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Katla McGlynn
Katla McGlynn is the Senior Comedy & Viral Editor at The Huffington Post.

She is a Pace University & Upright Citizens Brigade alum and New Yorker since 2004. She is the creator of the first comedy web series set in a ladies’ bathroom, “Stallin’ With Dave Hill,” and co-creator of the four-part holiday expose, "Jason & Katla’s War On Christmas."

In addition to covering and creating comedy, she regularly recaps AMC’s “The Walking Dead" and once led a week-long viral campaign to find and meet Bill Murray at SXSW. She succeeded.

Entries by Katla McGlynn

Conan And Archer Fight Off Russian Mobsters In Epic Car Chase On 'Conan'

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 10:27 PM

Now THIS is the Danger Zone.

Sterling Archer was slated to be a guest on Tuesday night's "Conan," but the secret agent from the popular FX show never made it inside the studio. Instead, Conan stepped out onto the Warner Bros. lot and joined Archer for...

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State Of The Union Drinking Game Will Help You Get Through Obama's Speech

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 4:42 PM

Good evening, America. President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address Tuesday night. You know what that means: Political reporters and pundits across the country will watch the president's oration carefully and parse the hidden messages contained therein obsessively, while the rest of the country takes the opportunity...

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Meet Bruce Chandling, World's Most Awkward Comedian, In Cut 'SNL' Sketch With Kevin Hart

(7) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 12:31 PM

Another week, another funny "Saturday Night Live" sketch that was cut for time.

In this remote short, cast member Kyle Mooney channels stand-up comedian Bruce Chandling, a bumbling hack who still writes jokes about women taking too long to get ready and refers to Michael Che and Jay Pharoah as...

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Ana Gasteyer Talks 'Girls,' Her Music Album And Life After 'SNL' On 'Too Long; Didn't Listen' Ep. 10

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 10:31 AM

In this short and sweet 10th episode of HuffPost Comedy's podcast, "Too Long; Didn't Listen," we catch up with "Saturday Night Live" alum Ana Gasteyer over the phone.

Ana has been keeping busy with a recent guest starring role on the season premiere of "Girls" as well as "The Mindy Project," "The Goldbergs" and more. She's also touring her lounge singer act after the release of her album "I'm Hip" in 2014 and, when she has time, helping people beat Winter colds as a funny spokeswoman for Lysol.

Listen to Anna talk about playing Shoshana's mom on "Girls," reuniting with Will Ferrell to reprise "The Culps" on "SNL," and her music video directed by Jorma Taccone from The Lonely Island that features a smooching session with Jon Glaser:

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Oops: Fred Willard Turned Down The Leading Role In 'Airplane!'

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2015 | 1:59 PM

Consider this a lesson in saying "Yes" more often.

At the Riot LA Comedy Festival on Saturday, legendary funny man Fred Willard sat down for a live interview on The Classic Showbiz Talk Show with Kliph Nesteroff to talk about his 55-year career in comedy.

After discussing...

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Watch The Trailer For Iliza Shlesinger's New Netflix Special 'Freezing Hot'

(2) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 4:39 PM

Wake up your party goblins, people.

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger is bringing her high-energy jokes about men, women and Pinterest ("Porn for white women") back to Netflix for her next special, "Freezing Hot." Get an exclusive look at the trailer in which she teases material on breakups, pinning photos of Channing...

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Fred Armisen Gets Back At Bill Hader For Impersonating Him On 'Conan'

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 9:51 AM


Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein appeared on "Conan" Monday night to promote the new season of "Portlandia," but the most memorable part of their interview had more to do with Armisen's former "Saturday Night Live" colleague, Bill Hader.

See, Hader did an impression of Armisen the last...

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5 Ways Patton Oswalt Got To Carnegie Hall (Practice Not Included)

(4) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 9:41 AM

Playing one of the most respectable theaters in the world is an accomplishment for any performer, but it's especially validating for a comedian. Everyone's heard the joke about how you get to Carnegie Hall, but not many comics ever get to tell jokes on its distinguished stage.

On Friday...

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Al Madrigal Talks 'Daily Show' Reaction To Charlie Hebdo And Having Stephen Colbert As A Mentor

(7) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 9:22 AM

As a correspondent for "The Daily Show" who tackles sensitive issues and a stand-up comedian who dares to make fun of Los Angeles gang members, Al Madrigal knows a thing or two about dangerous comedy.

After the tragedy at French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo last week, we spoke...

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John Oliver's Season 2 Promo For 'Last Week Tonight' Promises He Won't Change A Thing

(11) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 3:04 PM

He may have changed the late night game when he first premiered "Last Week Tonight," but in Season 2, John Oliver isn't about to mess with success.

In a new promo for the second season premiering in February, Oliver rejects every gimmicky idea the narrator throws his way, including adding...

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'The Onion' Reacts To Charlie Hebdo Shooting With Caution

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 4:46 PM

One of America's most respected fake news outlets took their time in responding to the shooting at French satire newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. Their first reaction came out at around 4:00 p.m. ET in the form of a new article:

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Comedians React To Charlie Hebdo Shooting With Shock, Sympathy And Support For Satire

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 1:38 PM

"For those who would trivialize the idea, this was what an actual attack on freedom looks like."

Those are the words of former editor of the The Onion, Joe Randazzo, in reaction to the horrific shooting of a dozen people, which included satirists, cartoonists and innocent bystanders, at...

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'Serial' Turns Into A Rom-Com If You Remix It The Right Way

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 11:08 AM

If the season 1 finale of "Serial" wasn't the Hollywood ending you were looking for, this parody will give it to you in the best way.

Although the crime explored in Season 1 of "Serial" is no laughing matter, this well-executed rom-com trailer made entirely of dialogue between Sarah Koenig...

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News Stories Get Reenacted By Lego People To Give You The Short Version

(2) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 10:48 AM

You might not have time to read the news, but you definitely have time to see it acted out by toys.

The Short News gives you exactly that with a site and Instagram account full of news headlines reenacted by Lego people and captions that give...

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Watch The Trailer For David Cross' Directorial Debut 'Hits' Starring Matt Walsh

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 11:23 AM

The first movie directed by comedian David Cross that premiered at Sundance last year now has a full-length trailer that you can watch.

"Hits" tells a story of fame in the digital age, when often it's those who least expect to be a viral sensation become exactly that....

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Get Your First Look At 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Season 4 In This Star-Studded Trailer

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 9:05 AM

They had us at the "Princess Bride" opening.

Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts are getting ready to premiere the fourth season of talk show "Comedy Bang! Bang!" with a two-minute reel of upcoming guest stars and bits.

Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph, Jack McBrayer, Ty Burrell, Maria Bamford and David...

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The Struggles Of Flying Coach Make The Perfect Horror Movie Trailer

(3) Comments | Posted January 2, 2015 | 10:48 AM

"Behind that curtain there's a place where the wifi is free... And so are the people."

Unfortunately, most of us will never be able to take every flight in first class, but this horror movie parody from
Nacho Punch might help ease the pain of paying...

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2014 Summed Up In 1 Minute With A Year Of ADHD's Trippy GIFs

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 9:38 AM

The good, the bad and the ... Yikes.

There's no denying that a lot of crazy things happened this year, most of which we'd like to leave behind as we head into the new year. To say goodbye to 2014 in the only way they know how (with ridiciulous GIFs),...

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14 New Year's Resolutions You Can Take From Fortune Cookies

(6) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 2:11 PM

Being too lazy to come up with your own New Year's resolution doesn't bode well for the changes you're hoping to make in 2015, but perhaps you just need a little inspiration.

Instead of making half-hearted promises to yourself, why not allow the ever-mystical fortune cookie to provide you with...

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Hannibal Buress Stages A Selfie Intervention In 'Friends Of The People' Exclusive

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 4:12 PM

Could selfies be the new gateway drug?

In an exclusive clip from Tuesday's episode of TruTV sketch comedy show "Friends Of The People", cast member Lil Rel Howery is sat down by his friends to address his very obvious, life-ruining problem. No, not all that cocaine...

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