From Sullivan to CK: a History of Modern American Standup Comedy in 10 Steps

When Andrew Dice Clay Came to ‘SNL’ and Controversy Followed

When Jerry Seinfeld and ‘Spy’ Magazine Teamed Up to Mock Celebrities, ’90s Style

‘The Edge’: The Talent-Stacked ’90s Sketch Show That Time Forgot

Hope-Less: How Different Would Standup Be Without Bob Hope?

Exploring the Hidden Racist Past of the Looney Toons

How Bill Cosby Helped Launch Joan Rivers’ Comedy Career

What’s So Special About ‘The Richard Pryor Special’?

The Good, the Bad, and the Deeply Strange: Comedy Central’s One-Season Wonders

Stephen Colbert Reads Letters from His WWII Soldier Uncle

Watch Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, and Conan Give the Gettysburg Address

Nick Offerman Will Walk You Through Mustache History

The Best of ‘Army Man,’ the Humor Magazine That Was the Foundation of the Original ‘Simpsons’ Writers Room

Unearthing John Swartzwelder’s 1996 Unsold Western Pilot

Big and Glossy and Wonderful: The Birth of the ‘National Lampoon’ Magazine

Found: James Urbaniak Telling a Joke On ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ in 1983

Watch Conan O’Brien’s ‘Late Night’ Audition from 1993

Inside the Greatest Writers Room You’ve Never Heard Of

The Rope-Throwin’ Political Comedy of Will Rogers

Seba Smith and the Birth of American Political Satire