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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Janelle James Takes Over Strong Black Lead

Rounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the week.
the great bits

The Musical Brilliance of John Mulaney’s Stand-up

Revisiting one of the comedian’s best jokes, “The Salt and Pepper Diner.”
jokes

16 Cropped Simpsons Jokes You Can’t See on Disney+

A lot of comedic gold gets lost when you crop out 25 percent of the screen.
  1. last night on late night
    Desus and Mero: Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Solve an Escape Room“Let’s not argue with him; let’s just fix it.”
  2. last night on late night
    Watch Billie Eilish Get Kids to Say the Darndest, Creepiest ThingsWho casts these weird little birdies?
  3. podcasts
    Bernie Sanders Finally Met Bernie Sanders (James Adomian)We now know Bernie’s stance on paying comedy-podcast guests.
  4. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Janelle James Takes Over Strong Black LeadRounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the week.
  5. bodega hive
    Desus & Mero Is Back for a Second Season at Showtime“The greatest show ever in the history of entertainment is returning” on February 3.
  6. the great bits
    The Musical Brilliance of John Mulaney’s Stand-upRevisiting one of the comedian’s best jokes, “The Salt and Pepper Diner.”
  7. snl
    Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Colin Jost’s Fiancée to Visit SNL in DecemberHere’s everyone performing for the final month of 2020.
  8. snl
    Will Ferrell: Terrible Investor, Excellent SNL HostThe former SNL cast member returns to the show this weekend.
  9. jokes
    16 Cropped Simpsons Jokes You Can’t See on Disney+A lot of comedic gold gets lost when you crop out 25 percent of the screen.
  10. trailer mix
    Everything’s Gonna Be Okay Trailer: Please Like Me’s Josh Thomas Returns to TVPremiering January 16 on Freeform.
  11. comedy specials
    John Mulaney Made You a Star-studded Children’s Variety Show for ChristmasFeaturing Jake Gyllenhaal, Natasha Lyonne, and more!
  12. hmmm
    Rebel Wilson Has Written a Comedy Called Seoul Girls About Aspiring K-Pop StarYes, that Rebel Wilson.
  13. reunions
    Community Reunited: ‘I Think I’m on the Greatest Television Show Ever Made’The cast and creators reflect on living through the end of must-see TV.
  14. disney+
    The 100 Best Simpsons Episodes to StreamThe only guide you’ll ever need.
  15. documentaries
    Kevin Hart to Recap His Year Through a Netflix Documentary SeriesDon’t F**k This Up premieres on December 27.
  16. last night on late night
    Rihanna Is ‘Bad’ at ‘Taking Pictures,’ Seth Meyers Bravely DeclaresHe claims to have found her weakness.
  17. underrated
    How The Ben Stiller Show Influenced a Generation of Sketch-Comedy WritersSNL senior writer Bryan Tucker explains why the show is worth a rewatch.
  18. snl
    Harry Styles Is an Extremely Cool Little Brother in This Cut SNL SketchFeaturing Kyle Mooney and Chris Redd.
  19. thirst
    Sara Lee Cool With Those Filthy Instagram Comments You Left Following SNL SketchThe brand claims they didn’t delete your thirst tweets, merely hid them until they figured out what the hell was going on.
  20. last night on late night
    Professors, Add This SNL Drug-Dealer Sketch to Your Macroeconomics LecturesYou can’t flood the market, after all.
  21. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Harry Styles Is the Dog Now, ManHazza’s first gig as host and musical guest finds him ready, willing, and able to play the fool.
  22. last night on late night
    Harry Styles Needs to Get Laid (In This SNL Sketch) (Not in Real Life) (Sorry)“These pipes be clogged.”
  23. last night on late night
    Harry Styles Dreams of SNL’s Halcyon Cocaine Years“That’s why the show’s not good anymore.”
  24. last night on late night
    Harry Styles Is a Dream Dog Boyfriend on SNLWoman’s best friend.
  25. the race to animate
    Women Are Taking Over Fox’s Sunday Night Cartoons. What Took So Long?A roundtable conversation with the women behind Bless the Harts, Duncanville, and The Great North.
  26. follow friday
    Kate Sisk Has a Great Story About Drawn-On Abs“Sometimes in my stand-up or improv, I try to do jokes that aren’t all gay. I’ve pretty much given that up on Twitter.”
  27. this week in late night
    John Oliver’s Reignited Feud With Bob Murray Won Late Night This WeekThis week, late night took on America’s most revered figures: Trump, coal executives, and Big Bird.
  28. music videos
    The Brief and Wondrous Life of MC Skat KatTalking with the animators behind Paula Abdul’s onetime music-video co-star.
  29. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Don’t Want an Impeachment With PizzazzA little razzle-dazzle should effect institutional change!
  30. the race to animate
    Courage the Cowardly Dog Is Still TerrifyingTwenty years later, the cartoon’s stew of mythology, anthropomorphism, surrealism, and vaudeville seems like a minor miracle.
  31. lawsuits
    Mo’Nique Sues Netflix for Racial and Gender DiscriminationShe claims they made her a “biased, discriminatory” offer.
  32. writers
    Ariel Dumas Is The Late Show Head Writer and Zelda Is the BoyWe support this promotion!
  33. tv review
    Dollface Is a Frothy Feminist Comedy in Search of Deeper MeaningThe Kat Dennings–led Hulu series tries to speak to millennial women’s concerns but ends up talking down to them.
  34. renewals
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gets an 8th-Season Guarantee Before Its 7th Even AirsThanks, NBC.
  35. the good class
    Of Course The Good Place Got Its Own College SeminarAuditing The Good Class with guest lecturer Michael Schur (and 17 very lucky Notre Dame students).
  36. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: The Star-Studded Passable in PinkRounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  37. last night on late night
    The Daily Show Attempts to Sell Donald Trump’s Childhood HomeIntroducing the new show, Property Brothas.
  38. disney+
    Why The Simpsons Episode With Michael Jackson Is Still Worth Watching“Stark Raving Dad” has been shelved indefinitely. But it’s still an important cultural artifact.
  39. season renewals
    Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal Renewed Through 2020“Excited to still be at it when Trump finally gives up the presidency at the end of his fifth term, January 2036.”
  40. sexual misconduct
    Louis C.K. Accuser Speaks Out: ‘What C.K. Did Was Not Done With Consent’“But it didn’t matter because the exciting part for him was the fear on our faces.”
  41. snl
    Harry Styles’s SNL Promo Lets You Dream About Lying in Leaves With Harry StylesIt’s extremely autumnal.
  42. trailer mix
    Mike Birbiglia Explains How Parenthood Is a Highly Infectious DiseaseThe comedian’s Netflix special, The New One, debuts on November 26.
  43. the internet
    The Best Cartoons of the Early InternetLooking back on some early internet animated classics, from Homestar Runner to Salad Fingers.
  44. high five
    Will Ferrell to Host SNL, Making Him a Five-TimerWith musical guest King Princess.
  45. vulture festival
    Maya and Anna From Pen15 Deeply Enjoy This Card Game From the Early AughtsRemember Boy Crazy?
  46. disney+
    When Disney Gains The Simpsons, What Do We All Lose?The streaming boom has warped our sense of pop-cultural history. And it’s going to get a lot worse.
  47. vulture festival
    I Think You Should Leave’s Ruben Rabasa on Life As a MemeHe does actually like his car.
  48. podcasts
    The New National Lampoon Radio Hour Podcast Debuts Next MonthCheck out the first promo with lead writers Cole Escola and Jo Firestone.
  49. books
    The It’s Garry Shandling’s Show Theme Song Was Written in an ElevatorPlus other highlights from a new book about the late comedian, edited by Judd Apatow.
  50. golden globes 2020
    Ricky Gervais Returning to Host the 2020 Golden GlobesIt will mark Gervais’s fifth Globes hosting gig.
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