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100 More Jokes
The Jokes That Get Told Over and Over Again on TV
“There are certain classic situations that have been done a million-zillion times.”
Jesse David Fox
Kathy Griffin Doesn’t Tell Jokes
“I can’t write a one-liner to save my life.”
The Humor at the Heart of RuPaul’s Drag Empire
From the start, RuPaul has built his success on comedy and the idea of flawed reality.
E. Alex Jung
Scott Thompson Used Gay Provocateur Buddy Cole As an Essential Megaphone
The Kids in the Hall star made his utterly fearless character an icon.
The Legacy of Stepin Fetchit Remains an Obstacle for Today’s Black Comedians
His racial subordination forced a choice between popular recognition and basic human dignity.
Freddie Prinze Blew Up Like No Other Comedian in History
“Freddie typified the way the
formula worked,” says David Letterman. “I don’t know of anyone who it happened for that expeditiously.”
The Origins of
’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.’”
Mike Myers Explains the Origin of
’s “Not!” Joke
Mike Myers remembers creating Wayne Campbell’s signature zinger, which has made it all the way to the current president.