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Comedy Central's 'The New Negroes' Is Perfect for the Black TV Renaissance

The all-Black stand up show broadens perspectives on Blackness in layered ways.
Taylor Hosking
4.26.19
comedy

Ken Jeong's Netflix Comedy Special Feels Stale and Regressive

It's time to stop making jokes at the expense of our own communities.
Bethany Ao
2.22.19
comedy

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

Why telling jokes with no pants is your biggest fear and my favorite 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
comedy

Hannibal Buress on Quitting Drinking to End the ‘Messy Shit’

Why the comedian is trying to do things differently.
Sarah Hagi
9.26.18
comedy

Drew Michael on Making the 'Most Polarizing' Stand-Up Special of the Year

Michael, a former 'SNL' writer, recorded a special without an audience or much consideration for the conventions of stand-up.
Nick Rose
9.26.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Some Major Comedians Showed Up to Support Aziz Ansari's Comedy Cellar Set

He performed alongside Kevin Hart and Chris Rock at the same venue where Louis C.K. had his first show since admitting to sexual misconduct.
Drew Schwartz
9.20.18
comedy

America's First Comedy Museum Preserves a Time When We Knew How to Laugh

The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, the birthplace of Lucille Ball, opens its doors this Wednesday.
Alex Norcia
7.31.18
Instagram

Meet the Comedian Behind Instagram's Most Famous Voice-Overs

Aristotle Georgeson is creating a particular niche for himself—a space on the platform where he can simultaneously engage with and mock the digital realm we all occupy.
Alex Norcia
7.24.18
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bill Cosby Is Doing Stand-Up Again for Some Reason

The disgraced actor made a bizarre return to comedy Monday night in Philadelphia ahead of his April retrial.
Drew Schwartz
1.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Dave Chappelle Rips a Vape and Roasts Trump Voters in His New Stand-Up Trailer

Chappelle's Netflix special 'Equanimity' drops on New Year's Eve.
VICE Staff
12.21.17
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