comedy-writing

‘Patriot Act’ Hit Different, and Netflix Is Worse Without It

The best new talk show in years deserved the time to build its name

An Oral History of ‘Steamed Hams,’ the Funniest ‘Simpsons’ Scene Ever Recorded

You wouldn’t have seen this in Utica, no. It’s an Albany show.

Dana Carvey’s Bad Film Career Gave Us His Great Sketch Show

The ‘Saturday Night Live’ star was a master of impressions but couldn’t command the big screen. So he changed course and hatched ‘The Dana Carvey Show,’ one of the 1990s’ most beloved, canceled-too-soon series.

With ‘Douglas,’ Hannah Gadsby Aces the ‘Difficult Second Album’ Problem

‘Nanette’ captured the zeitgeist and made the Australian comic a star. She follows it up brilliantly with a stand-up special that reflects on the last one’s success while charting a new path.