Aug 19, 2014 — It used to be that a TV appearance was the key to success for comedians. In the past five years stand-up comedy has seen a global revival thanks to the Internet, and in particular, thanks to podcasts.
Jul 31, 2014 — The most surprising thing about the latest film in the Marvel Universe may be as simple as its genre: while it certainly has your space battles and big fights, it's a straight-up comedy.
Jul 10, 2014 — The street named after the late comedian, who was known for his blistering attacks on religion, ended up being a block longer than city officials intended.
Feb 12, 2014 — The multitalented Sid Caesar, who took live and complex comedy skits on the air as a pioneer in 1950s TV, has died at 91. Caesar, who established a new comedic tradition in America before he was 30, died in Los Angeles this week.
Jan 29, 2014 — Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen host a public radio tailgate in their new Portlandia sketch.
Sep 17, 2013 — 'The Muslims Are Coming!' is a new documentary that follows Muslim comics performing stand-up routines all over the U.S. Their mission: help Americans equate Islam with funny, not fundamentalist.
Sep 12, 2013 — The whimsical Ugly Animal Preservation Society held an online vote to find a mascot. The blobfish, "a mass of pale, jelly-like flesh with puffy, loose skin," is the "winner."
Jul 18, 2013 — An Indian-American comedian unafraid to joke politely about race and politics, Hari Kondabolu regularly challenges long-standing beliefs with his material. While his comedy is about being treated like an outsider, the jokes offer a sense of community.
Aug 6, 2012 — Graduate student Robert Lynch is on a quest to deconstruct our built-in instinct for humor, and find out why making people laugh could be important to the way we've adapted to survive.