The Humor Code

Stand-Up Comedy Invented by a Black Comedian?

by Slate

According to some historians, Charley Case was the first person to perform stand-up as we know it today. There’s… Read More

Awkward Black Girl Meets Academia in a Hilarious New Web Series

Introducing Tales from the Kraka Tower

by Slate

Aphrodite Kocieda's Tales from the Kraka Tower puts a satirical and insightful lens on race and academia. It’s… Read More

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele

Key and Peele on Comedy

by #teamEBONY

The popular comedy duo asks what's worse: Making fun of people or assuming they can't take a joke? When… Read More

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Funny Girls

by Kelley L. Carter

Last year, cages were rattled—and since we’re talking about comedy, jokes were made—when NBC execs behind the long-running Saturday… Read More

President Barack Obama and Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns

President Obama Shows Comedic Chops on Between Two Ferns

by #teamEBONY

In a bid to encourage young people to sign up for health insurance, President Barack Obama stopped by Zach Galifianakis’ Between… Read More

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The Secret Is Laughter

Happily Ever After?
The Secret Is Laughter

by Denene Millner

I ask longtime couples, “Do you laugh together a lot?” Always, the answer is, “Yes.” That explains why what they have works:… Read More

LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones

LaKendra Tookes and Lesile Jones Added to SNL as Writers

by #teamEBONY

Saturday Night Live is not only adding a new African-American woman to its cast but two to its writers' room as well. LaKendra… Read More

Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata Added to Saturday Night Live

by Slate

To say that it’s about time would be a gross understatement: Saturday Night Live has finally added a Black female… Read More

Key and Peele on Their Show, SNL's Diversity Problem

Key and Peele on Their Show, SNL's Diversity Problem

by #teamEBONY

Since their sketch comedy show bowed in January 2012 on Comedy Central, Key and Peele have become cult heroes by hilariously puncturing… Read More

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