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Making Out with Wes Perry and Friends at Upstairs Gallery Delivers Chicago's Best with Charm and Teeth

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 04.08.2013 | Chicago
Liz Joynt Sandberg

If you're anything like me, the evening will leave you hopeful, with fresh gut-churning resolve to fling yourself into making your own contributions to your community, nurtured by the insightful and uproariously fun work of your neighbors.

My Inner Dialogue While Crossing the Street

Eliza Hurwitz | Posted 04.08.2013 | Comedy
Eliza Hurwitz

Walk sign: You go girl. You are crossing the street with the best of them. Walk without fear. Walk tall. Just like the flashing walking figure, this is your time to shine.

The Practice of Geezing

Wes Nisker | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Wes Nisker

Lately I find myself engaging with friends in an ancient and revered form of discourse whose origins lie in the dim past of humanity. To take part in this talking ritual requires only that you have reached a certain age and are willing to expose your innermost self.

6 Reasons to Quit Your Podcast

Caleb Bacon | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Caleb Bacon

Podcasting is one the greatest DIY movements ever. Inspired do-it-yourselfers from around the globe have filled the iTunes Store with nearly 250,000 podcasts. However, I believe the next phase in podcasting is quitting.

(Co)Sleeping With The Enemy

Adrian Kulp | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I can't really honestly tell you that I've had a decent night of sleep since Charlie was born. I think that my wife and I are in agreement about one thing: We want our bedroom back.

A Divorced Dad's Girl Scout Kookiness

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 04.07.2013 | Divorce
Joel Schwartzberg

Dear Colleagues, Maybe you missed my last email -- we've gotta move some Girl Scout cookies! Remember, it's all for a good cause: If Cindy sells enough boxes, she wins an iPod case.

Could I Make a Suggestion?

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 04.07.2013 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

But -- and I hope you don't take this as criticism, since, like I said, it's just one man's opinion -- maybe you could try obeying traffic laws, at least when I'm "hanging out" with you, and legally fully responsible for your actions?

Non-Super-Bowl-Watching 'Activists' Need Hugs... and Focus

Tim Young | Posted 04.05.2013 | Comedy
Tim Young

If they are taking a stand against sports or commercialism or whatever it may be that is against the grain, we, the mainstream suckers that we are, should make sure to click "like" or comment "good for you, you unique person."

Controversy Over Upright Citizens Brigade Flares, But Is It Much Ado About Nothing?

Dylan Gadino | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

What started as one comedian's off-the-cuff vocal displeasure over the way a well-respected comedy institution runs its business evolved into a needlessly divisive, hostile online battle fought via Facebook updates and Tumblr posts.

Fearing Class Warfare, North Korea Places Nationwide Ban on Robot-Themed Girls Parody Video

Max Fox | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Max Fox

North Korea, which has always been a place of equality and freedom, fears all may be lost, thanks to a new sketch comedy video that has surfaced early this week.

Amazing Cake Mistake

Posted 02.01.2013 | Comedy

Sometimes when things go wrong, it just incites unstoppable rage and anger. But there are other times when things go so wrong, it’s right. This cake...

I've Had 750 Coffee Dates -- Kill Me Now

Mark C. Miller | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Dear readers, I come to you with a confession and a request. My confession: I have experienced approximately 750 coffee dates. My request: Kill me now.

The 'Struggle' Over Marriage Equality

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Dr. Joe Wenke

I've always strongly supported the right of heterosexuals to marry so long as they promise never to procreate. I mean, look at the results so far.

My Davos Twitter Feeds

Jerry Adler | Posted 04.01.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

Greetings from the land of Davos! Please, friends, hold the cheers and bravos.

The Latest Trend for Avant Garde Art Collectors: Higgs Bosons

Steven Clifford | Posted 04.01.2013 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

I worry that a glass collection no longer confers instant status. That's why I have moved on. I now collect Higgs bosons.

New Mental Health Law: Future Sociopaths Required to Predict When They Will Kill People

Spencer Green | Posted 04.01.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a unanimous vote, Congress has passed The Criminal Clarity Act (CCA), a law requiring all U.S. citizens who plan on becoming mass murderers to identify themselves as such and to predict when they will kill people.

We Ain't Dead

Jordan Pease | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jordan Pease

The American dream is not dead. It has just changed. It has just grown and is now stretched in various eclectic directions. Maybe America wants a pet fish or a loft in the industrial district. Maybe America wants a cabin in Maine with a record player and a stripper pole.

New Girl Star Lamorne Morris Reveals Rapping Skills (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.29.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

Lamorne Moore plays roommate Winston on New Girl, and our guest hosts Lance Bass

A New York Story

Richard Kramer | Posted 03.31.2013 | Comedy
Richard Kramer

We all laugh, a nice little "This is so New York" laugh. Something happens, some inconvenience large or small (lost glasses, Hurricane Sandy) and you don't let it stop you, because New Yorkers are tough.

Investigation Reveals Mega Best-Selling Authors EL James and Suzanne Collins Are Actually Sisters

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 03.31.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

Two women writing two trilogies garnering a lion's share of all book sales? Coincidence? I thought so until I received a telephone call from Bruce Watson a private investigator who specializes in uncovering improprieties in the publishing industry.

Love Comedy, Hate Ignorance

Rebecca Corry | Posted 03.31.2013 | Comedy
Rebecca Corry

we as comedians have the responsibility to not perpetuate hate and ignorance towards races, breeds and religions by abusing the special platform we have been given as artists to speak our minds and thoughts.

Those Netflix Film Suggestions Might Just Get You In Trouble [WATCH]

Jason Gilbert | Posted 03.31.2013 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

You know those zany, adjective-heavy categories of movies that Netflix recommends for you, based on your prior streaming history? Sure, they may occas...

Standup to Fear: 6 Tips for Performing Comedy

Gary M. Krebs | Posted 03.30.2013 | Comedy
Gary M. Krebs

For years people have told me I was funny and I should go for it, but the timing was always off -- work obligations, family commitments, household responsibilities... Okay, that's B.S. The truth is, I was petrified of the idea of performing standup and that's why I never tried.

My Neighbor Hates That I'm Human

Michael Blomquist | Posted 03.30.2013 | Comedy
Michael Blomquist

What is this man's problem with me? I can only assume he is an irrational person, a sexually frustrated man who really dislikes Neil Diamond, or, perhaps, a bible thumping evangelist who wishes everyone lived according to his rules.

Meet the Cast of My New Show, Derek

Ricky Gervais | Posted 03.30.2013 | TV
Ricky Gervais

As I am currently filming the new Muppets movie, I am unable to do any chat shows or radio interviews to publicize Derek. Luckily, we conducted an interview with the main cast and transcribed it into this blog, which HuffPost will now publish to its hundreds of millions wonderful, intelligent, comedy-loving readers.