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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival will return to Washington for the fourth straight year from Oct. 27 to 30.

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael has revived a classic format no one else was attempting: the multi-camera family sitcom that deals with real issues.

With its rapid-fire pace and absurdist bent, "Party Over Here" works as a nice appetizer to "SNL," but the show’s biggest struggle will be finding an audience.

The first couple of episodes of "Love" feel like they could be the first half of a new Judd Apatow movie.

The home of endless “Roseanne,” “Gilligan’s Island” and “Golden Girls” reruns isn’t the most obvious place to find a smart and funny sitcom about millennial culture.

The E! show takes the worst of television and laughs at it, over and over.

In some ways, Seeso is a first-of-its-kind streaming platform: a niche service that isn’t trying to be everything to everyone.

Like many Seth Rogen films before it, “The Night Before" is packed full of cameos — gifts for discerning comedy nerds.

Like "Louie," "Girls" and "The Mindy Project," Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix series, "Master of None," is a New York-based comedy that’s a true reflection of its creator.

The Los Angeles comic captures the nuances of Sanders — his voice, his facial tics, his speaking style and his policies — often while improvising.

Awkward Canadian comic Nathan Fielder tries to help struggling small businesses by using his business school background and outlandish imagination.

Labor Day is the perfect time to catch up on some returning shows you may regret having missed last year.

The comedian will join Jonathan Katz, Laura Silverman and Janeane Garofalo at the Lincoln Theatre for the first of the festival's four nights.

If you don’t like comedians Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner, it’s OK: They wouldn’t like you either.

In April, near the end of her first full season on “Saturday Night Live,” Sasheer Zamata finally left her mark on the show.

"The only way you can go too dark in comedy is if it doesn’t result in more comedy," Harmon says.

Sure, the series is a goofy, silly cartoon about an actor trying to make a comeback, but it’s also an incredibly dark and surprisingly nuanced meditation on depression, fame, family and friendship.

I don’t know what Hannibal Buress has in store for his new Comedy Central series, “Why? With Hannibal Buress,” premiering at 10:30 p.m. tonight, which makes it all the more exciting.

“Catastrophe,” a six-episode British comedy making its American premiere on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video on Friday, wastes no time getting to the point.

Here are some of the most interesting comedy movies, television shows and books I’m looking forward to checking out this summer.

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