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  1. The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Premiere: A Rare Bright Moment...

    Andy Greenwald

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a fine show threatening to become a quite good one. After debuting last fall with an unusually strong pilot, the first season fell prey to the usual freshman comedy fumbles: an inconsistent tone, an un-jelled cast, a desire to s...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. ‘You’re the Worst’ Finishes Its Great First Sea...

    Andy Greenwald

    At the movies, romance is easy: a meet-cute, some sweet misunderstandings, a big gesture, and an even bigger kiss. Roll credits, and everyone, including the audience, lives happily ever after. But on TV, as in life, romance tends to be a bit more...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
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  4. The Andy Greenwald Podcast: ‘You’re the Worst’ ...

    Andy Greenwald

    Stephen Falk, creator of FX's You're the Worst, talks to Andy Greenwald about his show's hilarious and surprisingly emotional first season. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
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  6. The Lowe Post Podcast: Zach Lowe and Joe Mande

    Zach Lowe

    Stand-up comedian and Parks and Recreation writer Joe Mande chats with Zach Lowe about bad NBA team names, Roy Hibbert, and comedy. Listen to the podcast here. Check out our podcasts page and subscribe to Grantland&rsq...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  7. Fall TV Preview, Part 2: All the New Dramas

    Andy Greenwald

    Everything I said last week, about this being a generally weak and uninspiring fall for new network comedies? Well, that goes double for dramas. In the literally threes of years since I became a full-time TV critic, I've never seen such a dispir...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  8. The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Gilbert Gottfried

    Brian Koppelman

    Gilbert Gottfried, the Miles Davis of comedy, on what's funny and what's not. Plus an update from Gary Gulman. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture podcasts and The Moment on iTunes, and check out ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  9. Fall TV Preview, Part 1: Your Complete Comedy Rundown

    Andy Greenwald

    In nature, fall is a time when things begin to wither, fade, and die. But on television it's the reverse. No season is as outrageously, some might even say foolishly, optimistic as fall. It's when the broadcast networks unveil their shiny n...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  10. 'Key & Peele' Made a Music Video to Pump You Up for...

    Zach Dionne

    Jordan Peele's Barack Obama and Keegan-Michael Key's anger translator are coming back to Comedy Central for a fourth season, along with all their co-stars, in 15 days. Rather than just bouncing up and down excitedly in your chair, go ahead ...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  11. Comedy As Coping Mechanism: Remembering Joan Rivers

    Nell Scovell

    In one of the most riveting scenes in the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Rivers is attacked by a heckler during a show in Wisconsin. "I hate children," the comedian jokes. "The only child...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  12. Video on Demand Report: ‘Draft Day’ Doesn’t Qui...

    Tara Ariano

    Draft Day Every artist deserves a chance to stretch if he wants to. So even if director Ivan Reitman is best known for helming the supernatural comedy megahit Ghostbusters, why shouldn't he also get a turn making a bland sports drama? Kevin...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  13. Jets' defensive duo rising in #NFLRank

    Rich Cimini

    Muhammad Wilkerson is serious and reserved, not always quick with a smile. Sheldon Richardson is funny and engaging, a yapper's delight. He could have a future in stand-up comedy. They're different in so many ways, including their playing style, b...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  14. FXX’s ‘The Simpsons’ Marathon Is a Huge Success...

    Zach Dionne

    FX's comedy offshoot, FXX, is hosting #everysimpsonsever, a 12-day, 552-episode marathon that's exactly as cool as it sounds. And people are watching! More than 1 million of them tuned in on Thursday, which is three times more people than F...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  15. And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, a Message From the 'Saturday ...

    John Lopez

    Impressionists have second-class-citizen status in comedy. Even Steve Coogan once dismissively compared his and Rob Brydon's spectacular Michael Caine-off in The Trip to watching a juggler: impressive but meaningless. Yet, maybe p...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  16. Mr. Mike's 'SNL' Nightmare

    Tom Carson

    Right from the start and in crucial ways, Saturday Night Live wasn't really the radical break with earlier TV comedy it's sometimes cracked up to be. So far as countercultural guerrilla humor goes, L.A.'s forgotten Fires...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  17. Why Cleveland Needed Gay Games

    Erin Foley

    Forget drafting Johnny Manziel, or luring back LeBron. Stand-up comic Erin Foley explains that she found a cure for the constant sadness Cleveland sports fans feel: last week's Gay Games.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  18. My ‘SNL’: Testimonials From Cast Members Who Lived It...

    Matt Patches

    Saturday Night Live is like a pair of intertwined vines. There's the sketch comedy, a mix of absurdism and commentary incited by the Not Ready for Prime Time Players that continues to make night owls laugh 40 years later. Then there's the b...

    Blog | August 21, 2014