I’ve done enough eulogizing about the comedians we lost this year. It’s depressing. So this is a eulogy for a podcast. Except its passing has a happy ending. You’ll see. * * * One of my favorite comedy albums of all time is Peter Cook and Dudley...

From the second update to Salon.com’s “Patton Oswalt Makes Asian Name Joke, In Response To Racist KTVU News Report”: “This seems to be a night where it’s clear why race remains central, and why crude and unsophisticated elementary school jokes about it need to be called...

"This was supposed to be the introduction to a new edition of Cynthia True's American Scream, a terrific biography of Bill Hicks. But the new edition didn't happen. It's twenty years, today, since he left us, so I figured this was as good a time...

Happy 2013! I feel like this year's going to rank right up there with 1967, 1974 and 1989 in the "this year was a tolerable bridge between way more interesting years." We'll see. Oh man -- why didn't someone write a perennial New Year's Eve song...