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  1. 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
  2. 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
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  4. 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
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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Summer TV Winners and Losers

    Andy Greenwald

    TV isn't a game, and summer isn't always an ideal playing field anyway. The pickings can be iffy, the junk prevalent, and Sharknadoes have been known to whirl up at any time. Yet none of that stopped me from putting on my black-and-white st...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  10. I Came Out a Believer: The Magical L.A. of 'Nathan for You&#...

    Molly Lambert

    Nathan Fielder's Comedy Central show Nathan for You is a lot of things: a prank show, an absurdist art project, a filmed meditation on the limits of politeness. But it's also a travelogue through some of Los Angeles's most mundane area...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  11. Blockbuster Talk: 'The Expendables 3’ Could Have Used ...

    Robert Mays and Rafe Bartholomew

    This summer, two Grantlanders will gather to discuss the weekend's mega-franchise, counterprogramming comedy, or teen weepie to consider truth, spoilers (!), and the Hollywood way. This week: Robert Mays...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  12. Blockbuster Talk: Two Dance Movie Maniacs Put 'Step Up All I...

    Juliet Litman and Tara Ariano

    This summer, two Grantlanders will gather to discuss the weekend's mega-franchise, counterprogramming comedy, or teen weepie to consider truth, spoilers (!), and the Hollywood way. This week: Juliet Litman and Tara Ariano bop along to Step...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  13. Blockbuster Talk: A Gentlemen's Disagreement Over the Nerd-W...

    Alex Pappademas and Jason Concepcion

    This summer, two Grantlanders will gather to discuss the weekend's mega-franchise, counterprogramming comedy, or teen weepie to consider truth, spoilers (!), and the Hollywood way. This week: Jason Concep...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  14. Exit Through the Coffee Shop: The Absurdist Art of ‘Nathan ...

    Molly Lambert

    Last night Comedy Central aired the "Dumb Starbucks" episode of Nathan for You, the culmination of a joke that took six months to pay off. In February, Nathan Fielder first announced he was the one responsible for the sudden appearance of a...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  15. Programming Alert: The Dumb Starbucks Episode of ‘Nathan fo...

    Zach Dionne

    Nathan Fielder jumped onto a lot of radars when he founded Dumb Starbucks. Tess Lynch visited the scene, and it was madness with a side of possible poignancy. Comedy Central quickly started streaming the eight-episode first season of Nathan for You o...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  16. Blockbuster Talk: Scarlett Johansson is All-Powerful, But ‘...

    Wesley Morris and Molly Lambert

    This summer, two Grantlanders will gather to discuss the weekend's mega-franchise, counterprogramming comedy, or teen weepie to consider truth, spoilers (!), and the Hollywood way. This week: Wesley Morri...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  17. The True Best Romantic Comedy of the Last Decade? ‘Anchorma...

    Molly Lambert

    It's been 25 years since the birth of the modern romantic comedy. Beginning with When Harry Met Sally...; in 1989, the genre has become a launching pad for some actors and a refuge for others. In these movies we find predictable mo...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  18. Knocked Out

    Wesley Morris

    All week, this site has written and spoken in praise of a genre, its stars, and its tropes. Romantic comedy has given us great movies and, within them, great moments. But the modern romantic comedy has a history that stretches back before 1989. What...

    Blog | July 24, 2014