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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. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 […]
  19. comedians in cars getting coffee
    Watch Another Trailer for Seinfeld’s Web SeriesApparently, women don’t like coffee or something?
  20. clickables
    Watch Carrot Top Get His Hair StraightenedSorry.
  21. 10 Moments Comedians Made Us Think This YearOne of the benefits of being a comedian during an election year is that you get to rise above the vicious negativity of stump speeches and news […]
  22. weddings!
    Mean Comedian Lisa Lampanelli WedsCannizzaro e-mailed her his head shot with the note, “I think you can use a big Italian in your life.”
  23. 100 Essential Comedians to Follow on TwitterTwitter is pretty ubiquitous these days. It seems like almost everyone’s got an account and comedians seem to LOVE the free service. It’s […]
  24. greg giraldo
    Greg Giraldo In Critical Condition After Drug OverdosePill overdose was “accidental,” source says.
  25. robert schimmel
    Comedian Robert Schimmel Dies After Car AccidentSchimmel was a frequent Howard Stern guest.
  26. comedy
    Comedy Feud: Paul F. Tompkins Versus Improv EverywherePopular comedian to popular spontaneous public improv troupe: “Leave people alone.”
  27. comedy
    Hollywood Reporter’s List of Ten Comics to Watch Includes Three People Who Already Have NBC ShowsWe’re a bit surprised Steve Carell didn’t make this list.
  28. in the magazine
    Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find FunnyWho to go see if you want to laugh.