The Five Ways a ‘Simpsons’ Episode Can Be Great

Why ‘Family Guy’ Is Slowly Getting Its Groove Back

On the Surprising Heart of ‘The Comedy Jam’

How “Simpsons Shitposting” Brilliantly Recontextualizes the Show’s Best Jokes

Why Self-Deprecation Is Jim Norton’s Greatest Attribute

Why Jimmy Fallon’s Escapism Doesn’t Work in the Trump Era

How ‘King of the Hill’ Led Directly to ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Michael Bolton and the Art of Being In on the Joke

The Best Cameo Appearances in ‘SNL’ History

Why ‘SNL’ Should Book More Standup Comedians as Hosts

How ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Has Staved Off Stagnation

What Went Wrong with Season 20 of ‘South Park’?

The Increasingly Absurd Deaths of Gerald Ford

On the Rough-Around-the-Edges Comic

Being Funny Is Harder Now, and That’s a Good Thing

Why Larry Wilmore Should Return to the Talk Show Circuit

How Colin Quinn Became Comedy’s Coolest History Teacher

The Case Against a ‘Will & Grace’ Reboot

Talking to Showrunner Alec Sulkin About Working to Revitalize ‘Family Guy’

Can ‘Family Guy’ Lift Itself Out of Its Perpetual Rut?