The Longform Guide to Standup Comedy
Picks on Carlin, Seinfeld, Rivers, Pryor and more.
Jerry Seinfeld Intends to Die Standing Up
Why the richest comedian in history keeps working.
A Pryor Love
A look at the life and career of Richard Pryor as he reached the end.
Playboy Interview: George Carlin
Carlin on his start, his work, and his addictions.
Joan Rivers Always Knew She Was Funny
The rise and fall, and rise and fall, of a legend.
If He Hollers Let Him Go
Searching for Dave Chappelle ten years after he left his show.
The Early Woody Allen 1952-1971
A young Allen writes jokes for supper club comedians, decides he will never succeed as a performer, does, idolizes and is snubbed by Mort Sahl, and develops the comic persona which will make him a star.
On Sarah Silverman’s stand-up style.
Angry Middle-Aged Man
A profile of Larry David, with a focus on his years as a struggling stand-up.
The Comedian's Comedian's Comedian
A profile of the reclusive Garry Shandling.
The Multitudes of Roseanne Barr
She’s TV’s loudmouth Domestic Goddess, desecrater of our national anthem and most of our notions of good taste. And she has a secret. Meet Baby, Cindy, Susan, Nobody, Joey, Heather and the rest: An adventure in Multiple Personality Disorder.
The Comedian Comedians Were Afraid Of
Remembering the unsparing Patrice O’Neal.
The Writearound: Louis C.K.
Outtakes from a Rolling Stone profile.