Humor In Hindsight: My new column at

Hi friends and followers. I’ve launched a brand-new column over at

An explanation? Alrighty then!

Our favorite movies and music we can go back to whenever we want to find comfort, solace or escape. Comedians do that for us, too, in the here and now – although comedy, unlike other performing arts, doesn’t always hold up the same over time. Some jokes reference fleeting fads that make little sense decades later. Some work once or twice but lose their impact upon repeated listening. Some pushed envelopes then, but don’t seem so edgy or revolutionary now that everyone else does it; while others feel outdated or behind the times of current society. With that in mind, we bring you Humor in Hindsight, an ongoing column devoted to stand-up specials and comedy documentaries streaming online that, much like wine or cheese, give us more texture and better perspective with age.

My first column starts appropriately enough with the first-ever stand-up concert film to hit movie theaters, Richard Pryor’s Live in Concert from 1979. It’s newly resurfaced on Netflix.

Thanks for reading! And if you have suggestions for future installments of the column, please send them my way.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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