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Katla McGlynn

Oops: Fred Willard Turned Down The Leading Role In 'Airplane!' | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy

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...

New York's Best Comedy Festival This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.13.2012 | Comedy

Tonight, the best ironic-comedy-festival-but-also-real-comedy-festival known to man, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, begins its fifth year in Brook...

A Fringe Family Affair

Annette Roman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Annette Roman

I've always told my siblings that I would only move to Texas if I were on my death bed -- and now that seems likely. The medical system is excellent, and it's my mother who is. Dying, I mean. And therein lies my dilemma.

Just For Laughs Chicago 2012 Lineup Announced

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.11.2012 | Comedy

The fourth annual Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival is just a few months away, and the current lineup boasts over a dozen of some of today's big...

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: Founder Andy Wood Dishes on Portland's Comedy Revival

Peter McGraw and Joel Warner | Posted 06.11.2012 | Comedy
Peter McGraw and Joel Warner

There's no question Portland is now firmly established on the national comedy map -- and the credit goes largely to Andy Wood, an electrical engineer turned comic who helped launch Bridgetown, running this week from April 12 to 15.

How Do Stand-ups Stand Out? Comic Style at the Women in Comedy Festival

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Sheila Moeschen

Steve Martin famously admitted to donning his signature white suit for his stand-up act in the 1970s as a way to literally stand out amongst a mob of other hungry, young comics. This now appears the happy problem of comediennes as well.

HuffPost Comedy Is Going To SXSW

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.07.2012 | Comedy

Good news! We're pleased to announce that HuffPost Comedy will be spending the next 10 days in Austin, Texas to cover South By Southwest's amazing Com...

Cult Movie Performed By Original Cast Live

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2012 | Comedy

On Saturday, Jan. 21, lucky attendees of SF Sketchfest got to witness an event a decade in the making: A staged recreation of the cult classic "Wet Ho...

Ross Luippold

WATCH: 8 Reasons We Are Looking Forward To The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy

Four years ago, Eugene Mirman had a dream. The comedian, a New York City mainstay, recognized that dozens of festivals devoted to stand-up comedy come...