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30 Comedians Give Advice to Their Younger Selves
Colin Jost, Michael Che, Julie Klausner, Pete Holmes, Chris Gethard, and more.
So You Want to Accuse Someone of Stealing Your Joke
In 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.
Martin Short on the Secret to Talk Shows and What
Can’t Do Anymore
Short talks about his life and career less as a series of wins and losses and more as simply a (very funny) flow of experiences.
the great bits
The Great Bits: Paul F. Tompkins’s “Peanut Brittle”
The writing in “Peanut Brittle” is as surprising as the subject matter.
Comedian Ralphie May Dies at 45
The stand-up had been fighting pneumonia for several weeks before his death.
How Whitney Cummings Learned to Write Roast Jokes
One comedian’s origin story.
Dick Gregory, Legendary Comedian and Activist, Has Died at Age 84
Gregory leaves behind a legacy of groundbreaking comedy and political activism.
At 70, Andrea Martin Is Getting Her Big Break
Very few people stay funny for 50 years. Fewer still stick around long enough to land the perfect sitcom role at age 70.
Charlie Murphy, Stand-up Comic and
Co-star, Dead at 57
Charlie co-starred on
, memorably telling his “true Hollywood stories.”
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.
Meeting One of Andy Kaufman’s Earliest Mentors
A 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.
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. […]
Comedian With Cancer’s Friends Make Kickstarter
Comedian Quincy Jones has one wish: to record a special before he dies.
The Three Michael O’Donoghue Books You Should Read Before You Die
His most incisive and shocking and cruel and funny stuff comes in quickly, destroys everything and leaves before anyone knows what happened.
That Time Gallagher Displayed His True Awfulness and Stormed Out on Marc Maron
It 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.
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.
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.
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 […]
comedians in cars getting coffee
Watch Another Trailer for Seinfeld’s Web Series
Apparently, women don’t like coffee or something?
Watch Carrot Top Get His Hair Straightened
10 Moments Comedians Made Us Think This Year
One 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 […]
Mean Comedian Lisa Lampanelli Weds
Cannizzaro e-mailed her his head shot with the note, “I think you can use a big Italian in your life.”
100 Essential Comedians to Follow on Twitter
Twitter is pretty ubiquitous these days. It seems like almost everyone’s got an account and comedians seem to LOVE the free service. It’s […]
Greg Giraldo In Critical Condition After Drug Overdose
Pill overdose was “accidental,” source says.
Comedian Robert Schimmel Dies After Car Accident
Schimmel was a frequent Howard Stern guest.
Comedy Feud: Paul F. Tompkins Versus Improv Everywhere
Popular comedian to popular spontaneous public improv troupe: “Leave people alone.”
’s List of Ten Comics to Watch Includes Three People Who Already Have NBC Shows
We’re a bit surprised Steve Carell didn’t make this list.
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Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find Funny
Who to go see if you want to laugh.