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The HOPE Program | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
The HOPE Program

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifFrom all the energy and laughing you would never have guessed that just 20 minutes earlier the room was filled with apprehension and skeptical looks.

'Cougar Town' Sneak Peek: Flashback To Jules & Bobby's Married Days

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.12.2013 | TV

Jules and Bobby Cobb weren't always the cultured, poised "Cougar Town" characters we know and love. OK, maybe Bobby Cobb (Brian Van Holt) has alway...

An Open Letter to Art Garfunkel From His Ex-Girlfriend, Cecilia

Mark C. Miller | Posted 04.13.2013 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

I always called you Arthur. Remember? We dated for 11 wonderful months (at least I thought they were wonderful) starting in June of 1968. I had red hair and you called me "Tater" because I was about half your size and loved Tater Tots even though you referred to them as "frozen poison."

The 10 Craziest (Real) FCC Complaints Filed On 'SNL' | Posted 04.13.2013 | Comedy

Because the Internet is wonderful, a Freedom of Information Act request was filed for every complaint about SNL the FCC has received in the last five years. Here are the most insane ramblings we could find.

Beaver Friends

Tim Mattingly | Posted 04.12.2013 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

I, for one, would find a job where I could hang out with my beaver friends all day. Or I would just adopt the lifestyle of a wild beaver and live at the dam. Or I would build my own dam next to them.

In Case the Aper Movement Needs a Banner...

David Trumble | Posted 04.12.2013 | Comedy
David Trumble

2013-02-10-Trumble_Trump.jpg There are thousands of parodies of this particular poster out there... but I am a sentimental man, and sometimes you just got to scratch that itch.

Temple Horses' 'Around the Horn: Gun Control' Is a Breath of Comedic Fresh Air

Dyana Posner | Posted 04.09.2013 | Comedy
Dyana Posner

As amusing as the entire thing is, the strength of the sketch lies within its realism.

Forget About Romney: Stacey Dash Masturbates In Front of Her Pug and Smokes Weed Out of an Apple!

Abe Schwartz | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

Well, not in real life, but Stacey and I just put together a short called STACEY DASH IS NORMAL: The Dip, and in it, you better believe she does what the headline says.

Correction: Further Evidence Reveals Mega Best-Selling Authors Are Not Sisters

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 04.09.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

If you sensed that something was amiss in reading last week's blog you would have been right. Private investigator Bruce Watson's report that the author of 50 Shades of Grey and The Hunger Games author are sisters turns out to be false. They are, in fact, one person.

A Tale as Old as Time: The Story of a Vagina and Its Dime

Lianna Carrera | Posted 04.09.2013 | Comedy
Lianna Carrera

Perplexed, I look down between my ankles to see the most shiny, most unimaginable thing I have ever seen alone in the shower; a dime has mysteriously dropped onto the shower floor.

An Open Letter to Victoria Jackson: If You Want a 'White History Month' You'll Have to Earn It

Jason Kitchen | Posted 04.08.2013 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

The notion that simply acknowledging Jackson's absurd statements lends them credence is a valid one. Granted, her lunacy doesn't deserve any additional attention. However, it's important to note that Jackson is, for better or worse, a public figure with a following.

Nine Valentine's Day Poems for the Way We Live Now

James Napoli | Posted 04.08.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

Shakespeare's sonnets or Browning's outpourings of love are perfectly okay if you want to surround your Valentine with dripping, but ultimately unrealistic sentiment this February 14.

Making Out with Wes Perry and Friends at Upstairs Gallery Delivers Chicago's Best with Charm and Teeth

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 04.08.2013 | Chicago
Liz Joynt Sandberg

If you're anything like me, the evening will leave you hopeful, with fresh gut-churning resolve to fling yourself into making your own contributions to your community, nurtured by the insightful and uproariously fun work of your neighbors.

My Inner Dialogue While Crossing the Street

Eliza Hurwitz | Posted 04.08.2013 | Comedy
Eliza Hurwitz

Walk sign: You go girl. You are crossing the street with the best of them. Walk without fear. Walk tall. Just like the flashing walking figure, this is your time to shine.

The Practice of Geezing

Wes Nisker | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Wes Nisker

Lately I find myself engaging with friends in an ancient and revered form of discourse whose origins lie in the dim past of humanity. To take part in this talking ritual requires only that you have reached a certain age and are willing to expose your innermost self.

6 Reasons to Quit Your Podcast

Caleb Bacon | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Caleb Bacon

Podcasting is one the greatest DIY movements ever. Inspired do-it-yourselfers from around the globe have filled the iTunes Store with nearly 250,000 podcasts. However, I believe the next phase in podcasting is quitting.

(Co)Sleeping With The Enemy

Adrian Kulp | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I can't really honestly tell you that I've had a decent night of sleep since Charlie was born. I think that my wife and I are in agreement about one thing: We want our bedroom back.

A Divorced Dad's Girl Scout Kookiness

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 04.07.2013 | Divorce
Joel Schwartzberg

Dear Colleagues, Maybe you missed my last email -- we've gotta move some Girl Scout cookies! Remember, it's all for a good cause: If Cindy sells enough boxes, she wins an iPod case.

Could I Make a Suggestion?

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 04.07.2013 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

But -- and I hope you don't take this as criticism, since, like I said, it's just one man's opinion -- maybe you could try obeying traffic laws, at least when I'm "hanging out" with you, and legally fully responsible for your actions?

Non-Super-Bowl-Watching 'Activists' Need Hugs... and Focus

Tim Young | Posted 04.05.2013 | Comedy
Tim Young

If they are taking a stand against sports or commercialism or whatever it may be that is against the grain, we, the mainstream suckers that we are, should make sure to click "like" or comment "good for you, you unique person."

Controversy Over Upright Citizens Brigade Flares, But Is It Much Ado About Nothing?

Dylan Gadino | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

What started as one comedian's off-the-cuff vocal displeasure over the way a well-respected comedy institution runs its business evolved into a needlessly divisive, hostile online battle fought via Facebook updates and Tumblr posts.

Fearing Class Warfare, North Korea Places Nationwide Ban on Robot-Themed Girls Parody Video

Max Fox | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Max Fox

North Korea, which has always been a place of equality and freedom, fears all may be lost, thanks to a new sketch comedy video that has surfaced early this week.

Amazing Cake Mistake

Posted 02.01.2013 | Comedy

Sometimes when things go wrong, it just incites unstoppable rage and anger. But there are other times when things go so wrong, it’s right. This cake...

I've Had 750 Coffee Dates -- Kill Me Now

Mark C. Miller | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Dear readers, I come to you with a confession and a request. My confession: I have experienced approximately 750 coffee dates. My request: Kill me now.

The 'Struggle' Over Marriage Equality

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Dr. Joe Wenke

I've always strongly supported the right of heterosexuals to marry so long as they promise never to procreate. I mean, look at the results so far.