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How Living With Yourself Pulled Off That Paul Rudd vs. Paul Rudd Fight

Rudd and the series creators break down how the climactic brawl was influenced by Fight Club, Kenpo karate, and quarreling siblings.
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In Stage Fright, Jenny Slate Shows Us Herself

The comedian gets personal in her new Netflix special.
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The 9 Best Comedy Podcasts for Every Kind of NBA Fan

No NBA season is complete without these podcasts.
  1. chat room
    Sharon Horgan Had to Get Over Her Tina Fey Worship for Modern Love“It’s the weirdest imposter syndrome times a hundred. You have to sort of slap yourself and say, Just get a grip!
  2. backstories
    How Living With Yourself Pulled Off That Paul Rudd vs. Paul Rudd FightRudd and the series creators break down how the climactic brawl was influenced by Fight Club, Kenpo karate, and quarreling siblings.
  3. tv review
    In Stage Fright, Jenny Slate Shows Us HerselfThe comedian gets personal in her new Netflix special.
  4. documentaries
    Patrice O’Neal Documentary Headed to Comedy CentralBill Burr is behind the project as an executive producer.
  5. start here
    The 9 Best Comedy Podcasts for Every Kind of NBA FanNo NBA season is complete without these podcasts.
  6. living with yourself
    What Living With Yourself’s Creator Learned From Cloning Paul Rudd“It’s made me much more conscious of my posture. Stand straight and you’ll be a better version of yourself.”
  7. rankings
    Every Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Segment, RankedThe Simpsons’ long-running Halloween specials are indeed a disturbing universe.
  8. comedy specials
    Mike Birbiglia’s The New One to Debut on Netflix Next MonthThe 2018 Broadway show will now be a Netflix special.
  9. trailer mix
    Silicon Valley Called on by the U.S. Senate in Its Final SeasonThe HBO series returns for one more round on October 27.
  10. snl
    SNL’s Bowen Yang and Chloe Fineman Made This Video for Water Signs OnlyGet to know these lovely two little Gemini Moons.
  11. follow friday
    Rachel Joravsky ‘Puts on for Her City,’ So to Speak“I do identify as a queer power Jewess, and I love showing up as such on Twitter.”
  12. how mysterious!
    How ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns?’ Unlocked The Simpsons’ PotentialWriters Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein look back on how one mystery led to a beloved two-part episode and a parade of marketing stunts.
  13. documentaries
    Amy Schumer’s New Documentary Is Headed to HBO MaxExpecting Amy follows the comedian as she prepares for her comedy special while pregnant.
  14. vulture festival 2019
    Community, The Bachelor, and The Man In the High Castle Head to Vulture FestivalSix seasons and a Vulture Festival reunion!
  15. stand-up
    12 Comedians Reflect on the Gigs They Didn’t GetThe stand-ups with 2019 Comedy Central half-hour specials get candid about failure, rejection, and stamina.
  16. last night on late night
    Jenna Fischer Weighs in on Chrissy Teigen’s Jim and Pam Twitter PollObviously she thinks Jim and Pam are still together.
  17. money
    How Do I Survive in Hollywood on an Assistant’s Salary?It’s not so easy if you aren’t one of the rich kids.
  18. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Revisiting King of the HillRounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  19. book excerpt
    A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali WongAn excerpt from the comedian’s new book, Dear Girls.
  20. movie review
    Stop Trying to Make Zombieland: Double Tap HappenThis sequel to Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone’s 2009 Zombieland has been in the works forever — but, watching it, it’s hard to understand why.
  21. Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Predict the Oscar WinnersThe On Cinema stars run us through some of 2019’s contenders for Oscar gold.
  22. almost cancellations
    Things Are Looking Cloudy for NBC’s SunnysideThe show will be moved to NBC’s streaming platforms.
  23. stand-up
    Stand-up Special Trailers Should Just Be One Great JokeA humble request.
  24. 8 Unforgettable Detective-Themed Comedy SketchesLooking back at times when mystery and humor mingled, from Monty Python to Key and Peele.
  25. conversations
    Judd Apatow and Friends Talk Depression, Social Media, and Terrible TherapistsPatton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, and Gary Gulman are the perfect comedians for this kind of chat.
  26. chat room
    Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Invite NBC to Hear Their Office Reunion Pitch“We want a reunion. We’d like a reunion special. We’d been tossing around ideas, but it’s ultimately not up to us.”
  27. podcasts
    Will Ferrell Is Launching His Own Comedy Podcast NetworkGet ready for the Big Money Players Network.
  28. stand-up
    What Joker Gets Right About Stand-Up ComedyTalking with Gary Gulman and Sam Morril, who perform stand-up in the film, about their roles and the horrors of open mics.
  29. tv review
    Living With Yourself Doubles the Paul Rudd, Doubles the FunPlaying against himself, the endlessly likable actor ably carries this funny, smart, Charlie Kaufman–esque series.
  30. scams but make it fun
    Craig Ferguson to Host The Hustler, the Game Show With a Scam Built Right InOur national love of scams has finally filtered down to the networks.
  31. reunited and it feels so good
    Sarah Silverman Returns to Late Night With HBO PilotHulu isn’t worthy.
  32. trailer mix
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Wears Many Hats in Season 3 TrailerPerhaps she’s hiding her 16 Emmys under there.
  33. snl
    Chance the Rapper to Be Chance the Host and Chance the Musical Guest on SNLHe’ll be pulling double duty October 26.
  34. snl
    SNL’s Bowen Yang Is the Platonic Ideal of a SoulCycle Instructor“I flushed my computer down the toilet because I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life.”
  35. snl
    SNL’s ‘Little Miss Teacher’s Friend’ Is a Battle for the Annoyingly Mature“I wish my peers would behave themselves so Mrs. Pallarro wouldn’t have to have a headache all the time.”
  36. snl
    Lorne Michaels Needs to Hire the Pug From SNL’s Dog Court“Is a dog pushing its political beliefs onto your dog?”
  37. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: David Harbour Makes a Real Good GrouchThe Stranger Things actor gets a chance to show off his comic range in a solid episode that prioritizes fun premises and ensemble dynamics.
  38. snl
    Heidi Gardner’s Teen Movie Critic Has Complicated Thoughts About Joker“Arthur and I, like, have a lot in common: We’re silly, we’re fit, we have good looks.”
  39. snl
    SNL: Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and David Harbour’s Song About Time Is EternalTime ain’t nothing but a number. Well, a bunch of different numbers.
  40. snl
    SNL: Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Giuliani Would Like to Help You Do Some Crimes“We want to make you our client and accomplice!”
  41. snl
    SNL Reconnects Families Thanks to the ‘Father-Son Podcasting Microphone’“It just has to get you through three awkward years before you can both start drinking together.”
  42. snl
    SNL Parodies Joker With a Gritty Origin Story for Oscar the GrouchSesame Street is now officially twisted!
  43. snl
    Pete Davidson Returns to SNL After His Trip to the Upside DownHe also drops by “Weekend Update.”
  44. snl
    Billy Porter Emcees CNN’s LGBTQ Town Hall in SNL Cold Open, Henny“Ooo, snap. The library is open and Miss Thing is about to get read.”
  45. big mouth
    Why Big Mouth Created Disclosure the Movie: The Musical!What, you don’t remember Michael Douglas and Demi Moore’s 1994 erotic thriller?
  46. last night on late night
    John Oliver and Amy Sedaris (Temporarily) Steal Stephen Colbert’s JobThe Late Show is extra fun when Colbert’s the one being interviewed.
  47. follow friday
    Kenice Mobley’s Mom Is Genetically BlessedTalking tweets, vulnerability, and Eyes Wide Shut with the New York–based comedian.
  48. this week in late night
    Late Night Gets TheatricalWe had sketches that ended in punch lines, dramatic bows to the audience, Ben Platt — all the hallmarks of modern Broadway.
  49. theme to meme
    Why Is the Succession Theme So Meme-able?Short answer: It slaps.
  50. instagram
    9 of the Funniest Cartoonists and Illustrators on InstagramMix up your feed with some original work by these very talented artists.
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