When Going Topless on HBO Is a Radical Act
August 20, 2015

In an interview about her new HBO special, Tig Notaro gets frank about her battle with cancer.

A Hollywood Legend Returns With a Screwball Comedy. Will Anyone Notice?
August 19, 2015

Peter Bogdanovich is back—with a little help from his friend Wes Anderson.

Amy Schumer's Old-Fashioned Family Values
July 16, 2015

People who go into Trainwreck looking for a subversive truth-teller or feminist role model will be disappointed. Their loss.

Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That
June 30, 2015

Amy Schumer and modern comedy’s victimhood complex.

Don't Forget What Richard Pryor Taught Us: Offensive Comedy Can Be Liberating
April 13, 2015

Keep this in mind the next time someone tries to police the borders of comedy.

What Happened to the Weird 'Louie' of Last Season?
April 08, 2015

If the first four episodes of the new season of “Louie” are any indication, C.K. has lost his appetite for controversy.

Your Sense of Humor Doesn't Have to Match Your Politics
April 06, 2015

It’s possible to laugh and squirm—or to laugh and disapprove—at the same time.

Anti-Jewish Jokes Don't Get a Pass Anymore
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.