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May the Torch Be With You

Brian Caldirola | Posted 02.06.2016 | Comedy
Brian Caldirola


Repeat After Me

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.06.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


3 Skills That Will Change Your Life

Brett Berhoff | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Brett Berhoff

We often hear the term "The Game of Life." In some ways, life is a game. It is a game of strategy that exists within your mind, the others around you, and all of the millions of variables of that make up our existence.

Podcast Reviews: Shmanners & The New Hollywood

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.05.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

One of the brothers, Travis McElroy, has now teamed up with his wife Teresa to hit the podwaves with >Shmanners, which focuses on all things etiquette.

Thanks. No, Thanks.

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.04.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Pull Up a Chair, Kids

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.04.2016 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

And here he is again, declaring that he's two thinks from declaring candidacy and riding to America's rescue. We admit that it's a bit more complicated this time around -- what with Trump or Cruz barreling toward the GOP nom and Bernie bearing down on Hillary hard.

Trump: 'Let's Make It Jack Black History Month Instead'

Brandt Hamilton | Posted 02.03.2016 | Comedy
Brandt Hamilton

The former host of Celebrity Apprentice felt that the career of Jack Black has been a far more impactful part of this country's history.

4 Genius Features Every Uber Rider Would Appreciate

Randall Otis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Comedy
Randall Otis

Uber is the modern day chariot, a magical steed that whisks you away to overly expensive brunch spots and rescues you from the aggressive, frustrated and transparently thirsty men who will hook up with someone that night or ruin yours trying. However, I don't think Uber is fulfilling it's potential.

Trump Around -- Donald Trump Sings!

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 02.01.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Watch as Donald Trump raps in a TMFS sketch, Trump Around.

Reacting to Your Celebrity Doppelganger

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

Happy National Doppelgänger Week (and yes that is a real thing). In honor of the "holiday" I present to you this short sketch. We've all been tempted by those apps that match your picture to a celebrity. Do we try it out and take a chance at being matched with someone disappointed? Enjoy!

Podcast Review: 'Try This'

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.29.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

A lot of people can say that their podcast offers the listener something different but perhaps only Chicago comedian Robert Bacon truly delivers the goods with his Try This podcast.

Ilyse Mimoun's New Book, Choose Your Own Love Story, Makes Romance an Adventure -- Plus It's Hilarious

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.29.2016 | Books
Gregory Weinkauf

The writer, actress and comedienne has taken the general template of those fun Choose Your Own Adventure books, and adapted it to today's, uh, noteworthy dating scene.

On Joke Theft and Amy Shumer: Thoughts From a 14-Time Emmy Nominee

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.29.2016 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

Think about all the books that have been written, all the movies, all the term papers, TV shows, all the blogs, all the jokes, plays, text-books, novels, all the news stories, diaries, etc. That's a lot of written words, right?

Why Should Every Woman Own One?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 01.28.2016 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


People of New York: Finally a Web Series That Makes Fun of the Real Humans of New York

Shawn Forno | Posted 01.28.2016 | New York
Shawn Forno

Particularly savvy when parodying millennials and their one-sided relationship with social media, PONY shines a subtle, steady light on New York's surreal obsession with itself, and the results aren't pretty.

How a Successful Freelance Entertainer Balances Career & Motherhood and Keeps on Laughing!

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What...

Laugh Factory Salutes Chris Rock's Decision

Jamie Masada | Posted 01.27.2016 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

I've been booking comedians for the past 35 years and I have always had the same requirement: They need to be funny. Gender, skin pigment, sexual o...

The 5 Human Behaviors That Are Scaring Your Dog

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 01.27.2016 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Dear Human of Mind: As the dog of the house, I want to take this opportunity to point out the five behaviors of yours that scare me. I hope you take no offense (and please keep the food comin').

Quiz: Are You The Improv Class A**hole?

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 01.26.2016 | Comedy
Elizabeth Logan

Every improv class has one. Is it you? Find out now before your symptoms grow worse!

Why I Refuse to Get a Smartphone

Alena Dillon | Posted 01.26.2016 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

I refuse to get a smartphone because I don't judge the people who are entranced by their devices; I understand them. I too am guilty of such detachment, of the tendency to disconnect from reality in exchange for virtual reality.

Take Them to Dusty, or a Fake Empire

Timothy Braun | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy
Timothy Braun

"We're half awake in a fake empire..." -The National, Fake Empire If aliens from space land on American soil in the next four to eight years and s...

Marlon Wayans On The 'Cyclical' Nature Of Racial Comedy

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.25.2016 | Black Voices

It's been 20 years since the comedic spoof "Don't be a Menace" was released, and Marlon Wayans, the film's star, still doesn't regret a single...

What Other Actresses Auditioned for the Hello Dolly! Revival? Christine Pedi Knows

Victor Legrá | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Victor Legrá

With news of a fresh revival of Hello Dolly! starring the one and only Bette Midler coming to Broadway spring 2017, video footage surfaced featuring o...

Make America Great Again? Really?

Jeff Valdez | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Jeff Valdez

Because of the new "Make America Great Again," frenzy, I decided to re-write and enhance a previous blog titled, "The Way We Were," especially conside...

To Catch A Thief

Brian Caldirola | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy
Brian Caldirola