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    The Jokes That Get Told Over and Over Again on TV“There are certain classic situations that have been done a million-zillion times.”
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    Kathy Griffin Doesn’t Tell Jokes“I can’t write a one-liner to save my life.”
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    The Humor at the Heart of RuPaul’s Drag EmpireFrom the start, RuPaul has built his success on comedy and the idea of flawed reality.
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    Scott Thompson Used Gay Provocateur Buddy Cole As an Essential MegaphoneThe Kids in the Hall star made his utterly fearless character an icon.
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    The Legacy of Stepin Fetchit Remains an Obstacle for Today’s Black ComediansHis racial subordination forced a choice between popular recognition and basic human dignity.
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    Freddie Prinze Blew Up Like No Other Comedian in History“Freddie typified the way the Tonight Show formula worked,” says David Letterman. “I don’t know of anyone who it happened for that expeditiously.”
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    The Origins of Hollywood Shuffle’s Enduring Satire ‘Black Acting School’“Chappelle said when he saw the film, it made him want to do sketch comedy. I had a conversation with him where he said, ‘You laid the foundation.’”
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    Mike Myers Explains the Origin of Wayne’s World’s “Not!” JokeMike Myers remembers creating Wayne Campbell’s signature zinger, which has made it all the way to the current president.
  9. 100 More Jokes That Shaped Modern ComedyA second look at bits, sketches, one-liners, and even modern art that have influenced American humor for the past 170 years.
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    How Comedy Finally Caught Up to Female ComediansThings have changed since Elayne Boosler.
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    Why Richard Pryor Marks the Beginning of the Modern Comedy EraComedy is divided by before Richard Pryor: Live in Concert and after Richard Pryor: Live in Concert.
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    Steven Wright on His Joke-Writing Process and Being an Influencer“That’s my actual favorite joke, but usually, when people ask me if I have a favorite one, I just say no. I don’t know why.”
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    Paula Poundstone on How She Started Telling Pop-Tart Jokes“I didn’t really have all that much actual material, and so at a point, I would read from the box or the package of whatever food I had. I have no idea why.”
  14. On Chappelle’s Show Black White-Supremacist Skit“It didn’t feel any more button-pushing than anything else we were doing. The next episode we had a white woman singing black thoughts.”
  15. The Story of Mr. Show’s ‘The Story of Everest’ SketchThe secret origins of a famed and divisive sketch.
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    Gilbert Gottfried on His Infamous 9/11 Joke and ‘Too Soon’“I don’t think anyone’s lost an audience bigger than I did at that point.” 
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    The Curious Decline of Paul MooneyHe’s a famously provocative — and infamously difficult — comedy trailblazer. But lately, something even more upsetting than usual has been going on at his stand-up gigs.
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    Airplane!’s Creators Reveal the Origins of ‘Don’t Call Me Shirley’It may have saved the entire production.
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    The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern ComedyFrom the Marx Brothers to ​The Simpsons​, Richard Pryor to Amy Schumer: 100 bits, sketches, and one-liners that changed humor forever.
  20. The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern ComedyFrom the Marx Brothers to ​The Simpsons, Richard Pryor to Amy Schumer: 100 bits, sketches, and one-liners that changed humor forever.