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Jason Zinoman

  1. The Best Comedy Books of 2017 Do you like volumes of comic essays that you’ll end up reading entirely in one sitting? How about amusingly embarrassing memoirs, […]
  2. ‘Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night’ Is an Intimate Portrait and […]During his time on air, David Letterman was aware that he was comedy establishment, but this knowledge fueled him, becoming fodder to satirize […]
  3. vulture cover story
    How David Letterman Became a Gen-X IconHe bailed out of his own jokes and committed to a lack of commitment.
  4. Jason Zinoman’s Book ‘Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night’ Is Out in […]New York Times columnist Jason Zinoman has a new book out next year about David Letterman that’s currently available for pre-order. Titled […]
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    Why Dave Chappelle Walked Offstage Last NightNew York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman, who recently released the e-book Searching for Dave Chappelle, parses the comic’s aborted Hartford show.
  6. New E-Book ‘Searching for Dave Chappelle’ Out TodayThe NY Times’ comedy critic Jason Zinoman has written a new e-book, called Searching for Dave Chappelle, that comes out today and dives deep […]
  7. Judah Friedlander: World Champion of Crowd Work“Some of the most boisterous comedy audiences I’ve witnessed in this city have been at Mr. Friedlander’s shows. In an age when much stand-up […]
  8. The Tightrope Act of Improv Comedy“An art form without an author, improv comedy is sometimes compared to a high-wire act, but truly to understand the level of difficulty, […]
  9. The Brilliant Repetitive Absurdity of Tig NotaroIn yesterday’s New York Times, Jason Zinoman wrote: On the surface Ms. Notaro, a trim, rumpled Los Angeles performer who has one album, called […]
  10. Telling Stories in New YorkOver at the Times, comedy critic Jason Zinoman takes a look this week at the flourishing storytelling scene in NYC, talking about stories and […]
  11. Eddie Brill Responds to His New York Times ProfileEddie Brill was the subject of Jason Zinoman’s comedy column last week in the New York Times, and he didn’t come off looking too good. The most […]
  12. Talking to Jason Zinoman, the New Comedy Critic for the New York TimesA couple weeks ago, the New York Times debuted its newest column, one focusing on comedy. Previously, the paper’s coverage of comedy generally […]
  13. ranters and ravers
    The ‘Times’ Public Editor Plays Theater CriticSince when is a critic obligated to frame his review in such a way that it’s unobjectionable to anti-gay interest groups?