A bunch of great comedians talk about how impossible it is to be funny in 2018

Laughter is somehow different now. Blame Trump, blame outrage culture, or blame the terrifying rise of public shaming, but rarely does a week go by that some public (or even not-so-public figure) makes a joke that ignites a flurry of angry tweets and thinkpieces. Does this response fall under the umbrella of the First…

We asked The Daily Show’s correspondents: Could a conservative Daily Show succeed?

While in our hometown Chicago, The Daily Show correspondents stopped by The A.V. Club office for a thoughtful, hilarious Facebook Live discussion about comedy, politics, and the state of the show. In this snippet from that interview, the correspondents discuss the feasibility of a conservative alternative to The Daily…

Trump’s Twitter becomes hilarious, horrifying art at The Daily Show’s Presidential Library

While opening the faux “Presidential Library” dedicated to all the terrible shit Donald Trump has said on Twitter, Trevor Noah obliquely referenced that time he was excoriated for saying terrible shit on Twitter. “I like the Donald J. Trump tweets because he is the first millennial president, and as a millennial I…

The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj crafts a hilarious, spellbinding immigrant story

Hasan Minhaj shares a lot of comic ground with Aziz Ansari. Beyond their experiences growing up in 1990s America as the children of Indian immigrants, the two comedians have developed a similarly self-aggrandizing onstage brashness, a baller’s persona where name-dropping cockiness and pop culture markers point up…

Hasan Minhaj declares journalists the new “minority” at the WHCD

Eleven years ago, Stephen Colbert set an almost impossible bar for the headliner of the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner to follow, delivering a brutally funny and honest takedown of the George W. Bush presidency, directly to the man’s face. Nobody’s ever matched it, but tonight’s host, The Daily…

Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj will host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The guest list for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner is probably short enough to allow most people an extra plus-one. Vanity Fair, Bloomberg, The New Yorker, and other outlets have backed out of events surrounding the big political gathering, which will also be devoid of its biggest target—Donald Trump…