cute and Unlikely Human Companions, by Ralph GamelliStepping out her door, Helen Malloy was completely unprepared for what she saw. There on the front yard, her husband Gus—famous for angrily […]
  35. Men Find Me Intimidating Just Because I’m a Sentient Robot Sent Here From […] When I first arrived at these time-vector coordinates to stalk and kill John Connor, future leader of the human resistance, I didn’t realize […]
  36. Winter Blues Band for Hire, by Bizzy Coy Dear Nightclub Booker, Hi. I’m Dugan Rathbone, guitarist and lead vocalist for Doctor Sad Man’s Sad Time Jam Band, the nation’s only […]
  37. Marvel, Why Haven’t You Financed My Insect-Hero Film ‘The Fantastic Franz […] Dear Marvel Studios, Over the past few years, your production company has financed many big-budget, high-octane, insect-inspired films […]
  38. An Excerpt from ‘Hey, U Up? (For a Serious Relationship): How to Turn Your […]How to Pick the Perfect Blood Diamond for Your Engagement Ring So, the two of you are ready to make a lifelong commitment, and you’ve […]
  39. I’ll Be Holding a Red Rose, by Lucas GardnerHey Sandra, Just wanted to say I can’t wait for our blind date this Friday! I’ll see you 7 o’ clock sharp at Maguire’s Pub. Since you don’t […]
  40. An Excerpt from ‘TITLE 13,’ by Michael A. Ferro Thirty-seven pages of highly classified TITLE 13 material were reported missing at the Chicago Regional Census Center on Wednesday […]
  41. A Celebrity Profile That’s Only Descriptions of What They Were Wearing, If […] Grace Schoeppner looks as if she has just stepped out of a dictionary, the one she occupies as the definition of the word “chic.” Floating […]
  42. So I Prefer a More Form-Fitting, European Cut on My Tailored Outerwear. […]Oh, am I causing a scene? Is this too much? Maybe you’re fine with the absolute bare minimum of quality when it comes to your wardrobe. Maybe […]
  43. the humor section
    You Hit the Paywall, You Stupid F***ing Idiot, by Brian AglerDid you forget that journalism costs money?
  44. Inky’s Letter, by Barbara Holm My Dearest Clyde, I lay pen to pixelated paper on day 487,000 of this desolate bloodshed. Every treacherous battle is the same. My brethren […]
  45. How to Stay Friends Once Your Girlfriends Settle Down with Their Pet […] Growing up is difficult. We all reach adulthood at different points. For me personally, a lot of my friendships started to change at that […]
  46. Wonka, Inc. Quarterly Report, by Patrick Muncie To: The Board of Directors and Shareholders of Wonka Chocolates and Confections, Inc. From: Charles “Charlie” Bucket, Chairman and […]
  47. I Have Created the World’s First Top Hat; All You Small-Hatted Dullards […] Hear me. Hear me, you worms who do not yet know the extent of your own inferiority. I know that you can see me (for how could you not?), but […]
  48. Everything Leaving Netflix in January 2018, by Keaton Patti Fight Club (1999) Wings (Seasons 1-3) Deborah Sanchez (Got a way better job at Hulu) Matchstick Men (2003) Sam Patterson (Refuses […]
  49. Sweatshop Kidz Got Talent, by Bizzy CoyAmerica, do you like feel-good or feel-bad reality TV? Do you enjoy an unending parade of children being told they’re talented or not talented […]
  50. KRAMER (on Behalf of Herself and All Others Similarly Situated) vs. […] ’Tis the last day of trial, and to all in the court, I now offer this argument sounding in tort: My client, Miss Kramer, and others […]
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