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Don’t Forget To Laugh

Facing protests, Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’ reminds us that the art of a good joke is all about context

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Amy Schumer Satirized the Rite of Visiting Holocaust Memorials—and Nailed It

Television sketch details sartorial atrocities, like an enormous pile of Crocs

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Seinfeld: Climate of Political Correctness is Hurting Comedy

In a recent interview, the funny man shares a parenting anecdote, and tells us why many comedians will no longer perform at colleges

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It’s ‘Broad City,’ And We’re All Just Living in it

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are having their New York moment

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Bidding Farewell to ‘The Daily Show’ From Berlin

Jon Stewart isn’t just a comedian, entertainer, or newsman—he’s a lifeline

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Saying Goodbye to a Bright, Young Comedic Voice

Harris Wittels, a rising star in television and comedy, dies at 30

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Directing Larry David

Seinfeld creator’s Broadway play, Fish in the Dark, begins previews this week

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Laugh In

A new book about comedy writing is the latest in a ‘how to be funny’ genre

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Jerry Lewis’ Never-Produced Holocaust Film

The Day the Clown Cried remains the comedian’s most controversial project

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Billy Eichner’s Brand of Jewish Comedy

Billy on the Street is in-your-face, outrageous, and completely brilliant

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Welcoming ‘Mulaney’ to TV’s Promised Land

Comic John Mulaney’s new show is a Seinfeld for the goyim—in a good way

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‘Ghostbusters’ for Libertarians

How the 1984 paranormal comedy ended up in the conservative film canon

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Can We Grieve? Remembering Joan Rivers

Fearing a world bereft of the comic’s watchful eye

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Watch Joan Rivers’ Best Stand-Up Comedy

The groundbreaking comedian died at 81 after a weeklong hospitalization

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Remembering Robin Williams, King of Playing

The comedian and effusive entertainer was also a first-rate dinner companion

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Saying Goodbye to Elaine Stritch

The late actress and singer left her bold and brassy mark on show business

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Andy Samberg, Kiss My Mezuzah!

Rachel Bloom is going to be funny, no matter what you think of her and her lewd, Jewy, borderline-offensive brand of comedy

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Comedy Isn’t Kosher, but It Can Be Funny

How observant Jewish funnymen (and -women) navigate the line between irreverence and devotion

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Seth Rogen Exemplifies the Jewish Journey From Chosen People to Just Showing Up

Beer and loafing in Las Vegas, on the heels of the everyman star of the new stoner man-child comedy ‘Neighbors’

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Mad Magazine’s Al Feldstein Dies at 88

The Brooklyn native edited the iconic comedy publication for 28 years

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Why Amy Schumer is the Future of Comedy

Her pitch perfect Aaron Sorkin parody is the smart, gutsy humor we need

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Comedian David Brenner Dies of Cancer

The Tonight Show favorite and king of observational comedy dies at 78

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Jessie Kahnweiler’s Bold Brand of Comedy

The Jewish comic brings her in-your-face physical comedy to a new web series

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R.I.P. Harold Ramis, Comedic Film Icon

The Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, and Ghostbusters writer has died at 69

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The Deep Jewish Roots of Television’s Caesar

The late, great comedian’s ‘Your Show of Shows’ tried to pass in postwar, assimilationist America

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All Eyes On ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’ After Golden Globe Win

Andy Samberg’s hit new comedy was a lovable underdog—until they won big

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Potty-Mouthed Queen of the Jews, Sarah Silverman Does Something Special on HBO

The intimate, obscene, lovable, fearless stand-up of ‘We Are Miracles’ shows the comedian at her sweet, shameless best

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The Comedian Rewriting the Bible—as Comedy

David Tuchman’s unorthodox quest to retranslate the entire Hebrew Bible

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Mel Brooks Just Received a Lifetime Achievement Award, and It’s No Joke

The Tattler: Critics focus on the childlike nature of his humor, but there’s always been more than meets the eye to the King of Id

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Comedian Jackie Mason—Who Turns 82 Sunday—Is Still Really, Really Funny

But in an in-depth interview with Tablet Magazine, he also gets serious about Israel, anti-Semitism, and why Italians love him