Comedy

Anti-Jewish Jokes Don't Get a Pass Anymore
Trevor Noah and Lena Dunham learned that lesson the hard way
March 31, 2015

Trevor Noah and Lena Dunham learned that lesson the hard way.

Trevor Noah Is the Latest Sign of Late Night's International Wave
March 30, 2015

The South African comic can bring "The Daily Show" fresher targets than Fox News.

Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is an Instant Sitcom Classic
March 08, 2015

The Tina Fey-produced series is less cynical than "30 Rock," but also darker.

Jon Stewart Made America More Cynical
February 13, 2015

Watching just eight minutes of “The Daily Show” left viewers across the political spectrum feeling much more negative about the whole political system.

How Many White People Does It Take to Ruin a Good Joke?
The gentrification of racial humor
February 05, 2015

The gentrification of racial humor.

Modern Racism Can Be So Hilarious
The story behind the Times's brilliant "Off Color" video series
November 06, 2014

Heard any smart racial jokes lately? You will here. 

"Selfie" Has—Despite All Odds—Become A Good Show
November 04, 2014

Its terrible title isn't going anywhere, though.

How Female Comedians Went from Self-Hating to the Self-Help Shelf
Amy Poehler's new book is the latest in a boomlet of you-go-girl guides
October 29, 2014

Her new book is self-help—and it's fabulous

Jordan Peele Is Making a Horror Movie About "Being a Black Man Today"
October 29, 2014

This video shows just how spooky "Key and Peele" can be.

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