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With “Vacationland,” Comic Liar John Hodgman Spills Truth

The onetime "Daily Show" player turns serious in a new collection of personal essays.

After Mass Shootings, Late-Night Hosts Are Our Best Politicians

How is it that the late night TV is the only place still outraged by mass shootings?
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Comics in ’70s LA: “I’m Dying Up Here” Just Misses the...

Struggling stand-up comics in LA in the early 1970s? Should be a surefire hit, right?

Alt Satire? Here’s “Me The People: The Trump America Musical”

"We have a lot of characters you would know..."

Network TV Needs to Stop Doubting Its Best Comedians

Networks keep assuming audiences can't handle smart, fast humor. Ratings prove otherwise.

Ives Revives a Comic Liar (And It’s Not You-Know-Who)

Cliton and Sabine? Cliton and Isabelle? Don't ask me. Events were moving fast.

Pantomime: The Perfect Tonic for 2016? Oh Yes!

If we can't laugh at the past 12 months, what can we do?

“Full Frontal,” “Veep” and the *!#&ing Politics of Swearing

We know that the way women speak is heavily policed and subject to endless scrutiny.

Yes, I’m Still Mourning Leonard Nimoy

I think the tag on "The Big Bang Theory" said it best.

My Pick to Replace Jon Stewart: It’s Not Who You Think

Check him out and tell me what you think.

It’s a Marvel Universe!

A marvelous Marvel -- and Debbie Reynolds.

Hey, Hey, Hey: How the Mighty Have Fallen!

All these woman can’t be lying, can they?

“Gotham” Goes Goth and Ribeiro Does the Carlton!

From good judge to "Bad Judge" -- which is just what it sounds like.

Bridget Everett and the Age of Vulgarity

The hot cabaret singer who could rest comfortably on her natural talents...doesn't.

The Doctor Who Is In!

Well, Mrs. Ray Rice, thanks for setting back the women’s movement to caveman days.

Joan Rivers Would Have Loved Her Funeral

One last, well-deserved, weepy, standing ovation.
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What Joan Rivers Can Teach Us All About Work

Remembering the clubs where the late comedian established her working patterns.

Robin Williams and Comics’ Depression

Did the late comedian, like so many comedians, share an occupational hazard?

Jim Henson: America’s Most Wanted

He created a chaotic, affectionately flamboyant circus. We need it back.

Comedian Tom Shillue Goes Long

Fox News 'Red Eye' guest finds a creative way to build an audience.