• Hasan Minhaj, Hannah Gadsby earn Peabody Award nominations

    The Peabody Award nominations are out and many comedies have made the cut this year. The Peabody Award jurors announced 60 nominees on Tuesday that are described as representing “the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2018.” Named for George Foster Peabody, the awards started in the 1940s as an award to honor excellence in storytelling for radio. This year, 19 jurors selected the

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    The 20 Best Stand-up Specials of 2018

    None of you are going to agree with me on this list. And that’s okay. It’s not easy to do a year-in-review Top 10 List (or whatever arbitrary number Buzzfeed picks that day). The sheer volume of stand-up produced this year made things even more difficult. I watched every qualifying stand-up special that came out in 2018. Every. Single. One. I don’t like Top Anything lists because, it’s like, you didn’t

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    Nanette and 7 other comedy specials that are changing the game

    When you imagine a stand-up special, you might think about Eddie Murphy in a skintight leather suit or Richard Pryor directly in a spotlight against a black background or George Carlin standing in front of a huge USC mural. These are the images that tipify the modern comedy special. When audiences tune into Comedy Central or HBO, they expect a (cough) man, a microphone, and the laughs of a roaring

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