1. On the Verge: The Sam Squad from ‘Full Frontal’Welcome to our series On the Verge, where our contributors highlight comedians they feel are ready for their next big break. Whether they’re […]
  2. How ‘Speechless’ Perfectly Balances Authenticity and HumorWhen it comes to comedies, ABC has distinguished itself by having one of the most inclusive slate of shows on network TV. Speechless has […]
  3. ‘Career Suicide’ Is a Master Class in Storytelling In the opening minutes of his new HBO special, Chris Gethard regrets that he doesn’t have some inciting incident that he can blame for his […]
  4. Thank God for Mike Birbiglia’s ‘Thank God For Jokes’ It might be a little jarring that the first voice you hear in Mike Birbiglia’s new Netflix special, Thank God For Jokes, isn’t Mike […]
  5. Australian Import ‘Please Like Me’ Balances Humor and Pathos Brilliantly You’ve probably never heard of Please Like Me, the Australian series created by and starring comedian Josh Thomas, but trust me: this is a […]
  6. The Joke-Heavy, Friends-First Comedy of ‘Happy Endings’2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  7. ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Is Even More Comfortable With Itself in Season 2 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is one of the best, most ambitious comedies on TV right now. The musical series won two Emmys for its first season, and […]
  8. Abbi Crutchfield Wants You to Do Better Most of us have had at least one moment – or several – where they’ve screwed something up big time. We all have areas where our decision […]
  9. How ABC Has Turned Inclusiveness Into Its Greatest Strength There’s an abundance of family sitcoms on television right now—and when it comes to the major networks, most of them are on ABC. Modern […]