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Top 10 Things People Have Said to Me Right Before My Comedy Shows

Vicky Kuperman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy
Vicky Kuperman

Here are the top 10 things I've had said to me five minutes before I was to go up on stage. Were they intended to pivot me on my heels and sabotage my precocious "career?" You be the judge.

WATCH: SNL's Chris Christie Begs Real Chris Christie To Run For President

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Comedian Bobby Moynihan joins Josh in-studio to discuss playing Chris Christie on SNL....

A Closed Letter to Myself About Thievery, Heckling and Rape Jokes

Patton Oswalt | Posted 08.14.2013 | Comedy
Patton Oswalt

There is a collective consciousness that can detect the presence (and approach) of something good or bad, in society or the world, before any hard "evidence" exists. It's happening now with the concept of "rape culture." Which, by the way, isn't a concept. It's a reality.

WATCH: Wife & Daughter Make Father's Day Gifts for Dad, Anchorman Actor David Koechner

HooplaHa | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

When words aren't enough to tell the father in your life how much he means to you, you can say it with a homemade gift from the heart. For Father's Da...

Can Rape Jokes Be Funny? Sure, Says This Feminist

Selena Coppock | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Selena Coppock

I am both a comedian and a feminist and I feel torn by this rape joke debate. I have a lot of dogs in this race.

Stand-Up Comedy Is Not Welcome Here

Greg Schwem | Posted 08.05.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I am issuing a challenge to our nation's stand-up comedians. Before you accept, I suggest you call, email, text and tweet the best joke writers you know because you're going to need them. Ready?

CNN Host Defends Network Against Comedians

Posted 06.04.2013 | Media

Canadian TV host George Strombolopoulos said CNN doesn't deserve the flack it gets from detractors, and that's why the network will be his temporary h...

The Tragic Side to Comedy

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Without a "hidden wholeness," the line between comedy and tragedy may disappear.

Ready for Primetime: E & P Hudson

Yvonna Russell | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Young brothers from Atlanta, Emmanuel & Phillip Hudson are blowing up on YouTube with over 20 million views for their hilarious web series, E&P Hudson.

The Top Ten Places to Be Listed on a Top Ten List

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy
Giulia Rozzi

Eight is great, not only because it rhymes but because it's got sexy curves. It's shape represents "infinity" as in being on an arbitrary top ten list will boost your self-esteem to infinite levels (until another list you is published that does not include you).

Comedian Bullied for Being Gay Gets the Last Laugh

HooplaHa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Celebrity Fit Club host and Last Comic Standing winner, ANT, manages to mix comedy and tragedy as he brings his strong anti-bullying message on stage....

Romantic Encounters #5: Instamacy Issues

Melinda Hill | Posted 06.01.2016 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

I used to think I loved iInternet dating, but then I realized I just loved drinking fancy wine that someone else was financing.

Running Toward The Blast: An Ordained Comedian's Perspective On Terrorists And Hecklers

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

In comedy and in life, there will always be people who want to bring us down. So all I can do is utter this humble prayer: When the crisis hits, may God give us the courage to stay the course, to straighten up in defiance, and to always -- always -- run toward the blast.

Why We Need Comedy After Tragedy

Lianna Carrera | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy
Lianna Carrera

Comedy is the voice of an undercurrent that is constantly asking us to do better. The most tragic moments in my life have provided me with the best material, whether for the stage or writing or for my personal growth.

Romantic Encounters #4: Handjob Hamlet

Melinda Hill | Posted 06.01.2016 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

He also told me all about the girl who'd cheated on him and that being around pretty girls actually made him feel like he was being punched in his stomach. "So that's what all this is about," I thought, "He thinks I'm pretty!"

Romantic Encounters #3: Phoning It In

Melinda Hill | Posted 06.01.2016 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

I was on -- no applause, please -- and I was leaving the site because my membership was up. I thought before I jumped ship I'd just respond to a few guys who'd messaged me. I thought, "What's the worst that could happen? Live a little." Here is the rundown of exactly what happened:

Jews Reveal Our Secrets to Controlling the Banks (VIDEO)

Nato Green | Posted 06.03.2013 | San Francisco
Nato Green

To get the Jewish side of the story, I paid a visit to the Purim carnival at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center to hear from Jews in their natural habitat.

Louis C.K. Like You've Never Seen Him Before

Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy

A friend of a Redditor has taken fan art to the cheesiest (and most awesome) level possible with this portrait of Louis C.K. made entirely out of Chee...

The Bitter Buddha: Eddie Pepitone's Ascent

Tony Bartolone | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

There are comics like Jerry Seinfeld who are good at what they do. Then there are comics like Eddie Pepitone who are just freaks of nature.

Deaf Comic Will Make You Rethink Funny

HooplaHa | Posted 04.23.2013 | Good News

Some are blessed with ease when it comes to public speaking. They can enter a room and grab the attention of everyone. They can give a speech and have...

Woody and Me

Gary M. Krebs | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment
Gary M. Krebs

To me, Woody Allen is an unparalleled artist who has entertained and inspired me (and many other nebbishes) from childhood to present. While attending the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), my single-minded freshman year goal was to meet Woody Allen.

Dictators Seem Strong, But They Can't Take a Joke

Freedom House | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Mary McGuire Senior Communications Manager and Mary Humphreys, Communications Intern A thick skin is a necessary prerequisite for every successf...

Bob Newhart Gives His Take On Proctologists And Why He Never Won An Emmy

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

I want to say, 'Hey, I'm 83, and I'm still on the stage and I'm still making sense. It isn't over. Age is just a number. It's whatever you want to make of it. Don't give up.

Life Advice From OWN's Funniest Women

Posted 01.04.2013 | OWN

Is a sense of humor enough to get you through anything? Find out what it’s really like to be an up-and-coming female comedian in Chicago. Plus: The ...

Ross Luippold

What It Takes To Make A Comic Laugh | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.03.2012 | Comedy

Comedian Tig Notaro at the Sasquatch! Music Festival in May 2011 (Steven Dewall/Redferns/Getty Images) IT ONLY TOOK a cancer diagnosis for comedian...