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  1. this week in late night
    A British Invasion on Late Night, Just in Time for the MidtermsEvery late-night guest this week was either a political analyst from MSNBC or a charming rogue from across the pond.
  2. follow friday
    Rebecca O’Neal Uses Twitter to Diagram Her JokesTalking tweets with the Brooklyn-based writer and comedian.
  3. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: HDTGM Celebrates 200 EpisodesIt’s time for some very funny podcast episodes.
  4. funny games
    A Brief Comedy History of the Beastie Boys“Our main goal was really just to crack each other up.”
  5. book excerpt
    There Will Never Be a Man As Perfect As The Office’s Jim HalpertAn excerpt from Lane Moore’s new book How to Be Alone.
  6. this week in web videos
    Doctors Reveal Their Greatest Mistakes: The Sweet Spot for New Creators“We’re only human.”
  7. from the archives
    Looking Back at Robert Smigel’s Saturday TV Funhouse PilotFeaturing a young Stephen Colbert as Grimy the Talking Outhouse.
  8. good one podcast
    How a Couple Navigates What From Their Life Can Go Into His Stand-UpOn this week’s Good One, real-life couple Max Silvestri and Leah Beckman discuss how they navigate what from their lives goes into his act.
  9. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Jonah Hill Earns His Five-Timers’ JacketThe return of Adam Grossman never disappoints.
  10. follow friday
    Rachel Pegram Loves Commenting on LifeTalking tweets with the Brooklyn-based comedian, writer, actor, and singer.
  11. behind the scenes
    How Bodyguard Pulled Off Its 4 Most Heart-Pounding ScenesCreator Jed Mercurio takes us behind the scenes of his British crime drama’s absurdly tense moments.
  12. profile
    Stephan James Is a Face You Won’t Soon ForgetThe star of Homecoming and If Beale Street Could Talk is, quite literally, taking over screens this fall.
  13. this week in late night
    Late Night Rocks the VoteThis week in late night has been balls-to-the-wall midterm election boosterism.
  14. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Spooky, Scary, and SillyOur favorite comedy podcasts celebrated Halloween this week.
  15. live comedy
    Why Is PowerPoint Having a Comedy Moment?How a boring office staple became a favorite tool of young comedians.
  16. art
    John Waters Is the Godfather of Baltimore’s Art SceneThe Prince of Puke’s museum retrospective inspires six artists to reflect on his transgressive influence on his hometown.
  17. underrated
    Inside Nighty Night and the Bravery of British Comedy With David CrossThe comedian breaks down why Julia Davis’s dark British comedy is so worth watching.
  18. good one podcast
    The Story Behind Nikki Glaser’s Best Roast JokesOn this week’s Good One, Nikki Glaser talks about all the work that goes into putting together a set for the Comedy Central roasts.
  19. horror
    Halloween, The Haunting of Hill House, and Every Parent’s Worst FearParents worry about keeping their kids safe. The new Halloween and Netflix’s Hill House capture that anxiety to an extreme.
  20. follow friday
    Alex Song Wants Less Evil and More Cute Videos, PleaseTalking Twitter with the Brooklyn-based writer, actor, and comedian.
  21. behind the scenes
    How Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Made Its Creepy Opening CreditsThe artist who draws the Chilling Adventures comic also designed the Netflix show’s title sequence.
  22. tv
    Megyn Kelly Never Belonged at Today. The Blackface Debacle Just Proves It.The former Fox News host was never a good fit for morning TV, and it’s time for NBC to finally face that.
  23. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Danny Pudi Is Gettin’ BetterIt’s comedy podcast time.
  24. rankings
    Ranking Every Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Segment, From Worst to FirstThe Simpsons’ long-running Halloween specials are indeed a disturbing universe.
  25. this week in web videos
    Embarrassingly, We Are Just Learning About Detective CalzoneBetter late than never.
  26. jokes
    The Best Bits From Adam Sandler’s Netflix Special 100% FreshSandler is back with his first comedy special in 22 years.
  27. primers
    Cardsharps, False Identities, and Pratfalls: A Preston Sturges PrimerRounding up the eight best films by one of Hollywood’s first writer-directors.
  28. chat room
    The Evolution of Anthony Atamanuik’s Donald Trump ImpressionTalking with the Trump impersonator ahead of his new Comedy Central special.
  29. good one podcast
    How Chris Gethard Transitioned to Comedy Cellar Stand-upOn this week’s Good One podcast, Chris Gethard discusses his transition away from improv and toward stand-up.
  30. this week in late night
    The Art of the Late-Night Name-dropIt was a big week in late night for name-dropping.
  31. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Bitch Sesh With Andrew RannellsTake a break with these very funny comedy podcast episodes.
  32. book excerpt
    How Chris Gethard Learned to Stop Trying to Fit In and Just Do His Own ThingAn excerpt from Gethard’s new book Lose Well.
  33. this week in web videos
    Insufferable Men and the Surprising Joy of The GrillmastersCheck out Devin Field, Zac Oyama, and Jacob Wysocki’s new short.
  34. sitcoms
    Why ABC Decided to Do Roseanne Without Roseanne“If we can capture even half of Roseanne’s audience from last year, we’ll be the number one new show for the season.”
  35. good one podcast
    That Time Julia Roberts Taught Phoebe Robinson How to SwimIn this week’s Good One podcast, Phoebe Robinson reads from her new book Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay and explains her writing process.
  36. tv review
    The Conners Doesn’t Need RoseanneMinus Roseanne Barr and Trumpian politics, The Conners moves forward in funny, sturdy fashion.
  37. book excerpt
    Ellie Kemper Is a Rooster and a WarriorAn excerpt all about SoulCycle from Kemper’s new book My Squirrel Days.
  38. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Seth Meyers Has a Question for Kanye and TrumpThe former SNL head writer returns in a strong, goofy episode.
  39. stand-up
    Ted Alexandro Wants His Viral Louis C.K. Stand-up Set to Speak for Itself“Trust is earned. If you’re talking into a microphone in front of hundreds or thousands of people, it’s because your point of view is trusted.”
  40. reality tv
    Snooki and Nico Tortorella Reveal Their Wildest Tattoo StoriesMTV’s How Far Is Tattoo Far? hosts explain their ink. (And how a Biblical sex dream inspired one of Nico’s favorite tats.)
  41. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Tompkins, Lapkus, and Aukerman’s ThreedomTake a break with these delightfully funny comedy podcast episodes.
  42. wishes
    Saturday Night Live Should Start at 11 p.m.A reasonable request.
  43. tv review
    Lodge 49 Nails the Sad Absurdity of Modern LifeIt’s a charming stroll through the ruins of late capitalism that feels real and metaphorical at once.
  44. book excerpt
    Eric Idle on the Enduring, Powerful Legacy of the Song He Wrote As a JokeHow Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” took on a life of its own.
  45. underrated
    Jessi Klein on the Offbeat, Anarchic Humor of The Young Ones“Mainly this unbridled expression of emotion on something that was technically a silly sitcom really tickled me.”
  46. tv
    Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker Is Making Sci-Fi HistoryAfter five decades, Doctor Who finally has its first female Doctor. What took so long?
  47. follow friday
    Fumi Abe Is Indie by DefaultTalking Twitter with the New York–based stand-up and podcast host.
  48. will & grace
    After Sparking a Sitcom Revival Frenzy, What’s Next for Will & Grace?Creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan on doing fewer Trump jokes, this season’s big wedding, and what else to expect.
  49. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: How Was Julie Klausner’s Week?You look like you could use a funny podcast episode.
  50. habitats
    How Novelist John Wray Made His Brooklyn Brownstone Into a Writers’ ClubhouseThis Park Slope townhouse is a cross between an artists’ colony, a co-working space, and a frat house.
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