stand-up comedy

Gare Joyce on stage (Photograph by Kayla Chobotiuk)

It’s no joke: One sports writer’s adventure in stand-up comedy

How does fifty-something sports writer Gare Joyce become a rookie in the stand-up biz? Well, it’s a funny story ...

Trevor Noah and the search for the perfect joke

The new host of the Daily Show is in hot water over some offensive—mostly bad—jokes. Jaime Weinman on his discomfort with our ’rule of funny’

Q&A: Comedian Tig Notaro on standing up, despite it all

The stand-up comedian on her horrible four months, the legendary set that followed, and the new joy she’s found
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Do stand-up comedians have it worse?

It’s become a mantra in stand-up comedy: a great laugh comes out of making lightness out of darkness. But where does that stereotype come from?