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Women Are Still Mysteriously Missing from Lineups at Some L.A. Comedy Clubs

A local comic thought she might get heckled for pointing out the lack of female representation in the stand-up scene, but a bunch of big names backed her up

Gina Yashere’s ‘Unconventional’ Journey from Elevator Engineer to Sitcom Co-Creator

In a new memoir, the L.A.-based British comedian traces her path from working-class East London to Hollywood, where she looked to her roots to create a show that's an ode to her Nigerian mother
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Meg Stalter’s Awkward Characters Were the Breakout Stars of a Weird Year

Now the Instagram-famous comedian brings her knack for embodying blithely clueless people to HBO's 'Hacks'
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A New Book Takes a Long Overdue Look at the History of Native Americans in Comedy

Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff chronicles 150 years of Native comedy, from the days of Wild West shows to the internet age

Tiffany Haddish and the Man Behind the Free Comedy Camp that Saved Her Life

When she was a 15-year-old foster kid, the megawatt actress-comedian attended Jamie Masada's comedy camp at the Laugh Factory—and the rest is history
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Conan O’Brien Says His Talk Show Set at the Largo Was Burglarized

The comedian has been filming from the storied L.A. theater to bring awareness to how the pandemic is impacting small venues
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When Comedian Laurie Kilmartin’s Mom Was Dying of COVID-19, She Tweeted Her Way Through the Pain

Kilmartin's funny, raw dispatches illuminated the bizarre experience of losing someone to a pandemic
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Podcasts to Get You Through the Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

Everything is terrible, but at least cooped-up comedians and cooks are launching really good podcasts
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Netflix Is Launching a Huge Comedy Festival in L.A.

Dave Chappelle, Lily Tomlin, Ali Wong, David Letterman... Basically every A-list comedian
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When People Ask ‘Yo, Is This Racist?’ These Podcasters Find It Usually Is

Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome's hilarious Earwolf podcast has exploded in popularity the age of Trump