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Is Nick Kroll Leaving Comedy for Drama?

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The League and The Kroll Show have established Kroll as a big-time comic. But his latest movie, which premiered at this year's South by Southwest festival, is a straight drama.

So Your Date's An Alien? Just Be Yourself

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.13.2015 | Comedy

Topics not to talk about on a date: the police, evictions and cocaine. But what if your date turns out to be an alien? Hey, maybe that's what it ta...

Fifty Shades of Funny

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.13.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Fifty Shades of Grey has has become my feel-good book of the year. Whenever I'm tired or depressed, I just pick it up and flip through the pages, and I'm sure to find prose that will make me laugh.

Celebrity Search Histories

Greg Mania | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy
Greg Mania

Check out what your favorite celebrities have been Googling! LADY GAGA: ABANDONED HISTORIC DISTILLERY HOW MANY MANNEQUINS CAN I BRING WITH ME INTO ...

5 More Reasons You Can't Sue Applebee's

The Second City Network | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy
The Second City Network

I'm sure we can all agree that it is a sad day when a man burned by fajitas while praying can't sue Applebee's. But perhaps it will provide him -- and the rest of us mourning this tragedy of our broken judicial system -- some solace to know that he is not alone.

Sean E. Zilke: An Interview

Tony Bartolone | Posted 03.10.2015 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

Urban Theatre Movement's latest production, M's Pamphlet, is a dark comedy that confronts difficult questions about humanity, death and family that are too seldom explored.

This Is Why You Need To Shut Up In Your Open Office

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy

Maybe closed doors aren't such a bad thing. Comedy network Above Average tackles one of the main hazards of a workplace without walls: oversharing....

Why Do We Believe In Life On Other Planets?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Stage Door: Hamilton, Fish in the Dark

Fern Siegel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Ambition can be both exciting and theatrical -- a challenge Lin-Manuel Miranda has realized to great effect in the clever and electric musical Hamilton, now off-Broadway at the Public Theater.

LA Mayor Gives Airplane! a Big Salute, Pundits Be Damned

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 03.06.2015 | Los Angeles
Ben Hellwarth

Airplane! also comes loaded with a brand of shtick, which, 35 years after the movie's release, might make the more politically correct Angelenos feel, well, gagged with a spoon, to use some Airplane!-era phraseology of the San Fernando Valley, where Garcetti grew up.

Podcast Review: Proudly Resents w/ Guest Todd Yasui

Marc Hershon | Posted 03.06.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Adam Spiegelman, host of podcasting's Proudly Resents, recently threw the format for his show -- reviewing and rehashing bad "guilty pleasure" movies with guest comedians and commentators -- into a blender and hit "frappé".

It's the Talk of the Town

Tom Falco | Posted 03.05.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

Big news today -- no, not Obama's Netanyahu quarrel or Fidel Castro's tacky living room. It's not about Ferguson police or the winter weather.

Why Are Some Books Unforgettable?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 03.05.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Different Strokes

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.05.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.04.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Ol Parker is back as the screenwriter, and John Madden returns as the director. Both try to give this sequel the same feel as the first, but they've run out of ideas. Buying a new hotel seems like a giddy capitalistic exploit.

A Couple of Swells

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
Marcia Liss

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Do Twins Run In The Family?

Pamela Alma Weymouth | Posted 03.03.2015 | Comedy
Pamela Alma Weymouth

While I imagine this question is intended as a pleasant conversation starter, what people don't realize is that the answer for many of us is complicated, fraught with pain or shame, and not as innocuous as commenting on say, the state of the weather, or the state of the Union.

Maureen Ryan

The Problem With 'Last Man On Earth' No One Is Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment

This piece contains spoilers about "The Last Man on Earth." The only critic on Earth who doesn't like Fox's "Last Man on Earth"? You're reading her...

When Comedy Writers Changed the World

Omri Marcus | Posted 03.02.2015 | Comedy
Omri Marcus

We proved that comedy is more than half-time relief. It has real social power.

White on White Crime: An Unspoken Tragedy

Kerry Coddett | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices
Kerry Coddett

The ugly truth is white on white crime does exist. It is a growing pandemic in the white community, and if we don't call attention to this problem soon, there will be no more white people left to run the world.

'SNL's' Skit Did More to Defeat ISIS Than Any Bombing Campaign. Satire Destroys Extremist Ideology.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media
H. A. Goodman

Terrorist ideology can't be "killed" like a person. It must be diluted and weakened through means other than physical force. Before an ISIS terrorist kills innocent human beings, he's brainwashed into doing so by extremist propaganda.

Is Satire A Foreign Language?

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.05.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

When you publish a blog post on The Huffington Post's Comedy section, you assume people will get the obvious: It's meant to be funny, just like a fire truck hurtling down the street is a sign that, well, there's a fire somewhere, right?

Neil Patrick Harris Loses His Mind Over Thomas The Tank Engine

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment

In honor of the 70th anniversary of Thomas the Tank Engine, Neil Patrick Harris has teamed up with Funny or Die to show how people can perhaps get a l...

Mr. Burns at ACT: Hilarity Begins With Apocalyptic Events

Leo Stutzin | Posted 02.28.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Being reasonably familiar with the TV series will certainly let a viewer pick up nuances that went over my head, and I'm sure over many others, but you don't have to be a Simpsons addict to appreciate the delights of Mr. Burns. It sizzles.

Demetri Martin Is a Pretty Cool Cat

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 02.27.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Villarreal

Martin is all about games and puzzles. He writes 500-word palindromes for amusement and transforms everyday enigmas into equations and formulas with a whimsical bent. Because of his idiosyncratic outlook on humanity, he's earned acclaim in the entertainment industry.