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People of New York: Finally a Web Series That Makes Fun of the Real Humans of New York

Shawn Forno | Posted 01.28.2016 | New York
Shawn Forno

Particularly savvy when parodying millennials and their one-sided relationship with social media, PONY shines a subtle, steady light on New York's surreal obsession with itself, and the results aren't pretty.

How a Successful Freelance Entertainer Balances Career & Motherhood and Keeps on Laughing!

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What...

Laugh Factory Salutes Chris Rock's Decision

Jamie Masada | Posted 01.27.2016 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

I've been booking comedians for the past 35 years and I have always had the same requirement: They need to be funny. Gender, skin pigment, sexual o...

The 5 Human Behaviors That Are Scaring Your Dog

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 01.27.2016 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Dear Human of Mind: As the dog of the house, I want to take this opportunity to point out the five behaviors of yours that scare me. I hope you take no offense (and please keep the food comin').

Quiz: Are You The Improv Class A**hole?

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 01.26.2016 | Comedy
Elizabeth Logan

Every improv class has one. Is it you? Find out now before your symptoms grow worse!

Why I Refuse to Get a Smartphone

Alena Dillon | Posted 01.26.2016 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

I refuse to get a smartphone because I don't judge the people who are entranced by their devices; I understand them. I too am guilty of such detachment, of the tendency to disconnect from reality in exchange for virtual reality.

Take Them to Dusty, or a Fake Empire

Timothy Braun | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy
Timothy Braun

"We're half awake in a fake empire..." -The National, Fake Empire If aliens from space land on American soil in the next four to eight years and s...

Marlon Wayans On The 'Cyclical' Nature Of Racial Comedy

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.25.2016 | Black Voices

It's been 20 years since the comedic spoof "Don't be a Menace" was released, and Marlon Wayans, the film's star, still doesn't regret a single...

What Other Actresses Auditioned for the Hello Dolly! Revival? Christine Pedi Knows

Victor Legrá | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Victor Legrá

With news of a fresh revival of Hello Dolly! starring the one and only Bette Midler coming to Broadway spring 2017, video footage surfaced featuring o...

Make America Great Again? Really?

Jeff Valdez | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Jeff Valdez

Because of the new "Make America Great Again," frenzy, I decided to re-write and enhance a previous blog titled, "The Way We Were," especially conside...

To Catch A Thief

Brian Caldirola | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy
Brian Caldirola


NBC's Comedic Superstore Turns the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary

Matt Smith2 | Posted 01.26.2016 | Entertainment
Matt Smith2

Attention all shoppers! NBC's new comedy, Superstore, from the brain of Justin Spitzer -- whose credits include Scrubs and The Office -- is offering a "weekly deal" of laughs and heart to which you'll want to subscribe.

Paula Poundstone -- 'My Audience Are People That See Beyond Themselves'

Michael Cook | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Cook

From best-selling books to consistently being on the road entertaining crowds with her hilarious stand up, Paula Poundstone continues to be a leading and legendary force in the comedy world.

A Quiz for Teens: Just How Stupid Are Your Parents?

Inga | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy

The query is usually related to some activity that the teen has in mind that they're fairly clear the folks wouldn't approve of but which they really (like, really) want to do anyway. So assessing the stupidity quotient of Mom and Dad is critical to the process.

I Keep It Classy... Most of the Time

Bianca Jamotte | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents
Bianca Jamotte

Prior to motherhood, the thought of merely discussing bodily functions in public embarrassed me. I'm a fucking well-raised Southern lady (and ex-pag...

Stage Door: 'Noises Off, Our Mother's Brief Affair'

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.22.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Throw in Andrea Martin as a soap-opera actress playing a kooky housekeeper and exasperated theater director (Campbell Scott) juggling both a complicated love life and a fraught production, and it's all chaos, all the time.

Introducing the BryanTALKS Podcast

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

I finally did it! I've joined the podcast world. What have I done? I'm not quite sure yet. I know that my intention was to create a talk and v...

No School Snow Day

Amanda Waggener | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents
Amanda Waggener

My kids are home from school today because it snowed. Here in Kentucky it doesn't require much snow fall to cancel school. They have cancelled ...

My NSFW Phone-Banking Call With an Angry Conservative

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 01.20.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

My wife and I were recently canvassing and phone banking for Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. The vast majority of people we talked to were very nice...

The Trevor Noah Phenomenon: Young, Black South Africans Are Standing Up

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Last year was a tumultuous one for South Africa and the country faces an uncertain 2016. But there are undercurrents that suggest otherwise -- budding signs of a deepening democracy. One of these is the Trevor Noah comedic phenomenon.

Ian Faith Lives!

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 01.18.2016 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

The legendary manager of Spinal Tap didn't die after all...

Why Your Realtor Doesn't Know Anything

Tommy Campbell | Posted 01.17.2016 | Comedy
Tommy Campbell

In the U.K. you don't get the star realtor types with glitzy headshots and names splashed across billboards. Instead you walk into one of the few estate agencies, and a nameless employee will take you to properties they've never even set foot in.

11 Things That Will Make You Laugh, Just Because

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living

It's time to let out a real LOL. Laughing doesn't just feel good, it's also super beneficial to your health. Research shows a hearty chuckle can impro...

Elevator Technician Online Training

Greg Mania | Posted 01.15.2016 | Comedy
Greg Mania

Thank you for your interest in our online training program for elevator mechanics and repair! To get started on completing your apprenticeship as a certified elevator technician, please answer the few preliminary questions below.

Nation's Infrastructure Problems Horrifying to Nation's Troll People

Brandt Hamilton | Posted 01.15.2016 | Comedy
Brandt Hamilton

With 25% of all bridges in America being declared structurally inefficient last week, the nation's Troll People are concerned that they will soon be put out of a home.