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Comedy Videos Are the Most Popular Videos on the Internet

A new survey by the Pew Research Center found that comedy videos are the most popular videos on the internet, with 57% of internet-using adults in the US watching them. That number jumped from 50% in 2009 (the year Late Night with Jimmy Fallon started, which is probably not a coincidence). Comedy videos narrowly beat out how-to (56%), educational (50%), and music (50%) videos, as well as absolutely trouncing less popular genres like animation and sports. The full report on internet videos can be read online, or you could just check out some awesome web videos.

Comedy's 17 Favorite Comedians

Who are the best working comedians today? Who's creating the best material, influencing the most people and is the flat-out funniest? You could base the answer on a number of factors, be it ratings and box office success or Twitter followers and YouTube views. But I was more interested in who the people who look at and create comedy all day, every day think are really working at the highest level. The people who actually are actively getting comedic content out there, whose lives revolve around comedy. So I asked them.

I asked 12 people in the comedy business who their favorite current comedians are. The resulting list has [...]

Who's Your Favorite 'Office' Character?

About a year or so after the American version of The Office first premiered in 2005, I remember asking my aunt if she’d seen the show yet. She cringed immediately and said “Oh, I tried that show, it’s unbearable. I work with those people.”

Many of us have worked with judgmental Christian cat ladies like Angela, creepy old dudes like Creed, or bosses like Michael who seem more occupied with being your buddy than properly managing a company. And while some Office characters are more or less caricatures, others — like Jim, Pam, and at times, Michael — can not only evoke our darkest fears and worries about living [...]

What Was the Best Sitcom of the Season?

So, the 2011-2012 TV season is pretty much finished at this point. Looking back, there's only one question that comes to mind: which single show was the very best? There's gotta be one that stands above the rest, right? Well, there's only one way to determine what that show is, and that's a decidedly un-scientific poll.

Now, before we get to it, a couple of notes. First, this is counting shows from the fall and mid-season (January premieres), so summer shows like Louie, Wilfred, Girls, and Veep do not count. Nor do late night shows such as The Daily Show or SNL. It's all prime time comedy from the [...]