MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Dave Schilling

  1. oral histories
    ‘The Sketch That Always Plays Hot’An oral history of Saturday Night Live’s “Black Jeopardy.”
  2. vulture lists
    The 8 Best Jokes From John Mulaney’s Kid Gorgeous Special“This is a horse … loose in a hospital.”
  3. Every Time Hollywood Made the ‘Black Version’ of a Hit MovieFrom Blacula to Who’s Your Caddy?, let’s review the most egregious examples of “What if we made a black version of X?”
  4. vulture lists
    The 9 Best Jokes From Chris Rock’s New Netflix SpecialTamborine delves into Chris Rock’s divorce from his ex-wife, his infidelity, and his addiction to porn.
  5. close reads
    A Close Read of the Pimp Story Dave Chappelle Tells in The Bird RevelationWho’s who?
  6. What Was the Best Era of Saturday Night Live Ever?Was it the original cast? Tina Fey times? The early ’90s?
  7. Why Sasheer Zamata Never Had a Chance on Saturday Night LiveShe now belongs to one of the most exclusive clubs in American comedy: the black female comedian let down by SNL.
  8. the price of fame
    Do We Expect Too Much of Dave Chappelle?He’s rich and famous, yet we still want to see the plucky underdog.
  9. 100 jokes
    The Legacy of Stepin Fetchit Remains an Obstacle for Today’s Black ComediansHis racial subordination forced a choice between popular recognition and basic human dignity.