character study

How Guillermo Found His Power on What We Do in the Shadows

Making Staten Island’s sweetest and most loyal vampire assistant (who’s secretly great at killing vampires).
this week in late night

Desus & Mero Ranking the Worst Places in NYC Won Late Night This Week

“If you can have a Whole Foods as the worst place in New York, you live in a very privileged New York, my friend.”
this week in comedy podcasts

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Demi Adejuyigbe Can Do It All

Rounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the week.
  1. character study
    How Guillermo Found His Power on What We Do in the ShadowsMaking Staten Island’s sweetest and most loyal vampire assistant (who’s secretly great at killing vampires).
  2. trump in cinema
    Sorry, Ben Stiller Won’t Be Editing Donald Trump Out of ZoolanderSo quit asking.
  3. this week in late night
    Desus & Mero Ranking the Worst Places in NYC Won Late Night This Week“If you can have a Whole Foods as the worst place in New York, you live in a very privileged New York, my friend.”
  4. kabletown
    Good God, Lemon, It’s the 30 Rock Reunion TrailerStream it on your iPhone 40.
  5. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Demi Adejuyigbe Can Do It AllRounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the week.
  6. emmy insider
    How Insecure Wrote the Year’s Most Romantic Bottle EpisodeNatasha Rothwell has always wanted Issa and Lawrence to reunite. With “Lowkey Happy,” she finally got her chance to make it happen.
  7. last night on late night
    Lisa Kudrow Has Been Telling Conan ‘a Pandemic Could Be Coming’ for YearsConan tells Kudrow that she “has been preparing for this pandemic since the day I met you.”
  8. advice
    What’s the Best Way to Find a Mentor in Hollywood During Lockdown?Some of the most helpful people in this business are those who have just gotten a foot in the door and are holding it open for you as well.
  9. last night on late night
    Laurie Kilmartin Tells Conan About Losing Her Mom to COVID-19The comedian and Conan writer processed her mom’s death the way she knows best: livetweeting jokes.
  10. snl
    Colin Jost Blames Scarlett Johansson for Well-Placed SNL Guitar“She was like, ‘Maybe I should learn how to play,’ and just left it on the couch.”
  11. now streaming
    The 30 Best Comedies on Hulu Right NowBest in Show, My Cousin Vinny, Booksmart, and more.
  12. two friends
    Mark Proksch’s Unaired 2013 Comedy Pilot Will Make You ScreamIt comes highly recommended by his Shadows co-star Natasia Demetriou.
  13. good one podcast
    Aidy Bryant Has Fallen in Love With SNL All Over AgainThe Shrill star talks SNL’s remote episodes and her future on the show on this week’s Good One.
  14. movie review
    Palm Springs Is Thoroughly Charming and Unexpectedly TimelyThe time-loop rom-com skims past many of the genre’s obligatory beats in order to get to less explored territory.
  15. talk shows
    Charlamagne Tha God to Host a Weekly Talk Show on Comedy CentralThe half-hour series will have a “cable news feel” and cover current events and cultural issues.
  16. comedy specials
    John Mulaney and His Pack of Kids Are Headed to Comedy CentralTwo more Sack Lunch Bunch specials are on the way.
  17. the industry
    The Remaking of Comedy CentralBehind Chris McCarthy’s plan to transform the ViacomCBS network from a linear cable channel to a multi-platform content machine.
  18. last night on late night
    Conan O’Brien Debuts His Quarantine Show From Largo to an Audience of OneHis sole audience member? His assistant, Sona Movsesian.
  19. improv
    Groundlings Community Calls Out ‘Whitest Improv Institution’ in Open Letter“If you honestly believe that black life matters, prove it by taking the steps to make them matter on your stages.”
  20. it lives
    Netflix Revives Dead to Me for Third and Final SeasonWe’ll celebrate with a bottle or three.
  21. last night on late night
    Noted ‘Old Person’ Hasan Minhaj Imparts His Wisdom to Desi TeensJust hire Abeer as a full-time correspondent, already.
  22. emmy insider
    Is Anyone Watching Quibi?The streaming platform raised $1.75 billion and secured a roster of A-list talent, but it can’t get audiences to notice.
  23. comedy
    Hannibal Buress Drops Comedy Special Miami Nights on YouTubeThe prophecy has been fulfilled.
  24. now streaming
    The 30 Best Comedies on Amazon PrimeHot Rod, Spaceballs, Moonstruck, and more.
  25. emmy insider
    Adam Ruins ‘For Your Consideration’ Emmy Campaigns“You’re sitting there going, I made a really good show. Isn’t that enough? And it’s actually not.”
  26. get the look
    The Fashion Secrets of Grace and FrankieLed by costumer Allyson Fanger, the clothes on Grace and Frankie are vibrant, enviable, and singular in style.
  27. emmy insider
    Why Isn’t Every Show Like Los Espookys?It’s a world where we don’t have to fight for representation, and TV can be as weird and queer as it wants.
  28. late night
    Conan O’Brien Is Leaving Lockdown to Tape His Late-Night Show From LargoBut there won’t be an audience, and guests will still be interviewed via Zoom.
  29. reboots
    That Clone High Reboot You Always Wanted Is Finally HappeningCo-creators Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence will “reimagine” the cult-hit animated series.
  30. close reads
    The Real Mud on The Golden GirlsThe blackface on The Golden Girls wasn’t blackface. But the entire series was still mired in racism and rape culture.
  31. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Las Culturistas’s Mighty ListHere are our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  32. stand-up
    The Most Joyful Live Comedy Right Now Is Inside Animal CrossingJenny Yang’s comedy showcase may be the cutest stand-up has ever been.
  33. revivals
    A ‘Reimagined’ Beavis and Butt-Head Is Coming to Comedy Central“It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again,” creator Mike Judge said.
  34. best of 2020
    The Best TV of the Year (So Far)Never Have I Ever, I May Destroy You, and Mrs. America are some of the brightest bright spots among 2020’s televisual offerings.
  35. conan archives
    Revisit Carl Reiner’s Very First Conan Interview From 1995It involves Reiner peeing on the walls to stake out his territory.
  36. tributes
    In Pictures: The 70-Year Career of Carl ReinerRemembering a comedy legend.
  37. in memoriam
    Rob Reiner, Mel Brooks, Alan Alda, and More Celebs Share Tributes to Carl ReinerSarah Silverman, Stephen Colbert, and more share their remembrances.
  38. book excerpt
    How the 2,000-Year-Old Man Was BornThe story of Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner’s popular sketch involves a tape recorder, Cary Grant, and Queen Elizabeth.
  39. good one podcast
    Why Hasan Minhaj Couldn’t Stay Silent About George FloydThe comedian joins this week’s Good One to talk Patriot Act, the jokes he decides not to tell, and being a boss.
  40. purell
    Curb Your Enthusiasm to Return for Season 11, Hopefully With a Mask EpisodeSeason 10 literally ended with a Purell fire.
  41. obits
    Carl Reiner Taught the World What a Comedy Writer DoesUntil Reiner came along, nobody outside the business knew about the writers’ room; today we all do.
  42. vulture lists
    Every Episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show, RankedA look back at the classic TV show’s highs and lows.
  43. chat room
    Eurovision’s Director Never Wanted to Make Fun of AnyoneDavid Dobkin talks finding the heart in Will Ferrell’s passion project, comedy’s cultural uprising, and what is funny in 2020.
  44. the beginning of the end
    Corporate’s Final Season Debuts on July 22Remember offices?
  45. funny videos of the month
    The Best Comedy Shorts of June 2020Rounding up our favorite funny videos of the month.
  46. obits
    Carl Reiner, Comedy Legend, Dead at 98A Hollywood treasure since the 1950s.
  47. the mainframe
    Trust That No One Loved The Net (or Sandra Bullock) More Than Carl ReinerThe late comedian had been tweeting about the movie since 2015, and he finally agreed to explain his obsession.
  48. last night on late night
    Hasan Minhaj Is Proud to Present TurboTaxSucksAss.ComPatriot Act created a helpful tax-filing website that shields you from its trickery.
  49. vulture lists
    Every Will Ferrell Movie, RankedWhich film best captures the Will Ferrell Experience?
  50. last night on late night
    John Oliver Taunts Republicans for Not ‘Capitalizing’ on Coronavirus ‘Correctly’“You f*cking idiots!”
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