Watch Steve Martin do Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"

Steve Martin takes a walk in Michael Jackson's loafers for "The New Show," a 1984 sketch-comedy TV program from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. The New Show only ran for one season but this clip lives for eternity.

(via r/ObscureMedia, thanks, UPSO!)

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How Louis CK tells a joke

The Nerdwriter presents a fascinating analysis of why Louis CK's jokes are funny.

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Difficult interview with Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis is in no mood to suffer a fool today.

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Amazing comedian Jonathan Winters riffing between takes in a 1972 Big Boy commercial

"Oh, no! Oh crap! They shot big boy in the ass!"

As seen on r/ObscureMedia: "Raw footage of Jonathan Winters improvising during down time on a Big Boy commercial. Winters riffs on superstars, his early days, and his 8 months spent in a mental institution."

(Thanks, UPSO!)

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Comedians describe the tricky balance between the road and home

The crowning paradox of the touring comic's life may be this: You have to leave home to make a name, but without the grounding and security of home you may not have anything to say. This week on HOME: Stories From L.A., three experienced comedians on striking the tricky balance between the road and home.

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Thanks to Cathy Ladman, whose one-woman show, "Does This Show Make Me Look Fat?", opens soon; Brad Upton, whose upcoming tour schedule is available here; and Jackie Kashian, who can be heard on The Dork Forest and The Jackie and Laurie Show. Read the rest

Watch this trippy animated interview with Reggie Watts

From our friends at California Sunday, this beautiful animated interview with comedian/musician Reggie Watts. Animation by Drew Tyndell.

"California Inspires Me" (California Sunday)

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Conversations with Matt Dwyer

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