Tag: Comedy

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Can China Take a Joke?

The culturally-bound mechanics of comedy.

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A Strangely Funny Russian Genius

“Russian humor is slapstick, only you actually die.”

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Chris Rock Talks to Frank Rich

On Ferguson, Cosby, and what ‘racial progress’ really means.

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The Eternal Paternal

On Bill Cosby’s complicated family life.

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Interview: Bill Hader

“I did a few days on Franco’s As I Lay Dying, and the vibe on the set was very heavy and serious. The only thing I can equate it to is tripping with a bunch of your friends.”

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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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Almanac Jackson and the Case of the Blameless Bully

An inventive spoof on childhood mystery novels.

"Almanac's father fell face forward onto the concrete garage floor, dead, blood pooling beneath him, and ending Almanac's childhood right then and there."

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He's Still Chevy Chase (And You're Not)

The roast where Chevy Chase learned that everyone hates him.

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Playboy Interview: Mel Brooks

A comic who had previously refused to discuss his private life opens up for the first time, riding high on the surprise success of Blazing Saddles more than thirty years into his career.

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A Closed Letter to Myself About Thievery, Heckling, and Rape Jokes

The thin, resentful line between comic and audience.

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Comedy's Greatest Era

On film comedy’s silent beginnings.

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Who’s Afraid Of Nichols & May?

Their partnership lasted a mere four years, but transformed comedy forever. Mike Nichols and Elaine may give their first joint interview since breaking up 51 years ago.