Choose Your Own Adventure: You're a Comedian Who Got Cancelled
There's a formula to mounting a comeback as a disgraced comedian.
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.
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.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Aspiring Stand-Up Comic Shoots Empty Open Mics Across NYC
In this week's installment of First-Person Shooter, we had an aspiring New York comedian document two open mics, one comedy show, and all the lolz in between.
Why It Sucks to Be a Woman in Comedy
Men never think about this stuff—at least until you bring it to their attention.
What Life Is Like As an Amateur Comic On the Open-Mic Circuit
Not a lot of money and crippling self doubt: what's the draw of being a stand-up?