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The Lonely Island Is Take-Proof, Stupid, and Perfect 

I have watched the trailer for The Lonely Island’s latest movie POPSTAR: Never Stop Never Stopping every single day since it came out. The day it was released, I watched the trailer five or six times. Honestly it could be more than that; I don’t really remember. I found out a close friend hadn’t seen the trailer this…

The Comedians Is The Deep-Dive History Stand-Up Comedy Deserves 

For close to a decade, Kliph Nesteroff, a former stand-up comic from Vancouver, has been exploring the underbelly of showbiz, and especially comedy, history, mainly for WFMU’s Beware of the Blog, the New Jersey freeform radio station’s online home for longform ephemera. Though the writing was clearly unedited (and…

Q&A: The Lucas Bros. On Their Animated Series, '90s Humor, And Ta-Nehisi Coates

Kenny and Keith Lucas, better known as the comedic duo the Lucas Bros., have a reputation as laid-back stoners. Which is only half-true: In truth, they’re the smartest and hardest-working stoners you’ll ever meet. They’ve shown up on Arrested Development and in 22 Jump Street, and anchored TruTv’s sketch show Friends…

Q&A: Comedy Legend Barry Crimmins, Star Of The New Doc Call Me Lucky

Bobcat Goldthwait’s career as a director (Shakes the Clown, God Bless America, World’s Greatest Dad) continues to reduce our memory of him as a comedian and actor (Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol). His latest film, Call Me Lucky, is a…

Paul Scheer Is Recreating Old TRL Segments In An Absurd New Webseries

TV gives comedians endless amount of stupid shit to poke fun at. Remember TRL, née Total Request Live? It had its moments of greatness, but it also had a lot of plain stupid segments, and also Carson Daly was/is a giant sentient potato. Which is why it’s great that comedian Paul Scheer is now ripping on the…

In The Mood For Laughs: An Interview with Phil Hartman's Biographer

The man may be gone, but the characters live on: Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer, Anal Retentive Chef, Lionel Hutz, Lyle Lanley, Bill McNeal, Captain Carl, Troy McClure. All brought to life by sorely missed funnyman extraordinaire Phil Hartman, the subject of You Might Remember Me by longtime Chicago Sun-Times staff…

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The Playboy Interview: Stephen Colbert on Politics, Grief and Bill O'Reilly

Well, the #CancelColbert people got their wish. Sort of. Stephen Colbert will leave the Colbert Report to replace David Letterman on the Late Show. Since we'll be getting a lot more of the real Stephen next year when he moves from Comedy Central to CBS, we thought you'd want to familiarize yourself with the man behind…

David Letterman's 1984 Playboy Interview. A Candid Conversation with the Comedy Genius In His Youth

One of the greatest comic voices and broadcasters of the last 50 years has decided to call it a day. David Letterman announced his retirement today. We had our first Playboy Interview with Dave in 1984, back before Leno and the late night wars, back before CBS, back before the scandals, back when he was the crown…