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Merrill Markoe

  1. underrated
    Why Robert Benchley Was the Master of Comedy About NothingA chat with Merrill Markoe about what she learned from her favorite Algonquin humorist.
  2. adult swim
    Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and the Birth of the WeirdAny “weird” show on the air today has this brilliantly weird Adult Swim comedy to thank.
  3. Inside the Confusing Origins of David Letterman’s Top Ten ListThe following excerpt is reprinted with permission from Brian Abrams’s new book AND NOW…An Oral History of “Late Night with David Letterman,” […]
  4. This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Merrill Markoe Talks with Julie KlausnerThe comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. […]
  5. Checking in Halfway Through ‘And Here’s The Kicker’Two weeks ago, we named And Here’s The Kicker as the first book of the Splitsider Comedy Book Club. The plan is to give everyone a month to […]
  6. Watching Tom Snyder Interview Young Versions of Letterman, Markoe and […]The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  7. Look Back on Letterman’s 30 Years of Stupid Pet Tricks and Top Ten Lists David Letterman has been a late-night host for 30 years yesterday, and it’s worth taking a look back through this collection of clips ranging […]
  8. Inside the Almost 100% Successful 1985 Late Night with David Letterman BookEveryone knows that Merrill Markoe just wrote a book called Cool, Calm & Contentious. But did you know she also did a first book? It’s […]
  9. things that make you go hmmm
    David Letterman Asked Ex to Write Jokes for His Intern GirlfriendTrue story.