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    John Oliver Really Just Wants Last Week Tonight to Be The Muppet ShowThe HBO host chats about the new season of the show and the one story he wishes they could’ve covered while they were away.
  2. live comedy
    How 45 Live Comedy Shows Got Their NamesFrom It’s a Guy Thing to Killer Unicorns.
  3. on comedy
    How John Oliver and Last Week Tonight Choose What Stories to CoverAs revealed during Oliver’s appearance on Scott Rogowsky’s live comedy talk show.
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    Why The Carmichael Show Changed a Line About Obama Being Shot“The whole audience just left us.”
  5. don rickles
    Don Rickles’s Absolute Best Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson MomentsDon Rickles and Johnny Carson’s rapport was legendary.
  6. political comedy
    16 Comedians on the Role of Comedy During a Trump AdministrationMaria Bamford, Eugene Mirman, Aparna Nancherla, and others weigh in.
  7. 7 Surprising Facts in Trevor Noah’s Born a CrimeTales from his childhood in South Africa. 
  8. ny la comedy
    All the Ways 20 Comedians Make Money in NYC and L.A.From podcasts to web series to branded content.
  9. ny la comedy
    Which New York City Comedy Show Is Right for You? Let Your TV Tastes Be a GuideA guide to New York comedy based on the TV shows you enjoy.
  10. 100 jokes
    Steven Wright on His Joke-Writing Process and Being an Influencer“That’s my actual favorite joke, but usually, when people ask me if I have a favorite one, I just say no. I don’t know why.”
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    Paula Poundstone on How She Started Telling Pop-Tart Jokes“I didn’t really have all that much actual material, and so at a point, I would read from the box or the package of whatever food I had. I have no idea why.”
  12. timeline
    The Evolution of Aziz AnsariFrom fun-loving stand-up to serious-minded power player.
  13. Colin Quinn Is the Best Person to Tell ‘The New York Story’If there are two topics that Colin Quinn loves to discuss, they’re race and New York City, so his new one-man show might be the best use of his […]
  14. In ‘Funny on Purpose’, Joe Randazzo Guides You Into Your Comedy CareerLots of people are funny; very few can be comedians. For anyone unsure about the transition from the first to the second, longtime Onion editor […]
  15. the second comedy boom
    How Weird Stand-up Became a Woman’s GameWhat Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, Kate Berlant, and Claudia O’Doherty learned from Jenny Slate and Kristen Schaal.
  16. the second comedy boom
    The 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015A comedy boom is in full swing right now, and doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon.
  17. Simon Amstell on Finding Fault with the World in His New Standup Show ‘To […]Lucky for us, British comic Simon Amstell is becoming a mainstay of the US standup scene. He toured the States in 2012 with his show Numb, a […]
  18. A Sneak Peek of ‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’The last few years have proven that late night television can be an unpredictable, sometimes unforgiving genre, but Larry Wilmore doesn’t seem […]
  19. The 9 Best Standup Specials and Albums of 20142014 was a banner year for comedy of all stripes, including an incredible collection of standup specials and albums. While the year may have […]
  20. Jim Gaffigan Explores His True Passion in ‘Food: A Love Story’Jim Gaffigan kicks off his new book, Food: A Love Story, by explaining his pedigree for writing about food. It’s fair to say that anyone who’s […]
  21. Plumbing Politics and the Crazy State of the World for Comedy with Andy […]Andy Zaltzman is best known in the States as half of the excellent satirical podcast The Bugle, which he co-hosts with long-time collaborator […]
  22. How to Succeed at Edinburgh Fringe with Alex Edelman Alex Edelman has had an excellent August. The American comic headed to the Edinburgh Fringe with his debut show, Millennial, and on Saturday, […]
  23. Daniel Sloss and the Art of Telling Critics to Piss OffAt only 23, Daniel Sloss has become one of the biggest draws at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Scottish comic played to packed houses […]
  24. American Alex Edelman Wins Best Newcomer Award at Edinburgh Fringe25-year-old New York comedian Alex Edelman won the Edinburgh Fringe’s Best Newcomer prize on Saturday for his show, Millennial. The prize is […]
  25. Janeane Garofalo on Her Influence, Bombing, and Having No Web PresenceIn comedy, Janeane Garofalo is a living legend. One of the breakout stars of the alt comedy of the 1990s, she went on to an eclectic […]
  26. The Inside Story of Whiplash, One of New York’s Best and Most Influential […]“Whiplash is like a magical kingdom where laughs run free and jelly beans are the main form of currency,” says comedian Aparna Nancherla, of […]
  27. Inside Pandora Comedy: Three Years In, the Promise and Limits of Streaming […]“Before I started working here, I didn’t realize there was an entire genre of comedy marketed specifically to truckers,” says Kelly Anneken, […]
  28. Inside SXSW’s ‘Inside ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’’ PanelIt’s only been on the air for two weeks, but Late Night with Seth Meyers already has a best-of reel and its own dedicated (sometimes intense) […]
  29. Talking to ‘Daily Show’ Correspondent Jessica Williams In only a couple of years, Jessica Williams has become a vital member of one the most influential comedy shows on television. She joined […]
  30. 11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year […]
  31. Monty Python Adds Another Five Reunion ShowsMonty Python’s reunion next year has already been expanded from one to five shows, and now the group has announced they’ll be doing an […]
  32. Chris Lilley’s Character Jonah Takalua Is Getting His Own ShowSummer Heights High creator and star Chris Lilley’s spinoff Ja’mie: Private School Girl has only just premiered in the US, but he’s already […]
  33. Last Night, Arsenio Hall Met ArScheerio Paul Arsenio Hall did a little time traveling last night when Paul Scheer’s ArScheerio Paul stopped by to sit on the back of chairs, talk to the […]
  34. Amazon’s ‘Betas’ Could Be Great, But Isn’t Quite There YetThe pilot of the new Amazon Studios comedy series Betas showed a lot of promise. Though it was only in the middle of our rankings last spring, […]
  35. NBC Adapting British Comedy ‘30 and Counting’NBC has bought a pilot for a remake of British single camera sitcom 30 And Counting, Deadline reports. The pilot will be written by Better Off […]
  36. Tracy Morgan Has Some Things to Say About Thanksgiving More specifically, Tracy Morgan has 28 Thanksgiving-y things to say, and he said them all on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night while […]
  37. Brian Griffin’s Probably Not Really DeadOn Sunday night’s episode of Family Guy, it appeared that the Griffins’ dog Brian had bitten the dust after being hit by a car. But […]
  38. Adam McKay Says ‘Anchorman’ Is the Type of Thing He Would Have Gotten In […]Will Ferrell has certainly been making the rounds as Ron Burgundy to promote the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,  and now director […]
  39. Joe Mande, Noah Garfinkel, and Pete Holmes Talked About Things Not To Do […] Writers and hosts of the much beloved show Totally J/K Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel stopped by The Pete Holmes Show last night, and they […]
  40. Cary Elwes Is Writing a Memoir About ‘The Princess Bride’Cary Elwes, who starred as Westley in the classic 1987 comedy The Princess Bride, is writing a memoir about the film. The Associated […]
  41. Talking to Omid Djalili About Returning to America, Taking Standup […]British comedian Omid Djalili may be a familiar face to many Americans, but his standup hasn’t been seen in the US in quite awhile. His last […]
  42. ‘Family Guy’ Killed Off Brian Last NightOn last night’s episode of Family Guy, the Griffin’s dog and smartest member of the family Brian was struck by a car and killed off. Brian, who […]
  43. South African Comedian Trevor Noah Sells Sitcom Pilot to FoxSouth African comedian Trevor Noah has sold a sitcom pilot to Fox based on his life growing up in South Africa with a white Swiss father and […]
  44. The Monty Python Guys Are Now Doing Five Shows in LondonLast week, the five living members of Monty Python announced a reunion show at the O2 Arena in London  for July 1. Tickets went on sale this […]
  45. Diablo Cody Is Making an HBO Comedy with Oprah WinfreyHBO is developing a comedy with Diablo Cody and Oprah Winfrey, says The Hollywood Reporter. Still untitled, the show will based on the upcoming […]
  46. Check Out a Trailer for Dan Harmon’s Adult Swim Show ‘Rick and Morty’ The first trailer is up for Dan Harmon’s new Adult Swim show Rick and Morty, about a crazy scientist who drags his grandson on “insanely […]
  47. Rodney Dangerfield’s Wife Launches Site Dedicated to the Late ComicRodney Dangerfield’s wife Joan today launched Rodney.com, a site dedicated the career and legacy of the late comedian. The site includes […]
  48. Watch a New Trailer for the Third Season of ‘Girls’ Here’s the first full length trailer for the upcoming season of Girls, which premieres with two back-to-back episodes on January 12th. And if […]
  49. Jessica Williams Had Some Advice on Shopping While Black on Black FridayAfter some recent allegations of racism at Barney’s in New York, The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams wanted to share some advice for black […]
  50. Comedy Central Buys Pilot from Nick Turner and Lee RubensteinComedy Central has bought a pilot from Nick Turner and Lee Rubenstein. The single camera show, Crazy House, follows “two friends who, after […]
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