Day: September 19, 2015

What we mean when we lie about our comedy

I accept Steve Rannazzisi’s apology. Even if he hasn’t yet apologized to me personally. Even if, by the time he last spoke to me in 2013, he’d begun choosing his words a little more carefully when lying about where he was on Sept. 11, 2001. That he’s coming forward now to make amends, the week his newest stand-up special premieres on Comedy Central, may feel much more important now but won’t in the long run. Whether a New York Times reporter forced his hand, whether it’s a cynical attempt to achieve even more attention, no matter what prompted his...

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Nate Bargatze’s third appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

It’s no secret that Nate Bargatze is one of Jimmy Fallon’s favorite stand-up comedians right now, as Bargatze made his third appearance on the show Friday in the year-and-a-half since Fallon took over The Tonight Show. For this set, Bargatze had fun with the idea of trying to buy a hammock at Walmart, the crazy odds of killing a lion that has a first name, and the even crazier odds of scoring an inside-the-park-homer on a walk. Roll the...

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