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Year In Review 2012

  1. The Best of Follow Friday: 2012 EditionEverybody fancies themselves as some sort of wizard that can conjure up laughter by a few strokes of a keyboard, but only a few tweeters are […]
  2. What I Learned from the Paley Center Archives This YearIt will come as no surprise to you to learn that I am a writer. (I sort of spoiled the surprise for you when I wrote a sentence down and then […]
  3. Mean Jeans are the Best (and Funniest) Band of the Year What happened in the last year of my life. I can’t tell. Laughing at myself all I want in the middle of the night. Oh well. - Mean Jeans, […]
  4. Big Wins, Empty Crowds, and (Obviously) Louis C.K.: The Best of Comedic […]2012 was such a big year for comedy on television that it deserves more than a measly run down of the best episodes of the year. That is why […]
  5. The Year in Comedy 2012: Young But Broken People Trying to HealComedy has thankfully evolved from its universally beloved origins as Milton Berle one-liners and saucy harlequins. Broadly put, comedy at its […]
  6. This Year In Web Videos: A Big Fat 2012 RecapIt seems like just a year ago that I was writing to all of you recapping 2011’s web series, because it was a year…almost exactly. Now, here […]
  7. Reading List: The Best Comedy Books of 2012The Guy Under the Sheets, by Chris Elliott Not Elliott’s first autobiography, and not Elliot’s first fake nonfiction book written in his […]
  8. I’m So Anxious: The Complementary Themes of ‘Louie’ and ‘Girls’While binging on Netflix and OnDemand over the holidays, Season Three of Louie and Season One of Girls deserve back-to-back viewing. It’s not […]
  9. Saturday Night’s Children: 2012 In ReviewIt’s been the year of looking back to, of all places, the 1980s – of this year’s 46 Saturday Night’s Children entries, half joined the show […]
  10. What I Learned From Watching a Boatload of Comedy Documentaries This YearThe appeal of comedy documentaries, for me, has always been the opportunity to see a subject I love addressed seriously. I find it valuable to […]