stand-up

What Joker Gets Right About Stand-Up Comedy

Talking with Gary Gulman and Sam Morril, who perform stand-up in the film, about their roles and the horrors of open mics.
tv review

Living With Yourself Doubles the Paul Rudd, Doubles the Fun

Playing against himself, the endlessly likable actor ably carries this funny, smart, Charlie Kaufman–esque series.
overnights

Saturday Night Live Recap: David Harbour Makes a Real Good Grouch

The Stranger Things actor gets a chance to show off his comic range in a solid episode that prioritizes fun premises and ensemble dynamics.
  1. conversations
    Judd Apatow and Friends Talk Depression, Social Media, and Terrible TherapistsPatton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, and Gary Gulman are the perfect comedians for this kind of chat.
  2. chat room
    Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Invite NBC to Hear Their Office Reunion Pitch“We want a reunion. We’d like a reunion special. We’d been tossing around ideas, but it’s ultimately not up to us.”
  3. podcasts
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  4. stand-up
    What Joker Gets Right About Stand-Up ComedyTalking with Gary Gulman and Sam Morril, who perform stand-up in the film, about their roles and the horrors of open mics.
  5. tv review
    Living With Yourself Doubles the Paul Rudd, Doubles the FunPlaying against himself, the endlessly likable actor ably carries this funny, smart, Charlie Kaufman–esque series.
  6. scams but make it fun
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  7. reunited and it feels so good
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  8. trailer mix
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  9. snl
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  10. snl
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  11. snl
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  12. snl
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  13. overnights
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  14. snl
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  15. snl
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  16. snl
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  17. snl
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  18. snl
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  19. snl
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  20. snl
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  21. big mouth
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  22. last night on late night
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  23. follow friday
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  24. this week in late night
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  25. theme to meme
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  26. instagram
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  27. this week in comedy podcasts
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  28. last night on late night
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  29. q&a
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  30. snl
    SNL Promo: David Harbour, Bowen Yang, Aidy Bryant, and SaladsAlso a peacock.
  31. people person's paper people
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  32. sneak peeks
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  33. five baggers
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  34. last night on late night
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  35. now streaming
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  36. memes
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  37. people person's paper people
    Jim and Pam’s Office Wedding Nearly Ended With a Niagara Falls Death“There was this whole debate that went on in the writers’ room, people are like, ‘I don’t know, I think this is kind of dark and weird.’”
  38. start here
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  39. "apologies"
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  40. cut for time
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  41. apologies
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  42. finding dory
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  43. trailer mix
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  44. snl
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  45. snl
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  46. trailer mix
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  47. cut for time
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  48. obits
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  49. this guy
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  50. last night on late night
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