stand-up comedy

9.17.19

Sarah Silverman, Who Did Blackface, Doesn’t Think You Should ‘Cancel’ People

"It’s almost like there’s a mutated McCarthy era, where any comic better watch anything they say."

8.26.19

You Can Definitely Skip Dave Chappelle's New Netflix Special 'Sticks & Stones'

The comedian doubles down on misogyny and transphobia in both the special and the hidden bonus scene that follows.

7.29.19

How I Learned to Deal With Stress After My Creative Escape Became My Job

As I started to make more money off of stand-up comedy, I had to find a new way to blow off steam.

6.26.19

Choose Your Own Adventure: You're a Comedian Who Got Cancelled

There's a formula to mounting a comeback as a disgraced comedian.

4.4.19

Kevin Hart's Netflix Special Is Going to Get Him Canceled... Again

In 'Kevin Hart: Irresponsible,' he jokes about his screwups and how hard it is to apologize, giving a world of context for his Oscars debacle.

1.14.19

I Fulfilled My Dream of Doing Stand-Up in My Underwear

Why telling jokes with no pants is your biggest fear and my favourite gig.

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10.30.18

Protesters Showed Up to Louis C.K.'s Latest Set at the Comedy Cellar

They held up signs at the entrance to the venue and asked people to walk out.

10.29.18

Adam Sandler’s '100% Fresh' Proves That He Can Be Funny in Any Generation

On his new Netflix special, Sandler does something comedians his age struggle with: He caters to the short attention span of the internet age.

5.3.18

The 11 Best Stand-Up Comedy Specials on Netflix Right Now

From vintage Richard Pryor to recent John Mulaney, these stand-up comedy specials are the perfect antidotes for troubling times.

4.12.17

Getting Fired Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Jim Norton

Hot off the heels of his new Netflix special, the acerbic comedian talks about meeting his idols, losing jobs, and his approach to mental health.

1.30.17

Does George Carlin’s ‘You Are All Diseased’ Actually Suck?

Stand-up comedy often doesn't age well, but George Carlin's famous 1999 special might have.

1.10.17

On Success and All the Disappointment That Comes After

Being a successful stand-up comedian is funny until you've done 29 shows in 27 days and realize you're just a huckster.

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