Comedy and Humor

December 2, 2017

Encounters: Michelle Wolf Is Not Afraid to Joke About Vaginas

Encounters By VALERIYA SAFRONOVA It was a fairly typical night at the Village Underground, a comedy club in Greenwich Village. One man after another took over […]
November 1, 2017

The Last of Joan Rivers

Say what you want about Joan Rivers, but she always had impeccable timing. In a kind of cosmic joke she would have been the first to […]
June 23, 2017

Encounters: YouTube Star Randy Rainbow Brings Sass to His Trump Bashing

Encounters By BOB MORRIS The YouTube personality Randy Rainbow was so embarrassed about asking his cabdriver to take him to the Trump Hotel in SoHo on […]
April 1, 2017

Encounters: Siblings Who Share a Sense of Humor, Not Just Genes

Encounters By ALEX BHATTACHARJI LOS ANGELES — “‘Get Out’ is totally about our family!” Chelsea Peretti, the stand-up comic, actress and writer, said as she punched […]
November 5, 2016

Luvvie Ajayi: The Internet’s Newest Comic Phenom

She has been hailed by Bono and Shonda Rhimes for her singular voice and stinging political commentary. Her new book, “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual,” […]
October 8, 2016

Future Tense: Awkward Sex, Onscreen and Off

Future Tense By TEDDY WAYNE Perhaps you’ve seen the new TV series whose pilot episode begins this way: A man and a woman are having sex, […]
October 4, 2016

List of Five: Kevin Hart’s Fashion Sense Is No Joke

Kevin Hart is one of the most successful comedians on earth, but his sense of style is no joke. With a new stand-up concert movie, “What […]
August 6, 2016

Night Out: A Birthday Party With ‘2 Dope Queens’ and One Jon Stewart

Night Out By JACOB BERNSTEIN Last Thursday at the Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn — as Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s presidential nomination at the Democratic […]
July 22, 2016

Night Out: Keegan-Michael Key and Mike Birbiglia Take Pizza and Obama Imitations Seriously

Night Out By LEAH ROZEN Mike Birbiglia and Keegan-Michael Key were laughing — hard. Mr. Birbiglia’s laugh was a repetitive bray: “A-heh, a-heh, a-heh.” Mr. Key’s […]
June 14, 2016

Scene Stealers: What a ‘Ghostbusters’ Online Attack Says About the Digital Age

Scene Stealers By BROOKS BARNES LOS ANGELES — The rage was immediate. As soon as the Hollywood trades reported that Sony Pictures was going to reboot […]