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Club Med(ical Practice)

Erin Gibson | Posted 03.27.2015 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

I've just been invited to an exclusive club. It's not the Soho House. It's not the Illuminati. It's not even Costco. For $250, I can get a membership into the hottest club in Los Angeles - my primary care physician's patient roster.

Hashtag Angry Elephants

Heather Kasdan | Posted 03.26.2015 | Comedy
Heather Kasdan

To further this exploration of human emotion, I am going to follow up with Hashtag Angry Elephants, the story of a girl and her discussion of anger. It will have nothing to do with Twitter and even less to do with angry elephants.

Comedian Robert Dubac Talks About Settling Down, What Women Really Want and Performing His One-Man Show

Erika Finn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Erika Finn

I noticed immediately when I met him that Robert Dubac has a warmth about him that you don't expect from a comedian; maybe it's a result of his choice to live in Telluride, Colorado or perhaps its due to the fact that he is really a deep thinker with philosophical thoughts evident in his comedy.

'Get Hard' Finds Its Sense of Humor in New Orleans

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.23.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The plot centers on a millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) who has been convicted of a crime and is being sent to prison. Scared to death, he looks for someone, his car detail guy Darnell (Kevin Hart), to show him the ropes.

More Than a Wacky Spoof: Late With Lance!

Monica Bauer | Posted 05.24.2015 | Arts
Monica Bauer

At its best, Late with Lance goes beyond parody, in small moments where Lance is trying so hard to be loved it can break your heart a little.

On Being "Happy" After Divorce

Jessica Kahan | Posted 05.24.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

Divorce often overshadows the fact that we might actually feel OK on our own. We forget to see that we are actually growing, rediscovering, shedding negative self-images and even simply laughing more.

Everything That Happened At SXSW Comedy 2015 In 60 Photos

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy

Well, almost everything. Austin's annual South By Southwest Festival is known for premiering and showcasing stars of music, film and interactive, b...

What's Wrong with this Picture?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

The University of North Georgia says it was an "isolated case of poor judgment." Well, maybe they honestly think that it was -- or suddenly realized they should stop letting partially blind Uncle Bubba pick out the catalog pictures.

That Awkward Moment When You Realize Pole Dancing Is Not for You

Sydney Latimer | Posted 05.23.2015 | Comedy
Sydney Latimer

It got to the point where the instructor was basically praising me for not falling. I know those classmates felt bad for me, but I found this experiencing to be truly hilariously liberating. There are three words that could describe my short experience as a pole dancer: a hot mess.

Why Is It Called Spanish Fly?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 05.22.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Toys 'R' Us: The Seventh Circle of Hell

Kelly MacLean | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
Kelly MacLean

I'm immediately accosted by noise. Several talking toys are going off unprompted. Speakers blare children's music that sounds like Mickey Mouse Club on meth. Somewhere a child screams bloody murder.

Natasha Lyonne on How Women Are Taking Over Comedy

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.19.2015 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Natasha Lyonne, director Jamie Babbit, and writer Karey Dornetto sat down with the What's Trending team at this year's South by Southwest festival to talk about their new film, "Fresno."

Dame Edna on Fame, the Prostate Olympics and Her Glorious Goodbye

Greg Archer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Dame Edna Everage's "possums" near and far might be fretting over the news that the savage, self-proclaimed international superstar is taking a bow after her current U.S. tour fades to black next month.

Comedian Julie Goldman: 'I Would Be Lesbian Maude' in Modern-Day Remake

Sarah Toce | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

It makes sense that Goldman would have an unapologetic outlook on her comedy. Joan Rivers was, after all, one of her favorite comedians.

Why Do We Call Each Other Pet Names?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 05.19.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Agents of Change: 5 Remarkable Individuals You Need To Know

Greg Archer | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

They walk among us--those agents of change--but sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are, especially in an era where the media remain...

Maureen Ryan

Gina Rodriguez On Her Wild Year As 'Jane The Virgin' | Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment

Gina Rodriguez carries a heavy burden. I'm not referring to her schedule, which has her working long days at an unassuming film and TV studio on t...

I'm Wii Fitless

Vicki Abelson | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

No longer recognizing the girl in the mirror, desperate to regain the figure I'd complained about for years, I was certain the Wii Fit would be my salvation.

All-Male Hollywood Reboots Hollywood Should Make Besides Ghostbusters

The Second City Network | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women
The Second City Network

I would like to suggest a few films that originally featured predominantly female casts to be remade with all-male casts that in no way attempts to atone for or counteract or has anything to do with the reaction to the Girl Ghostbusters movie.

Judy Greer Gets Frank About Women In Comedy

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women
Shira Lazar

"I think it's crappy that we have to have the conversation," Greer said, in regards to the role of women in comedy. "'Wow, there are so many comedies for women these days!' That shouldn't be the conversation, that should be the norm."

Is Nick Kroll Leaving Comedy for Drama?

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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.