Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon! Heads up! As much as the post-Internet era has harmed the music and film industries, it has benefitted stand-up comedy in unpredictable ways.
The debut of the iPod fomented the creation of podcasts, which have been indispensible distributors of comedy and comedians; and the rise of streaming services like Netflix and until recently, Chill gave comedians a way to release specials without a TV network—or they could just skip the middle man altogether and self-release their material.
Comedians have never had more possibilities available to them, which is perhaps why was such a good, prolific year for comedy. There was so much of it that The A. Club could scarcely keep up—and so much of it looked good. This year, we changed things a bit to allow specials, not just albums, to be eligible for voting. We also changed our voting process. Instead of giving our writers a certain number of points to work with, we asked for a simple list of five of their favorites.
The top entry received five points, the second one four points, and so on. We added them together and disqualified anything that only received a single vote. That left us with eight top albums out of the roughly 20 that our reviewers selected. Anthony Jeselnik, Caligula seven points, two votes Twitter has helped resuscitate the one-liner, and no one wields brevity more skillfully than Anthony Jeselnik. His second album, Caligula , recorded in Chicago, is another stellar set of quick jokes constructed from ordinary setups that veer in dark directions.
That offends a lot of people, but Jeselnik likes to test the limits of comedy and find something to laugh at even the darkest places. Comedy Central may have canceled The Jeselnik Offensive too soon, but Jeselnik still has one of the best albums of the year. Hell no King George Obama Stalin! Better Than One Christian Round 3. This Isn't Temporary. Worst Cook Celebrity Edition 1. Worst Cook Celebrity Edition 2. The Fight. Saturation Point.
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