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'Community' Does 'Law & Order': Who Died?

Posted 04.27.2012 | TV

It was doink doink time on "Community" (Thu., 8 p.m. ET on NBC) Thursday night. The comedy paid tribute to the late lamented "Law & Order" and its cre...

Facebook Takes Lesson From Arizona

Gavin Shulman | Posted 06.26.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Facebook announced today a new policy whereby if the social networking site deems any new photos posted on your profile to be suspicious than your service can be stopped and subject to further investigation.

A Legendary Comedy Club Turns 40

Alf LaMont | Posted 06.26.2012 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

The Comedy Store is a club that helped shape the modern comedy landscape and the story of the club itself is a Hollywood tale for the ages.

Joan Rivers Plays Betty White's Twin Sister

Posted 04.26.2012 | TV

Joan Rivers (age 78) stopped by "Hot In Cleveland" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on TV Land) for a guest spot in which she played Elka's (Betty White, age 90) est...

Guns, Bombs, and Other Terrifying Pranks Arabs Love To Pull

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.25.2012 | Comedy
Hani Almadhoun

Pranks are popular in the Arab world, and they are often known by the name "Hidden Camera".

The Five Styles You'll See on College Girls

Rebecca Jennings | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Rebecca Jennings

Remember that girl you met during orientation with the North Face jacket, Longchamp bag, Tory Burch flats and Kate Spade headband? She has since multiplied ad infinitum and colonized what was once known as "college."

Newt's New Occupation

Tom Falco | Posted 06.25.2012 | Comedy
Tom Falco

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Hey Man, Could You Read This Thing and Give Me Notes?

Joe Cristalli | Posted 06.24.2012 | Comedy
Joe Cristalli

Do you remember that thing I was working on? I told you about it at that house party a couple weeks ago? Anyway, I finally think it's time. Could you read this thing and give me notes?

Remind Me Again Why We Should Trust the Ivy League?

David Macaray | Posted 06.24.2012 | Comedy
David Macaray

The lesson I take away from that stunning debacle in Iraq is this: We can't trust Ivy Leaguers. Why? Because virtually every civilian mistake in Iraq can be traced back to an Ivy League graduate.

The Elliot Doctrine Will Totally Fix America

Floyd Elliot | Posted 06.23.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

The Elliot Doctrine speaks simply and clearly on this one: if you're not gay, shut up about gay marriage. Two people who love one another marrying does not somehow degrade your shams of marriage, Newt.

Beware of Identity Foist

Steven Clifford | Posted 06.23.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Reading a warning about identity theft, I had an epiphany: I could foist my identity on an unsuspecting cyber criminal. Perhaps Boris in Odessa. This way I could avoid the legal fees of personal bankruptcy. My mother's maiden name is Connell.

VIDEO: Wendy Liebman Is Smokin'!

Posted 04.23.2012 | Women

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How to Write an Opinion Piece About Girls

Maddie Crum | Posted 06.21.2012 | Comedy
Maddie Crum

Regardless of their stance, people are talking about Girls. For the convenience of those thinking about joining in on the conversation, I've created a template for op-eds about Lena Dunham's new show.

Reunion Retrospective: Life After Law School

Millie Kerr | Posted 06.20.2012 | Comedy
Millie Kerr

After networking with people in countless industries, I began to learn that the most successful people -- those who earn satisfaction from their careers -- don't arrive anywhere via plans. There is no entryway to adulthood or happiness or success.

Theater: 'Clybourne Park' Moves to Broadway; Property Values Rise

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Clybourne Park has just moved to Broadway and its new neighbors are not happy about it. Can you blame them?

Paul F. Tompkins Works to Make You Laugh in Laboring Under Delusions

Louis Peitzman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Comedy
Louis Peitzman

Paul F. Tompkins' new Comedy Central special is all about work -- namely those less-than-glamorous jobs you take in pursuit of a show-business career. I spoke to PFT about his career and the advice he'd give to anyone stuck in a dead-end job.

Their Service Isn't Secret

Tom Falco | Posted 06.20.2012 | Comedy
Tom Falco

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Bridgetown Recap

Barbara Holm | Posted 06.19.2012 | Comedy
Barbara Holm

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival was an amazing weekend. I felt so honored to get to perform around such fantastic comics and work in such a fun and encouraging and professional environment.

Diets for the Lost and Mortified

Mark Morford | Posted 06.19.2012 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Are these people sick? Are they dying? Are they toothless and limbless and cannot feed themselves without spilling hot soup onto the rug? Are they Lady Gaga? No, they are not. What they're doing, of course, is taking part in a radical new diet. You know, for morons.

Betty White Shows Off Her Gams On 'Hot In Cleveland'

Posted 04.19.2012 | TV

Betty White may be 90 years old, but she can still hold her own on the runway. On "Hot In Cleveland" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on TV Land) Wednesday night Vi...

How Public Citizen Is Exactly Like Battlestar Galactica

Steve Skrovan | Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy
Steve Skrovan

Public Citizen is fighting the good fight for health, safety, justice and democracy, and I have decided to help the only way I know how. I'm putting together a crack team of comedians for a benefit in support of this very important and historically successful Battlestar.

A Novelist Turns Himself In

Thomas Mullen | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Thomas Mullen

Writing does require quite a lot of time and effort and expertise, of course, but it's foolish to think such costs could be passed on to customers. In this digital age, we're told that information should be free.

Comedians Making Their Own Way in Era of Do-It-Yourself Comedy

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy
Eric Schmeltzer

Technology is allowing comedians with a different voice to do an end-around the traditional path of comedic success that many of their counterparts take.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Jena Kingsley | Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy
Jena Kingsley

My doormen are essentially a gateway into my life.

JOKE: Waxing Wise With Woody Allen

Posted 04.18.2012 | Women

"A man goes to a psychiatrist and says, 'Doc, my brother's crazy, he thinks he's a chicken.' The doctor says, 'Why don't you turn him in?' The guy say...