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How to Write Anything Creative

Robbie Pickard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Robbie Pickard

Creative writing is easy, and anyone can do it. All you have to do is follow these simple steps.

What Really Happens at Chaz Dean's Salon

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

As a Los Angeles resident I had seen numerous billboards featuring a curious man inviting me to his salon. His name: Chaz Dean. But who is this mysterious man? From the billboards he looked like a combination of a sophisticated lesbian and the wisest lioness in Africa.

Don't Ask, Won't Tell

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


WATCH: 10 Absurdly Funny American Laws

HooplaHa | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy

Happy Fourth of July week! What better way to celebrate the creation of the United States than to check out some bizarrely inventive laws our state governments created? Did you know that in Massachusetts gorillas are not allowed in the backseat of your car? Check out this video and find out what other hilarious legislation has been passed in the last 250 years.

In Celebration of SCOTUS' Decision of Gay Marriage...

Dylan Brody | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
Dylan Brody

In celebration of Friday's decision by the Supreme Court to legalize marriage between consenting adults (a weird thing for the Supreme Court to have to weigh in on, really), I present a recording of a performance from a few years ago of my poem, Corner of Starbucks and Christopher Street.

90 Is the New Dead

James Napoli | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
James Napoli

We live in a wondrous age of age-defying wonder. If you've made it to 30, hey, it's pretty much the new 20. Then comes that other big milestone, 40. Have no fear; it's the new 30.

Why Is The Pope Upset?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Get A Job

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


10 Things I Loved About the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.29.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Here's a question for you Angelenos: What has a 2000 person workforce, puts on more shows than any other theatre festival in the country, runs for over three weeks in June in dozens of theaters, and is probably Hollywood's longest party of the year?

Detroit in Berkeley: A Giddy Treatment of an American Nightmare

Leo Stutzin | Posted 06.28.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

It's a Saturday Night Live skit extended to some 90 minutes, delivered with over-the-top goofiness that keeps an audience roaring and leaves any serious concerns outside the theater door.

Why Is Coming Out Of The Closet Not An Issue Anymore?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.28.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

Why is coming out of the closet not an issue anymore?

The @SlutWhisperer Loves You

Shannon McDeez | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy
Shannon McDeez

Kirill Bichutsky, aka @SlutWhisperer, is a self-proclaimed Ugly Russian Jew. He made a name for himself as a New York City nightlife photographer, before graduating into that guy who pours champagne (among other beverages) all over the faces and bare chests of beautiful women.

My Boarder Got a Court Order to Sentence Me as a Hoarder!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

I have a female roommate in a spare room in my home (who is also a blogger) and she posted this image of pink razors (that was taken inside my personal bathroom) with her snarky caption!

Open-Hearted "Self-Facing" Humor Builds Bridges

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy
Steve Bhaerman

When we lovingly laugh in our own face, we invite others to drop their defenses. This facilitates trust and communication, and liberates energy to move forward in beneficial collaboration.

Comedian Shoots Down 2nd Amendment With Humor

Laura Goldman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Laura Goldman

Jim Jeffries decimates the guns are needed for protection argument with such good humor it may even silence the NRA. His comedy act does something dry statistics can't.

Podcast Review: WTF with guest President Obama

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Now, about that N-word. Naturally, the fact that the President utters it has mostly been taken out of context: "Obama said the n-word!" Frankly, in the way it's being used -- as a reference, really -- there's been a lot more made of it than needed.

Why Doesn't God Play Dice With The Universe?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.25.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


6 Things Guys Should Know About Proposing and Planning A Wedding

Alf LaMont | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

Here I stand. Two and a half weeks away from the happy day. I am staring right down the double barrell of nuptial bliss and people are STILL RSVPing, WEEKS after the RSVP deadline. At the risk of offending these guests, I hate them.

Pick a Winner

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Guest Advice Columnist: Lorde!

Greg Mania | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
Greg Mania

She'll be taking your questions in this special edition issue and giving you her take on whatever you need advice on!

Killing Jokes

James Altschul | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
James Altschul

The domain of being offended was once dominated by religious puritans and overprotective parents imploring others to "think of the children." The idea that college students would be the vanguard of concern over offensive comedy was itself a laughable notion.

5 Best Jewish Jokes Ever

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Comedy
Lawrence Rifkin

"Last Jewish Comic Standing," was what our family named a game we came up with for our guests to play at our son's Bar Mitzvah reception. Each guest pulled a classic Jewish joke written on a piece of paper and told the joke to the crowd.

No, You Didn't Find Your Boyfriend 'Laying' In Bed With Another Girl

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 06.23.2015 | College

In the age of innovation, the nuances of language are often lost in a frenzy of tweets and text-talk. Cue Claire Harris Matson and Jo Roueiheb, creato...

10 Things Every Portland Kid Knows

Ali Wilkinson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Comedy
Ali Wilkinson

I realized that no matter where my kids grow up, they will be viewing the world through a lens. It's just the Portland lens is made through organic, sustainable practices.

Why Stop The Yulin Dog Festival?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.21.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

Why stop Yulin dog festival?