What's your 2017 pop culture gift to the world?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

The trailer for Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here shows the seedy side of ’70s stand-up

Life among professional comedians is not just a continuous throng of laughter. There is a lot of laughter, but at least half of it is mean-spirited, directed at fellow comedians perceived to be unfairly more successful or justly less successful. There’s also a good deal of complaining, a fair amount of gloating, and a…