stand-up comedy

CELEBRITIES

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

There's a formula to mounting a comeback as a disgraced comedian.
Drew Schwartz
6.26.19
comedy

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.
Taylor Hosking
4.4.19
comedy

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.
Lucy Gervais
1.14.19
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.
Drew Schwartz
10.30.18
entertainment

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.
Dan Ozzi
10.29.18
NETFLIX

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.
Emerson Rosenthal
5.3.18
Early Works

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.
Jim Norton
4.12.17
comedy

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.
Kath Barbadoro
1.30.17
that's depressing

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.
Sam Tallent
1.10.17
first-person shooter

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.
Julian Master
4.2.16
Stuff

Why It Sucks to Be a Woman in Comedy

Men never think about this stuff—at least until you bring it to their attention.
Megan Koester
12.3.15
Stuff

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?
Sam Larner
11.26.15
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