The surprisingly mathematical formula for writing late-night jokes

In this fascinating new video, Slate breaks down the basic formula for late-night talk show jokes, which writers fall back on when they need to churn out dozens of gags four nights a week.

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Things I Miss: Larry "Bud" Melman

When America was truly great we had truly great people on TV. Calvert DeForest was one of the best.

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