Tag: Comedy

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Beyond Laughter

A profile of Andy Kaufman.

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Playboy Interview: George Carlin

“It’s the American view that everything has to keep climbing: productivity, profits, even comedy. No time for reflection. No time to contract before another expansion. No time to grow up. No time to fuck up. No time to learn from your mistakes. But that notion goes against nature, which is cyclical.”

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The Comedian’s Comedian’s Comedian

A profile of Garry Shandling.

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Pee-wee's Big Comeback

A profile of Paul Reubens and his subversive alter ego.

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Ready for Prime Time

After 25 years as a road comic, Leslie Jones becomes a star.

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The True Story of Roland the Farter

The history of professional flatulence.

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Don't Cry for Tracy Morgan

“I faced death and all that shit. It’s my responsibility to come back and come back strong. It’s going to take more than a Walmart truck to take that gift away. I can’t wait to make you all laugh. Especially you, Mike. And I already did that today. So all is good.”

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The Laughs, Pathos, and Overwhelming Talent of Jan Hooks

A year after her death, a tribute to the Saturday Night Live star who didn’t want to be on TV.


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Living Above the Store

Fuzzy memories of a house overlooking the Sunset Strip that played host to a generation of comics—including Sam Kinison, Andrew Dice Clay, and Robin Williams—launching dozens of careers and about as many drug problems.

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Norm Macdonald: A Raw and Uncensored Interview

“I love stand-ups, and I feel it’s the one thing I know about that I could actually judge, besides people’s morals.”

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The New Normal

Scenes of grief, from the sister of comedian Harris Wittels.

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