This article appears as part of Brokelyn’s “Year in Review” series, which will continue throughout the week.
2016! What a year we’ve been handed,
The year that the space prince of comedy landed.
In some ways, it was a year we’d rather have none of
Despite all the shit woke queens got to make fun of
It hasn’t been great, but at least humor is climbing,
So we’re looking back on a year in comedy (while rhyming):
Of course, it wasn’t all whimsy on this year’s comic journey
After all, New York comedians voted for Bernie,
We hung on to the escapism of alternative humor
(Even as Trump became more than a rumor):
It wasn’t all news, though — we helped you a bit, too
Like telling you how to get comedy in situ.
And web series — oh, the web series! — too many to name:
“The Hustle” pitched NYC as a video game.
So while we’re glad 2016’s nearly over,
The comedy has made it less of a total flyover
We all found some laughs, and some moments of joy
That’s something not even Donald Trump can destroy.
And if you enjoyed this without getting bitter
Consider following the person who wrote it on Twitter: @ahoysamantha