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  1. Jerry Seinfeld Calls ‘Portlandia’ ‘One of the Best Comedies of All Time’“I’m kind of obsessed with Portlandia right now. I mean, wow, it’s just too beyond brilliant. I was just in Portland, and everywhere you go, […]
  2. Bill Hader Explains Why He Turned Down a Stefon Movie“There had been talk about a Stefon movie. It was a very cordial thing of Lorne Michaels coming to me and [then-SNL writer] John Mulaney and […]
  3. ‘Live from New York’ Co-Author Jim Miller on How ‘SNL’ Has Changed and […]“I know that there were a lot of people, veteran SNL watchers, me, even, that thought that there might have been more of a house cleaning. And […]
  4. Chris Rock on Joan Rivers: ‘We Liked Johnny Carson, But We Loved Joan […]“There’s a weird thing that happens in art when you meet somebody and they are 30 years older than you. But if you last in the business long […]
  5. Amy Sedaris on Colbert: ‘He Has This Whole Bag of Tricks People Haven’t […]“Well, he’s got that Southern charm. He’s genuinely interested. He’s engaging. He’s a very positive person. He can see the good in everything. […]
  6. ‘Grantland’ Profiles ‘SNL’ Legend Phil ‘The Glue’ Hartman“Here’s why it’s difficult to properly appreciate Phil Hartman. Because his characters were 20 percent droid. Because he reminded you more of […]
  7. Tim Heidecker Says ‘Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories’ Is a Reflection of Our […]“Once we started making the show, and we saw what we were actually doing, I sort of thought, Well, this show is not going to make you feel […]
  8. Matt Mira on Transitioning from Apple Employee to ‘@midnight’ Writer“I feel like a lot of people are afraid to take that step, and I was afraid too, but it just came to a point where I realized I have to do […]
  9. ‘Grantland’ Examines the Mellowing Lorne Michaels Empire“But those who thought a severe housecleaning was in store this summer for the upcoming 40th season have been surprised; there was no […]
  10. ‘The A.V. Club’ Celebrates ‘All That’ as ‘the ‘SNL’ for Kids’“All That’s attempt at giving children of the ‘90s their own SNL began with the masterstroke Lorne Michaels hit upon nearly two decades […]
  11. ‘The Atlantic’ Says ‘Last Week Tonight’ Is ‘Making a Difference in the […]“This is the magic of John Oliver. It’s been only 14 episodes so far (the show is slated for 19 this season) but the Last Week Tonight team has […]
  12. Brooks Wheelan Talks About His Hiring and Firing from ‘SNL’“I feel like I was hired because they hired so many new cast members, and I feel like I was let go because they hired too many new cast […]
  13. The Catholic League Is Cautiously Hopeful About ‘Black Jesus’“If the goal is to lure young people to take a closer look at Jesus, the Son of God, that is noble… But if so, it is not a good sociological […]
  14. Daniel Radcliffe Explains His Love for the American ‘Office’“When something is successful in Britain, we go, ‘Okay, let’s stop it before we screw it up.’ And when something is successful over here, they […]
  15. Aubrey Plaza Insists She’s Not Always Mocking People“I think it’s just the tone of my voice that throws people off. Zooey Deschanel recently told me, ‘Everything that you say to someone sounds […]
  16. Larry David Talks with ‘The New York Times’ About His Upcoming Broadway […]“I haven’t been in a play since the eighth grade, when I did Charley’s Aunt. I seem to remember wearing a dress. That’s it. And I’m not even […]
  17. Director Justin Simien Explains Why His Movie Is Called ‘Dear White People’“We can talk about the myth of reverse racism all day, but I think ultimately I’m a black filmmaker making an independent black film. If I […]
  18. Carrie Brownstein on the Multidimensional Feminism of ‘Portlandia’“The fact that people go to Portland to visit a tiny feminist bookstore—no matter what the impetus is for them getting there—the fact that they […]
  19. Nathan Fielder Describes ‘Nathan for You’ as ‘A Social Experiment’“I can understand why people would call it that, but I don’t really see the stuff I do that way. Pranks are more hidden camera. Our show uses […]
  20. Jim Rash Wants a ‘Game of Thrones’-Themed ‘Community’ to Happen“These are bad pitches and Dan should never take them, but I just thought there’s gotta be something you can battle for – what’s the throne […]
  21. Peyton Reed Talks Adam McKay’s Work on ‘Ant-Man’“We all know Adam is, in my mind, a comedic genius, and I’ve known Adam since the Upright Citizens Brigade days that I did in the late ‘90s. […]
  22. ‘The New Yorker’ Profiles Eugene Mirman’s Live Version of ‘StarTalk’“Throughout the show, these jokes created pauses for laughter, welcome little breaks in the onslaught of science, that allowed our brains to […]
  23. Craig Ferguson Thinks His Late Night Replacement Should ‘Unquestionably Be […]“Back in May, Craig [Ferguson] and I switched places so I could ‘audition’ for the job he’s vacating at the end of the year—and guess what, the […]
  24. Simon Rich Reimagines a Classic Joke for ‘The New Yorker’Author, former SNL writer, and creator of the upcoming FXX show Man Seeking Woman Simon Rich wrote a humor piece in The New Yorker called “Guy […]
  25. Mike Myers Gives Advice to Young Performers: ‘Don’t Want to Be Famous’“I’ve never thought that I was going to be discovered. I just didn’t think that – I just thought I’d be somebody who was a hard worker. And […]
  26. Nathan Fielder Describes a Cut ‘Nathan for You’ Bit Involving Reiki and […]“[Reiki]’s like a massage, but you don’t touch the person … It’s strange. My idea was after the person would remove the energy from people, […]
  27. Weird Al on the Interconnectedness of Parody and Nostalgia“Parody is, almost by nature, disposable. And yet, people like it so much. Especially if you hear it at a certain point in your life, and then […]
  28. Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer Talk ‘Trainwreck’ with ‘New York Times’“There’s a moment early in someone’s career where they will kill and die for what they’re writing about. That’s why sometimes these first […]
  29. Maria Bamford Tells ‘NYT Magazine’ That She’s Enjoying Her Gravy Boat“People want to know: ‘So what are you working on? What’s going on with you? What’s the next page? What’s coming up for you? What’s on the […]
  30. David Wain on Making Movies: ‘The Lower the Budget, the More Fun It Is to […]“I feel like the circumstances of making a movie and the budget level and the spirit around the making of it can’t help but show up onscreen […]
  31. Joel McHale Explains What It’s Like to Be a Dyslexic TV Show Host“There [are] all these live shows I’m doing with The Soup now, and I’m reading [a] teleprompter the whole time, and people wanted to promote […]
  32. Nathan Fielder Reveals a Rejected ‘Nathan for You’ Idea Involving Raisins“Basically all raisins are the same, you know. I thought it could be a really interesting high-end grocery item if you could make a raisin that […]
  33. Nathan Fielder Tells Scott Aukerman About His Nude Instagram Pictures“It was just a silly thing at first. I thought it would be funny to have the reflection, but then as it went on it became this challenge. It’s […]
  34. Dave Chappelle: ‘I’m Just Making Enough Money to Disappear Again’“Another person screamed out ‘Bring back Chappelle’s Show,’ to which Dave replied, ‘Yeah, right after I make Half Baked 2. That when you’ll […]
  35. Mike Schur Says It’s ‘Downright Un-American’ That Amy Poehler Hasn’t Won […]“Amy Poehler has been nominated for 10 Emmys in six categories and she’s never won. That’s silly. It’s downright un-American. And it ends, […]
  36. Jenny Slate Reflects on Her ‘SNL’ Days“You know, SNL was a challenge for me, mostly because of how I treated myself. Everyone was very kind to me, but if there was one thing I would […]
  37. Mike Judge Says ‘Office Space’ Made TGI Fridays Get Rid of Their ‘Flair’“About four years after Office Space came out, TGI Fridays got rid of all that (button) flair, because people would come in and make cracks […]
  38. Simon Pegg on Edgar Wright Leaving Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’: ‘It’s Their Loss’“I think it’s a terrible shame. I think I get why perhaps it’s happened – I think maybe they want a particular thing in line with a particular […]
  39. Nathan Fielder on Embracing His Own Awkwardness for ‘Nathan for You’“Usually if someone gives you a social cue that he feels uncomfortable with something you’ve said, you’ll jump in with a caveat and move on. […]
  40. Jon Daly Looks Back on His Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Prank“It … sounds like what they would actually do, if you’re just casually listening to it. If you listen closely, it makes no sense—in an […]
  41. 50 Cent Insists He Knows What a Grapefruit Is Despite Aziz Ansari’s Claims“my grandma used to get me grapefruit juice as a kid. he’s a comedian. Ima have his ass whoop if he keeps saying that lol” - 50 Cent […]
  42. Amy Poehler Puts People Who Don’t Have a Nielsen Box in Their Place“Sometimes I have to go to fancy parties like this. And if there’s just anything you can take away from today’s event, it’s that being an actor […]
  43. Adam Sandler Explains Why He Wouldn’t Be a Good ‘SNL’ Host“Why should I? I don’t know how good it would be. I’m slow now. There are guys who love doing it who are great at doing it – I just don’t know […]
  44. Standup Jackie Kashian Reflects on #YesAllWomen“Fish don’t think about water, they just live their lives in it. So this hashtag thing just reminds us, to each other, that we aren’t alone, or […]
  45. Mel Brooks Comments on the ‘Questionable Taste’ of Seth MacFarlane“It would be hypocritical of me to take issue with anything in questionable taste, seeing that I invented bad taste in films. I’m sure Seth […]
  46. ‘Community’ Writer Andy Bobrow Reflects on Working with Dan Harmon“Step five is delete. Keep the two percent that isn’t shit and delete the ninety-eight percent that’s shit. Rewrite it. Within your re-write, […]
  47. Terry Gilliam Calls Monty Python’s Upcoming Farewell Shows ‘Depressing’“It’s harder to do comedy now anyway: we’re older, we’ve become the Establishment we took the piss out of… Actually, the truth is I find it […]
  48. Cecily Strong and Colin Jost Tell ‘The Wall Street Journal’ About Their […]“But I think now we all would like, I think, something Colin and I talked about, to sort of integrate Update back into the show. And we have a […]
  49. Louis C.K. Explains Why He Won’t Take Photos with Fans“When people ask me for pictures and I say no, they always look a little surprised, and then 90% of the people adjust and go ‘all right.’ But […]
  50. Louis C.K. Tells ‘GQ’ Why Discomfort Is Important for Creativity“You’ve got to embrace discomfort. It’s the only way you can put yourself in situations where you can learn, and the only way you can keep your […]
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