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Interview with Nationally Acclaimed Youth Motivator, Comedian and Keynote Speaker Michael Pritchard

Mark C. Miller | Posted 01.26.2016 | Good News
Mark C. Miller

Youth Motivator/Comedian Michael Pritchard Photo courtesy of Michael Pritchard Michael Pritchard began his career on both the comedy stage and as ...

Paula Poundstone -- 'My Audience Are People That See Beyond Themselves'

Michael Cook | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Cook

From best-selling books to consistently being on the road entertaining crowds with her hilarious stand up, Paula Poundstone continues to be a leading and legendary force in the comedy world.

President Obama Takes A Ride With Jerry Seinfeld

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

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Some Comic Named Jerry Seinfeld To Take Up Beacon Theater Residency

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment

Yet-unknown New York resident Jerry Seinfeld will perform his comedy act once a month at the city's famed Beacon Theater in 2016, the theater has ann...

Comedian David Koechner Was 'Shocked' To Be Kicked Off 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.20.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

David Koechner graced the "Saturday Night Live" stage for the first time in 1995, only to find himself booted off the show just a year later. ...

Tinder Live! Will Make You Feel Less Alone in the Horrible World of Online Dating

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 11.04.2015 | Comedy
Sarah Beauchamp

Whiskies in hand, my girlfriend and I make our way down the long, winding line to the basement of Union Hall in Brooklyn. It's a packed house for a sold-out Tinder Live! show, a monthly comedy show hosted by comedian and writer Lane Moore.

Standing up to My Fears (and Finding My Voice Along the Way)

Bryan Behar | Posted 11.03.2015 | Comedy
Bryan Behar

There are a lot of reasons that I'm a writer and not a performer. My nose has more turns than Google Maps. I have a comically oversized head that would only really work in a Munsters reboot. But I decided to try stand-up comedy for the first time since 1988.

That Time Comedian Emmy Blotnick Killed At A Dog Park

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy

Comedians In Public is an ongoing series created by Matt Ott where comedians go to public spaces and riff on whatever to whomever will listen. "@Midni...

How The Tragic Death Of Ellen DeGeneres' Ex Altered Her Life Forever

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.27.2015 | OWN

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King Hasan

Rob Taub | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment
Rob Taub

Our culture offers an abundance of standup comedians today, but storytellers and monologists are a rarity, so I was pleased to learn that Hasan Minhaj is about to start previews of Homecoming King at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Meet Joe Wong, China's Funniest Export

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.29.2015 | Entertainment
Bernie Shine

Joe Wong is Chinese, and came from Beijing to the U.S. as a student in 1994. He ultimately obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology from Rice University. In spite of this impressive accomplishment, he went into stand-up comedy, a decision I am sure thrilled his Chinese parents.

Comedians Read (And Cringe Over) The First Jokes They Ever Wrote

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.27.2015 | Comedy

If you've ever attempted to write comedy, you realize it's not easy. I still one day hope to write something funny. Over time though you get better at...

PSA: Unfortunately, Many Tweets And Instagrams Still Go Unstolen

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.20.2015 | Comedy

There are many Twitter users and Instagrammers out there who have had their material stolen by "joke aggregators," but you need to know that ther...

The Internet Has Descended Upon The Fat Jew, But What About F*ck Jerry?

Jackie Oshry | Posted 08.19.2015 | Comedy
Jackie Oshry

I'm not arguing that what the Fat Jew has been accused of doing isn't wrong. Plagiarism is never okay. However, to those who say he is a talentless hack, you're only half right. So if you're looking to go after someone who is solely profiting off the ideas of others, take your pitchforks elsewhere.

Jon Stewart: What He Did for Love

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Okay, he had an agenda. But it was an agenda that made many media pundits a little nervous. I mean, here are some excerpts from the speech he gave to an adoring crowd that day.

Comedians From Around The World Bid Jon Stewart A Sad Farewell

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

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WATCH: Comedians Prove Laughter is the Best Medicine

HooplaHa | Posted 08.04.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

When a health scare strikes, we visit our favorite physicians and medical experts for help. Although modern medicine is an integral part of the healing process, did you know that one of life's best natural remedies can be found at The Club...a COMEDY club that is!

Trainwreck

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.28.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Why This Workaholics Star Will Never Sleep Near a TV

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

In real life, Holm is married and father to a 19-month-old son, Arne, something that shocks fans of his on-screen character.

10 Seriously Funny Comedians From Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.10.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Could your hometown also be the home of your favorite comedians? These 10 actors, singers and writers all grew up in Illinois before they led wildly successful careers in Hollywood, Broadway and beyond.

Michael Eisner Apparently Can't Find Any Beautiful, Funny Women, But We Just Did

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

Last week at the Aspen Ideas Festival, former Disney CEO and clueless white man Michael Eisner reminded us that women aren't usually funny because the...

Is Trump Tapping Into PC Backlash?

Kevin Price | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

For those who thought that Trump's remarks made him "dead in the water" politically had to be shocked over what has happened in the days since. He has catapulted in the polls and seems to be taping into the "Silent Majority" that Richard Nixon use to refer to in his presidential campaigns.

5 Reasons to See an Unknown Comedian

Nathan Timmel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Comedy
Nathan Timmel

A little while back, a friend of mine performed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He said the shows were lightly attended, with a couple dipping well below the 100-person mark.

How to Write Anything Creative

Robbie Pickard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Robbie Pickard

Creative writing is easy, and anyone can do it. All you have to do is follow these simple steps.

Not Just Comic Genius: Noah Baron and Ross Willett, the Comedy Duo Taking Over the Internet

Kay Smythe | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
Kay Smythe

Modern comedy is a tough business, especially in Los Angeles. This is a city where people take themselves very seriously. Almost too seriously.