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Romney Finally Wins GOP's Game of Thrones

Ben Zweifach | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

It was only a matter of time before some nerd, someplace, somewhere, penned a valedictory piece comparing the Republican primary to the power-struggles of HBO's Game of Thrones. And, friends, I've run out of reasons why that nerd should not be me.

Holy F*ck! A Look at Standup Comedy With Dave Ross

Tony Bartolone | Posted 06.12.2012 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

I want the audience to be filled with weirdos and nerds and punks and broke idiots who are looking for a break from the loud, angry, blaring neon of every day life.

HBO's 'Girls' Could Be The Best New Show of 2012

Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.12.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

It's certainly been a long time since I was this beguiled by a set a characters, but Girls is one of those rare birds. It's a fresh and wonderfully realized show that feels like nothing else on TV.

VINTAGE COMEDY: Remembering Mitch Hedberg

Posted 04.12.2012 | Women

"I like escalators because an escalator can never break. It can only become stairs. You would never see a sign that said, 'Escalator temporarily out-o...

How to Get Along With a Struggling Comedian

J-L Cauvin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Comedy
J-L Cauvin

Inspired by the "Broken Windows" theory of crime prevention, I present the "Broken Compliments and Questions About Comedy" theory on making comedians, who are struggling in the increasingly weakening middle class of comedy, happier day-to-day.

Jesus Was a Jew! Obama Is Muslim? Bombin' Iran... Orange County Speaks!

Susie Sampson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Visiting my conservative cousins in Orange County proved very insightful!

Dear New York: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You?

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 06.11.2012 | New York
Sarah Shanfield

Before I could move out of anyone's way, the cyclist turned around in his cerulean shorts that left little to the imagination and asked me the question that many of your citizens ask of me after almost running me over: "What the f*ck is wrong with you?"

What to Expect if You're Expecting in Arizona

Ali MacLean | Posted 06.11.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

Arizona has finally decreed it. They've had it up to here with the fighting about conception and when is a baby a real baby. So they have made a decision! A woman is officially pregnant two weeks before conception.

Comedian Supports Veterans Through Woodruff Foundation

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Comedian Jim Gaffigan isn't hoping a few laughs will help returning war veterans, he's banking on it. His new 75-minute stand-up specia...

VIDEO: Ben Stiller Does Springsteen

Posted 04.11.2012 | Women

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The 50 Worst Things About America: An Exclusive Preview From MAD Magazine

Bryan Young | Posted 06.10.2012 | Comedy
Bryan Young

Mad Magazine's issue containing all "50 Worst Things About America" hits newsstands later this week, but they wanted to give readers of The Huffington Post a sneak peak.

New Celebrity Douchebag Tax Could End U.S. Budget Deficit

James Napoli | Posted 06.10.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

As Americans prepare for another looming tax deadline, Congress has pushed through 11th-hour legislation that will add a retroactive douchebag tax onto celebrity tax returns starting immediately.

Jon Stewart's Faith/Off: Passover vs. Easter

Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion

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Sex Or Oven Cleaning? That Is The Question

Jenny Isenman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Jenny Isenman

When I'm uncomfortable I use exaggerated humor to fill conversational gaps. It's like an oddly misplaced stand-up routine which can become painful to watch. This was one of those nights.

Review: The Beek Moves In With 'The B---- In Apt. 23'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.10.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Some of the comedy's most reliable humor comedy comes from this presumably fictional version of the Beek, who is a pompous, amusingly self-absorbed jackass.

JOKE: Rita Rudner On Romance

Posted 04.10.2012 | Women

"I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." —Rita Rudner "Marriages don't ...

We Invented Plastic Vomit and Artificial Dog Poo

David Macaray | Posted 06.09.2012 | Comedy
David Macaray

Our plastic vomit and artificial dog poo -- iconic, time-honored staples of American humor -- are now being produced in China. While most people will shrug this off as no big deal, I see it differently, and it's not just about the economics.

"I Can Solve the Unemployment Crisis"

Lee Camp | Posted 06.09.2012 | Comedy
Lee Camp

Americans need jobs! But is helping tax dodgers or building environmentally devastating oil pipelines the only way to create jobs? NO! There are others, and I'm proposing we get started on the following projects right now.

Doug's Dozen: 12 Logical Fallacies Defined!

Doug Molitor | Posted 06.09.2012 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

I've noticed a lot of arguments on the Internet run aground due to unsound reasoning. In order to combat such irrational thinking, I present this list as a public service.

Sub Party In The U.S.A.

Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Eric Yahnker's exhibition "Party Sub / Sub Party" presents a playful look at the United States in a time when celebs, sports and sandwiches rule. ...

Congress Renames SOPA, Hopes No One Will Notice

Chris Michael | Posted 06.06.2012 | Comedy
Chris Michael

In its latest attempt at controlling the internet, Congress has unveiled a fresh, new SOPA-like bill called CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

How's Your Friday? Oh, Good

Floyd Elliot | Posted 06.06.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

As I am a Christmas-and-Easter Episcopalian, which is to say a partaker in a beautiful spiritual tradition that celebrates the sanctity of sleeping in most Sunday mornings, I will be arising at the unholy hour of 9 a.m. this Sunday.

Why Greta Gerwig Makes A Great 'Un-Heroine'

Salon | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

Violet Wister, the would-be campus reformer played by Greta Gerwig in Whit Stillman's weird, wacky and mostly wonderful college comedy "Damsels in Dis...

5 Comedy Career Lessons for College Graduates

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 06.06.2012 | Comedy
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Given commencement is right down the road, it seemed only fitting to share these comedy life lessons with parents and their graduates....

A Brief Translation of Eric Holder's Letter to the Appeals Court

David Fagin | Posted 06.06.2012 | Comedy
David Fagin

What he said: "The president's remarks were fully consistent with the principles described herein." What he meant: "Back off. Barack's my boy. If you come at him, you come at me, and everyone else in this joint!"