Tough Crowd

From Elise Czajkowski at Splitsider, here is an oral history of the late, lamented "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn."

Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn was possibly the purest form of comedy ever on television: a bunch of comedians in a room, having it out over politics, current events, and each other’s shortcomings.
— Elise Czajkowski


From New Republic via is John Gallagher with a great take on the continuing deification of David Foster Wallace.

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Trust me: Somewhere in the world, right now, an earnest twenty- or thirty-something bearded male is trying to use David Foster Wallace in order to sleep with someone.
— John Gallagher