backstories

‘Make Him Tell the Machine Story!’

Stand-up Bert Kreischer chronicles the journey behind his megapopular joke.
vulture lists

20 of Tim Robinson’s Best (Non-ITYSL) Sketches

Don’t think of this as a list of sketches from SNL, the Second City, and elsewhere. It’s more of a “cosmic gumbo.”
finale thoughts

Reid Scott on the Joys of Playing The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Final Big Bad

“It was always going to end with that moment, onstage, with a Johnny Carson–esque character giving Midge her name.”
  1. vulture lists
    20 of Tim Robinson’s Best (Non-ITYSL) SketchesDon’t think of this as a list of sketches from SNL, the Second City, and elsewhere. It’s more of a “cosmic gumbo.”
  2. backstories
    ‘Make Him Tell the Machine Story!’Stand-up Bert Kreischer chronicles the journey behind his megapopular joke.
  3. finale thoughts
    Reid Scott on the Joys of Playing The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Final Big Bad“It was always going to end with that moment, onstage, with a Johnny Carson–esque character giving Midge her name.”
  4. snl
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  5. charts
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  6. overnights
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  7. big duck
    John Wilson Is Back to Make You Go ‘Wowww’Oh, he’s documentin’.
  8. chat room
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  9. overnights
    Dave Recap: Self-Fulfilling ProphecySomeone tell Rachel McAdams to run!
  10. it’s turbo time!
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  11. trailer mix
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  12. overnights
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  13. overnights
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  14. overnights
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  15. you have to laugh
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  16. chat room
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  17. tv review
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  18. chat room
    James Acaster Isn’t Sure If His New Album Is Serious or Funny“On paper, I’ve got no business making an album, but I did it anyway and it worked.”
  19. overnights
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: CrossroadsMidge finally gets her big break as we prepare for the end of the story.
  20. advice
    How to Get Through the WGA Strike As an Aspiring WriterIt might feel hopeless now, but there is a place for you in this industry — one that’ll be more sustainable after a deal is reached.
  21. start here
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  22. overnights
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  23. 2023 writers’ strike
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  24. international affairs
    Conan to Be Borderless Again in Conan O’Brien Must GoThe host cosplays as a Viking, records Norwegian pop, and more in a sneak peek at his upcoming Max travel series.
  25. 2023 writers’ strike
    The Tonight Show Staffers Will Be Placed on Unpaid LeaveMeanwhile, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert are reportedly paying their shows’ staffs during the strike.
  26. trailer mix
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  27. overnights
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  28. 2023 writers’ strike
    Late-Night Hosts to Pay Their Staffs Personally During StrikeThe hosts will personally cover an extra week of compensation during the WGA strike.
  29. 2023 writers’ strike
    When Late-Night Writers Take Center StageA selection of the best sketches featuring writers to tide you over until a fair deal can be reached.
  30. trailer mix
    Sarah Silverman Talks Original vs. New Nazis in Someone You LoveYour first look at the comedian’s new special, out May 27 on HBO.
  31. summer preview 2023
    34 TV Shows We Can’t Wait to See this SummerThis may be television’s last gasp of normalcy for quite some time.
  32. trailer mix
    John Early Teases Not Being Himself in the Now More Than Ever TrailerThe comedian’s debut HBO special is coming soon.
  33. trailer mix
    Hungry for The Bear Season Two?Back in business June 22.
  34. overnights
    Somebody Somewhere Recap: Mother’s DayA Miller sister team-up sounds so nice after everything they’ve been through.
  35. overnights
    Barry Recap: Justified KillingsIt takes a deft hand to keep Barry so funny while it is most terrifying.
  36. overnights
    The Great Recap: A Monkey for Every VillageCatherine’s efforts to make tangible change in Russia are getting off to a rough start.
  37. overnights
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Missed OpportunitiesMidge seems no closer to superstardom than she was at the start of the season.
  38. overnights
    Ghosts Season-Finale Recap: Ghost CourtWe’ll have to wait until next season to see who got sucked off, but if it’s Nancy the Basement Ghost, I will riot.
  39. punching up
    The WGA Strike Enters Double DigitsThe only project writers are promoting this week? Fall of the Upfronts.
  40. underrated
    The Likable Unlikability of Sharon Horgan’s PullingComedian Jena Friedman explains why the comedy is so worth watching.
  41. overnights
    The Other Two Recap: Unpleasant-villeIt seems like Cary and Brooke don’t want to work these days.
  42. overnights
    Dave Recap: Actually Kinda CuteDave and Robyn’s relationship is moving really fast.
  43. trailer mix
    Wanda Sykes Foretells Jesus’s Return in New SpecialYour first look at I’m an Entertainer, out May 23 on Netflix.
  44. vulture recommends
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  45. overnights
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  46. comedy review
    Hannah Gadsby Feels GoodIn Something Special, the comedian strives toward a new balance.
  47. coming soon
    Please Don’t Destroy? More Like Please Do Make a Movie.Conan O’Brien, Bowen Yang, and Meg Stalter will star alongside the trio.
  48. midlife crisis unlocked
    A Very Special Trailer for Clone High Has Finally ArrivedNeither we nor the clones are ready to believe it’s been 20 years since 2003.
  49. overnights
    Somebody Somewhere Recap: Deep BreathsIn case you forgot how wonderful Bridget Everett’s voice is, it’s on full display here.
  50. overnights
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