Ask the Existentially Troubled Housekeeping Expert, by Luke Burns
by Brian Boone, Editor It feels like no matter how hard I work, I just can’t get the dining room to stay clean. Do you have any strategies that might help me stay on top of the mess? —A.I., Oswego, NY It sounds like your real struggle is not with the breadcrumbs on the floor, or the jell... [Read More]
Follow Friday: @EmmyBlotnick
by Emma Soren A lot of Twitter users take to the platform to test out their latest jokes and quips, but certain people truly excel at making us laugh with the available characters and constraints. With the Internet being such a big place, it can be difficult to find the comedians most worthy of your... [Read More]
When Johnny Carson Just Didn't Know What to Make of Weird Al
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: 'Call Chelsea Peretti' Returns to Staples Center
by Jessye McGarry The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week ... [Read More]
'Annie Hall' and Woody Allen's Experimental Visual Film Style
by Brad Becker-Parton The prospect of writing about Woody Allen has loomed large over my writing since the inception of this column last year for many reasons. First, I hold the non-unique position in considering him the greatest comedic director to ever work. Second, the last year has not been part... [Read More]
This Week in Web Videos: 'The Amazing Gayl Pile'
by Luke Kelly-Clyne Casting ain’t easy, but it’s necessary: wise words spoken by…no one in particular, but felt deep down in the heart cockles of everyone who’s ever produced any piece of performance art. Strong writing is nothing without human vessels to bring those words t... [Read More]
This Week in Web Videos: 'The Amazing Gayl Pile'
by Luke Kelly-Clyne Casting ain’t easy, but it’s necessary: wise words spoken by…no one in particular, but felt deep down in the heart cockles of everyone who’s ever produced any piece of performance art. Strong writing is nothing without human vessels to bring those words t... [Read More]
Sketch Anatomy: Jeff Loveness Visits Lonely Island's 'The 'Bu'
by Megh Wright Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separa... [Read More]
Sketch Anatomy: Jeff Loveness Visits Lonely Island's 'The 'Bu'
by Megh Wright Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separa... [Read More]
The Eight Longest 'SNL' Cast Member Tenures
by Megh Wright When Seth Meyers left SNL to host Late Night earlier this year, he was just shy of beating out Darrell Hammond's record as having the longest SNL player stint of all time with a whopping 14 seasons under his belt. Whether you view a lengthy SNL tenure as a badge of honor or sign of a ... [Read More]