stand-up-comedy

How to Tell a #MeToo Joke Without Being a Dick

To understand comedian Ted Alexandro, you might start with his childhood in India, or his failed ’80s rap group, or even his viral moment excoriating…

The Alt-Comedy Show That Made Patton Oswalt and Bob Odenkirk (Among Others) Better Men

I’m in the balcony of the stunning Spanish Gothic-style United Artists movie palace in Downtown L.A. — built in 1927 but now known as the…

Jerry Seinfeld Is at the Top of the Comedy Heap — Just in Time to Watch the Whole World Change

On June 19, Netflix premiered Nanette, a comedy special from the relatively unknown Hannah Gadsby that may end up being the year’s signature stand-up set….

The Big Softie: Norm Macdonald’s New Netflix Special Shows His Sweeter Side

When David Letterman was ending his Late Show stint in May 2015, he invited his old friend Norm Macdonald to be the program’s final stand-up…