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  1. The Best ‘SNL’ Sketches and Moments of 2017Saturday Night Live entered 2017 with good ratings, millions of viral shares, and more momentum than it has had in years. Much of this upshot […]
  2. The Comedy Curator’s Christmas CutsWhile I am not usually a fan of these kinds of lists, I do miss my annual tradition of sending holiday mix tapes, and later mix CDs, to friends […]
  3. How the DIY Stella Shorts Somehow Introduced the Future of Mainstream […]The Stella shorts, which were filmed as companion pieces to their NYC live show and later collected on the rare Stella Shorts 1998-2002 DVD, […]
  4. Revisiting Some of ‘Saturday Night Live’s Best Season Premieres EverSeason 43 of Saturday Night Live begins this weekend, with Ryan Gosling hosting and Jay-Z as the musical guest. It’s a strong lineup, combining […]
  5. The Three Tiers of ‘SNL’s Five-Timers Club In 1990, Saturday Night Live fans were introduced to the Five-Timers Club, the extremely exclusive organization that only a handful of […]
  6. Aimee Mann’s Best Comedy Crossover Moments Before deciding on a title for her new album, Aimee Mann told a friend that her record was full of her “usual songs about mental illness.” […]
  7. The Five Ways a ‘Simpsons’ Episode Can Be Great This week, The Simpsons celebrated its 30th birthday. On April 19, 1987, the show debuted as a sketch on The Tracey Ullman Show, and the […]
  8. Five of David Letterman’s Best Late Night Donald Trump Takedowns Each time Donald Trump appeared on a late night show during his presidential campaign he often left unscathed. Stephen Colbert made a […]
  9. Stephen Colbert vs. ‘Alternative Facts": A Lifelong RivalryThe first week of Donald Trump’s presidency has begun, and one of the weekend’s biggest headlines revolved around the phrase “alternative […]
  10. The Complete Triumph the Insult Comic Dog CollectionEarlier today, Adult Swim announced that it has picked up a new half-hour comedy series starring Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic […]
  11. 16 of Conan O’Brien’s Most Memorable Remote SegmentsSince Conan O’Brien made his late-night host debut on Late Night in 1993, he’s never shied away from taking his work out of the studio and onto […]
  12. Conan O’Brien’s Best Non-Talk Show Hosting MomentsLast night, Conan O’Brien announced that he’s set to host the MTV Movie Awards next month. While this is surprisingly the first time O’Brien […]
  13. A Video Guide to Good Neighbor’s Pre-’SNL’ YearsOn Friday, we reported that SNL is hiring three members of the Los Angeles-based sketch group Good Neighbor for the 2013-14 season. Good […]
  14. John Oliver’s Best Moments as ‘Daily Show’ HostIn early June, longtime Daily Show correspondent John Oliver took over as guest host of the program for the summer while Jon Stewart was […]
  15. The 47 Greatest, Most Hilarious Moments in ‘The Office’In 2003, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s original and groundbreaking The Office concluded, ready to be duplicated by other countries, […]
  16. Quarter-Life Comedy: What 50 Stars Were Doing When They Were 25Being old enough to legally drive, smoke, buy booze, and rent a car can certainly indicate adulthood, but if you’re anything like me, your 25th […]
  17. Who’s Your Favorite ‘Office’ Character?About a year or so after the American version of The Office first premiered in 2005, I remember asking my aunt if she’d seen the show yet. She […]
  18. A Video Guide to The Lonely Island’s Pre-’SNL’ YearsTo someone who wasn’t paying attention to web comedy in the early 2000s (and before YouTube and Funny or Die, who could blame you?), it may […]
  19. A Video Guide to Jim Carrey’s Early StandupBefore he was cast on In Living Color in 1990, Jim Carrey had been hitting the standup circuit pavement in Canada and the United States for […]