Sunday Reading: The Power of Comedy

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From The New Yorker's archive, pieces by Ariel Levy, Hilton Als, Vinson Cunningham, Dana Goodyear, and Emily Nussbaum about comic performers and their art.
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The best comedy can always reveal what's hidden, or trying to hide. This week, we're bringing you a selection of pieces about comic performers and their art. In "Julia Louis-Dreyfus Acts Out," Ariel Levy profiles the comedian and considers her work on "Seinfeld" and "Veep," and also her battle with breast cancer. In "A Pryor Love," Hilton Als writes about Richard Pryor's legendary standup career. Vinson Cunningham chronicles Tracy Morgan's evolution as a performer and describes…
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