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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

David Rees Is About To Teach You Everything You Thought You Already Knew

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 4:47 PM

If you thought you knew how to make ice cubes, tie your shoes and dig a hole, then you are in for a rude awakening. David Rees ("Get Your War On," "Artisanal Pencil Sharpening") has a new show debuting next week on National Geographic,...

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Football Fouls In Real Life Would Make The World A Lot More Confrontational

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 2:13 PM

If exaggerated football fouls happened in real life, the lawsuits would never stop flying.

Via Tastefully Offensive

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Seth Meyers Introduces Instagram Filter That Removes Bill Murray From Your Photos

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 8:43 AM

It seems like no one can get engaged or throw a bachelor party these days without Bill Murray showing up. Fortunately, Instagram has a solution for that.

Watch as Seth Meyers introduces the "Murray Filter" and others above.

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Murderfist's 'The Dollmaker' Will Make You Hate Dolls Forever (If You Didn't Already)

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Next time you see a baby with a doll, do the right thing: take it away and burn it immediately. That doll is definitely haunting the baby's dreams because that is what ALL dolls do.

Watch the latest sketch from Murderfist above for proof that dolls -- and...

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What Kind Of Comedian Should You Be? Paul Ogata's Flowchart Answers All Your Questions

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 2:30 PM

Thinking about trying stand-up? Check out this flowchart by Paul Ogata first... it might save you some trouble.

h/t The Comics Comic

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Bill Burr Rant On EDM Music Turned Into Banging EDM Track Because The World Is Just & Good

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 10:15 AM

We have to agree with our friend The Comic's Comic: this track is the song of the summer. Especially since the presumed frontrunner for song of the summer isn't really doing it for us.

On a recent Monday Morning Podcast, Bill Burr went off...

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What Happens When The WiFi Goes Down

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 9:36 AM

Julian Smith's short "WiFi" is a straight-up horror movie, and we'll have words with anyone who disagrees. WiFi going down? The prospect of having to go outside? Jogging??? No, thank you.

Watch Smith's ridiculous short about what (almost) happens to a group of friends when their wireless connection...

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This Nick Offerman Impression Is Delightful And Important

(2) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 4:15 PM

What's that? You've got a spare 24 seconds? Perfect, then you should use it to watch Frank Garcia Hejl's Nick Offerman impression. It will make you smile. And what could possibly be more important than that?

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Grace Parra's Immigration Rant Explains Why Women Should Stop Advocating For 'Patriotism'

(7) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 3:25 PM

Grace Parra has some pretty strong opinions on immigration reform, particularly when it comes to American women who protest it.

Watch above as she lays out why women "have no excuse to show a lack of compassion toward immigrants," and why they should stop advocating for "patriotism."

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Napoleon And Pedro Spotted At Subway, Probably Ordering a Dang Quesadilla

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 2:27 PM

It could happen at anytime. You could be in the drive-thru at the bank, returning some library books, or waiting in line for a sandwich, then, BAM, there they are: grown-up Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro IRL.

Let's just hope you're present enough to remember to take a picture, like...

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Roommate Shaming Is A Thing Now And It's About Time

(8) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 1:32 PM

Thank you, Reddit. You continue to do the lord's work. Roommate shaming is an idea whose time has come.

roommate shaming

Via Reddit

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Golden Retriever Refuses To Pass Cat On The Stairs, Because Evil

(8) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 9:32 AM

Bo-Sox, the Golden Retriever, is no dummy. He's well aware of the dangers inherent in passing a cat on the stairs, and he wants NO part of it. But just when it seems the stand-off will go on forever, Bo's puppy friend Fenway saves the day.

Of course,...

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This 'Daily Show' Summer Compilation Will Make You Hot

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 8:20 AM

"The Daily Show" continues its summer break this week, but they left a few crumbs to help get us over the hump. Check out this compilation of classic summertime clips about how freakin' hot it is.

Ed Helms ripping a Speedo off? Yes, please.

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Cat Uses Some Kind Of Magic To Get Through Window

(1) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 2:46 PM

There are ninja cats and parkour cats, and then there are cats that just plain do not abide by the laws of nature. That's this cat.

Via Tastefully Offensive

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You Just Missed The Train ... Now What?

(3) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 1:42 PM

After the crushing defeat of missing their subway train, New Yorkers get interviewed by investigative reporter Dan Wilbur on what they could have done differently.

One man, clearly, just didn't want it enough -- otherwise he would have run over that family on the stairs.

[via Someecards]

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What Kind Of Firework Are You?

(4) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 4:30 PM

Getting ready for the 4th of July can be stressful. You walk into a fireworks store and you just aren't sure which miniature explosive is right for you. You want to celebrate your country properly, but you also want your pyrotechnic display to be reflective of who you are as...

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These Classic Summer Fails Prove, Among Other Things, Why Cars & Slip 'N Slides Don't Mix

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 9:02 AM

Look, we don't want to crush your dreams or question your creative vision, but not everyone is cut out to build their own Slip 'N Slide. In fact, basically no one is. Stop it.

Via Daily Picks and Flicks

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Fake McDonald's Ad Lists All The Chicken McNugget Ingredients, Ruins Our Appetite Forever

(38) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 3:31 PM

If McDonald's had to list all the ingredients of Chicken McNuggets in their commercials, we might never eat again. Such is the premise of this segment from "Redacted Tonight," RT America's political comedy show hosted by comedian Lee Camp.

In the segment, Camp instructs John F....

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Here's How To Make Your Own Fireworks This 4th Of... Actually, Don't Make Your Own Fireworks

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 1:55 PM

There's really only one step to making your own fireworks: DON'T.

Just don't, no matter what Mr. Forthright says above.

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John Oliver Delivers Eye-Opening Segment On American & British Influence In Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws

(38) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 11:19 AM

Sunday saw nation-wide gay pride parades bring to a close a month of celebrations recognizing the impact LGBT individuals have had on society. In honor of the occasion, John Oliver dedicated a lengthy segment to looking at the progress that has been made for equality at home, and...

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