Required Online Comedy Reading List 10/4

Here’s another round of long reads or not-so long reads that are comedy, pertaining comedy, etc. that we urge you to read. There’s who to know in NYC comedy, a comedian dealing with cancer who is not Tig Notaro, as well as some fun competitive erotic fan fiction to read up on and enjoy.

Testicular Cancer Without Health Insurance by Sean Green for his blog
21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins by Ian Gibbs and Matthew Love
for Time Out NY
Pledge Drive FuckFest by Mike O’Connell for Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction 
THR’s Top 50 Showrunners for Comedy 2012 for Hollywood Reporter
How Garfunkel & Oates Launched a Recording and Touring Career on YouTube by Joe Berkowitz for Fast Co Create
YouTube, Twitter, online specials are the new comedy stages by Deb Vankin for LA Times
Comedy Writing and Other Things to Be Grateful For by Bill Dixon for Dangtorium
Jensen Karp & Gallery 1988 by Deborah Thomasian for Serial Optimist
Leif Skyving: Blue Comedy and Red State Politics by Brett Hamil for City Arts Seattle