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  1. Eddie Murphy Shares His ‘Ultimate Vision’ for a Live Music/Standup Show“My fantasy I always be having when I think about getting onstage is to do everything. If I came back and did stand-up again, I can’t just be […]
  2. Former ‘Onion’ Editor on the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Attack: ‘We Cannot Police Our […]“They cannot kill everyone who disagrees with them. There are not enough bullets in the world for that. The most responsible thing we can do is […]
  3. Patton Oswalt on His Dream of Becoming a Film Director: ‘Eventually I Will’“Eventually I will. But when I make the leap to become a director, I have got to convince a platoon of people to make the leap with me, so […]
  4. ‘The Interview’ Screenwriter Dan Sterling: ‘Comedians Shouldn’t Be Held […]“Comedians shouldn’t be held accountable for acts of violence – and those we satirize shouldn’t be silenced. Sarah Palin is hilarious, and I […]
  5. John Cleese Explains the Difference Between American and British Comedy […]“The Americans are more enthusiastic and more likely to engage in hyperbole. The British fans are liable to suddenly be talking to you about […]
  6. Larry David and Bill Simmons Talk ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ and […]“I think the thing about finales is everybody writes their own finale in their head, whereas if they just tune in during the week to a normal […]
  7. Billy Eichner: ‘People Who Are Not Watching ‘The Comeback’ Should Be […]“People who are not watching The Comeback should be ashamed of themselves. If you’re into TV and pop culture, if you like quality, […]
  8. Cameron Esposito on Taboo Joke Topics: ‘The Best Defense Against Criticism […]“IN THE END: Tell the jokes you want to tell. But know that feedback isn’t censorship or persecution, especially when it comes from a group […]
  9. Former ‘SNL’ Writer Cindy Caponera on Molly Shannon: ‘She Was Scrappy and […]“Molly’s path to SNL was impressive. She was scrappy and relentless. She did these crazy one-woman shows, and in between shows she would gather […]
  10. Chris Hardwick Reflects on the Unpredictable Success of ‘@midnight’“You don’t know how people are going to react to things. We can’t control it. With the digital culture, you can spend a month crafting what you […]
  11. Lorne Michaels Talks All Things ‘SNL’ with Bill Simmons“The joke I used to do is I’d say ‘You know, there will be a time when I realize that it can’t be as good as it used to be, and that I don’t […]
  12. ‘GQ’ Highlights Dave Chappelle as One of 2014’s ‘Men of the Year’“I have to say that comedians by and large are some of the most sensitive people on earth. Even if they’re socially callous. If you sat at the […]
  13. John Oliver on Confusing ‘Last Week Tonight’ with Journalism: ‘The Correct […]“We are making jokes about the news and sometimes we need to research things deeply to understand them, but it’s always in service of a joke. […]
  14. Jon Stewart Says He Felt ‘Somewhat Herculean’ Making Stephen Colbert Break […]“My greatest joys on the show were trying to make Stephen break, or the other correspondents. Because you felt as though you had accomplished […]
  15. Steve Carell on Never Getting That ‘Office’ Emmy: ‘What Can I Complain […]“His journey also will likely include a trip down the red carpet at next year’s Academy Awards — talk that Carell finds flattering, but prefers […]
  16. ‘McSweeney’s’ Highlights Sarah Silverman’s Latest Album ‘We Are Miracles’“But unlike [Jack] Benny, Sarah is too often mistakenly taken at face value. Maybe because she goes to such frank and provocative places or […]
  17. Christopher Nolan on Why He Won’t Make Comedies: ‘There’s No Hiding Behind […]“I would try anything I think except comedy or romantic comedy. Those are very tough genres to work in. They rely on an unanimity of audience […]
  18. Casper Kelly Calls ‘Too Many Cooks’ a ‘Shower Idea’“I think it was a shower idea - just simply the idea of a show sitcom open that doesn’t stop. It made me laugh. But I didn’t think it could […]
  19. ‘The New Yorker’ Profiles Tig Notaro’s Topless NYC Standup Set“She is a deadpan comedian of the driest vintage, and her face remained stolid. The patches of the audience that were stunned into silence […]
  20. Ernie Hudson Still Has Mixed Feelings About Playing Winston in […]“The sad part is the thing that I thought that Ghostbusters would do, which is really kickstart my career into high gear. It never really […]
  21. Maura Tierney Shares the Sweetest Phil Hartman Story Ever“I do remember one thing he said to me. Joe Rogan was being so fucking mean to me one day—and mostly we were all friends, but Joe could be a […]
  22. Louis C.K. on Chris Rock’s Film Career: ‘All He Really Needed to Do Was Be […]“Louis C.K. thinks that the solution to Rock’s movie problem was obvious in retrospect. ‘His honesty and thoughtfulness and intelligence—it […]
  23. Aidy Bryant on ‘SNL’ Reviews: ‘We’re Definitely Aware of It’“I mean we’re definitely aware of it. We hear things. Some of us read more and some of us don’t. One of the things we talk about a lot within […]
  24. Aasif Mandvi Explains How ‘The Daily Show’ Made Him a ‘Terrorist of Comedy’“The longer I spent time on The Daily Show, standing in front of a green screen pretending to report from war zones and hot spots around the […]
  25. ‘Los Angeles Times’ Profiles Iraqi Comedy Show Creator/Writer Thair Chiad“Making a comedy about Islamic State is like trying to defuse a bomb. One mistake and you die. Somehow, we’ve managed to avoid blowing […]
  26. Amy Poehler Addresses Her Many Emmy Nominations on ‘The Howard Stern Show’“It’s more fun to lose than to win in a way, because when you win you have that adrenaline rush, you’ve got to give a speech, and then you have […]
  27. ‘Marry Me’ Star Ken Marino on Why Comedy Gets Lower Ratings Than Drama“I think the reason that comedy maybe gets lower ratings than the reality shows or dramas is that there’s a lot of different places you can do […]
  28. David Caspe on Reviving ‘Happy Endings’: ‘I Would Totally Do It’“I loved making it and I loved all the people involved in it and if there was ever a good situation to continue it, I would love to do it. If […]
  29. Zach Galifianakis Just Wants to Watch Lifetime Shows in Peace“Being a celebrity is shit — it’s dumb, and I’m not interested in it. I like to be an actor, and that’s it. The blurred lines are, I think, […]
  30. Bob Odenkirk’s Advice to Aspiring Comedy Writers: ‘Don’t Ever Look at […]“But I honestly would tell anyone young to start looking at stories and learning story, because I think that’s the next step after people go, […]
  31. Ernie Hudson Hates the Idea of an All-Women ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot (Unless […]“I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love […]
  32. Bill Murray Says Bill Hader ‘Did the Best Work Anyone Ever Did’ on ‘SNL’“Well, there’s been extraordinary talent, let’s get real. I don’t want to start listing names because there’s too many that I would forget, but […]
  33. An ‘SNL’ Audience Member Describes Her Brush with Live TV“What was running through my head: ‘holy shit, no this is not happening. Is this for real? Uh, I have to say something?! Don’t fuck up, don’t […]
  34. Adam Sandler’s Four Netflix Films Will All Be Comedies“We anticipate they will be Adam Sandler comedies. We’d absolutely be very open and thrilled if he wants to take a more serious role in some of […]
  35. ‘SNL’ Co-Head Writer Bryan Tucker Reflects on Working with Kenan Thompson“We trust his instincts implicitly. He’s been doing TV and movies almost every week since he was 15 years old … He has the same ease in front […]
  36. Jack Handey Looks Back on Working with Phil Hartman on ‘SNL’“Several times since Phil’s death, I’ve had the same dream about him: I am back in the studio, working on Saturday Night Live, and Phil is […]
  37. Former ‘Simpsons’ Showrunner David Mirkin Explains the Importance of […]“A policy that I always try to follow — and that really everybody does— is that you’re really trying to write something that’s going to be […]
  38. Ben Schwartz Explains How His Haircut Led to a Role on ‘Parks and Rec’“Prior to that, my hair was crazy. I’d been working with Mitch Hurwitz on a pilot, and I mentioned needing to get a haircut. But he’s like, […]
  39. ‘You’re the Worst’ Creator Stephen Falk Explains His Romantic Comedy […]“But it’s a genre that’s near and dear to my heart, and I just thought that there’s a freedom in British sitcoms for characters to not always […]
  40. ‘The New York Times’ Profiles ‘High Maintenance,’ ‘Sound Advice,’ and More“Using this anthology structure, the show captures a wide swath of personalities, and while they include a cross-dressing father, a […]
  41. Louis C.K. on Joan Rivers: ‘It Really Fucking Sucks That She Had to Die […]“I feel very lucky that I knew Joan Rivers and I feel very sad that she’s gone. She was a great comedian and a wonderful person. I never saw […]
  42. Patton Oswalt Explains His Three-Month Social Media Break“Maybe it’s because this younger generation doesn’t have the demarcation we have—of a world before cell phones and then after. It was always […]
  43. Read an Excerpt from Lena Dunham’s Upcoming Book ‘Not That Kind of Girl’“Sitting with my mother in the beauty salon one afternoon, I come across an article about obsessive-compulsive disorder. A woman describes her […]
  44. Amy Poehler: ‘My Whole Life Changed Once Don Pardo Said My Name’“My whole life changed once Don Pardo said my name. I will really miss that kind and talented man.” - In a short but sweet statement for The […]