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Carol Hartsell
Carol Hartsell is the Senior Comedy Editor of Huffington Post. She is also a comedy writer, producer and performer. Her work with writing/life partner, Sean Crespo, can be found at

She wrote and performed in the Off-Broadway show Shoot The Messenger from 2007-2009 alongside 'Daily Show' co-creator Lizz Winstead. In addition to weekly performances in NYC, the show travelled to LA, DC and Minneapolis, Minnesota during the Republican National Convention.

She has contributed to The Onion, was formerly the Director of Programming and Video Production for Comix comedy club, as well as the founder of humor Web site Drink at In addition to booking and producing live comedy shows since 2005, she has shot, directed and edited numerous shorts for Drink at Work, as well as Lifetime, Bravo, NBC Universal, and more.

Originally from Alabama, she lives in New York with Sean, their dog Fenny, their cats Graham and Dr. Girlfriend. She likes Burt Reynolds, gardening and nothing else.

Entries by Carol Hartsell

Colbert Mocks Kim Kardashian's New Video Game, Introduces One Of His Own

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 1:48 PM

In this segment from Monday's "Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert claims he doesn't know what Kim Kardashian does, but that's not entirely true.

He knows, for example, that she makes lots and lots of money (possibly for no reason).

The reality star recently released her own game app...

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German Shepherd Faces Off Against Evil Garden Hose

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 10:15 AM

Dude, it's been raining! You're overwatering! Stooooooooooooppppp!!

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'No Choice' Frozen Dinners Are What You Eat When You've Failed

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 9:47 AM

What do you eat when you're a complete a total failure? Why, No Choice Frozen Dinners, of course. Finally, a meal as absent of hope as you are!

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'Key & Peele' Drop Season 4 Sneak Peek At Comic-Con With Stan Lee Sketch

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 10:43 AM

We're finally getting our first look at Season 4 of "Key & Peele," thanks to this clip the duo unveiled at Comic-Con last week.

We highly recommend you stop whatever you're doing and watch Jordan Peele's impression of the great Stan Lee, as he pitches a few new superheroes to...

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Cat Doesn't Want To Go For A Walk, Tries To Hide In Stranger's Purse

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 9:53 AM

Some cats really enjoy going for a walk on a feline harness. Others... not so much.

During his first visit out, the cat above decided unequivocally that the outside world was not for him, so he attempted to climb into a random woman's purse. This course of action was only...

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John Oliver Calls Americans Nuclear Weapon Hoarders, Blasts Public Apathy Over 'The Most Dangerous Things On Earth'

(81) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 9:32 AM

Here are a few fun facts from John Oliver's segment on nuclear weapons during the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight:"

  • Nuclear weapons are the most dangerous things on earth

  • The United States has a lot of them

  • Some are controlled by floppy disks ... literal, actual...

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Bill Maher Slams The Right's Unwavering Faith In The Free Market: 'Big Business IS The New Big Government'

(84) Comments | Posted July 26, 2014 | 12:36 PM

Bill Maher closed this week's "Real Time" by poking a stick at the notion that the free market is always right. Pointing out the hypocrisy of the right's adherence to that belief, he insisted, "Big business is the new big government. It is the massive, unwieldy bureaucracy that just doesn't...

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Bande-annonce de «50 shades of grey»: voici toutes vos réactions en GIF

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 10:30 AM

Maintenant que tout le monde a vu la bande-annonce de «50 Shades Of Grey», c'est le moment de partager nos impressions, sous forme de GIF.






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British Guy Has Perfect Reaction To Really Close Lightning Strike

(3) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 9:51 AM

Well, what would you say if lightning struck a mere stone's throw from you? Probably not anything this charmingly naughty.

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The Only 'Transformers' Review You Will Ever Need

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 9:27 AM

On Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel once again gave us a glimpse at the most important voice in contemporary film criticism, Yehya. Watch above as he deconstructs the social and ideological implications of one of the summer's biggest movies, "Transformers: Age Of Extinction."

Oh, and he also does that thing with...

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'Turn Down For What' Without The Music Is Somehow Even More Absurd

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 4:15 PM

If you thought one of the most bizarre viral music videos of the year couldn't get any weirder, you were wrong. Check out DJ Snake & Lil Jon's "Turn Down For What" without music.

Well played, College Humor. Well played, indeed.

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50 GIFs That Perfectly Capture Your Reaction To The '50 Shades Of Grey' Trailer

(48) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 1:59 PM

Now that we've all seen the "50 Shades Of Grey" trailer, it's time to share our feelings, in GIF form.







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'The Purge' In Canada Will Absolutely Terrify You

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 3:40 PM

So you think you'd make it through "The Purge," tough guy? Well, wait until you see what it would be like in Canada. Absolute annihilation. Make sure to click the audio button in the top left corner for the full effect.

Who cares how much good the Purge does? Nothing is worth this much horror.

Created by Julien Sigouin | Spotted on...

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Do Yourself A Favor And Watch This Kitten Attack A Ceramic Cat

(74) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 12:57 PM

This facebook share from Wouwi just made our day... we hope it makes yours, too.

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'Live New Yorker Cartoons' Return To 'Late Night' Featuring Death, Balloons & A Sad Clown

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 9:23 AM

A few months ago, Seth Meyers introduced one of our favorite "Late Night" segments so far, "Live New Yorker Cartoons." Featuring deadpan commentary from "New Yorker" editor David Remnick, the bit involves the "Late Night" Players acting out several of the iconic single-panel gags from the magazine.


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'What Are You Working On' Is Every Artist's Nightmare

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 2:56 PM

Maybe he should have just stayed inside.

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Jon Stewart Blows The Lid Off Reagan's 'Immediate' Response To Russian Crisis

(33) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 10:24 AM

What would Ronald Reagan do? Apparently, it doesn't matter because conservatives will remember it differently anyway.

In his coverage of the crisis in Ukraine and the downed Malaysian airliner, Jon Stewart couldn't help but notice how quick the GOP was to blame President Obama, and wax nostalgic about how President...

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Seth Meyers Finds Out What His Writers Really Think Of Him In 'Seth's Affirmations'

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 10:06 AM

Seth Meyers needed a little him time, so he could reconnect with one of his best friends, Seth Meyers. But to do that, he needed his staff's help.

Watch above as Meyers reads -- having never seen them before -- some affirmations written especially for him by his staff.

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Not Even The Royal Baby Can Distract Stephen Colbert From The Disaster In Ukraine

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 10:05 AM

If you've been paying attention at all to world news, you know that between the crisis in Ukraine and the fighting in Gaza, things are looking bleak. The grim reality is fairly inescapable, but that doesn't mean Stephen Colbert won't try his best to avoid it.

Hey! Look over there!...

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For No Reason, Here's Taylor Swift Mashed Up With Aphex Twin

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 4:42 PM

The internet has given us many glorious things, but today, TODAY... it gives us Aphex Swift, courtesy of NatGeo's David Rees.

For all of you 30-somethings who've been thumbing your noses at Tay's charms, get ready to have your world altered.

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