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Comedians Tell Us the Most Epic Fails They've Seen at Open Mics

"Then she spread her legs and pulled her underwear to the side, showing everyone her vulva. To be honest, that was the best joke of the night."
Graham Isador
5.6.18
LGBTQ

Next to Transitioning, Standup Comedy Is a Piece of Cake

Riley Silverman has spent the past fifteen years carving out a place in LA's comedy scene—and she did it while transitioning, to boot.
Sam Riedel
8.3.17
Stuff

How Standup Comedy Puts My Anxious, Bipolar Brain at Ease

Standup is basically an acceptable form of public self-harm. As someone who thinks a lot about self harm, it's one place I feel accepted.
Patrick Marlborough
6.14.16
Stuff

Jon Stewart Did a Surprise Stand-Up Set at the Comedy Cellar Last Night

The soon-to-be-departed "Daily Show" host performed a ten-minute set punctuated by personal anecdotes about working in a Mexican restaurant and being Jewish.
Brandt Hamilton
7.30.15
Stuff

​God’s Comics: Inside the World of Christian Stand-Up

A dreadlocked Jew from Brooklyn walks into the Christian Comedy Association's annual conference to tell a few jokes...
Harmon Leon
7.1.15
Stuff

Talking to Hari Kondabolu on a Rooftop Drinking Water

Even though comedian Hari Kondabolu was sick as a motherfucker, he was nice enough to swallow a box of Sudafed and sit down with me before his Melbourne show.
Courtney DeWitt
4.10.15
Stuff

Comedians Discuss Mitch Hedberg's Life and Legacy Ten Years After His Death

Marc Maron, Hannibal Buress, Chris Cubas, and others look back at one of the best and weirdest stand-ups to ever hold a mic.
Mike Pearl
3.30.15
Travel

How to Be a Touring Stand-Up Comic

Stand-up comedy is an emotionally and monetarily draining exercise that only serves to feed one's ego. I documented every step of the drain from my recent tour.
Megan Koester
6.26.14