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Watching Rare Early Comedy from Jay Leno and Freddie Prinze

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, [...]

By Ramsey Ess

Illustrated Comediennes of the Stand-Up Boom: Elayne Boosler

Between 1978 and 1988, over 300 comedy clubs with names like "Chucklehead's" and "The Ha Ha Hut" sprung up across the US, ushering in an era saturated with stand-up comedy. Shortly after, pay-cable came to prominence and began augmenting their [...]

By Dyna Moe