(non-fiction)

(Originally appeared in The Washington Post)

Canned Laughter: A History Reconstructed

(Originally appeared on ParisReview.com)

Quigley R. Gomez: The Idiot Savant of Stand-Up

(Originally appeared in Vice)

Over the Edge: An Oral History

(Originally appeared in Vice)

Q&A: Tim and Eric

(Originally appeared The Believer)

Q&A: Steve Cohen, “The Millionaires’ Magician”

(Originally appeared in Vanity Fair)

Q&A: Is Blues Music on the Verge of Extinction?

(Originally appeared in Vanity Fair)

A Spoonful of Mojo to Go:
A Primer on Early Blues

(Originally appeared in GQ)

Yarmulkes on Goyim

(Originally appeared in Heeb)

Less is Best, Mr. Nabokov

(Originally appeared on McSweeney's)