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Erin Gibson
Erin Gibson is an expert at mixing social commentary, political satire, and frank sexual talk into nice, neat little comedy packages. Based in Los Angeles, she currently writes and directs for Funny or Die and co-hosts the award winning comedy podcast "Throwing Shade", which is now a web series on Funny or Die and an international touring live show.

As an actress and comedian, she’s been seen on Chelsea Lately, The Kroll Show, Parks and Rec, Community, Key and Peele, and clip shows galore, but it was her stint as host and writer of "Modern Lady" on CurrentTV that she became involved in the fun world of gender politics.

Please do not startle her. She will scream.

Entries by Erin Gibson

Club Med(ical Practice)

(12) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 5:01 PM

I've just been invited to an exclusive club. It's not the Soho House. It's not the Illuminati. It's not even Costco. For $250, I can get a membership into the hottest club in Los Angeles -- my primary care physician's patient roster.

My invitation outlines all the perks of...

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How to Host a Fetus

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 4:24 PM

In response to Virginia Senator Steve Martin's remarks about reproductive rights, I dove into my collection of Victorian etiquette books to find more information on the proper way to host a fetus. This is an excerpt from Lady Trufoil Von Avon's Victorian etiquette book, Deportment in Refined Society:...

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Susan Patton: The Anti-Singlehood Crusader

(15) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 4:43 PM

Susan Patton (the woman who begged Princeton girls to find a husband in college) stopped by the "rich uncle with Asperger's" of newspapers, The Wall Street Journal, to give the single ladies of America some Valentine's Day advice. As a staunch supporter of "I do what I want" women's rights,...

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Long Hair, Full Boners, Can't Lose

(53) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 11:10 AM

Breeze past any lady magazine and you'll see that female celebrities are chopping off their high-maintenance locks by the dozens. While most of us fall into the "don't give a crap" camp, one man in particular has been so deeply affected by the trend, he took key to Internet and...

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Sympathy, Not Satire

(14) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 2:45 PM

The Onion is masterful at satire. I've LOL'd a million times at the wonderfully biting irony The Onion has crafted. This week, though, they attempted to satirize the very tragic story of the three women in Cleveland freed on Monday from a home they'd been kept prisoners in for a...

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Lassie Reports a Rape

(2) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 9:14 AM

Football is serious in Texas. I'm from a small suburb of Houston, and once a young dude made the football team in high school, he'd made it to the coolest level of cool. The same was true of all of the football players at the five Texas colleges I went...

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'Women of L.A' : The Anti-Female Anthem of 2013

(48) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 3:29 PM

There's a guy in my neighborhood who dresses like Jesus Christ. He walks around Fountain, in Hollywood, just doin' his thing -- petting dogs and saying "hi" to everyone. Jesus my neighbor, and most of the people in L.A., are pretty great. I'm super lucky to know a lot of...

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An Accurate Valentine's Day Proposal Commercial

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 6:18 PM

Women are waiting longer to get married now than ever before. It's not that they don't love their boyfriends, it's just that, well, they're busy. And they have a lot to get done before they start settling down and having kids (or going through IVF, or adopting, depending on their...

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Happy New Year for All 2013! With Juliette Lewis

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 8:13 AM

Some people say "Happy New Year" on January 1st.

Some people say it 'till February.

But some people have no rules when it comes to wishing people Happy New Year.

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Jan Brewer's Self-Deportation Station

(3) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 5:35 PM

Jan Brewer's fight to rid Arizona of all illegal immigrants just got a little bit easier.

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Mitt Romney's Tax Return Hunt

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 1:45 PM

It's not that Mitt Romney won't release his tax returns, it's that he can't. Cause he can't remember where he put them.

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Paycheck Fairness FAIL

(20) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 4:54 PM

Last week, every single GOP Senator voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, an act that would make it hard for companies to continue to practice pay discrimination, which is a thing where companies pay women less cause they have teet teets and a nana, and not because they are less...

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Bain Capital -- We're Not So Bad

(2) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 9:33 AM

The Democrats have been launching word missiles at Mitt Romney and his reputation as co-founder of Bain Capital, leaving the private equity firm no choice but to address the slander in this very informative public relations video.

A video that should clear everything up. You're welcome.

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Pretty Funny (Minus the Funny)

(32) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 11:50 AM

I don't understand a lot of things. I don't understand why my neighbor is pursuing a career as a 1990s electronic music artist. I don't understand why the ice cream shop near my house considers two scoops of ice cream one scoop. And I don't understand how women, educated journalists,...

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Ladies, Leave Ryan Gosling Alone

(14) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 3:31 PM

Have you heard of Ryan Gosling? Of course you have! If you're not head over heels in love with him, you know a woman between the ages of 12 and 90 who is. I don't care what People magazine says, women across the world (and probably universe) have made it...

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The Mess In Mississippi

(24) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 9:02 AM

It's no surprise to me that Mississippi, the home of mud pie and vintage race relations, came up with Initiative 26, which would declare a person as "every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof." During Tuesday's general election, the initiative failed, which means...

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Michele and Marcus Bachmann on Homosexuality (VIDEO)

(25) Comments | Posted July 19, 2011 | 12:36 PM

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Michele Bachmann Defends Her Speech at Waterloo (VIDEO)

(13) Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 11:34 AM

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The Next Oprah (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2011 | 2:14 PM

We're all sad that Oprah left our afternoons empty and cold and hopeless and depressing and lacking joy. But the good news is that there are tons of talented Americans who are perfect replacements for the Queen of Daytime.

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The Concocted Chemistry in Cosmetic Commercials (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted May 25, 2011 | 12:55 PM

Beauty companies use fake science and useless gadgets to help us ladies have the best looking faces other people will love us.

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