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'GQ' Highlights Dave Chappelle as One of 2014's "Men of the Year"

"I have to say that comedians by and large are some of the most sensitive people on earth. Even if they're socially callous. If you sat at the back of a comedy club and just heard the way we banter, you wouldn't know that these were sensitive people, 'cause it's such an open-air market of ideas. The other night, I was talking about Robin Williams with Bob Goldthwait, and people kept coming up to me saying, 'Hey, Dave! Man, thanks for coming. We loved the show, it was so good to see you, blah blah blah.' Real nice things. And I go, 'That's very kind of you. Thank you.' And [...]

Louis C.K. Tells 'GQ' Why Discomfort Is Important for Creativity

"You've got to embrace discomfort. It's the only way you can put yourself in situations where you can learn, and the only way you can keep your senses fresh once you're there."

- Louis C.K. in his new cover story for GQ, which names him "America's Undisputed King of Comedy."

Marc Maron Interviewed Himself for 'GQ' and Things Got Slightly Neurotic

Marc Maron interviewed himself for GQ's new comedy issue, which is mostly online now, and the results were just about as neurotic as you would expect from a conversation between Marc Maron and Marc Maron.

'GQ' Says 'SNL' Is Making a Comeback (Even Though It's Been Good for a Long Time Now)

John Surico over at GQ has a new piece declaring this a comeback year for SNL. Apparently, he believes the show has been in some sort of slump since 2010 that's it's breaking out of now, which is silly because the past two years have been far, far from a low point. Still, the piece is a testament to what a great period the show's in now, with the writer saying the keys to the show's "newfound" success are a talented hosts, a strong batch of incoming cast members (singling out Kate McKinnon), and Jay Pharoah's Obama. It's worth a read, even if the guy's entire premise is faulty.

Chris Pratt Answers Questions, Is Loveable

You ever get the feeling that the stars of Parks & Recreation knowingly act like their characters? Nick Offerman seems to revel in the extreme masculinity hoisted upon to him. Chris Pratt, though far more capable than Andy, apes his characters wide-eyed, big ol' lugness. In his interview with GQ, there are many quoteables that easily could be something Andy would say, well, if he was an actor who played a character like Andy on television. Mostly though, he comes off as humble mixed with Andy's sense of wonder:

John Oliver Attempts to Distinguish Real from Fake Soccer Player Names

GQ recently sat down with John Oliver and presented him with a list of ridiculous World Cup player names to see whether he could pick out the fake ones from the real ones, and he does a pretty good job considering Johnny Mustache and Bongo Christ are real people.

Watch a Trailer for GQ's Web Series 'How to Be a Man,' Featuring Andy Richter, Andy Daly, and Other People

Here's a trailer for How to Be a Man, a new web series GQ just launched in which Jason Nash takes advice on masculinity from comedy people like Andy Richter, Andy Daly, Michael Ian Black, Dave Koechner, Andrea Savage, and, as the ad says, "maybe Sarah Silverman." It's gonna be a pretty suspenseful wait to see whether Sarah Silverman turns up or not.

Jason Mantzoukas: "Since Growing the Beard, I Haven't Stopped Working"

"Since growing the beard, I haven't stopped working. There seems to be a neverending number of maniacs, sociopaths, and sleazeballs that need a bearded greek to portray them."

- The League's Jason Mantzoukas in a piece he wrote for GQ about the pros and cons of having big crazy beard.

Stephen Colbert Reviews His Own Book (Which He Seems to Have REALLY Enjoyed Reading)

"America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't is sure to become a classic as treasured as Moby-Dick or the CliffsNotes to Moby-Dick. I give it three thumbs up out of four stars."

–Stephen Colbert reviewing his own book, America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't, in GQ. He liked it.

Christopher Walken's Opinions on Every Topic Imaginable

"There's something dangerous about what's funny. Jarring and disconcerting. There is a connection between funny and scary." These Christopher Walken quotes are a little bit eerie, but also quite informative if you're wondering how he feels about zoos, golf, spaghetti and question marks.

Why the Hell Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus Having Sex with a Clown in This 'GQ' Shoot?

Earlier this month, Veep superstar Julia Louis-Dreyfus posed naked on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing nothing but a flubbed Constitution tattoo on her back. But it seems that she's one-upped herself with her newest feature in GQ's comedy issue, which sent her to a nightmarish hellscape for anyone who hates clowns and the unnecessary objectification of funny women, reducing a funny and hugely popular comedic actress to a sexy body in love with Ronald McDonald's creepy cousin — a treatment male comedians never get unless it's done through an ironic gender-bender lens or Kanye West music video parody. The Rolling Stone cover at least [...]

Take a Look Inside Mitch Hedberg's Notebooks

Mitch Hedberg's widow, Lynn Shawcroft, released a bunch of pages from the late, great comedian's notebooks to GQ in a piece that's out today. Hedberg's notebooks are filled with jokes, art, and a letter to Gold Bond Powder requesting that they sponsor his stand-up act.

Seth MacFarlane and the 'Parks and Rec' Cast Make GQ's "Men of the Year" List

GQ released the list for its upcoming "Men of the Year" issue today, which includes Seth MacFarlane, the male cast of New Girl, the male and female cast of Parks and Recreation, Christopher Walken, and Girls' Adam Driver. Seth Meyers penned a nice little ode to Seth MacFarlane, GQ's "Funnyman of the Year 2012," saying, amongst other things, "At least ten times a year, I tell someone I'm Seth Meyers and they say, "Oh, my God! I love Family Guy!"

Say Goodbye to the Next Hour of Your Life with This Amazing 'Cheers' Oral History

"I hope and assume that every good comedy writer, no matter the age, has a moment where they discover how great Cheers is…And I would encourage any young person getting into comedy to sit down and watch it," says Amy Poehler, in the introduction to an amazing new oral history of Cheers that was just published today in GQ. Writer Brian Raftery interviewed nearly 40 cast members, writers, and producers from the classic sitcom, and also Cheers fans from the next generation of TV like Poehler, Modern Family co-creator Christopher Lloyd, and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan. It's a long, fun, and occasionally heartbreaking read at eight pages, [...]