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The Comedians You Should and Will Know in 2023

25 comics who industry insiders predict will be tomorrow’s superstars.
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The Best Comedy Books of 2023 (So Far)

These books give us a record of our times via the moment’s best comic minds.
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The Best Comedy Shorts of September 2023

Rounding up our favorite funny videos of the month.
  1. comedians you should know
    Nimesh Patel Wants You to Shut Up, Be Funny, and Be Nice“I learned to keep my writing secrets secret.”
  2. comedians you should know
    Opey Olagbaju Can Take You Higher“For me, the best jokes take a long time to develop.”
  3. comedians you should know
    Edy Modica Lets It Rip“‘Be yourself’ is the best advice, and anything that isn’t that is the worst … ”
  4. comedians you should know
    You Don’t Know Rachel Kaly? No Problem.“I challenge every man over 45 to come for me.”
  5. comedians you should know
    Andrea Jin Has Peed So Many Pants“I’d rather have dinner with friends who I love than do a show with two people in the audience.”
  6. chapters
    Walking While BlackZiwe details a chilling roadside encounter in her debut essay collection, Black Friend.
  7. spooky scary skeletons
    25 Horror-Comedies That Are Actually FunnyNot to be confused with a comedy about horror subjects or a horror movie with jokes.
  8. comedians you should know
    Jordan Jensen Has Muffins for Brains“What was I just saying?”
  9. best of 2023
    The Best Comedy Books of 2023 (So Far)These books give us a record of our times via the moment’s best comic minds.
  10. comedians you should know
    Meet Rob “Mr. Comedy Man” Haze“There are times when everyone is in agreement, and there are times when the room is divided. I get to dictate that chemistry in real time.”
  11. comedians you should know
    Stavros Halkias Has No System“Writing stand-up sucks, and every moment I’m doing it I’d rather scrape my nuts across broken glass.”
  12. comedians you should know
    Katrina Davis Finds Beauty in Closed Doors“It’s nice to get messages from people who relate to my jokes or accidentally woke up the person next to them on a red-eye flight laughing at me.”
  13. comedians you should know
    Curtis Cook Wants This in Every Possible Dimension“My hands are stained with blood, and I will never see the light of heaven, but why bow to a god when you can become one?”
  14. welcome back
    Late-Night Hosts Have a Lot to Catch Up OnSee how Kimmel, Oliver, Colbert, Fallon, and Meyers made their late-night return.
  15. comics to watch
    Meet 2023’s Comedians You Should Know of Los AngelesJay Jurden talked shop with this year’s honorees on the West Coast.
  16. comics to watch
    Get to Know 2023’s Comedians You Should Know of New York*Jay Jurden talked shop with this year’s honorees on the East Coast — *and also Chicago.
  17. comedians you should know
    Sophie Buddle Will Blow Ya Mind“Because that’s always the mission.”
  18. archaeology
    Lost Pre–Monty Python Series Unearthed in FullA good day for British sketch-comedy nerds and TV preservationists.
  19. comedians you should know
    One, Two, Three, Eyes on Natalie Rotter-Laitman and Charlie Bardey“I love doing our show so much!!!!! I feel so lucky for it.”
  20. comedians you should know
    Ralph Barbosa’s Ass Won’t Last“’Cause if you really think about it, no ass will really last. Unless it’s an immortal ass.”
  21. comedians you should know
    Brian Bahe Wants the Nepo Babies to Pay It Forward“Honestly, even if just five nepo babies did this, it would be a step in the right direction and probably end climate change.”
  22. comedians you should know
    Fumi Abe Will Not Be Handing Out Business Cards“Getting into stand-up was the first time I asked myself how I honestly felt about stuff going on in my life and the world.”
  23. crime
    Russell Brand Under Second U.K. Police InvestigationOver “harassment and stalking” claims.
  24. comics to watch
    The Comedians You Should and Will Know in 202325 comics who industry insiders predict will be tomorrow’s superstars.
  25. last night on late night
    John Oliver Praises WGA During First Post-Strike Last Week Tonight“Hopefully, this might encourage others, from auto workers to Starbucks baristas to health-care providers.”
  26. funny videos of the month
    The Best Comedy Shorts of September 2023Rounding up our favorite funny videos of the month.
  27. music notes
    How This Fool Captured the Underground Sound of L.A.“Why not give groups in Southern California money instead of using a song from a well-known punk group that’s been played to death?”
  28. punching up
    The Last WGA Strike RecapWhat’s in the deal and what’s next.
  29. a24 tv
    Nathan Fielder Can Put Out Fires With His SmileIn The Curse alongside Emma Stone.
  30. endings
    Reservation Dogs Closes the Circle of Peak TVThe end of Sterlin Harjo’s singular half-hour dramedy might also be the end of a small but astounding moment in post-prestige television.
  31. overnights
    Reservation Dogs Series-Finale Recap: We Did GoodAfter a beautiful run, Reservation Dogs has come to an end. Let’s keep supporting Indigenous storytelling.
  32. extremely online
    Dropout’s Playbook for Surviving an Unforgiving InternetAs the comedy platform sheds its CollegeHumor past, CEO Sam Reich reflects on the effectiveness of his “radically boring” strategy.
  33. tour dates
    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Already Have Super Bowl PlansOne of nine new dates of the pair’s Restless Leg Tour happens to compete with the NFL’s big game.
  34. overnights
    Only Murders in the Building Recap: Fathers of the BrideIt looks like the crew has cracked the case and has their murderer. Now what?
  35. 2023 writers’ strike
    WGA and AMPTP Reach Tentative AgreementPicketing has been suspended, pending next steps, but the strike is still on.
  36. fiber optics
    The Screen Sweaters Forever Stitched Into Our MindsFrom the worlds of knit-flicks and purl-stige TV.
  37. the law
    Could Russell Brand Be Charged Over Sexual-Assault Allegations?Technically, yes.
  38. books
    At Least There Isn’t Crowdwork With a BookGary Gulman, Maria Bamford, and Aparna Nancherla on writing for the page versus the stage.
  39. podcast review
    Strike Force Five Heralds Podcasting’s First True SupergroupThe late-night hosts have gathered to create a very historic — and uneven — audio experiment.
  40. 1.5x speed
    Welcome to Jo Firestone’s Sexy Murder MysteryThe comedian’s excellent podcast Murder on Sex Island is perfect for fans of murder, sex, and islands.
  41. 2023 writers’ strike
    WGA and AMPTP Issue Joint Statement on NegotiationsThe two guilds will meet again tomorrow.
  42. party report
    What Dicks: The Musical’s Sewer Boys Have in Common With Spongebob Squarepants“The thing with Larry Charles is he just says, ‘Go.’ And everybody does what they want, as crazy as possible.”
  43. party report
    What Other Deity Would Bowen Yang Like to Play?He’s already God.
  44. sexual assault
    Everything Russell Brand Has Been Dropped FromIncluding his agency, his publisher, and a women’s charity.
  45. punching up
    Did You Bid on the Union Solidarity Coalition’s Insane Auction?Plus, a Murder, She Wrote–themed picket, Bill Maher flip-flopping, and UAW president Shawn Fain fan cams.
  46. improv
    The Second City Is Close to Opening Its Doors in New YorkThe legendary theater’s “first city” location will open November 16.
  47. overnights
    Only Murders in the Building Recap: Tricky DickieMeryl Streep can’t be guilty of murder, right?
  48. a long talk
    Conner O’Malley Opens His Digital WombThe unhinged king of super-online comedy is giving fans a new way to mainline his weird, manic creations.
  49. comedy review
    Michelle Wolf Dodges SpecialnessTaping a stand-up set doesn’t have to look like a big important hour.
  50. winning the race
    Joe Pera Is Bringing His New Comedy Special Directly to YouHe hopes you’ll find Slow and Steady to be a “dang good way to spend 56 minutes and 41 seconds.”
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