The comedian’s first book, “She Memes Well,” balances jokes, autobiography and serious thoughts about the state of the country.
The Stanford student sent a satirical flier that drew a complaint from the conservative group. The university then placed a hold on his diploma.
Using cinematic tools other comics overlook, the star (who is also the director, editor and cameraman) trains a glaring spotlight on internet life mid-pandemic.
But he’s not trying to offend anyone with his celebrity impressions.
In the 1950s and ’60s, Ms. Warren made sex the central subject of her nightclub routines, and of popular comedy albums like “Knockers Up!”
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.
The comedian and actor, who battles zombies in “Army of the Dead,” talks about why she hopes Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell never break up, and more.
As he turns 80, don’t be fooled by his serious music. From the start, his work has been filled with a cockeyed humor that can range from corny jokes to dark wit.
Mr. Mooney, a comic writer and performer known for his work with Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, his publicist said.
A.O. Scott critiqued her approach to comedy in a 2005 movie. Now they sit down to talk about what he got right and wrong, and why owning up to mistakes is freeing.
The depiction of empowered, loving Black women in “Run the World” should not feel radical, but it is.
As the daughter of Laraine Newman, she has an understanding of the ups and downs of early success. Will those lessons be helpful for her first series, “Hacks”?
Male critics in South Korea say they were offended by Park Na-rae’s comedy on YouTube. Her supporters say she’s a victim of double standards. The police say they are investigating.
Why the tasteless humor of “Bad Trip,” starring Eric Andre, is a feat to be celebrated. Few can pull off transgression so skillfully.
Known for scene-stealing side characters, the comedian and actress is pushing past her limits with her starring role in “Together Together.”
A decade is an eternity in internet years. But people still haven’t forgotten the British politician’s errant tweet, and he’s still playing along.
The 29-year-old comedian brings her Instagram and YouTube antics to a prime time Showtime series, “Ziwe,” which premieres May 8.
From Twitter to cable TV, the duo is changing the culture of comedy.
How the comedian (and director, writer, ceramist and weed entrepreneur) has made a career out of mining the pitfalls and possibilities of adolescence.
He is devoted to his dogs, his tiny apartment and most of all these days, his city.
Vir Das, Brian Regan, Erica Rhodes and Ester Steinberg each find new ways to make a virtue out of the necessity of performing al fresco in a pandemic.
He deftly mocked pop culture, politics and more for 57 years. He also wrote new lyrics for familiar songs, which led to a lawsuit from Irving Berlin and others.
Lockdown has helped establish Munya Chawawa as a sardonic voice for young people who don’t often recognize themselves in the comedians they see on TV.
Often writing with Rosie Shuster, she created memorable sketches in the show’s early years, including ones involving those nerds Lisa and Todd.
More than a year after the pandemic abruptly shuttered theaters and concert halls across the city, limited audiences were welcomed back inside.
For about three months, an Upper West Side comedy club has been organizing Saturday-night shows on the 1 train.
Nish Kumar’s satirical late-night show “The Mash Report” ran for four years on the public broadcaster. Some believe it was a casualty of a “war on woke.”
Starting on Friday, theaters, comedy clubs and other arts venues can open at 33-percent capacity. The formula doesn’t work for everyone.
Two online business models see a future post-pandemic, but success might depend on cooperating with actual clubs.
The comedian said it was not “another example of cancel culture but a legitimate wrong that was done on my part.”
A friend still feels the sting of a no-show. How clear do we need to be when we cancel?
The star of “Six Minutes to Midnight,” opening Friday, tells why Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations, “Great Expectations,” David Bowie and London landmarks hold meaning for her.
James Acaster’s “Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999” is an outstanding show about the worst year in his life. (His girlfriend left him for Mr. Bean, and it went downhill from there.)
As Facebook has become more active at moderating political speech, it has had trouble dealing with satire.
Chocolate fountains, Debbie Harry and an artist’s swan song cut short. We gathered scenes from the New York City cultural landscape in the last moments before lockdown.
Crowds can be mindless, even dangerous. But that feeling of losing yourself as you experience art together hasn’t been replicated since live entertainment went online.
He took his British brand of satire to nightclubs, TV, film (“This Is Spinal Tap”) and National Lampoon. But a memoir led to a sex-abuse accusation.
With opposition to transgender issues regularly expressed by mainstream British figures, the country’s trans comedians are often just trying to assert their humanity.
The comic stars and longtime friends talk about their history together and their many, many roles in the original film and the new sequel.
A Supreme Court case focused on a comedy routine mocking a disabled teenager could help shape the limits of free speech — and humor — in Canada.
Suleika Jaouad talks about “Between Two Kingdoms,” and Jason Zinoman discusses great memoirs by comedians.
The comedy company has faced intense criticism over race and had committed to restructuring. The new owner, ZMC, said it would not abandon this plan.
An author who specializes in unearthing forgotten figures argues for the importance of Charlie Hill, the first Indigenous comic to appear on “The Tonight Show.”
Try getting into Garfield variants: remixes of the original strips that testify to the internet’s limitless invention.
In a country not known for edgy standup comedy, the stand-up Felix Lobrecht has found success by ignoring the rules.
Improv comedy can help us be more patient and attentive with our kids, and help them be more resilient and open with us.
His new 10-part podcast, “The History of Sketch Comedy,” is a surprising and earnest defense of a relatively unsung art form.
The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress was still pushing comedic boundaries in her 90s. Here’s a guide to some of her most fearless and memorable performances.
The 10-part series mixes history, memoir, analysis and performance to show how classic scenes can be revived just as classic theater is.
Fran Lebowitz, professional wit, offers her take on New York in a new Netflix series. But for a city that’s always changing, her shtick remains the same.