Honestly, after what 2020 did to comedy and to us personally, we didn’t know if we could even make a list of 100 at the year’s end like we usually do. Yet, never underestimate comedy’s resilience and need to exist. We’re thankful to these 100 things in comedy that helped us get through one of the worst years of all of our lives.
1. Ziwe-From Baited with Ziwe on IG Live and the blend of comedy and deeply needed conversations on race alone, Ziwe cemented her self-ascribed iconic status for 2020.
2. Todd Glass on Jimmy Kimmel Live-When it comes to the craftsmanship of a set, few are as meticulous and crafty and hysterical as Todd Glass. This set is just the latest evidence to back that up.
3. Atsuko Okatsuka’s But I Control Me-Atusko’s debut album captures her signature charm, warmth, and particularly unique, very thoughtful lens after having come to America from Japan under somewhat covert circumstances.
4. Jordan Firstman–The very, very, VERY specific impressions done by Firstman on his Instagram seem to speak to the zeitgeist on a more consistent basis than anything else on the Internet.
5. Dykevice with Robby Hoffman-The domineering, but ultimately caring spirit (and McGill degree) of Robby Hoffman lended itself perfectly to a great, hysterical, and actually helpful call-in advice show on Gethard’s Planet Scum.
6. Kyle Kinane’s Trampoline in a Ditch-Sincerely, Kyle Kinane never ceases to amaze with his comedic artistry and impeccable knack for storytelling. Thank goodness this is essentially a double album that features some rare gems that got left off of previous hours.
7. Eddie Pepitone’s For The Masses-Pepitone’s latest and greatest hour verges on being prophetic on top of it being one of the unmistakably funniest specials of 2020.
8. Dress Up Gang-Despite a very long, unsure route to finally get their fully fledged TV series released via TBS, the world got a very much needed entire season of a series that arguably outdoes Seinfeld about being about nothing.
9. Jamel Johnson’s album I Think It’s Good & special Friend or Foe-Jamel’s purity in his rants, bordering on conspiracy theories, about well, the little things in life, are some of the funniest things we heard and saw all year. Kudos to Jamel for making one of the first specials made during the pandemic by literally shouting into the void at Lyric Hyperion.
10. Clowns in the Dark-When it was safe to do so, most of our Sunday evenings were spent in Alhambra Park where the likes of Chad Damiani, Jet Eveleth, Dean Evans, and Natalie Palamides put on a wondrous, purely absurd hour of high level clowning. Even on a day of record heat in LA, the group opted to do a “Clowns on Ice” show where they pretended like they were rehearsing for a future show that would be performed on ice and simulated it by throwing bags of ice at each other during scenes.
11. Awkwafina is Nora From Queens-This year saw the continuing ascent Awkwafina as the debut of her semi-autobiographical series debut on Comedy Central. The show itself is every bit as ridiculous in following her salad days in Brooklyn as it is sincere very much like its star Awkwafina/Nora.
12. Sex Education-The second season of this British coming-of-age show about sexual awakening dazzled from the get go and will very likely be regarded as one of the best coming-of-age series of this time in an already crowded field that includes PEN15 and Big Mouth.
13. Vanessa Gonzalez’s My Birthday’s Tomorrow-Vanessa’s debut album that arrived just before lockdown set in is such a fun ride imbued with so much of Vanessa’s playful stage presence and delivery and her personal stories, some of which are delightfully blue.
14. Ian Abramson‘s Saturday Night Quarantine-One of the earliest, boldest, and most ambitious experiments in comedy live-streams came from the fearless Ian Abramson who dedicated his early-in-the-pandemic Saturday nights attempting to do his own version of SNL all on his own, streaming from his Mom’s house in the woods. For us, its unapologetic DIY cleverness was one of our favorite things to tune into.
15. Big Mouth-Just when you think that the bluest, most meta animated series that probably has ever been couldn’t top itself and manage to still be just as funny (if not funnier), season 4 of Big Mouth arrived to prove you very wrong.
16. Jamie Loftus’ My Year in MENSA & Lolita Podcast-Loftus deftly combined her curiosity with the multitudes she contains as comedian and luminary to dissect the IQ based organization known as MENSA and revisiting one of literature’s more controversial novels, Lolita.
17. Bob’s Burgers-The latest season of the beloved cartoon brings it one step closer to being the current, best animated series on Fox’s lauded Sunday animation block.
18. David Letterman’s appearance on Desus & Mero-Not only does the late night legend’s appearance deliver on being one of the marquee late night interviews of 2020, but it bestows a certain honor and blessing on the ever-rising duo of Desus Nice & The Kid Mero.
19. Mike Carrozza’s Cherubic-Carrozza’s debut album might be the most unfiltered, pure, joyful hour of absurdist stand-up (that had nothing to do with COVID) that happened all year long.
20. Whitmer Thomas’ The Golden One-It’s very likely that there’s a billboard or bus ad of The Golden One somewhere in LA still (the special debuted right as lockdown was ordered). For how special Thomas’ hybrid documentary/musical comedy special was, it deserved to take up all that ad space.
21. How To With John Wilson-Wilson made one of the most magical things not only in comedy, but in TV in general for 2020. Part of that was the reminder of the human experience achieved by simply documenting all the moments of humanity that nearly all of us overlook such as furniture covers.
22. Moshe Kasher: Crowd Surfing Vol. 1-Kasher puts his brilliant crowd work prowess to the test on this entire hour of crowd work. Very cleverly, Kasher designed the frame work of the album to have him searingly annotate wild stories from the crowd.
23. Jo Firestone on The Tonight Show and Rate This Cookie-Firestone still enthralls us all with her comedic bravery of putting herself in situations where she has to be completely honest and vulnerable whether it be doing stand-up on Fallon or attempting to make a new friend by having them try out cookies for Adult Swim.
24. Maria Bamford’s Weakness Is The Brand and Live-streaming-Bamford’s brand new hour was, per usual, brilliant in its complex dissection and characterization of her life now, especially being happily married and served us in our need during an already bleak 2019. When lockdown came, Bamford stepped up again and streamed her stand-up over Zoom more frequently than any other major comedian for several months. She even did a comedic group therapy as a show because Bamford is really just that great of a comedian and a human being.
25. The 40 Year Old Version-Radha Blank’s full length feature debut was so full of verve and heart about trying to make your way as a rapper as a middle-aged theater teacher that it’s slick B&W look is just icing on its cake.
26. Hot Tub with Kurt & Kristen: Home Edition-The challenge of trying to not only keep your venerable weekly stand-up show going during a pandemic, but properly, as best as one can, adapt it to a Twitch live-stream was faithfully and consistently met by Kurt Braunohler, Kristen Schaal, CleftClips, and Hold The Phone.
27. Nore Davis’ Live from The Comedy Trap House-The first legit comedy album to be done entirely over Zoom is a bold undertaking. The one and only Nore Davis was the perfect comedian to pull it off with his candor and tirelessly upbeat disposition.
28. Big Time Rich Guys-Before lockdown, when Cagematch here in LA used to happen every Wed. night at 11PM at UCB Franklin, Shaun Diston and Lisa Gilroy were on a real, real good run to beat any improv team that faced them.
29. Marc Maron’s End Times Fun–Even though this was taped well in the before times and released just as the pandemic took hold in America, Maron’s apocalyptic brand of gallows humor in this hour was well suited for the dire times, with or sans COVID-19.
30. Search Party-season 3 of the thriller/comedy series upped the ante on how dark and out there they could get and how complex John Early’s get-ups as Elliott could really be.
31. Ahamed’s Pranks-Ahamed Weinberg attempts to do a YouTube prank show in person during a pandemic and suffers the consequences thanks to Chad Damiani. May this be a hilarious warning to pranksters during COVID.
32. Alex Edelman‘s Ability to Read the Essence of Canned Goods-Though it might seem improbable, crowd work is possible over Zoom, though comics had to get clever to do so. Edelman pulled such a feat off by asking Zoom crowds to put a canned good on their camera and colorfully intuit the true essence of said canned good for one of our favorite bits of last year.
33. Corporate-one of the most stylized and darkest shows that Comedy Central has ever had continues to satirically bite on the late capitalist world better than almost any other show on television.
34. Never Have I Ever-Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher’s coming-of-age series really nails how much genuinely great comedy and storytelling there is to come from intersectionality.
35. Rory Scovel’s Hide and Go Seek with his family-Scovel is clearly a great dad in quarantine and the best at taking Hide and Go Seek to the next level.
36. Mike Birbiglia‘s Tip Your Waitstaff and Working It Out-Simultaneously, Birbiglia gave an unprecedented look into the comedic process, first on IG Live, then as a podcast, then over Zoom, and raised crucial money for waitstaff at comedy venues across the entire United States.
37. Jena Friedman’s Joy of Quarantine and Horoscopes–Friedman’s streak of dark humor was and is perfectly suited for pandemic times. Even in the times that she attempts cooking or divining your horoscope, Friedman beautifully works in acerbic one-liners.
38. Mute Neighbor’s R Trump Dwyer-Artist Mute Neighbor created one of our favorite and most unapologetic pieces of art brought on by the nightmare that is Donald J. Trump.
39. Michael Rayner on TikTok-Unlike most of TikTok, Rayner is at a more advanced age and has no interest in giving hot takes on minutia. Instead, Rayner showcases his endless talents in juggling, balancing, and spinning flaming cheeseburgers on parasols.
40. Nick Nemeroff’s The Pursuit of Comedy Has Ruined My Life-The art of the one-liner and delivering it slow and sweetly is still alive thanks to Nemeroff and this debut album.
41. Insecure-Issa Rae not only continues to build on and get more daring with her hit dramedy in its fourth season at HBO, but also shows even more of LA that rarely ever gets highlighted in TV and movies (i.e. other places that aren’t Silverlake/Echo Park, South Central, Beverly Hills, DTLA, or Hollywood).
42. Dave Hill’s The Pride of Cleveland-For several years, Dave Hill has been quite the musician and quite the raconteur comedian. Yet, those two sides haven’t met too often on an album, that is, until this year when The Pride of Cleveland seamlessly blended Dave’s mean guitar chops and his playful hijinks.
43. Robbie-Rory Scovel should be starring and be behind more things and his first marquee role as the star of Robbie is proof. Scovel’s magnetism is so undeniable that it even comes through when playing the fumbling and doltish titular Robbie who is obsessed with both getting away from the shadow and overshadowing his dad’s legendary career as a high school basketball coach.
44. Hannah Gadsby’s Douglas-the long awaited follow-up to Nanette delivers on every level and even exceeds those expectations with its deep dive into the patriarchal oppression in art and recap of what she’s going to do in the hour before she actually performs it.
45. BoJack Horseman-BoJack has enjoyed its success over several seasons by being unafraid to juxtapose truly dark, dramatic moments with the wonder of a world of anthropomorphized animals co-existing with humans and switching up any sense of formula they might have. This sixth season, ironically, is no different and continues to hold up its status as Netflix’s marquee adult animation series.
46. Myq Kaplan’s A.K.A.-Kaplan’s latest and greatest hour has Myq ascribe for a better understanding of humanity while working in his signature, masterful wordplay and his pointedly jolly persona.
47. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj-Hasan’s pointed take on the world’s affairs were, in our opinion, beyond hitting their stride. Patriot Act seemed to confidently step forward in satirizing any critical niche issue they chose from week to week from Hasan’s impassioned takes. This was especially true for their piece following George Floyd’s murder.
48. Better Things–Pamela Adlon confidently leads one of the most self-realized dramedies into its fourth season juxtaposing some utterly real moments of beauty that come from keeping a family together against some of the show’s Pamela’s hysterical brashness.
49. PEN15-The return of Anna and Maya was one of the things we were looking forward to the most this year and, even with that in mind, we were not prepared for how much we would be cackling and also feel our heart fiercely gripped this season by full grown adults continuing to expertly play tweens.
50. James Austin Johnson‘s Trump rants-In addition to nailing the cadence, sound, and the way that Trump thinks, JAJ layers his particular characterization of Trump with an extensive knowledge of pop culture that makes his Trump one of the most beautiful impressions, quite frankly.
51. Kyle Ayers on Conan and his album Happiness-Ayers’ latest late night set and his album display Kyle’s mastery of staying present while performing whether it be stealing an audience member’s identity or dealing with the very fun ordeal of recording your latest album outdoors well before COVID existed.
52. @yassir_lester on Twitter-Lester is always a good follow, but this year was something else as he pranked the world with a fake Jersey Mike’s BLM tweet and gathering non-Black allies to wear fedoras and shave their eyebrows in solidarity.
53. Beth Stelling’s Girl Daddy-The marvelous stand-up and winning smile of Beth Stelling has been deserving of an hour special for years and her very first hour special on HBO Max (the very first comedy special to be released on HBO Max, FYI) was like being enchanted by Stelling all over again.
54. Christina Catherine Martinez-comedy art multi-hyphenate Christina Catherine Martinez was firing on all cylinders pretty much all year long with an IG Live version of her talk show Aesthetical Relations, starring in existential short films about tennis, and taking over an artist’s space to shoot her first special sans an audience.
55. Natalie Palamides: NATE-Palamides put forth one of the most groundbreaking comedy specials that we’ve seen since, well, Nanette and did so by dressing up as a man and fearlessly exploring the concept of consent (and being hysterical throughout, of course).
56. Helltrap Nightmare‘s Benefit Live-streams for Change-Sarah, the ring leader of Helltrap Nightmare, did so many benefit shows via live-streams for mutual aid, progressive candidates, and, of course, the well being of us all as she would get gala worthy line-ups of comedians and fun, weird folks all year long on top of raising bunches of money.
57. Sam Jay’s 3 In The Morning-Jay’s debut hour special was one of the most unfiltered, honest hours of comedy that we’ve seen in recent memory and a great reminder that Jay is a force to be reckoned with on stage.
58. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm-It’s amazing that Sacha Baron Cohen pulled this off with playing other characters as Borat and finishing the latter half during a pandemic (including that infamous Rudy Giuliani scene). The madcap journey discovering how Americans can be pushed pretty far for a buck and the intro of Maria Bakalova delivered a pretty worthy sequel to the landmark first film.
59. Laurie Kilmartin‘s COVID jokes-For our money, there’s almost no other comedians that revel in dark humor, especially when it comes to death, quite like Laurie Kilmartin. Her jokes on COVID-19 are so good that they, for us, supersede it being “too soon”. Go see them on a Zoom show/listen to her on The Jackie and Laurie Show.
60. Comedy Crossing-Jenny Yang joyfully hosted one of the true products of the live-streaming induced pandemic era of comedy, a stand-up show done in the world of the video game, Animal Crossing. It’s a true delight and will definitely be a thing that gets us through more of quarantine in 2021.
61. Jackie Kashian-Kashian was one of the very first comedians to really take on virtual stage time doing stand-up comedy on Zoom. As a result, she has been as sharp and hilarious as ever and was set to record what would have been (and will eventually be) another great hour, but had to postpone because of, well, you know… COVID-19.
62. Gone Fishing-Though not taking not place in the pandemic, this short film from Phillip Clark Davis captures the spirit of our times, namely how insane we’ve been driven by staying disconnected and isolated for this long.
63. Ted Alexandro: CUT/UP-Alexandro’s stitching together of sets that he was performing in preparation to record an actual special truly worked. Some of that was the editing, but mostly, Alexandro’s expertise in writing and telling thoughtful jokes, both timely and personal, is what shines through.
64. Michelle Buteau’s Buteaupia-Always count on Michelle Buteau as someone to be a beacon of light that doesn’t put up with any nonsense. Buteau’s hour Netflix special delivered such a light during some of the darkest times that we’ve all collectively gone through.
65. Ga’Riffs with Gareth Reynolds-For weeks and weeks and weeks, Gareth Reynolds took to IG Live (and YouTube) to explore with his near unrivaled riffing skills to comedically explore whatever topics, non-sensical or not, that was suggested to him.
66. Get Your Pets with John Hodgman-John Hodgman spent so many of the early days of lockdown interviewing people’s pets on IG Live giving us all a fun chat with the sweetness and innocence of the smaller (and sometimes bigger) creatures with whom we share the planet.
67. Ron Funches-Funches’ live-streamed headlining stand-up shows with very, very limited capacity (10 people) were not only like the real thing in terms of live stand-up being performed (especially by Ron), but also a great preview of how live comedy might start to come back in 2021.
69. Nicole Byer-We were lucky enough to catch Nicole at a few outdoor shows when that was happening here in LA and it’s very clear that, unlike many stand-ups that will need to shake off the rust when returning to performing live in earnest, Nicole is still one of the best comedians out there today, pandemic be damned. Also, her book #VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE: The Fat Girl’s Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini was filled with the sort of unbridled inspiration we all needed in 2020.
70. Shows at Grand Central Market Rooftop-Of the handful of outdoor shows that happened in LA, so many atypical, non-traditional spaces had to be utilized in order to attempt observing COVID-19 protocol and have a live comedy show. The roof of the parking garage for LA’s beloved Grand Central Market in DTLA got thoroughly transformed into a legit comedy venue with as much safety precautions as they could muster (and a beautiful view of the DTLA skyline to boot).
71. The George Lucas Talk Show-Connor Ratliff’s long running stint as legendary filmmaker and Star Wars pioneer George Lucas seem to naturally fit into the Twitch-verse of comedy. Ratliff, as Lucas, made the show into one of the most popular streams on Chris Gethard’s indie comedy online platform, Planet Scum, and has done episodes spanning anything from simply being Lucas hosting a very good online talk show to running marathons of Star Wars, Studio 60, etc. often for charity.
72. “A Guided Meditation” with Caitlin Linden/Natasha Krause-Linden and Krause give us the perfect sort of meditation that is specifically tailored to a year like 2020.
73. Rachel Bloom’s I Want To Be Where the Normal People Are–Bloom’s expertise in processing anxiety and trauma and mental illness into comedy sparkles yet again with her collection of very personal, vulnerable, and cathartic essays.
74. @ComedyQuarantine-One of the most stalwart stand-up live-streams across the Internet was Comedy Quarantine. Its run stretched from the start of the pandemic to pretty much the end of 2020. Barbara Gray, Teresa Lee, Dominique Gelin, and Sam Varela really made stand-up on IG Live work and faithfully showed up on so many days of the pandemic to virtually bring the best comedians around the country/world to us all.
75. Confronting Demons with Meg Stalter-the beautiful chaos created by Meg Stalter by confronting her friends and colleagues was a very welcome break from reality that we were looking forward to every week.
76. Syd Can Cook–Sydnee Washington‘s learn-as-you-go cooking show featuring guest comedians giving her the business as she tries making complex dishes was one of the best comedian-cooking shows throughout all of quarantine (and, trust, there were so many to choose from).
77. Three Busy Debras-Mitra Jouhari, Sandy Honig, and Alyssa Stonoha AKA The Three Busy Debras finally got to unveil their Adult Swim series and it was every bit the satirical, absurdist feminist series we’d hope it would be.
78. Super Serious: An Oral History of Los Angeles Independent Stand-Up Comedy Book by Mandee Johnson-This is probably the most exhaustive history of a local comedy scene in recent memory and, for that alone, you should secure a hardbound copy for yourself or the comedy nerds in your life. Also, it’s filled with hundreds of the best portraits of your favorite comedians taken by the book’s author, the one and only Mandee Johnson.
79. A Gay Scene Written by a Straight Man-Nicholas Scheppard and Jenson Titus nail many straight men’s idea of being pro-LGBTQ and how they overdo it/miss the point in this marvelous sketch.
80. Judah Friedlander–Friedlander is one of a handful of nationally touring headlining comedians that took the Zoom comedy dive and really made it work. Friedlander’s satirical crowd work and signature one-sided debate style stand-up almost effortlessly transitioned to working on Zoom, IG Live, etc. Judah thankfully keeps doing weekly live-streams going into 2021.
81. John Mulaney on Colbert-The very genuine moments, many of which are spent in heavy pauses, make this the sort of rare interview that one hopes to see on late night, but often doesn’t. Colbert and Mulaney truly get real here in this appearance back in January and it’s something special.
82. Two Pan Dan-Sergio Cilli’s hysterical short follows the explosive drama that can come from simply gifting a cooking pan set with fantastic performances from Drew Tarver and Rory Scovel.
83. Poog-It’s billed as a wellness podcast, but seeing the inner-workings behind the intellect of both co-hosts Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak and their back-and-forth are simultaneously illuminating and incredibly acute in its poignancy.
84. Gritty Reboot‘s live read of The Big Bang Theory pilot at Pack Theater–Jesse Klein reading the almost unbelievable scene directions of the pilots of one of the most popular sitcoms of our times was all that we ever need or want from The Big Bang Theory.
85. The Airliner-One of the very last live shows that we saw before lockdown was Lady to Lady‘s live show featuring Maria Bamford, marking what would have been one of the first of many great indie comedy shows that were going to have a new home in the newly refurbished Lincoln Heights bar.
86. Nick Skardarasy: Thin Walls-Skardarasy utilized the unique shape of his apartment building’s courtyard and the camaraderie of the bubble of his neighbors to make a sweet half-hour stand-up special that is still very much of our time, yet very uplifting.
87. UnCabaret-The weekly storytelling/stand-up/music variety show that has been going for over a quarter of a century did a virtual edition that relied on a grand row of regulars to check-in with throughout quarantine including Julia Sweeney, Alec Mapa, Jamie Bridgers, and Alex Edelman. It was and has been and will be a calming salve whenever Beth Lapides and co. stream on Zoom.
88. Trump vs. Biden at ATX Sketch Festival–Tony Atamanuik once more reprised his masterful Trump impression versus James Adomian, who, in the past, would face off with his perfect Bernie Sanders impression, but goes on here as a spot-on Joe Biden. The comedic sparks still flew as they always did with Trump vs. Bernie at this exclusive virtual performance.
89. Lost Moon Radio-The revered musical/sketch comedy group did a single show last year and made one of our favorite virtual sketch shows in 2020. Per usual with Lost Moon Radio, it was endlessly clever and sharp as a tack (full disclosure: we did co-present it, though LMR wrote/shot/performed the whole thing independent of us here at TCB).
90. Morgan Jay doing musical crowd work at A Comedy Show LA-Jay has a knack for doing entire sets with his special brand of crooned crowd work and this particular set at an outdoor show in LA was one of those magical moments that make us really hopeful for when live comedy comes back in earnest.
91. Jim Tews’ Oatmeal–Tews’ quiet celebration of the minutia in life, absurd or not, and subsequent deconstruction of the male ego on Jim’s latest record are throughly enjoyable and enlightening.
92. Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun-If silly is what you needed in 2020 or even right, look no further than the purest concentration of abject silliness packed into a TV show, Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun.
93. Brooks Wheelan ran a marathon off of a bet on Get Rick Nick-In the early weeks of lockdown, it was unsure as to what any of us could/should/were allowed to do. Perhaps an impromptu marathon for a hefty bet and great comedic content would be OK? Brooks Wheelan indeed, and seemingly against the odds, won a bet against Nick Turner and Nick Vatterott to run a marathon through LA with almost no prep ahead of time.
94. Sara Schaefer’s Open (Doll)House-Comedian and author Sara Schaefer loves crafting and really took that hobby to the next level during lockdown by doing up and decorating a doll house. After finishing it, she gave a very cheeky tour of the some of the most adorable miniatures you’ve ever seen (all while raising money for terrific orgs).
94. Oh, Hello: The P’dcast-Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland didn’t leave us hanging in 2020 after giving us so many years of off-the-wall commentary from supposed New Yorker geriatrics. Their p’dcast is more ridiculous than you could have imagined and is the sort of thing to get through a few more hours/days in quarantine.
95. Moses Storm jumping into the ocean in a suit and tie at The Ocean Show-Again, there was a relatively brief window of when outdoor shows were happening in earnest in LA and then the second lockdown came. So, on the last edition of The Ocean Show, Storm dropped in to do a set on a show that happened on a sunset drenched beach mostly to run into the Pacific Ocean for the hell of it (and realize that it was way colder than he anticipated when he ran back to try and tell jokes afterwards).
96. Andy Kindler’s Hence the Humor-This record is technically a debut album for Kindler even though he has been beloved for digging himself in and out of stand-up comedy holes on stage for decades. Andy strongly reaffirms that status on this hour.
97. Couples Therapy’s Twitch stream-Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman might be one of the best comedy couples out there right now. They already put up a great live show/podcast Couples Therapy (not to be confused with the amazing Showtime docu-series) in the before times and they kept their beautiful relationship and show going on a weekly live-stream via Twitch.
98. Nick Rutherford does a sketch within his own stand-up set in Zoom-Ever the sly innovator, Rutherford essentially hacked his Zoom background during a stand-up show in order to put himself in a sketch with… himself. That happened near the beginning of lockdown and we haven’t seen as slick of a trick or as funny of a virtual background since.
99. What We Do In The Shadows-The second season of the brilliant adaptation of the brilliant movie of the same name was one of the first things that got us through a bit of quarantine. Thank the Vampiric Council for those daft vampires and their familiar on Staten Island.
100. Four Seasons Total Landscaping-Rudy Giuliani having to give a speech at a different Four Seasons than a Four Seasons Hotel seemed like it very much should be in an Armando Iannucci movie or TV series. It might be one of the funniest milestones in the Trump Administration/an undeniable sign of how much a pathetic joke the Trump presidency has been.