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The Sound of One Muppet Guy Talking: A Conversation with Dave Goelz

The mind, voice, and hands behind The Great Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, saxophonist Zoot and three-dimes-shy-of-a-quarter Beauregard the janitor, Dave Goelz is the second-longest serving member of Jim Henson's original Muppet collaborators [...]

By Kevin Smokler

An Appreciation of the Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart

Quick Warning: This article spoils a minor plot point from the first episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Reading this won’t ruin your enjoyment of the show, but you’re (probably) a good person, so you deserve a heads-up.

By Ramsey Ess

‘Hot Take’: Worth Having a Take On

Written, edited, and directed by Corey Sherman, Hot Take is a delightful contribution to the growing field of hot take jokes. For the uninitiated, those are from-the-hip commentaries positioned as important revelations. This week's contribution [...]

By Luke Kelly Clyne

Remembering Nanette Fabray

In the early 1940s, when Nanette Fabray was in her early 20s, she was touring with a musical revue called Meet the People. By chance one night, the musical director of the New York Philharmonic, Artur Rodziński, was across the street seeing [...]

By Harry Waksberg

Susie Essman Always Knew There Would Be More ‘Curb’

When Curb Your Enthusiasm wrapped up its eighth season in 2011, the mystery of if there would be a season 9 lingered for years. Finally, to the surprise of many -- including the cast and crew -- Curb did return in 2017 after a six-year hiatus. [...]

By Kenneth Arthur