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  1. 30 Comedians Give Advice to Their Younger SelvesColin Jost, Michael Che, Julie Klausner, Pete Holmes, Chris Gethard, and more.
  2. So You Want to Accuse Someone of Stealing Your JokeIn a business where you’re only as good as your material, joke theft is one of comedy’s high crimes. Just make sure the joke’s not on you.
  3. Martin Short on the Secret to Talk Shows and What SNL Can’t Do AnymoreShort talks about his life and career less as a series of wins and losses and more as simply a (very funny) flow of experiences.
  4. the great bits
    The Great Bits: Paul F. Tompkins’s “Peanut Brittle”The writing in “Peanut Brittle” is as surprising as the subject matter.
  5. obits
    Comedian Ralphie May Dies at 45The stand-up had been fighting pneumonia for several weeks before his death.
  6. How Whitney Cummings Learned to Write Roast JokesOne comedian’s origin story.
  7. obituaries
    Dick Gregory, Legendary Comedian and Activist, Has Died at Age 84Gregory leaves behind a legacy of groundbreaking comedy and political activism.
  8. comedy
    At 70, Andrea Martin Is Getting Her Big BreakVery few people stay funny for 50 years. Fewer still stick around long enough to land the perfect sitcom role at age 70.
  9. r.i.p.
    Charlie Murphy, Stand-up Comic and Chappelle’s Show Co-star, Dead at 57Charlie co-starred on Chappelle’s Show, memorably telling his “true Hollywood stories.”
  10. Revisiting Larry Miller’s Classic Bit ‘The Five Levels of Drinking’How could anybody have anything new to say about the near-universal human experience of getting drunk and acting stupid? Larry Miller found a way.
  11. Meeting One of Andy Kaufman’s Earliest MentorsA beloved teacher of Andy’s whose role, however small, seems significant, and whose encouragement helped to set him on a path to his artistic destiny.
  12. Comedians Share Their Most Brutal, Humiliating, and Nightmare-Inducing […] No matter where they are in their career, one thing that all comedians have in common is the ability to take the worst moments in stride. […]
  13. comedy
    Comedian With Cancer’s Friends Make KickstarterComedian Quincy Jones has one wish: to record a special before he dies.
  14. The Three Michael O’Donoghue Books You Should Read Before You DieHis most incisive and shocking and cruel and funny stuff comes in quickly, destroys everything and leaves before anyone knows what happened.
  15. vulture lists
    The 40 Best Dramatic Performances by ComediansSome of these will have you crying so hard, you might laugh.
  16. jerry seinfeld
    What’s the Deal With Jerry Seinfeld? He’s Got a Residency at the Beacon TheaterThis residency is making me thirsty!
  17. most valuable stars 2015
    The 10 Most Valuable Comic Actors in HollywoodThe top three in 2012 were Carell, Sandler, and Stiller. Now it’s McCarthy, Hart, and Schumer.
  18. That Time Gallagher Displayed His True Awfulness and Stormed Out on Marc MaronIt only took a half hour of gentle and then not-so-gentle questioning for Maron to get Gallagher to truly reveal himself in all his ugly awfulness.
  19. Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari Among 2015’s Highest Paid ComediansForbes released their annual list of the highest paid comedians today, and Jerry Seinfeld – who got some extra cash this year thanks to the […]
  20. the war for late night
    37 Female Comedians Dish About Late-Night DreamsIs the goal really to host a late-night show?
  21. supercut
    Supercut of Comedians From Louis C.K. to Richard Pryor Dealing With HecklersDon’t mess with George Carlin.
  22. cancellations
    FX Has Canceled Comedians After One SeasonLess than 500,000 people watched the final episode.
  23. The Altruism of ComedyHow one writer credits comedian Maria Bamford with reinvigorating her will to live and banishing the shame associated with mental illness.
  24. celebrity impressions
    Drake Surprised a Comedian Who Was Imitating HimHe got to critique a comic’s Drake impression, in person!
  25. A Thinkpiece About Bits (Not a Bit)A bit is a joke, usually amongst a select group of people, played with some sincerity. A bit is a comedic take on a reality. An imaginary spin […]
  26. Five Years a Comedian’s Assistant: What It’s Like Working for the Most […]Hi, I’m Stephie, and I’m a recovering assistant-aholic. For the past five-plus years, I’ve had the incredible fortune of working for a whole […]
  27. Judd Apatow Is Releasing a Book of Interviews He Did with ComediansJudd Apatow was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, and Meyers mentioned that Apatow is releasing a book of interviews he […]
  28. Science Confirms That Comedians Are PsychoticIn one of the most obvious findings ever, a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry has confirmed that comedians possess more psychotic […]
  29. The Oral History of ‘Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn’Revisiting one of the purest forms of comedy on television, and a show that captured the brutal beauty of comics off-stage.
  30. Jerry Seinfeld and Some Ventriloquist Top the List of 10 Highest Paid […]Forbes put out its list of the “10 Highest-Earning Comedians,” and Jerry Seinfeld topped the list, followed by some ventriloquist who won […]
  31. The 24 Best ‘Mr. Show’ Sketches, In OrderWe ranked the 24 best ‘Mr. Show’ sketches of all time in this definitive list that you can’t possibly argue with because it’s perfect.
  32. John Mulaney, Broad City, The Birthday Boys and More Make ‘Vulture’s […]Vulture made a list of “50 Comedians You Should and Will Know” (full disclosure: we at Splitsider contributed names to said list), featuring […]
  33. Todd Barry Has a Podcast NowBeloved stand-up Todd Barry (Delocated, Louie) launched his own podcast today. Aptly titled The Todd Barry Podcast, the show debuted its first […]
  34. Talking with Al Madrigal about ‘The Daily Show’ and His New Standup SpecialAl Madrigal is a correspondent on The Daily Show, a longtime stand-up comedian, and the co-creator of the comedy podcast network All Things […]
  35. Carson’s Final Nights on ‘The Tonight Show’Looking back on the final two episodes of ‘The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson’ and its legacy and impact on television in general.
  36. Paul F. Tompkins, Jonah Ray, Kurt Braunohler, and More Talk How They Spent […] As if you’re not already sick of hearing about the election, a bunch of great comedians called into Southern California radio station KCRW to […]
  37. Who’s Your Favorite Comedian Voting for?Just Jared has compiled a list of which celebrities are voting for which presidential candidate (the choices are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, […]
  38. How Much Do Your Favorite Comedians Make?Jason Zinoman and Megan Angelo over at The New York Times have a great piece today detailing how much money several different types of […]
  39. Comedians Don’t Think Donald Trump Is as Great as He Thinks He Is Classy guy Donald Trump has been a comedy goldmine for years now, but his recent massive, game-changing “October Surprise” bombshell has […]
  40. Comedy as Therapy: How Some Comedians Self-Treat Depression and Social […]This content series is produced in partnership with smartwater. smartwater, good taste travels well. click here to learn more. It’s a cliché […]
  41. Let’s Hear from the Comedians Who Played Comedians in ‘Sleepwalk with Me’ Great acting, Lutz! Sorry you’re typecast as a hotel front desk person. Have you seen Sleepwalk with Me yet? Is it just 90 minutes of […]
  42. comedians in cars getting coffee
    Watch Another Trailer for Seinfeld’s Web SeriesApparently, women don’t like coffee or something?
  43. Michael Ian Black, a New Yorker Cartoonist, and Imposter SyndromeYesterday, Michael Ian Black’s wrote a blog post about his new book You’re Not Doing It Right, in which he explains what it’s like to feel that […]
  44. Standup Comedy Basically Used to Be Like an Episode of The SopranosJumpin’ jackrabbits! Comedy is a dangerous game, sonny boy; if you’re not careful you could end up gettin’ punched before the punchline. […]
  45. David Wain and the Comedy Summer Camp Fantasy Behind WanderlustThere’s a lot of interesting stuff in this piece on David Wain — his movement between the mainstream and the esoteric, for one — […]
  46. Is the Comedy Podcast Scene Too Incestuous?“We’re all kind of using the same guests,” said Jimmy Pardo of comedy podcast hosts, before announcing an upcoming Never Not Funny with guests […]
  47. How Podcasts Are Turning Standup Comedy Into TelepathyAre you less likely to go see live standup shows since the podcast boom? More likely to buy a standup comedy album? More likely to have dreams […]
  48. clickables
    Watch Carrot Top Get His Hair StraightenedSorry.
  49. Eight Types of Hecklers and the Comedians Who Shut Them UpWhether the outcome is funny, awkward, or awful, the eternal battle between heckler and stand-up is always fun to watch.
  50. This Adorable Little Girl Is the Spirit Animal of the Neurotic Comedian This poor girl has the soul of a depressed, self-loathing 32-year-old comedian and the body of an adorable five-year-old girl. Slow down, kid! […]
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