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Celebrating 20 Years of Comedy Duo Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster

For two decades, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster have proven to be one of the most consistently funny and hardworking teams in comedy. The pair performs their scripted phone calls each week on The Best Show and these segments remain as hilarious [...]

By Ian Goldstein

Netflix Adds a ‘Def Comedy Jam’ 25th Anniversary Special

Russell Simmons’s Def Comedy Jam is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a new special on Netflix. The streaming network announced today that the special, titled Def Comedy Jam 25, will premiere sometime this fall and feature talent like [...]

By Megh Wright

The Five Stages of ‘South Park’

This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the first episode of South Park. In the time since then, the animated comedy about four foul-mouthed boys from Colorado has been a consistent presence in the public conscience, evolving from a show that [...]

By John Hugar

Celebrating Ten Years of Funny or Die with CEO Mike Farah

You've probably heard by now that Funny or Die is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The comedy behemoth founded by Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Chris Henchy has come a long way since putting out its initial viral video, “The [...]

By Clint Corey

Why David Wain’s ‘The Ten’ Is Still Sketch Gold Ten Years Later

The perpetually adolescent campers of Camp Firewood are experiencing a ten-year reunion this week in Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, but they’re not the only ones with ten-year anniversaries on their mind. Yesterday marked a [...]

By Daniel Kurland

Considering ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Ten Years Later

When I first heard that there was finally going to be a Simpsons movie in 2006, I approached it with cautious optimism. On one hand, my favorite show of all time hitting the big screen had long been a dream of mine, but on the other, it was [...]

By John Hugar