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The Second Comedy Boom

  1. 61 Comedians Recall Their Favorite, First, and Life-Changing JokesFrom Nick Kroll to Aziz Ansari to Ellie Kemper.
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    Silicon Valley and Veep Stars Talk ComedyAnd what it’s like for a comedian on their shows.
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    How Weird Stand-up Became a Woman’s GameWhat Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, Kate Berlant, and Claudia O’Doherty learned from Jenny Slate and Kristen Schaal.
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    Pete Holmes on How the Comedian Became the Modern-Day Philosopher“It’s a lack of connection and community that we used to get from things like churches. It’s more than just entertainment.”
  5. The Sharp, Sensitive, and Surreal New Wave of Black Male Comedians“I was the black kid in school who’d skate and wrestle, who was really into outer space and botany and kung fu and hip-hop.”
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    Backstage Photos From 25 Years of Second CityFeaturing Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Key and Peele, and more.
  7. Aziz Ansari on Life Inside the Second Comedy Boom“I didn’t want to be pigeonholed as an ‘ethnic comic’ or an ‘Asian comic.’”
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    The Letterman Years: Behind the ScenesSteven Tyler has a tantrum; Al Gore has to pee.
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    The Unexpected Resurgence of the Comedy DuoKey and Peele, Tina and Amy, Broad City, Fred and Carrie.
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    Marc Maron on the State of Comedy“Maybe it is a little bit more of a level playing field … but you can build it and people won’t come.”
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    Welcome to the Second Comedy BoomWhy are we having a second comedy boom? Where did comedy nerds come from? And how has comedy changed?
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    The 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015A comedy boom is in full swing right now, and doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon.