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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 04.26.2015 | 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.

Podcast Review: WTF -- Remembering Harris Wittels

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Host Marc Maron had the late Harris Wittels as a guest in "the garage" for episode 424 of WTF less than two years ago, back in September of 2013. The day after Wittels was found dead, Maron reposted that interview.

House Republcians Looking Into Why Blackmail and Bribes Failed to Secure Net Neutrality Vote

David Fagin | Posted 02.27.2015 | Comedy
David Fagin

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that his office will be launching an unprecedented probe into why bribes and kickbacks were not enough to secure a victory in the years-long, hotly contested, Net Neutrality issue.

Is the New AP Test Really Too Liberal?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.27.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Why all the conservative fuss? While we admit that it's been a long time since we've taken any tests other than a breathalyzer, we took one of the "sample" AP tests online to see for ourselves. Liberal bias? Really?

Interview With Bianca Del Rio, America's Reigning Drag Superstar

Michael Podell | Posted 02.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Podell

In the lead-up to the season seven premiere of Rupaul's Drag Race, fans are already speculating about who the queen will be to snatch the crown. Before we all get wrapped up in a cast of new personalities, I thought it made sense to check in with the winner of season 6, the incomparable Bianca Del Rio.

Terrorist Labels, Terrorist Sitcoms

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 02.26.2015 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Watch the first episode of The Final Edition's new Jihadistan-based sitcom, "Secret Diaries of a Terrorist."

How I Used Twitter to Spy on My Fans

Iliza Shlesinger | Posted 04.27.2015 | Comedy
Iliza Shlesinger

I couldn't believe that no one had put hashtags in their comedy specials yet, almost every other brand on earth has a hashtag. Dulcolax stool softener has a hashtag for God's sake, so why not in stand up specials?

Upon My Death, Please Continue to 'Like' Me

Greg Schwem | Posted 04.26.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

My immediate family huddled on a couch in the funeral home's parlor room. My wife and I held hands while my daughters stifled urges to check their cell phones. A box of tissues sat on the coffee table. None were needed. Not yet.

13 Silly Snow Wipeouts

HooplaHa | Posted 04.25.2015 | Comedy
HooplaHa

Winter is here to stay whether we like it or not. With tons of snow blanketing most of your backyard, what better thing to do than test your courage on a sled or tube? We found 13 silly snow wipeouts -- are you ready for the ride of your life?