Tag: Comedy

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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 New Normal

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

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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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The Man Who Makes the World’s Funniest People Even Funnier

On Brent White, the joke whisperer who edits the largely improvisational comedies of Paul Feig, Judd Apatow and Adam McKay.

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On the Road with Hannibal Buress, Comedy's Most Respected Slacker

A portrait of a comedian in the moment just before he becomes huge.

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What About Bob?

Long a cult favorite in comedy, Bob Odenkirk has finally found wider recognition—and respect—through a shady character named Saul.

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The Broad Strokes

On the appeal of Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.

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"That Joke Has Everything"

A profile of pre-Late Night David Letterman.

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Chris Rock Talks to Frank Rich

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

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Chris Rock Talks to Frank Rich

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