The Most Adventurous Comedy Right Now Is Also the Most Real

John Wilson, Eric Andre and others are drawing on unscripted encounters to elicit deeper laughs but also more vulnerable moments.

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John Wilson Is Making the Least Predictable Show on TV

In the second season of “How To With John Wilson,” the documentary filmmaker shows off his penchant for mutating the mundane into the vivid and extraordinary.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO, Hulu and More in November

Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for some of November’s most promising new titles.

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The Best TV Episodes of 2020

Jackie Daytona. Dave Chappelle’s monologue. John Wilson’s risotto lesson. These are the episodes that cut through the clutter this year.

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Best Comedy of 2020

Comedians like Leslie Jones, Chelsea Handler and Hannibal Buress adjusted to the new abnormal, turning to Zoom, YouTube, rooftops and parks.

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The Best Half-Hour of Comedy in 2020 Is About … Scaffolding?

That’s right. Friday’s episode of “How To With John Wilson” on HBO managed to make a mundane subject poignant, hilarious and topical all at once.

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John Wilson Reveals the Absurd Poetry of New York

The filmmaker attracted a cult following with his droll Vimeo shorts shot on the city’s streets. In “How To With John Wilson,” he expands the concept for HBO.

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Here Are 20 Shows to Watch This Fall

Thanks to the coronavirus shutdown, the networks’ fall schedules are packed with reality competitions and recycled shows. But there are still as many intriguing offerings as ever this season.

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