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The Great Bits

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    Jim Gaffigan’s Most Popular Joke Is a Stand-up Master ClassYes, we’re referring to “Hot Pockets.”
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    The Comedy Perfection of Richard Pryor’s ‘Heart Attacks’The legendary stand-up’s five-minute bit is a master class in vulnerability, physicality, and reckoning with death.
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    Jon Dore and Rory Scovel’s Fortunate Conan Double-BookingLooking back at the risky, innovative late-night stand-up set, ten years later.
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    Nick Vatterott’s Late-Night Debut Brilliantly Tests the Audience’s ComfortRevisiting a 2010 Fallon set that’s a master class in manipulating tension.
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    Norm Macdonald Delivered the First Great Set on CoronavirusBefore the comedy clubs closed, the stand-up pinpointed all our anxieties perfectly.
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    The Musical Brilliance of John Mulaney’s Stand-upRevisiting one of the comedian’s best jokes, “The Salt and Pepper Diner.”
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    Michelle Wolf Is a Master of the Period JokeRevisiting an excellent bit from the comedian’s 2017 HBO special.
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    In Maria Bamford’s Stand-up, Facing Nightmares Is Unusually FunNo comedian provides a more riveting portrayal of their own fear, doubt, and despair.
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    Why Roy Wood Jr.’s ‘Black Patriotism’ Bit Is Olympic-Level Stand-up“Every time the comedy beach ball starts to lose altitude, Wood smacks it back into the sky.”
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    The Great Bits: Paul F. Tompkins’s “Peanut Brittle”The writing in “Peanut Brittle” is as surprising as the subject matter.
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    The Great Bits: Patton Oswalt’s ‘Steak’The best bits stay in your mind years after hundreds of other bits disappear. One such bit is Patton Oswalt’s ‘Steak’.