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Yvonne Orji Can Turn Punchlines Into Choruses

Momma, I Made It! works best when Orji’s material speaks for itself.
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Our Brother Kaizen

He would be called a murderer and a domestic terrorist. But to us, he was family. Our struggles with systemic racism growing up were the same.
best of 2020

The Best Comedy Specials of the Year (So Far)

Featuring Marc Maron’s apocalyptic End Times Fun, Leslie Jones’s Time Machine, and Ted Alexandro’s DIY quarantine release.
  1. comedy
    Second City CEO Andrew Alexander Resigns After Claims of Institutional Racism“I am sorry for my many failures as the steward of an important cultural institution.”
  2. follow friday
    Priyanka Mattoo’s Career Advice Is a Bright Light in Dark TimesTaylor Garron’s Instagram Live chat with our comedy advice columnist will make you feel good. We promise.
  3. comedy review
    Yvonne Orji Can Turn Punchlines Into ChorusesMomma, I Made It! works best when Orji’s material speaks for itself.
  4. john mulaney
    John Mulaney Attends White House Black Lives Matter Protest, Wears Two MasksWhen Mulaney said “fuck tha police,” he meant it.
  5. last night on late night
    Amber Ruffin Opens Up About Her Experiences With Racist Police“Don’t let people get away with racist crap — not anymore. It’s a new day.”
  6. first person
    Our Brother KaizenHe would be called a murderer and a domestic terrorist. But to us, he was family. Our struggles with systemic racism growing up were the same.
  7. best of 2020
    The Best Comedy Specials of the Year (So Far)Featuring Marc Maron’s apocalyptic End Times Fun, Leslie Jones’s Time Machine, and Ted Alexandro’s DIY quarantine release.
  8. last night on late night
    Leslie Jones Wishes She Left Her Sledgehammer at Home“What do you think that you’re gonna change by going out here with that?”
  9. black lives matter
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cast Donates $100,000 to National Bail FundThey issued a statement condemning the death of George Floyd.
  10. good one podcast
    Why Hannah Gadsby Structured Her New Special Like a FugueOn this week’s Good One, the comedian talks about her Nanette follow-up and how autism influences her jokes.
  11. last night on late night
    Michael Che Says It’s a ‘Bummer’ His 2016 Black Lives Matter Joke Is Relevant“I feel like the guy who wrote ‘Amazing Grace’: You’re happy you hear the song, but every time you hear it you’re like ‘Oh no, what happened?’”
  12. last night on late night
    Jimmy Fallon Apologizes Again for Blackface SNL Sketch: ‘I’m Not a Racist’He later interviewed Don Lemon, who said his words were “very honest and brave.”
  13. best of 2020
    The Best TV of the Year (So Far)Never Have I Ever, What We Do In the Shadows, and The Last Dance are some of the brightest bright spots among 2020’s televisual offerings.
  14. two friends
    Roy Wood Jr. and Jimmy O. Yang Barely Survived Middle SchoolBoth encountered their fair share of bullies.
  15. last night on late night
    John Oliver Recaps the Year of America’s ‘Brutality Bingo’“That misconduct is in and of itself built on a legacy of white supremacy.”
  16. follow friday
    Carmen Christopher Has Been Eating Ground Beef All Week“I should be canceled for that, right?”
  17. snl
    Kenan Thompson: The Proudest Dad in Comedy“To see what you do immediately impact your child like that, that was a very touching moment.”
  18. funny videos of the month
    The Best Comedy Shorts of May 2020Rounding up our favorite funny videos of the month.
  19. commencement speeches
    Conan O’Brien Praises Harvard Grads for Being ‘Resilient in a Scary World’“Think of me as a fellow classmate — a fellow classmate who looks like shit.”
  20. extremely online
    Ariana Grande Loves Jordan Firstman’s ‘Wild’ ImpressionsTalking with the Instagram comedian Grande called a “walking deck of Cards Against Humanity cards.”
  21. tv review
    Ramy Is Best When It’s Not About RamyMahershala Ali joining the cast is a big plus, too.
  22. for your health
    Chris Rock and His Hat Appear at Cuomo Press Conference“I thought I lived in the United States. I thought I lived in a country. And now I realize that we have 50 countries.”
  23. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: June Diane Raphael Loves Joni MitchellRounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  24. remembrances
    Fred Willard Was ‘One of the Good Guys’Norman Lear, John Michael Higgins, and Bob Balaban remember the late comedian and actor.
  25. snl
    Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Blackface SNL Sketch From 2000“I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”
  26. pepe silvia approves
    The Gang Makes TV History With It’s Always Sunny’s Season 15 RenewalIt will be the longest-running live-action comedy series ever.
  27. comedy review
    In Douglas, Hannah Gadsby Strives to Manage Your ExpectationsNanette is the “Why I’m Leaving New York” essay of comedy specials, and Douglas is the “Actually I’m Still Here” next chapter.
  28. good one podcast
    Inside Quarantine With Oh, Hello’s George St. Geegland and Gil FaizonThe podcast trailblazers join Good One while self-isolating together on the Upper West Side.
  29. this week in late night
    Leslie Jordan Choosing Daddies Won Late Night This WeekAll hail short king and quarantine darling Leslie Jordan
  30. follow friday
    Caleb Hearon Knows the Secret to Good BrowniesA quarantine cooking tip.
  31. the grub street diet
    SNL’s Heidi Gardner Tries a New Cereal Each Week“We’ve done all the monster ones: Count Chocula, Boo Berry, and Frankenberry.”
  32. extremely online
    Please Do Not Show These Memes to Lana Del ReyLizzy Grant would not find these funny, but you will.
  33. stand-up
    Chelsea Handler Gets a Stand-up Special at HBO MaxJohn Early and Tracy Morgan also have specials on the way at the streaming platform.
  34. two friends
    Andrea Savage and Kaitlin Olson Wrote a Porno for ThemselvesOn the latest episode of Two Friends, quarantine boredom leads to its inevitable conclusion.
  35. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Iconography Highlights Anthony BourdainRounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  36. moira would've nailed it
    Catherine O’Hara Almost Played the Holly Hunter Role in Broadcast NewsHer audition with Albert Brooks was a “disastrous chemical misfire.”
  37. commencement
    Maria Bamford’s 2020 Commencement Speech Is Not Meant for You, Brittany“Just know there’s one shaky white comedian lady with 40,000 Instagram followers who thinks you’re amazeballs.”
  38. treetv
    Joe Pera, Human Weighted Blanket, Made a Relaxing New Special for You“It’s a little more casual than usual, but if just one nurse can come home and watch it to fall asleep, it’ll be worth it.”
  39. snl
    The 13 Best SNL Sketches of Season 45Rounding up the funniest moments from the weirdest season of the NBC series.
  40. some good news
    ClickHole Returns at Exactly the Right Time“We could not be more thrilled to once again be squirting hot viral trash all over your social media feeds.”
  41. last night on late night
    Ben Stiller’s Sweetest Story About His Dad Involves a Bad LSD Trip“Every kid calls his parents on LSD, right?”
  42. the end
    Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Say Good-bye (for Now) to The Trip“I like to think that maybe one day we’d return to it.” “Yeah, I think in ten years’ time.”
  43. wha happened?!
    12 of Fred Willard’s Most Unforgettable Film and TV AppearancesWe’re gonna miss this guy.
  44. comedy review
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  45. dizzy
    SNL’s Beck Bennett Won’t Spit in Kyle Mooney’s Throat (Anymore)A new cut-for-time sketch.
  46. two friends
    Lamorne Morris Once Got Shot, With a Gun, on Christmas DayA story he shared with Jesse Williams on our Instagram Live series.
  47. good one podcast
    Patton Oswalt Can’t Wait to Be a Comedy DinosaurThe comedian joins this week’s Good One to talk cereal jokes, comedy critics, and the next generation of stand-ups.
  48. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Says Fred Willard Was ‘a Christmas Tree in June’“You’re just instantly happy that it’s there.”
  49. trailer mix
    Space Force Trailer: Space Is Hard, That’s What Steve Carrell SaidWe’re going back to the moon. Well, trying to.
  50. dads
    Ben Stiller Remembers Jerry: ‘I’ve Never, Ever Thought I Was Funny Like My Dad’“I’ve never really felt a competition, because I would lose, hands down.”
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