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Social Media: The Next Generation of the Salem Witch Trials

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 05.28.2015 | Comedy
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

Guys, we simply cannot be outraged about inconsequential things on a day-to-day basis. It makes us no better than the two teenage girls who cried "witchcraft" because they wanted attention back in 1692.

Osama bin Laden's Porn and Policy Library (and the Banal Evil of the Unread War Novel Over Memorial Day Weekend)

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media
Elizabeth Lazar

Osama bin Laden's library is an irony-free reminder that the pure historical or policy narrative is a relic of a pre-Jon Stewart world that never got around to reading Tolstoy or Shakespeare.

No, No, No!

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.24.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


My "Guide to Pippa Middleton's Guide to Croquet"

Chris Peak | Posted 05.22.2015 | Comedy
Chris Peak

Pippa, you have a sail on your head. Or a fin. Something. If you haven't been made aware, Pippa Middleton, lover of hats, and the sister made famous for being a sister, occasionally writes an opinion-slash-advice column for Vanity Fair. Yes that Vanity Fair.

Definitive Proof That Mitch McConnell Is A Dick

The HuffPost Show | Posted 05.22.2015 | HPSN

Dickipedia is "The HuffPost Show"'s comprehensive wiki of dicks. Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell Jr. is a lawyer, a senior U.S. Senator from ...

Maureen Ryan

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' And 'Other Space' Take Off As Comedy's Center Of Gravity Shifts | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

It’s hard not to feel both concerned and excited about the state of comedy on TV right now. Comedy Central alone boasts a murderer’s row of ste...

Lapdogs of the Corporate Press

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Dean Opperman

2007-11-21-lapdogs_vid_fp.jpgPresenting Lapdogs of the Corporate Press, a living tribute to the scores of pseudo-journalists who weren't just embedded, they were completely asleep!

Meet the Neocons

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Dean Opperman

2007-08-22-meettheneoconspull.jpg The good folks at Far Rite Records have just released Neocon Gold: The Condi, Rummy, Cheney, and Georgie Story.

20 Ways To Legally Evict Your Houseguests

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.21.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I'm thrown into a panic when I know guests will spend the night. I gather clutter into garbage bags and toss them into the garage where they languish for months. I frantically dust and am amazed at the true color of the furniture.

Don't Ask Me To Sponsor Your Tough Mudder Race

Chris Peak | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
Chris Peak

What ever happened to snuggling up on a banquet seat with a ginger tea and Jonathan Franzen novel on a Saturday? What? I'm not a man you say? Excuse me, but real men vacuum. I don't need to pound my chest like an ape and prove my testosterone count to anyone...

"I Like Cheetos" and Other Confessions From My Adult Life

Toria Sheffield | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
Toria Sheffield

Technically, I probably shouldn't do a lot of the things I still do. But I also can't help shake the feeling that I'm not the only one--that there are definitely hordes of other grown ups out there who also feel vaguely like total impostors.

Gotta Have the Funke: Interview With Stand-Up Comedian Sue Funke

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Loren Kleinman

Sue Funke is a Senior Digital Brand Manager at TV Land. You can see her perform every third Thursday at QED Astoria on the show she co-produces with Katie Compa called Banter Girl presents Limited Time Offer.

The Love Song of J. Middle-Aged Stayathomemother

Kathleen Harris | Posted 05.19.2015 | Comedy
Kathleen Harris

Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like smeared cupcakes on an abandoned bake sale table;

Coldplay Created A Mockumentary Spoofing 'Game Of Thrones' For Charity

Associated Press | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty years ago, Richard Curtis suspected two things: People like to laugh and they like to do good. Red Nose Day has annually p...

Satirical Commercial for Drug Known as Flaccidone

Alena Dillon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

You've reached the age when you know a thing or two. You know how to be a silver fox. Just look at you. You're wearing a fleece, so it must be chilly out, yet somehow your skin is tanned. And your pearly white teeth match your hair. Was that intentional? It doesn't matter -- it works.

Getting Rid of My Act

Dean Opperman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy
Dean Opperman

Far from being the leafy path to serenity, self help became the greasy downhill slide into insanity. I didn't snap out of it until I realized I was wrapping my legs in seaweed and singing to the seals as part of a Loon Point yoga-thin.

Help, I Can't Adult Today

Jonathan Savitt | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
Jonathan Savitt

Adulthood is just as much a part of life as having a Dave Matthews phase. The days of strict curfews are long gone and no one can tell you not to spend a whole day watching "Lizzie McGuire" reruns -- life is good.

Two Shots Fired (Los Disparos): Deadpan Hilarity in Argentina

Brandon Judell | Posted 05.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Brandon Judell

One of the more enjoyably offbeat features at last year's New York Film Festival that is only now seeing the light of day is Martin Rejtman's Two Shots Fired. This comic offering showcases Argentina as a land plagued by emotional neutrality. No smiles. No Howard Beale outbursts. No fidgety tots and no Lotharios aquiver.

Difference of Opinion

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.16.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The Fart Story My Family Can't Stop Laughing About

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

I don't like the word "fart." I'm a southerner from the Bible belt and my mother raised me to believe it was a dirty word. We were instructed instead to use the word "poot" and until I went away to college I thought that only crude people used the word fart.

Find Out if You've Lost the Awe in Shock Value

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.15.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Watching the news these days is like watching a long-running soap opera. You can tune out for years, check back and discover that your favorite character is still dying or still having that baby.

Podcast Review: The Smartest Man in the World, Coyotes

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

It's always kind of a challenge to put a pin in the podcast enough to nail anything resembling main topic, as Proops is the master of tangential monologue. Which is a bit of an amazing feat for someone to pull off who is only talking by themselves.

Should You Have a Soul Makeover?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 05.14.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

I recently decided to reject the crazy system of objectification and focus my time and energy on my inner essence instead. I read books, kept journals, took long walks on the beach and fostered close connections with family and friends. But none of it costs any money!

Where Were You When Tater Tots Turned 60?

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.14.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I normally have an excellent memory when it comes to birthdays, graduations and other special events that must be recognized via a card, a gift or, at the very least, a congratulatory Facebook post. But I owe a sincere apology to H.J. Heinz Company.

Melissa Rivers Opens Up About Romance, Body Image and Joan's Best Motherly Advice

Caroline Presno | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers delivers a tribute to her mom with a lot of life and a lot of laughs.