New York Times critic Jason Zinoman joined me for a special year in review of 2015. Instead of just glossing over the headlines like most year-end retrospectives, Jason and I debated what it means to be the comedian of the year and who deserves to be considered in that discussion for 2015. Which means we talk quite a bit about Amy Schumer, obviously, but also Tig Notaro, Aziz Ansari, Kevin Hart, Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan and a lot of other names and highlights — not just this year, but digging into the past. Is the best comedian the Humor Heisman or the Humor Homecoming King or Queen? Or is the comedian of the year the funniest, or the MVP of comedy?
We dig in, so let’s get to it!