best of 2019

The 10 Best Comedy Books of 2019

Featuring Garry Shandling, Ali Wong, Jenny Slate, and a thorough history of Friends.
this week in late night

An Opinionated and Festive John Mulaney Won Late Night This Week

Plus Kristin Chenoweth, Starbucks spon, and some malarkey.
this week in comedy podcasts

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: A New Show From Mitra Jouhari

Rounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  1. follow friday
    Johnathan Appel Has an Enemy in Anthony ScaramucciTalking tweets with the New York–based comedian.
  2. stream this
    Here Are the Best Little Wiggly Guys to Stream This WeekendThe best emotional outburst shown through dance is returning to streaming.
  3. 🚓
    Comedy Central’s Reno 911! to Return for a Seventh Season on QuibiThomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney, and executive producer Danny DeVito are all attached.
  4. best of 2019
    The 10 Best Comedy Books of 2019Featuring Garry Shandling, Ali Wong, Jenny Slate, and a thorough history of Friends.
  5. sketch comedy
    This Astronomy Club Sketch Will Make You Question Robin Hood’s MotivesFeaturing The Other Two’s Drew Tarver.
  6. the l word: generation q
    Talking The L Word Then and Now With Cameron Esposito, Our Generation Q RecapperReading recaps of the paradigm-shifting early-2000s series led the comedian to her first queer community, so now she’s recapping the revival for us.
  7. this week in late night
    An Opinionated and Festive John Mulaney Won Late Night This WeekPlus Kristin Chenoweth, Starbucks spon, and some malarkey.
  8. trailer mix
    Ronny Chieng Is Ready to Destroy AmericaThe Daily Show correspondent’s Netflix special debuts this month.
  9. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: A New Show From Mitra JouhariRounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  10. last night on late night
    Joe Pera and Stephen Colbert Discuss the Soothing Joys of Grocery ShoppingJust a delightful conversation.
  11. now streaming
    The 50 Best Comedies on Netflix Right NowNew additions include Step Brothers, Dolemite Is My Name, and more.
  12. snl
    SNL Gives Jennifer Lopez a Very Important Christmas PowerThe holiday season has begun at 30 Rock!
  13. start here
    Want to Try Never Not Funny? Start Here.Jimmy Pardo is a comedy-podcast pioneer, and his long chat with Richard Lewis is comedy-podcast gold.
  14. trailer mix
    Shrill Season Two Trailer: She’s Loud, She’s Proud, and She’s ‘F*cking Bad’And she’s also getting cunnilingus in a prairie.
  15. trailer mix
    High Maintenance Rides Into Its Fourth Season in New TrailerThe Guy is back!
  16. seinfeld with swords
    Whit Stillman Has a Plan to Save The Cosmopolitans“We’ve been jokingly calling it Seinfeld with swords or Friends against fascism.”
  17. stand-up
    Ali Wong Lands Two New Netflix Stand-up SpecialsShe reportedly closed an eight-figure deal.
  18. last night on late night
    John Mulaney’s Harshest Rejection Came From a ‘Magical Being’It was Stevie Nicks.
  19. stand-up
    Should Comedians Have Audiences Sign NDAs?We dive into the Hot Take Vortex created by Pete Davidson’s recent decision.
  20. trailer mix
    Awkwafina’s New Comedy Central Series Nora From Queens Debuts Next MonthVulture fav Bowen Yang also stars.
  21. roll clip!
    You’ll Tie-dye at Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s Making It PunsWestern edition!
  22. alrighty then
    Pete Davidson Is Apparently Making His Stand-Up Attendees Sign $1 Million NDAsIn this economy?
  23. funny videos of the month
    The Perfect Brunch, and This Month’s Other Must-See Comedy ShortsRounding up our favorite funny videos of the month.
  24. vulture lists
    A Definitive Ranking of Friends Thanksgiving EpisodesMissing toes, Brad Pitt, and Chandler in a box.
  25. turkey time
    WKRP in Cincinnati Had the Best Thanksgiving Episode Ever“Turkeys Away” is still the most quintessential, uproarious Thanksgiving episode of a sitcom.
  26. tv review
    The New One Buries Mike Birbiglia, and It Will Bury You, TooThe comedian’s new special is a gorgeous longform piece of storytelling. It’s also very funny.
  27. stand-up
    Why Lil Rel Howery Filmed His New Special in a High School GymIt was all thanks to a suggestion by director Jerrod Carmichael.
  28. reunions
    Sad Breasts and Giant Hogs: A Party Down ReunionFeaturing a surprise appearance by Steve Guttenberg, who was magnificent.
  29. last night on late night
    Will Ferrell Stars As Your High-School Drama Teacher in Cut-for-Time SNL SketchNo matter how small the amount of power, he will go mad with it.
  30. last night on late night
    Scarlett Johansson’s Ex and Fiancé Get Their Very Own SNL Love SummitThey talk “intercourse” and more.
  31. last night on late night
    Is Will Ferrell Seeking the Approval of Ryan Reynolds, or of God?A very amusing SNL monologue.
  32. last night on late night
    Please, Turn SNL’s Kamala Harris Into a Damn MemeIt’s all she wants.
  33. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Dems Debate as Will Ferrell Crushes on Ryan ReynoldsFerrell enters the Five-Timers Club with old-pro energy, keeping every sketch he’s a part of afloat, even those that really shouldn’t work.
  34. follow friday
    Michelle Davis Strongly Believes That Tater Tots Are a Breakfast FoodTalking tweets, tots, and Beyoncé with the Brooklyn-based comedian and writer.
  35. the industry
    One Day at a Time’s Co-Creator Is Jumping to AmazonGloria Calderón Kellett signed a multiyear deal to develop TV shows and films for Prime Video.
  36. stream this
    Will Forte Likes to Stream The Breakfast Club, TooMacGruber helps us figure out what to stream this weekend.
  37. this week in late night
    Celine Dion Judging a Drag Pageant of Herself Won Late Night This WeekPlus Nicole Byer’s NSFW spreadsheet, Helena Bonham Carter’s tea, and yet more impeachment talk.
  38. snl
    Will Ferrell Quickly Loses His Temper in This SNL Promo“Everyone’s been making fun of me all week, and I’m sick of it!
  39. last night on late night
    Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon Look Back on Their ‘Cowbell’ SNL SketchChristopher Walken later told Ferrell it’s “ruined his life.”
  40. last night on late night
    Desus and Mero: Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Solve an Escape Room“Let’s not argue with him; let’s just fix it.”
  41. last night on late night
    Watch Billie Eilish Get Kids to Say the Darndest, Creepiest ThingsWho casts these weird little birdies?
  42. podcasts
    Bernie Sanders Finally Met Bernie Sanders (James Adomian)We now know Bernie’s stance on paying comedy-podcast guests.
  43. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Janelle James Takes Over Strong Black LeadRounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the week.
  44. bodega hive
    Desus & Mero Is Back for a Second Season at Showtime“The greatest show ever in the history of entertainment is returning” on February 3.
  45. the great bits
    The Musical Brilliance of John Mulaney’s Stand-upRevisiting one of the comedian’s best jokes, “The Salt and Pepper Diner.”
  46. snl
    Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Colin Jost’s Fiancée to Visit SNL in DecemberHere’s everyone performing for the final month of 2020.
  47. snl
    Will Ferrell: Terrible Investor, Excellent SNL HostThe former SNL cast member returns to the show this weekend.
  48. jokes
    16 Cropped Simpsons Jokes You Can’t See on Disney+A lot of comedic gold gets lost when you crop out 25 percent of the screen.
  49. trailer mix
    Everything’s Gonna Be Okay Trailer: Please Like Me’s Josh Thomas Returns to TVPremiering January 16 on Freeform.
  50. comedy specials
    John Mulaney Made You a Star-studded Children’s Variety Show for ChristmasFeaturing Jake Gyllenhaal, Natasha Lyonne, and more!
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