The week of May 31, 2015
With short, grainy videos that promptly vanish, comedy hopefuls cultivate a surprisingly large audience.
Live from the Internet, it’s Scharpling and Wurster.
The streaming service has gone all-in on original stand-up specials.
There’s a thriving comedy scene on Vine—if you know where to look.
Laughing terminology has gone haywire. We’ll break it down for you.
Peter McGraw, a professor of comedy, talks Internet outrage, the illusion of LOLcats, and the subtle joys of explaining jokes.
Prestige drama wins all the critical acclaim, but online comedy is riskier and more fun.
Why are you still following these people?
The problems should be obvious.
This doesn’t have to be how we roll.