MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

David Peisner

  1. origin stories
    How a Bookstore Became the Unlikely Birthplace of Alt-ComedyIn the 1990s, a group of misfit comedians who didn’t fit in at clubs created their own.
  2. origin stories
    The Most Influential American Comedy Factory You’ve Never Heard OfIn the late 1990s, Boom Chicago took root in Amsterdam — and with it, the careers of many of today’s TV and movie standouts.
  3. stand-up
    The Challenge of Making a Comedy Store Documentary From the InsideA chat with director Mike Binder about his five-part series on the legendary comedy club.
  4. comedy
    The Curious Decline of Paul MooneyHe’s a famously provocative — and infamously difficult — comedy trailblazer. But lately, something even more upsetting than usual has been going on at his stand-up gigs.
  5. Kiss and Break Up: Inside the Feud Between Lil Wayne and BirdmanFor years, the rap superstar and his mentor and label boss formed one of rap’s most loyal, inseparable teams. Then it all went terribly wrong.
  6. vulture cover story
    Kiss and Break Up: Inside the Feud Between Lil Wayne and BirdmanFor years, the rap superstar and his mentor and label boss formed one of rap’s most loyal, inseparable teams. Then it all went terribly wrong.
  7. theater
    We Got a Peek at Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s New MusicalThe Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, twelve years in the making, opened in Atlanta this week.