Karen Kilgariff has profound thoughts about self-acceptance—and ranch dressing

Although she hasn’t always been front and center the way she is now, if you’re a fan of comedy, you’ve either seen Karen Kilgariff or watched (and laughed at) something she wrote. Perhaps you first encountered her on Mr. Show, where she appeared in such classic sketches as “Lifeboat” and the East Coast/West Coast…

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Here’s the formula for writing a generic late-night joke

Talk shows require an insane amount of material. Four nights a week, late-night writers have to produce a monologue’s worth of jokes, plus desk bits, sketches, remote pieces, and whatever else the host is supposed to say. It’s a job that doesn’t exactly jive with the phrase, “I don’t feel funny today.” So, rather than…

Community writer Megan Ganz accepts Dan Harmon's apology for sexual misconduct

Last week, former Community writer Megan Ganz engaged in an online dialogue with her old boss, Dan Harmon, about the ways he “treated [her] like garbage” and “crossed lines” when they worked together. At the time, Ganz said she wasn’t ready to accept Harmon’s apology, and he offered to do anything he could to make it…

This year’s list of the top 1,000 comedians has a perfectly 2017 spin to it

While some people may be satisfied with year-end lists consisting of 10 or even 20 entries— some of which are great and you should definitely go read them —others, like comedian Zach Broussard, set their sights a little higher. For the past four years, the L.A.-based comedian has been constructing his definitive list…

Tig Notaro finds the upside to Louis CK allegations: "Victims were not told they're lying"

Vindication is bittersweet for Tig Notaro. That much was clear yesterday, when Notaro was asked about her former collaborator Louis CK’s sexual misconduct at Vulture Festival LA. Notaro publicly distanced herself from CK months before his public reckoning, calling for CK to “handle” what were then “rumors” about him…

Marc Maron says Louis CK lied to him about sexual misconduct: “I knew what most people knew” 

Following up on a tweet promising to discuss the issue more on his show and “not [on] a shitty platform like Twitter,” on today’s episode of WTF, Marc Maron discussed the sexual misconduct charges against his friend Louis CK at length. Maron and CK have had a rocky relationship over the years—an early episode of WTF…

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5 women go on the record accusing Louis CK of sexual misconduct in New York Times exposé

After years of open secrets and whispered rumors about comedian Louis CK’s alleged habit of cornering women and forcing them to watch him masturbate, five women have gone on the record in a New York Times story that’s been anticipated since CK canceled the New York premiere of his new film I Love You, Daddy earlier…

In his new standup special, Patton Oswalt makes a triumphant return from Annihilation

There’s no better standup working today than Patton Oswalt, his observational skills turning anecdotes into painfully funny short stories, and insults into dizzyingly nimble tirades. For the first 35 minutes of his new Netflix special, Patton Oswalt: Annihilation, Oswalt is the comic we expect, even as his elaborately…

Al Michaels fires off a truly awful Harvey Weinstein zinger, apologizes almost instantly

Let the comedy world take due note: Harvey Weinstein jokes are not exactly panning out. As horrific allegations of decades of sexual assault continue to unveil a vast system of corruption and complicit silence surrounding the Hollywood mogul, a few brave funnymen have stepped forward to offer some yucks around the…