Trying to place Mike DeStefano in the present day has become both a pastime and an obsession for his fans.
“Mike would’ve hated social […]
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For the last four decades, live standup has defined itself in […]
Of all the things to celebrate in comedy this year, the resilience and power of standup’s cherished documents – the album and the TV special […]
I had a single thought fixed in my head as I fired up my laptop to preview Bob Odenkirk and David Cross’s first post-Mr. Show series, W/ Bob […]
Now more than ever, it’s easy to miss a great standup special. Despite social media’s role as the new word-of-mouth, there are specials […]
The funniest movies tend to burrow into our brains like no other form of popular entertainment. Through repeated viewings and earworm quotes, […]
In the pre-internet age, the best prank calls and underground videos were passed hand-to-hand on cassette and VHS tapes, creating a subculture […]
Modern standup has been around in one form or another since vaudeville, but it’s only been since the late ‘70s that the standup special has […]
As much as Phil Hartman’s work and influence lives on, the Ontario native has so far escaped the kind of mainstream legacy re-appraisal that so […]
Marc Maron hasn’t exactly built his career on happy memories. But when the WTF host thinks back on his comedy education, he fondly remembers […]
“Before I started working here, I didn’t realize there was an entire genre of comedy marketed specifically to truckers,” says Kelly Anneken, […]
Writing about comedy has become a cottage industry in recent years as the swelling popularity of live and online humor has birthed a new […]