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Year In Review

  1. 2018 in review
    2018: When Asian-American Art Became Its Own GenreIs Asian-American art simply Asian-American creators making work? Or is there something intrinsically Asian-American about the work?
  2. 89 Film and TV Moments That Capture 2017A look back at the best visuals from the year.
  3. The Ten Best Comedy Series of 2017“Peak TV” and “Prestige Television” are lazy and lame labels for a number of reasons. For one, they’re cavernous, catch-all constructs that […]
  4. 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 […]
  5. Brief Eulogies for the Sitcoms We Lost in 2017As 2017 draws to a close, we take a closer look at a few of the notable sitcoms that aired their final episodes in 2017. To some we say a […]
  6. The Year in Comedy PodcastsThroughout 2017, our trusty team of reviewers covered everything that happened in the world of comedy podcasts with nearly 50 weekly roundups. […]
  7. The Year in InterviewsThere was a lot to talk about in 2017, which is why we interviewed a record 200+ people from every corner of the comedy world. We heard from […]
  8. The 15 Funniest Twitter Accounts of 2017 Remember laughter? Hot Take: 2017 was Extremely Bad. There, glad we got that out the way. Sure, the president might be a racist […]
  9. Recapping the Year in Late NightThe field of late night television is more crowded than ever. Beyond the main five network hosts, the crowd of cable hosts is growing larger […]
  10. The Best Comedy Books of 2017 Do you like volumes of comic essays that you’ll end up reading entirely in one sitting? How about amusingly embarrassing memoirs, […]
  11. The Year in News2016 was an absolute nightmare, but thankfully comedy was there to keep us somewhat sane. From the world of television to movies, podcasts, web […]
  12. Check Out 2016’s Best Late Night Standup Sets Unless you spend all day in front of a DVR, you’re definitely missing a lot of great TV (like, for example, did you catch Conner O’Malley’s […]
  13. The Year in Interviews In 2016, we interviewed over 150 people from the comedy world, from established and rising standups to figures on or behind-the-scenes in […]
  14. The Comedy Luminaries We Lost in 2016 The verdict is in and 2016 was a real whopper of a year, one that’s felt more like the Twilight Zone or ever-so-slightly less intense episode […]
  15. The Year in Comedy PodcastsThere is no shortage of comedy podcasts. At their best, they do more than just make us laugh. Some of them at times can even feel like free […]
  16. How Comedy Dealt With the Shit Sandwich That Was 2016 Comedy is tragedy plus time. But in this abattoir of a year, there hasn’t been enough time between tragedies for the dang formula to work. […]
  17. The Best Comedy Books of 2016 Now what we’ve got here is an embarrassment of riches. There were so many truly funny books released this year, and funny books with […]
  18. Saturday Night’s Children: 2014 in ReviewAfter three and a half years of highlighting the lives and work of SNL cast members, Saturday Night’s Children finally wrapped up its run on […]
  19. The Year in Comedy Movies: A Few High Points in an Otherwise Disappointing […]Let’s just get this out of the way: 2013 was a crummy year for comedy films. A passing glance over the Golden Globe nominees for Best Comedy or […]
    2012’s Most Memorable Pop Culture Quotes“Yeah b-tch! Magnets!”
  21. This Year’s Web Series You Watched: 2011 In ReviewWe’ve all seen and been through a lot this past year. Some good. Some bad. Thankfully, we’ve had web video to get us through the rough patches […]
  22. The Year’s Best Humor Writing 2011It’s a good thing I enjoy humor because, if I had to estimate, I’d put the number of humor pieces I’ve read this year somewhere in the low […]
  23. The Movies of 2011: A Raunchy, R-Rated Year for ComedyUnlike 2010, a year that didn’t give us a whole lot of great comedies, 2011 was a step in the right direction. Since it takes a movie two years […]
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    Watch Jib Jab’s Annual Two-Dimensional Year in ReviewLet Jib Jab remind you: This year was bonkers! Remember Herman Cain, you guys? That dude was something.
  25. The Year in TVUnlike the movie industry (as seen here and here), comedy on TV is arguably as good now as it’s ever been. With South Park slipping, we’ve got […]
  26. The Year’s Best Humor WritingSave the occasional illustration, picture, or creative departure from form, print and web humorists are charged with making us laugh without […]
  27. Zach Galifianakis’ Risky Superstar YearIn eight years, Zach Galifianakis had gone from piano-accompanied non-sequiturs on Comedy Central Presents – where he wowed us with a routine […]
  28. The Comedy Trends of 2010Everything old is new again, they say. You see it each year as film, slang, fashion, and politics – especially politics – recycle themselves […]
  29. The 10 Events That Inspired the Best Comedy This YearMy Mom always told me that it’s important to be an informed citizen and to follow the news. She also told me that laughter is the best […]
  30. The Year of Louis CKIn a particularly enlightening anecdote during his July 2010 interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, Louis CK shares his experiences training in the […]
  31. Operation: Whoops - 10 Moments of Unintentional Comedy from 2010Anybody can be funny on purpose. It’s so easy, in fact, that your mom is probably being funny RIGHT NOW (your mom is Betty White). The real […]
  32. How the Most Anticipated Comedies of 2010 FaredWe’re highlighting films that were heavily hyped at the beginning of 2010, the ones everyone planned to see at some point, and how they did in […]
  33. Remembering Rue McClanahan and Dixie CarterIn the late 1980s you could find me under a folding table covered in Peanuts sheets. Written under the table were the words “Caitlin Tegart […]
  34. 46 Funny Things to Look Forward to in 2011Even though 2010 is barely over, it’s never too early to start budgeting your discretionary income/time for the coming year. Spoiler alert: […]
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    Hear ‘Don’t Stop the Pop,’ D.J. Earworm’s 2010 RemixIt’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here!
  36. 10 Moments Comedians Made Us Think This YearOne of the benefits of being a comedian during an election year is that you get to rise above the vicious negativity of stump speeches and news […]
  37. The 10 Funniest Video Games Of 2010Funny games are something of a rarity. There are lots of games that try to be funny, sure. But with games still in their infancy and many game […]
  38. Jimmy Pardo’s Very Good YearIt’s hard to tell if naming his podcast (excuse me, pardcast) “Never Not Funny” might have been Jimmy Pardo’s clever ploy to limit internet […]
  39. Comedy’s New Year’s ResolutionsAs we close out the powerhouse year that was 2010, now is as good a time as any for the comedy community to look back at the year that was. […]
  40. 15 Funny People We Lost in 2010To Death, It made me sad looking over the list of all the great people we lost in 2010, and I really don’t want to have to do it again. Here’s […]
  41. The Movies of 2010: Is it 2011 Yet?“I kind of want to see that, I guess.” Such was the level of enthusiasm one could expect to muster toward going to the movies in 2010. Sure, […]
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    Watch Videogum’s 2010 Viral-Video RetrospectiveEnjoy the magic.
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    Hear a Tribute Montage of Musicians Who Died in 2010From Lena Horne to Jay Reatard.