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  1. good one podcast
    Desus and Mero Are Ready for All the Awards You GotOn this week’s Good One podcast, the duo talks about connecting on Twitter and what it would mean to win an Emmy.
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    What It’s Like to Write for Late Night Right NowOn this week’s Good One podcast, writers from every late-night show that shoots in New York talk shop.
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    Joel Kim Booster Is So Hot Right NowOn this week’s Good One podcast, Joel Kim Booster talks about how his first and most recent late-night sets reveal his evolution as a stand-up.
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    How the Lonely Island Mastered the Fine Art of Being Dumb on PurposeOn a bonus Good One podcast, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer discuss their Bash Brothers “visual poem” and upcoming tour.
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    How James Corden Brought Musicals to Late Night“I love doing the show so much that I imagine I’ll stay for a touch more.”
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    How Comedian Beth Stelling Learned Where to Draw the Line OnstageOn this week’s Good One podcast, the comic breaks down her vintage Wet & Wild Water Park joke, and what it reveals about her evolution.
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    Inside the First-Ever Happy Endings ReunionOn this week’s Good One podcast, we share the audio from the 2016 Vulture Festival reunion of Happy Endings for the first time ever.
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    Inside the Clone High ReunionOn this week’s bonus Good One podcast, we broadcast the 2017 Vulture Festival reunion of the cult TV show Clone High.
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    Catherine Cohen, a DreamOn this week’s Good One podcast bonus episode, Catherine Cohen talks about a dream she had that freaked her out so much she had to sing about it.
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    The Art of a Perfect Pop-Culture RantOn a bonus episode of Good One, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang share the secrets behind their beloved Las Culturistas segment.
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    28 Comedians Reveal Jokes They’d Like to Steal If They Could Get Away With ItFrom the Good One podcast, John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt, and more on the joke they’d steal.
  12. vulture quiz
    Can You Tell Which Paul Rudd Is Older? (We Doubt It)Try to guess which photo he’s older in. You won’t get it right.
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    Kevin Hart Is Never Done Figuring It OutOn this week’s Good One, Kevin Hart discusses how he writes jokes, how he’s evolved, and what he learned from stepping down as host of the Oscars.
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    How Gary Gulman Turned a Brief Trader Joe’s Interaction Into His Best JokeOn this week’s Good One podcast, Gary Gulman discusses all that goes into being one of the all-time great joke writers.
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    What’s It Like Writing for The Good Place?On this week’s Good One podcast, we broadcast The Good Place writers panel from Vulture Festival L.A.
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    How One Joke Evolved Along With Rhea Butcher’s Gender IdentityOn this week’s Good One, Rhea Butcher talks about how identifying as nonbinary changed their comedy.
  17. vulture lists
    What Is the Funniest Marvel Movie?Humor has been essential to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but which movie had the most laughs?
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    How Impersonating His Mother Onstage Helped Lil Rel Howery Process Her DeathOn this week’s Good One podcast, Lil Rel talks about what happened when he was asked last minute to do a TV set.
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    The Lucas Brothers Search for the Meaning of Life One Stand-up Set at a TimeOn this week’s Good One podcast, comedians Keith and Kenny Lucas discuss a joke that combines philosopher Bertrand Russell with the rapper Nas.
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    The Most Autobiographical Character Seth Meyers Ever WroteOn this week’s Good One podcast, the late-night host discusses writing the Documentary Now! episode “Juan Likes Rice and Chicken.”
  21. stand-up
    Aziz Ansari Reflects on Sexual-Misconduct Allegation at His NYC Pop-up Show“After a year, how I feel about it is, I hope it was a step forward. It made me think about a lot, and I hope I’ve become a better person.”
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    How and Why Ray Romano Writes Jokes About His KidsOn this week’s Good One podcast, Ray Romano discusses the fine art of making fun of your kids.
  23. the lonely island
    Seth Meyers Picks the Best Lonely Island Short of All TimeIn Andy Samberg’s final season on SNL, Seth Meyers had an idea: a bracket, voted on by the staff of the show, to determine the greatest digital short.
  24. the lonely island
    How The Lonely Island Changed the Internet, Comedy, and Internet ComedyLooking back at the group’s important legacy.
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    The Story Behind SNL’s ‘Totino’s’ SketchesOn this week’s Good One, writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider break down their epic sketch-comedy trilogy about pizza rolls.
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    Julie Klausner Discusses Her Favorite Difficult People JokeOn this week’s Good One podcast, Julie Klausner explains why women’s bodies should be made fun of and why she wishes the show was around for Nanette.
  27. no day but yesterday
    The Highs and Lows of Rent: LiveThe live musical that wasn’t actually live. Until the very end.
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    The Story Behind Sebastian Maniscalco’s ‘Doorbell’ JokeOn this week’s Good One, Sebastian Maniscalco discusses why he likes simple premises and elaborate act-outs.
  29. good one
    How Nicole Byer Learned to Tell a Fat JokeThe comedian breaks down how posting bikini photos on Instagram led to material about how fatness and beauty aren’t mutually exclusive.
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    Why Sinbad Has Never BombedOn this week’s Good One, Sinbad talks about improvising, loving hecklers, and why stand-up needs an audience.
  31. Nick Kroll, Nick Kroll, and Nick Kroll(!?) Perform Various Big Mouth ScenesUsing his normal human-size mouth, he deftly bounces from one distinct role to the next.
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    For Rachel Bloom, All Roads Lead Back to Space JamOn this week’s Good One, Rachel Bloom talks about writing “Space Jam,” her first attempt at blending her musical and sketch-comedy backgrounds.
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    How to Write Late-Night Monologue JokesOn this week’s Good One, Laurie Kilmartin talks about crafting a late-night stand-up set and working as a monologue writer for Conan.
  34. this thing's incredible
    The Perfect Black Sneakers If You Find Sneakerdom Exhausting“Greats makes sneakers that look like sneakers, but not any specific sneaker.”
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    The 7 Words That Changed Mike Birbiglia’s Comedy ForeverOn this week’s Good One, Mike Birbiglia talks about his new Broadway show, The New One, and the phrase “I know … I’m in the future also.”
  36. comics to watch
    38 Comedians You Should and Will KnowHere are the comedians, duos, and groups you’ll want to keep an eye on next year.
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    How a Kenan Thompson SNL Impression Comes TogetherOn this week’s Good One podcast, Kenan Thompson and his longtime SNL collaborator discuss creating characters out of impressions.
  38. two critics one show
    Is Mike Birbiglia’s The New One a Broadway Show or Standup? Our Critics Discuss.Sara Holdren and Jesse David Fox compare notes.
  39. good one podcast
    How a Couple Navigates What From Their Life Can Go Into His Stand-UpOn this week’s Good One, real-life couple Max Silvestri and Leah Beckman discuss how they navigate what from their lives goes into his act.
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    The Story Behind Nikki Glaser’s Best Roast JokesOn this week’s Good One, Nikki Glaser talks about all the work that goes into putting together a set for the Comedy Central roasts.
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    How Chris Gethard Transitioned to Comedy Cellar Stand-upOn this week’s Good One podcast, Chris Gethard discusses his transition away from improv and toward stand-up.
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    That Time Julia Roberts Taught Phoebe Robinson How to SwimIn this week’s Good One podcast, Phoebe Robinson reads from her new book Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay and explains her writing process.
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    How Nick Kroll Wrote His and John Mulaney’s Big Mouth Dirty TalkOn a new episode of Good One, Nick Kroll talks about writing Big Mouth season two and how the show reacted to the #MeToo movement.
  44. comedy
    A Simple Way to Make Watching SNL More FunComedy isn’t a sport, but you sure can follow SNL as if it were.
  45. post comedy
    How Funny Does Comedy Need to Be?With Nanette, Atlanta, Eighth Grade, Drew Michael, and other similar serious comedies, are we entering the era of post-comedy?
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    How Aparna Nancherla’s Career Changed With This One TweetOn the season finale of Good One, Aparna Nancherla talks about being a comedian with depression, not a depression comedian.
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    What Would’ve Happened If The Last Man on Earth Got Another SeasonOn Good One podcast this week, Will Forte explains in detail who the people were in the cliff-hanger at the end of The Last Man on Earth.
  48. vulture lists
    The 20 Best Comedy Central Roast Sets EverInsulting work from Jeff Ross, Greg Giraldo, Amy Schumer, and more.
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    How a Stand-up Put Together Her Late-Night DebutOn this week’s Good One podcast, Naomi Ekperigin discusses everything you’d want to know about how a comedian builds a late-night set.
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    Inside the Magical Mind of Reggie WattsOn this week’s Good One podcast, Reggie Watts performs a new song and what went through his mind when he made it.
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