Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, How Did This Get Made?, more coming to Onion Comedy & Arts Festival

Big news, comedy fans: Our comedy festival returns May 30-June 3 at various venues in Chicago under a new name, The Onion Comedy & Arts Festival. Why change the name from the amusing-but-difficult-to-remember-and-Google 26th Annual Comedy Festival? Well one, see above. And two, it’s The Onion’s 30th anniversary in…

Sean Spicer reads The Onion, but maybe not too closely

We all had some fun laughing at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s inexplicable crusade against Dippin’ Dots last week, and now he’s already doing another weird thing on Twitter. Earlier today, the official Twitter account for The Onion—our sister site and America’s finest news source—posted a video titled “5…

Adios, Diamond Joe: How The Onion has lovingly crafted its Joe Biden character

Grab your Kleenex and Corvette wax, because it’s the last day of Joe Biden’s Vice Presidency. While our country will probably suffer politically as the upstanding longtime senator steps back into private life, it will definitely suffer comedically, considering Biden’s role as the current administration’s wacky uncle—a…

A.V. Club merchandise, just in time for the holidays (Onion and ClickHole, too!)

It’s been a while since we’ve had a reasonable selection of online merchandise here at The A.V. Club, and isn’t it time we changed that? Well, your holiday wishes have come true, just in time to turn things around for 2016. We’ve got a few things available for purchase (namely T-shirts, sweatshirts, and mugs) to start…

What pop culture reminds you of the goodness of humanity?

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…

23 great pieces of pop culture that almost make up for this dismal election

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…

From 1996, our vintage interviews with “Weird Al,” James Ellroy, Phish, and more

The A.V. Club was founded in 1993 as a non-satirical pop culture supplement to our sister publication, The Onion. In 1996, both The Onion and The A.V. Club went online. At the time, both were primarily print publications, published together weekly and distributed across the United States. (We discontinued the print…

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Watch our sister publication, The Onion, talk headlines and politics on Today

With its coverage growing increasingly prophetic, The Onion staff recently pulled back the curtain to reveal just how all of this fake, occasionally prescient news makes it to digital print. Today’s Willie Geist ventured into The Onion’s stronghold, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, which is usually just…

What piece of media inspired you to actually do something?

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…