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Men and Laughter

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

If I could find myself in an alternate universe, there would be all the men I love -- and in this alternate universe all these men I love would find me irresistible and they wouldn't be married.

Looking Back On The 'M*A*S*H' Finale On Its 30th Anniversary

Ken Levine | Posted 02.28.2013 | TV
Ken Levine

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the series finale of "M*A*S*H." Having been a writer on the show for four of its eleven years, here are some random thoughts and reflections from inside the Swamp.

Ikea Horsmit: Some Assembly Required

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

"We know our customers come to Ikea for the high-quality product, top-of-the-line materials, and easy and innovative relationship-strengthening at-home building process, not for horse meat."

WATCH: Amy Warns Tyler In 'Enlightened' Finale Sneak Peek

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.27.2013 | TV

The Season 2 finale for "Enlightened" arrives Sunday, March 3 and it may bring big changes for Amy (Laura Dern) and Tyler (Mike White), friends and co...

SNEAK PEEK: Malcolm McDowell Teaches A 'Community' Class

Posted 02.27.2013 | TV

Get a sneak peek at Malcolm McDowell on "Community"! The study group at Greendale Community College has their next class all picked out: They'll ta...

My Really Personal Ad

Nina Camp | Posted 04.28.2013 | Comedy
Nina Camp

My talent agent friend looked at my date's actor/model website and said he's just "average," but the pics don't really do him justice, so I let him reschedule twice.

The First Totally Ironic Cruise?

Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel

For the last several months, independent radio host Jesse Thorn has been asking his listeners to sign up for updates from, a website tha...

The Bitter Buddha: At 54, Comedian Eddie Pepitone Is Finally Ready for His Close-Up

Kristin McCracken | Posted 04.28.2013 | Comedy
Kristin McCracken

The Bitter Buddha, directed by first-time filmmaker Steven Feinartz, is an in-depth portrait of the life of comic Eddie Pepitone.

What's The Times Got Wrong About The Onion Controversy

Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.25.2013 | Media
Maureen Ryan

Almost as surprising as The Onion tweet? The fact that the leading media columnist in America apparently doesn't understand how privilege works.

6 Vital Lesson I Learned About Life While Writing Thousands of Jokes for TV

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Because writing for TV is not science, anyone who tells you anything about the quality or the potential for your written material's success -- no matter how confident they sound, successful they are or if they have J. Woww on speed dial -- is just taking a guess.

YouTube Stars Take To MTV To Premiere Music Videos (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

As a bonafide YouTube star, DeStorm is still cranking out roughly nine videos a week, including his daily vlogs, video on his second channel, and a big music video on his main channel.

Doug's Dozen: 12 Cuts to Look for When the Sequester Kicks In

Doug Molitor | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Me, I'm not too worried because these cuts can't touch Social Security, Medicare or active-duty military. But there will be some sacrifices...

The Bright Side of Sequesters and Cliffs

Tim Mattingly | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

As the threat of the so-called "financial sequester" looms nearer and nearer, we should all try to look on the bright side: We are getting way better at coming up with cool names for financial crises.

A Large Sausage Pie and a Semi-Automatic

Floyd Elliot | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Apparently 57 percent of the readers of the Los Angeles Times, who, asked whether a "gun-themed pizza promotion" would appeal to them, answered yes.

Rage Issues

Posted 02.25.2013 | Comedy

This kangaroo does not like hippos. Via Daily Picks and Flicks and Tastefully Offensive...

Anne Hathaway's Oscar Acceptance Speech: A Flow Chart

The Soup | Posted 04.24.2013 | Comedy
The Soup

Our core team of mathematicians here at The Soup has developed an algorithm for the speech, which was written the moment nominations were announced, then rehearsed tirelessly to appear off-the-cuff.

10 Straight Myths About Gay Sex

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 02.22.2013 | Queer Voices
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

Whether they be the crazy religious type, Republicans or irrational homeless people in the subway, every straight person seems to have some theory on what happens when two people of the same sex hit the sack together.

A Comedian and a Scholar on Changing Sexual Behavior in the New Arab World Walk Into a Room

Andrea Grossman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

We in the west know so little about Arab culture, custom and practices. We know about Ramadan. We know about governments in power. We know about Arab history -- to a point and clearly not enough. We understand that we need to know more.

Comedy Just Got a Whole Lot Sexier: Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour Comes to Showtime

Holly Cara Price | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

"Comedy Just Got Sexy! is our catchphrase. We are making comedy sexy with the subject matter and with the personas of the comedians. Eye candy never hurts on the delivery of a well-crafted joke," says Bellamy, who's rather easy on the eyes himself. He adds, "LOL."

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.

A Degree in Stand Up: Coming to a College Near You

Alf LaMont | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

The academization of comedy became inevitable the moment it became profitable. Scientific research and college level classes are already happening in dark corners of academia.

10 Questions for Comedy Icon Paul Krassner

David Macaray | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
David Macaray

I owe my longevity to never taking any legal drugs. Although, I did take an aspirin last month. I didn't have a headache or anything, it was just at a party, and the host was passing around a plate full of aspirins. It was just a kind of social ingestion. You know, peer pressure.

Frequently Asked Questions About Girl Scout Cookies

Jeremy Blachman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
Jeremy Blachman

I am a boy. Can I buy Girl Scout Cookies? Yes. You may buy Girl Scout Cookies, although you are not permitted to either sell them or eat them.

Arias vs. Apple

Susan Silver | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
Susan Silver

Well, today I finally had my media meltdown! It was a long time coming. But today's myriad of activities I had to accomplish led to the apotheosis of this particular bombardment/nightmare.

And the Oscar Goes to... the Sequester!

Gavin Shulman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

The Sequester is like the latest sequel to a movie no one wanted to see in the first place, but did anyway because it had a big budget behind it, and now has to watch because we've all already seen all the previous ones. The Fast and Furious Six of financial crises.