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Past articles by Seth:

Joe Rogan Is a Bad Person

The Joe Rogan-Spotify debacle boils down to a simple question of good versus bad. → Read More

Chris D'Elia's Back. Does Anyone Give a Shit?

What is the deal with the comedy industry, anyway? → Read More

A Look Back at SNL's Sex-Filled After-After-parties

SNL has always been a red flag factory. → Read More

Louis C.K.'s New Special Is Amazing, Say Louis C.K.'s Friends

Abuse is still tolerated in the world of comedy. → Read More

What Goes Up: Dave Chappelle, Transphobia, and "Cancel Culture"

Dave Chappelle is here to unintentionally remind us once again that cancel culture isn't real. → Read More

Meet Whit Conway, the Filmmaker Behind Alt Comedy's Funniest Videos

Seth Simons talks to Whit Conway. → Read More

Comedy Central Blows It Again: The Problem with Charlamagne Tha God's New Show

It pays to have friends in high places. → Read More

The Horatio Sanz Lawsuit Is an Explosive Story About SNL, NBC, and Jimmy Fallon

The lawsuit against Horatio Sanz alleges that many at SNL saw and knew what was happening. → Read More

The Comedy Industry Needs to Realize that Covid Isn't Over Yet

It's time for the comedy industry to stop reacting to bad news and start proactively using its powers to beat this thing. → Read More

What's Going on in Austin? Out-of-Town Transplants Bring Unwelcome Attitudes to a Thriving Local Comedy Scene

We talk to an Austin comic about the influx of out-of-town transplants and its impact on the local scene. → Read More

Yes, You Should Still Wear A Mask At The Comedy Club

If you go to an indoors comedy show, you should still be wearing a mask, one expert tells us. → Read More

Second City Invites Laid-Off Workers To Reapply For Their Jobs

With new management in place, Second City might not be rehiring all of its laid-off employees. → Read More

Ring-Wing Comedians Are Right-Wing Media

There's no difference between a comedian telling jokes that perpetuate right-wing talking points and a ring-wing pundit on Fox News. → Read More

The Late Night Hosts Who Helped Make Andrew Cuomo “America’s Governor” Should Demand His Resignation

Late night comedians helped create the myth of Andrew Cuomo as "America's Governor." → Read More

Just A Quick Reminder That SNL Is Paying Its Audience To be There

If it's not special treatment, then it's special treatment with extra steps. → Read More

Performing Days After Covid Exposure Makes Joe Rogan a Public Health Risk

Playing live shows less than a week after exposure to somebody with the virus is a health risk. → Read More

What We Can Learn From Improv Theaters' PPP Loans

We can learn a lot about how the improv comedy business is structured through PPP loans. → Read More

Why Did Netflix Give a Platform to Andrew Schulz's Lazy, Harmful, Anti-Asian Pandemic Jokes?

It's dismaying to see Netflix give a platform to vile nonsense at a time when it could do massive harm. → Read More

Comedy Clubs Running During the Pandemic Is an Industry-Wide Failure

Comedy clubs running shows during a pandemic isn't responsible. → Read More

Shane Gillis Is Just the Beginning

The world of conservative comedy is bigger than you might think. → Read More