New comedy museum to place American humor safely behind glass

Back in 2016, we reported that George Carlin’s daughter Kelly Carlin had donated his “archives” to the National Comedy Center in New York for a “museum experience” that was still in the works at the time. Now, that museum experience has grown into an actual museum, and the National Comedy Center is preparing to open…

Microwave bacon and 9 seasons of Cheers: Here’s what’s on sale on Amazon today

In an effort to both serve our readers and help support The A.V. Club, we are going to post daily links to deals and interesting items that we find over on Amazon. If you use these links to click through and buy something—not just the thing you clicked—on Amazon, we will see a portion of that income. You don’t have to…

The Supremes, Billy Joel, Gloria Gaynor, and more join National Recording Registry

Today the Library Of Congress added some well-known tracks, deep cuts, and multiple cuts of “Mack The Knife” to the country’s official record collection, The National Recording Registry. The 25 new selections have been compiled to offer “audio snapshots” of the worlds of sports, comedy, music, politics, and more from…

Supercut of how comedians take down their hecklers has a 2-drink minimum

Sure being a stand-up comedian isn’t as hard as, say, digging ditches. But it does come with a few notable downsides: Weird hours, little structure, the crippling anxiety of having to be funny, and, of course, hecklers. This new supercut from Digg offers a montage of the way a whole host of famous comedians have dealt…