The Ten Best Comedy Series of 2017
“Peak TV” and “Prestige Television” are lazy and lame labels for a number of reasons. For one, they’re cavernous, catch-all constructs that display a total disregard for how television is made. They also conflate volume and variety with inherent quality. So the televisi... [Read More]
The Best ‘SNL’ Sketches and Moments of 2017
Saturday Night Live entered 2017 with good ratings, millions of viral shares, and more momentum than it has had in years. Much of this upshot was due to the political climate–and the country’s need for the humorous angle of what often seems like dark times. SNL did an admirable job in 20... [Read More]
Brief Eulogies for the Sitcoms We Lost in 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, we take a closer look at a few of the notable sitcoms that aired their final episodes in 2017. To some we say a tearful goodbye, and to some we come only to bury them, not to praise them. And we hold out hope that 2018 will be a […] [Read More]
The Year in Comedy Podcasts
Throughout 2017, our trusty team of reviewers covered everything that happened in the world of comedy podcasts with nearly 50 weekly roundups. And in 2017 there was a lot to cover, from podcast anniversaries and milestones (Beautiful/Anonymous, Hollywood Handbook, Who Charted?) to promising newcomer... [Read More]
The Year in Comedy Podcasts
Throughout 2017, our trusty team of reviewers covered everything that happened in the world of comedy podcasts with nearly 50 weekly roundups. And in 2017 there was a lot to cover, from podcast anniversaries and milestones (Beautiful/Anonymous, Hollywood Handbook, Who Charted?) to promising newcomer... [Read More]
The Year in Interviews
There was a lot to talk about in 2017, which is why we interviewed a record 200+ people from every corner of the comedy world. We heard from some of the most influential names in comedy, stars of TV and film, up-and-coming standups, timeless entertainers, podcast gods, and pop culture heatseekers ab... [Read More]
The 15 Funniest Twitter Accounts of 2017
Remember laughter? Hot Take: 2017 was Extremely Bad. There, glad we got that out the way. Sure, the president might be a racist robber baron, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t also a misogynistic, science-denying, lava-cake-brained internet troll. His pernicious, poisonous policies have alr... [Read More]
The Best Comedy Books of 2017
Do you like volumes of comic essays that you’ll end up reading entirely in one sitting? How about amusingly embarrassing memoirs, unpredictably silly novels, or behind-the-scenes accounts of classic comedy movies? Are you at all interested in comic strips, hipster-mocking, the diaries of a gen... [Read More]