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The 20 Greatest Standup Specials of All Time

Modern standup has been around in one form or another since vaudeville, but it’s only been since the late ‘70s that the standup special has gained traction as the crowning achievement of a successful comic. Fortunately, the beginnings of the standup special were as fertile as rock ‘n’ roll’s birth 25 years prior, with many of the all-time greats setting templates right from the start.

The material always comes first, of course, but as a video document of a honed act it’s also important to appreciate the visual elements — the framing, editing, and backdrop — and how they enhance or detract from the pacing and quality of the jokes.

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The Lost Roles Interview with Paul Scheer

Today's Lost Roles is brought to you by Childrens Hospital and NTSF: SD: SUV::, which air on Adult Swim tonight (and every Thursday!) at midnight and 12:15am. You seem like you have discriminating tastes, so I assume you're already planning to watch them.

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, I interviewed Paul Scheer, star of The League and star/creator of Human Giant and NTSF:SD:SUV::. I recently rang up [...]

Whoopi Goldberg Super Blazed During 1991 Oscar Acceptance Speech

I'm not saying getting high will help you win the EGOT. I am just saying you're going to win it anyway, so why not be extremely baked in the process? Apparently Whoopi Goldberg was high during her Oscar Acceptance Speech for Ghost in 1991. While recording a voice-over for the 1994 film The Pagemaster, Goldberg admitted to smoking a "wonderful joint" rolled from "the last of my home-grown" before taking the stage for her Best Supporting Actress win. Even more embarrassing, Whoopi was recording voice-over for The Pagemaster. You can check out Whoopi's speech for the tell-take glisten, but really she holds it together like [...]