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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

'Imma Bee' Is Your New Favorite Rap Video. You're Welcome, Bye.

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 4:15 PM

Let your mind go and your body will follow.

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Stephen Colbert Schools Sean Hannity On How REAL MEN Work Out

(28) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 1:30 PM

Ever wondered what workout regimen Sean Hannity uses to stay in such great shape? No? Neither have we. But apparently, someone out there was just dying to know, and Stephen Colbert couldn't let that pass by without comment.

Between Hannity's ham-fisted dig at Obama's jogs and lauding his own "blade...

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'Too Long; Didn't Listen' Ep. 4: David Rees Casts The All-Female 'Ghostbusters' Movie

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 11:41 AM

HuffPost Comedy Editors Carol Hartsell and Katla McGlynn spend all day looking at funny things on the Internet. Now, they have a podcast. This is "Too Long; Didn't Listen."

Cartoonist, humorist and hilarious TV show host David Rees joins us for the fourth installment...

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Kristen Wiig Crashes Bill Hader's 'SNL' Monologue, So Does Harvey Fierstein

(6) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 12:28 AM

Bill Hader always wanted to sing on "Saturday Night Live," and when he returned to host the show this weekend he finally got his chance. But only because his former "SNL" colleague and co-star of "The Skeleton Twins" showed up to force his hand.

Bad idea? You be the judge.

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'Love Is A Dream' With Jan Hooks And Phil Hartman Is The Perfect Way To Remember Them Both

(6) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 5:52 PM

There have been handful of times when "Saturday Night Live" made us cry instead of laugh, and those moments stand out as some of the most special in the show's 40-year history.

There was Kristen Wiig's emotional send-off featuring Arcade Fire and the entire cast, and

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Key & Peele Explain Just How Evil Urkel Really Was

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 1:21 PM

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the debut of "Family Matters," which must be why so many people seem to have Steve Urkel on the brain.

In September, Friends of the People, the upcoming sketch show on TruTV, revealed "The Untold History of Urkel," and now...

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Stephen Colbert Is Horrified By John Boehner's Support Of Gay Republican

(18) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 9:50 AM

In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision not to hear five gay marriage cases, effectively making gay marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia, Stephen Colbert felt like the last man standing against the onslaught of gay rights.

Even more so now that Speaker...

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Guy Has A Song Stuck In His Head, Asks Random New Yorkers To Figure Out What It Is

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 12:39 PM

Scott Rogowsky is becoming a more and more familiar face on the Internet, thanks to his live weekly talk show, "Running Late with Scott Rogowsky" and the wonderfully silly man-on-the-street segments he and his crew shoot for each episode. Recently, Rogowsky masterfully trolled fitness nuts by...

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'Gentrify' Rap Extols The Virtue Of Hipsters Ruining Brooklyn

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 3:12 PM

Sketch comedy show "Friends Of The People" is coming soon to TruTV, and here's another early look.

For everyone who has ever lamented gentrification (Spike Lee), here's a new rap video featuring Kevin Barnett that makes the alternate case. Remember, if your neighborhood has...

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Jimmy Fallon Cracks Like Harvey Korman In 'Tense' Sketch With Carol Burnett

(16) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 12:38 PM

Well, this was an adorable throwback. On Tuesday, Jimmy Fallon and guest Carol Burnett showed "clips" from their '90s soap opera, "Tensions," and Fallon went full Harvey Korman, cracking a smile almost every time Burnett glowered at him.

The bit gets an extra element of fun since, through the magic...

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Here's Why You Don't Bank With Your Cat

(4) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 6:09 PM

Look, human, you need a solid retirement plan ... and this isn't it.

Via Tastefully Offensive

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John Oliver Explains The Insanity Of Civil Forfeiture, Introduces New 'Law & Order' Spinoff

(175) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 12:55 PM

If you've never heard of civil asset forfeiture, prepare to have your mind boggled -- not blown, necessarily, but aggressively shaken -- by a segment from "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver."

For his top story on Sunday, Oliver delved deep into another issue with which...

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'SNL' Mocks Ebola Panic With 'The Fault In Our Stars 2: The Ebola In Our Everything'

(14) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 12:26 AM

John Green's story of young love in the face of terminal disease was an international bestseller, and the film a box office success. But what if, instead of cancer, the protagonist had Ebola.

Verrrrry different story.

During its Sarah Silverman-helmed episode, "SNL" addressed the Ebola panic that has struck the...

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Sarah Silverman Channels Joan Rivers In Heavenly Roast On 'SNL'

(30) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 12:26 AM

If only we could hear Joan roast this bit.

"Saturday Night Live" paid tribute to Joan Rivers on Saturday with a dais in heaven featuring Sarah Silverman as Rivers, roasting everyone from Steve Jobs to Benjamin Franklin.

We also got an idea of what it would look like if Joan,...

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Sarah Silverman's 'SNL' Promos With Taran Killam Are So Adorable You'll Want It To Be Saturday NOW

(12) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 1:16 PM

If her promos with Taran Killam are any indication, Sarah Silverman's first outing as "Saturday Night Live" host is going to be adorably silly.

Silverman had a brief stint as a writer for the long-running sketch show in the '90s, which she said herself didn't go...

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'SNL' Marvel Trailer Proves They Can Make A Superhero Movie Out Of Pretty Much Anything

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 1:36 PM

Dear Lorne Michaels,

Please begin production on "Pam 2: The Winter Pam" immediately.

HuffPost Comedy and everyone else in the universe

There were plenty of stand-out moments in the Season 40 premiere of "Saturday Night Live" -- Cecily Strong's return as The Girl You...

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John Oliver Puts American Drone Strikes Into Perspective: We've Made Children 'Fear The Sky'

(114) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 11:12 AM

If Barack Obama is concerned about the legacy of his presidency, he might want to take a look at Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight."

Early in his sobering segment on the U.S. drone program, John Oliver noted that "Drone strikes will be as much a characteristic of the...

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'Too Long; Didn't Listen' Ep. 3: Kevin Barnett & Josh Rabinowitz Of 'Friends Of The People'

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 4:29 PM

HuffPost Comedy Editors Carol Hartsell and Katla McGlynn spend all day looking at funny things on the Internet. Now, they have a podcast. This is "Too Long; Didn't Listen."

They say that the third time's the charm, which might explain why the third episode of our...

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'Daily Show' Confronts Redskins Fans With Native American Activists & It Gets Awkward Fast

(192) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 11:12 AM

"If we find out that someone in a piece was intentionally misled or if their comments were intentionally misrepresented, we do not air that piece. We would not air that piece. So, that being said, I hope you enjoy the following piece."

That's how Jon Stewart introduced Jason Jones' Thursday...

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Seth Meyers' Joke Bucket Is A Master Class In Writing Monologue Jokes

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 5:07 PM

If you've ever wondered about the process that goes into writing a late night monologue joke, prepare to be enlightened. On Wednesday night, Seth Meyers gave an in-depth look into his writing staff's process that will blow your mind.

From now on remember, it's not comedy unless it's been stapled,...

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