Ever since her Trump joke went wrong in 2017, Griffin has been seeking a professional rebirth, and wondering who among the canceled gets a second chance.
The French master teacher Philippe Gaulier has worked with stars like Sacha Baron Cohen. But at 78, are his methods, which include insults, outdated?
How I explained his offensive jokes to my horrified kids.
A white writer who left a corporate job, he became known for working on series with Black stars like Keenen Ivory Wayans and Martin Lawrence.
The actor, who had also hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” was found dead in an Orlando hotel room while on tour.
‘Better Call Saul’ returns, Cecily Strong stars in a one-woman show, and Faith Ringgold gets an overdue retrospective.
President Volodymyr Zelensky, a former actor, has surrounded himself with advisers from his old comedy troupe. No kidding.
Adam McKay wants you to know that it’s the end of the world and you should absolutely, unequivocally not feel fine. (But do laugh.)
Lily Tomlin, who first performed this comically cosmic play, and Jane Wagner, its author, discuss a new production with Cecily Strong and Leigh Silverman, its new star and director.
Shaun Eli Breidbart was a banker on Wall Street for 19 years but he gave up a lucrative career in favor of happiness.
John Wilson, Eric Andre and others are drawing on unscripted encounters to elicit deeper laughs but also more vulnerable moments.
The return of indoor shows brought comedy closer to normal, and there were plenty of specials from Bo Burnham, Tig Notaro, Roy Wood Jr. and others.
If you’re looking for an antidote to the most expensive time of year, consider giving them the gift of laughter with a “rewrap.”
With “Don’t Look Up,” Adam McKay makes a star-studded allegorical satire that shows the news media whistling past the climate-change graveyard.
It was the president’s third interview with the comedian Jimmy Fallon, but his first visit to a late-night show since his inauguration.
He and George Harrison created Handmade Films to make “Monty Python’s Life of Brian.” Other successes followed, but the partnership ended badly.
The comedy legend responsible for “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein” has written a memoir with the cheer and zip of a one-liner.
Josiah Johnson can find humor in almost any sports or pop culture moment, earning him fans from the N.B.A. to Hollywood.
Don’t expect twists in these bits. The standup, who will be at the New York Comedy Festival, has devised a calming aesthetic with rewards of its own.
She was known for her comic work in cabarets, for her performance in the musical “Nine” on Broadway and for her role in a “Star Trek” spinoff.
The Dominican American comic hopes to broaden the way Latinos are represented in comedy. She’s finally getting her chance.
For those watching closely, his 80-minute video announcing Facebook’s rebrand delivered some self-referential jokes.
Theo Von, Roy Wood Jr., Ricky Velez and Jo Firestone each turn in solid hours filled with smart, funny observations.
The performance artist ran a mask-making operation during the pandemic. That inspired her new comedy at New York Theater Workshop.
Before Sahl, who died at 94 on Tuesday, intellectual arguments and controversial stances were off-limits to stand-ups seeking mass acceptance.
A self-appointed warrior against hypocrisy, he revolutionized comedy in the 1950s by addressing political and social issues.
Are we ready for a pandemic novel? Gary Shteyngart, the author of “Our Country Friends,” thinks so.
Readers discuss the social programs in the budget bill and negotiations about what to trim. Also: Dave Chappelle; ride-sharing.
The comedian Jamie Loftus returns with another limited-run podcast, this time exploring white boomer women through the lens of a much-maligned comic strip.
A satirical goodbye is bade to Alitalia, airline to the popes.
The comedian needs to just move on.
In Netflix’s “The Closer,” he returns to views about transgender people that drew anger in his last special. With his popularity partly built on courting outrage, it’s no surprise he’s doubling down.
When live performance moved online, Ms. Washington started a cooking show on Instagram. Now she’s back in front of audiences, who seem eager to hear jokes in person again.
The comedian Dave Chappelle’s comments on transgender people and gender in “The Closer” have led to outside criticism and internal unrest at the company that upended Hollywood.
If the comedian expects us to take a joke, he should be able to take criticism.
The internet is offering strange new ways for scenes from movies to become iconic.
For the comedian Jacqueline Novak, the embarrassing and uncomfortable are a gateway to the profound.
The comedian and advocate talks about life after covering the former president.
The comic has a publishing imprint, TV deals, even a primer on leadership she wrote after noting the absence of Black women’s perspectives in business books.
Far more than just an announcer, he contributed all sorts of outlandish, incongruous comic bits to “Late Show With David Letterman.”
In his second collection of diary entries, the popular essayist welcomes readers into the kitchen of his brain.
Onstage, the ex-senator and “S.N.L.” star doesn’t exactly address his fall from grace. But he doesn’t not address it either. Asked if he’ll run again, he is noncommittal.
The ‘S.N.L.’ comedian talked about navigating life with ‘The Four Agreements’ and why “The Town” will always be her favorite movie.
Acclaimed for his work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Cosby Show,” he also made a crucial casting decision about “The Golden Girls.”
Alison Leiby has an hourlong set looking at the experience of an unwanted pregnancy. She’s among a spate of female artists finding humor in the issue.
Mr. Johnson, whose other film credits include “House Party” and “Menace II Society,” died on Sept. 6, his agent said.
His faith is key to understanding his comic legacy.
He may have been best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live,” but he should be really remembered for decades of club sets and you-can’t-miss-this clips.
Acerbic, sometimes controversial, he became familiar to millions as the show’s “Weekend Update” anchor from 1994 to 1998.
She told family-friendly stories from everyday life, about things like family squabbles and sending a man to the grocery store. Her YouTube fans were legion.