stand-up-comedy

Albert Brooks Mastered the Art of Disappointment

Whether subverting the rules of stand-up or making movies about perpetually dissatisfied characters, the man behind ‘Modern Romance’ and ‘Lost in America’ taught us how to love the fact that life isn’t fair

The Humbling of Dane Cook

In 2005, there was no bigger influence on guy culture than Dane Cook, the king of obnoxious bro comedy. But his hard fall from grace was anything but a failure

Was Dave Chappelle Crazy, or Were We?

When the comedian vanished in 2005, he gave up superstardom and a $50 million contract. White America called him crazy. But there's another side to his story — about race, mental health and a priceless taste of freedom — that everyone seemed to miss.

Please Honk for the Rise of Drive-In Stand-Up Comedy

‘Every single comic working should be lucky enough to do a drive-in movie theater. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life.’