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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.

Bill Maher Calls College Student A 'Little Sh*t' For Criticizing Jerry Seinfeld

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.20.2015 | College

Political talk show host Bill Maher called a college writer a "little shit" on his HBO show Friday night for questioning comedian Jerry Seinfeld's cla...

Jerry Seinfeld Says College Kids Don't Understand Racism Or Sexism

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment

College kids are too politically correct for Jerry Seinfeld. The comedian spoke to ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd for an episode of "The Herd with ...

The Irish Heritage of the Remarkable Anne Meara

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Like so many, I am mourning the loss of actress, comedian and writer, Anne Meara. Partnered in every sense of the word with Jerry Stiller, her husband of 61 years, she brought smiles to all of us, but there was so much more to her career than many of us appreciated.

Melissa Rivers Opens Up About Romance, Body Image and Joan's Best Motherly Advice

Caroline Presno | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers delivers a tribute to her mom with a lot of life and a lot of laughs.

With Gay Marriage Likely, HRC Fights Bigotry In States -- Launches DC Fundraiser Featuring Comic Erin Foley

Art Levine | Posted 05.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Art Levine

Even with the odds increasing after last month's Supreme Court arguments that the court will lift the ban on gay marriages nationwide, most states still can discriminate against gays with impunity.

Humans Try To Catch Food, Aren't Nearly As Cute As Fritz The Dog

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.27.2015 | Comedy

Fritz is one cool golden retriever. He loves playing catch with food like burritos and doughnuts. Fritz doesn't always catch his food, but he's still ...

Everything That Happened At SXSW Comedy 2015 In 60 Photos

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy

Well, almost everything. Austin's annual South By Southwest Festival is known for premiering and showcasing stars of music, film and interactive, b...

Katla McGlynn

5 Things Comedians Can Learn From Bill Burr And Al Madrigal

HuffingtonPost.com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.23.2015 | Comedy

The idea behind All Things Comedy is the opposite of selling out. It's to give comedians the promotional support they need without sacrificing ownersh...

Comedian Julie Goldman: 'I Would Be Lesbian Maude' in Modern-Day Remake

Sarah Toce | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

It makes sense that Goldman would have an unapologetic outlook on her comedy. Joan Rivers was, after all, one of her favorite comedians.

Ode to Joy: Robin, Joan and Laughter's Long Life

Devra Maza | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

Both Robin and Joan knew that, in a world of terrorists, trauma, financial hardships and upheaval, humor is an indispensable tonic to our troubles.