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The 100 Greatest Stools in Stand-Up Special History

Shining the spotlight on comedy’s most underrated co-stars.
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The Man Behind Netflix Comedy’s Curtain

Robbie Praw explains his approach to buying stand-up specials for the streamer.
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What 9 Comedians Would Produce With a Marvel-Size Budget

We gave them hundreds of millions of imaginary dollars to pitch the comedy special of their dreams.
  1. last night on late night
    The Tonight Show: Jon Hamm Always Commits to the BitFrom Hamm & Bublé to this Tonight Show clip.
  2. very special episodes
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  3. this month in comedy podcasts
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  4. vulture furniture
    The 100 Greatest Stools in Stand-Up Special HistoryShining the spotlight on comedy’s most underrated co-stars.
  5. a long talk
    The Man Behind Netflix Comedy’s CurtainRobbie Praw explains his approach to buying stand-up specials for the streamer.
  6. cater it to the limit
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  7. priced out
    What 9 Comedians Would Produce With a Marvel-Size BudgetWe gave them hundreds of millions of imaginary dollars to pitch the comedy special of their dreams.
  8. vulture lists
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  9. good one podcast
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  10. lights cameras jokes
    Meet the Technical Artists Behind Comedy’s Most Impressive Specials“Of the many mediums I work on — TV, film, and commercials — making a live comedy special is hardest of all.”
  11. beginning times fun
    The Special SpecialStand-up isn’t just getting prettier onscreen. It’s growing up as a distinct art form.
  12. decisions decisions
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  13. goodbyes
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  14. goodbyes
    Aidy Bryant Says Good-bye to SNL With a Final Trend ForecastAlongside Bowen Yang.
  15. goodbyes
    Kate McKinnon Bids Farewell to SNL, Ascends to Space“I always kind of felt like an alien on this planet anyway.”
  16. beloved
    Quinta Brunson’s Mom Didn’t Understand Her Job Until Abbott Elementary“I showed [my mom] a BuzzFeed video and she was like, ‘What is this?’”
  17. farewells
    Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney Are Reportedly Leaving SNLJoining Pete Davidson in calling this season their last.
  18. thank u next
    Pete Davidson Leaving SNL, Ending Longest Public RelationshipSources say the season-47 finale will be his last appearance.
  19. chat room
    Judd Apatow on Documenting the Legacy (and Fart Jokes) of George CarlinTalking with the filmmaker about his HBO docuseries on the legendary stand-up.
  20. vulture lists
    The 20 Best Mike Myers Characters, RankedThe comedian’s greatest creations are reflections of who he perceives himself to be, who he wants to be, and who he is most afraid of.
  21. this week in late night
    John Mulaney and Andy Samberg’s Rescue Operation Won Late Night This WeekPlus Hannibal Buress on Ziwe and Amber Ruffin trying to sing white supremacy away.
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  23. last night on late night
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  24. underrated
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  25. snl
    SNL Thinks Your Long-Term Boyfriend Is Old Enough to Run ErrandsAll on his own!
  26. snl
    Steve Martin Explains the History of the Whoopee Cushion on SNLAlong with Selena Gomez!
  27. overnights
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  28. movie review
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  29. cancom
    A Keener’s Guide to The Kids in the HallA handy 22-step crash course on the Canadian princes of sketch comedy.
  30. follow friday
    Jenny Yang Knows Exactly Where to Get the Dopamine She NeedsWe caught up with the comedian (and statement-purse collector) on Instagram Live.
  31. tv review
    The Kids in the Hall Make a Head-Crushing ReturnAgainst all odds, the sketch comedy’s Amazon revival is almost miraculous.
  32. this week in late night
    The Triumphant Return of the Kids in the Hall Won Late Night This WeekPlus Janelle James on Desus & Mero, and a great and horny bit from Paula Pell.
  33. vulture recommends
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  34. tonight show (jimmy’s version)
    Jimmy Fallon Is Also on Swiftok, ApparentlyStars, they’re just like us! Also waiting for 1989 (Taylor’s Version).
  35. stand-up specials
    Norm Macdonald’s Final Comedy Special Coming to NetflixPremiering May 30 on Netflix.
  36. good one podcast
    Joe Rogan Is Just the Start of ItThe authors of a new book about right-wing comedy discuss the man who’s a “gateway to much more nefarious voices.”
  37. chat room
    Filming Mr. Mayor Is Like Being ‘Shot From a Cannon’ for Vella LovellThe Crazy Ex-Girlfriend alum on finding her joke rhythm and the disarming charm of Ted Danson.
  38. development hell
    The 4 Shows Netflix Is Looking for Right NowThese shows are guaranteed for two seasons (and only two seasons).
  39. james buffett
    Florence Welch Covers ‘Margaritaville’ on The Tonight ShowIf it sounds like absurdist word salad, don’t worry. It is.
  40. sketch comedy
    The Kids in the Hall Are Back, and One Must DieThis sketch from their new Amazon show involves one darling little pie.
  41. book excerpt
    A Downward Tour Through the Right-Wing Comedy ComplexAn excerpt from That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them.
  42. theater review
    Oh God, A Show About Abortion Could Not Be More RelevantAlison Leiby’s one-woman show doesn’t have the spark it needs — so it’s handy that its audience is already on fire.
  43. appreciations
    Gilbert Gottfried, Remembered by Those Who Knew Him“He was not a negative person in any way, shape, or form. He was a great spirit. He was so unique. That’s the word for Gilbert: unique.
  44. slashfic
    BAFTAs: Watch Nicholas Braun Reflect on Matthew Macfadyan’s Forehead KissesWith a letter of support from Nicholas Braun.
  45. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Funny SonBenedict Cumberbatch enters another successful hosting stint, but it’s Cecily Strong who dominates the Mother’s Day episode.
  46. snl
    Benedict Cumberbatch Sneaks the Oscars Slap Into His SNL MonologueAnd also thanks his mom for teaching him how to smile without teeth.
  47. bonus features
    I Think You Should Leave’s Cut Sketches Are Nuggets of Comedy MeatAt a live show in Los Angeles, Tim Robinson and friends shared never-before-seen material and revealed the secrets of Chunky.
  48. snl
    Selena Gomez to Murder First SNL Hosting GigWith Post Malone as musical guest.
  49. cosmic gumbo
    I Think You Should Leave Renewed for TriplesBecause triples makes it safe. Triples is best.
  50. rip
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