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Unsolicited Advice

Maria Heinegg | Posted 09.11.2012 | Comedy
Maria Heinegg

In every service industry, there is always a customer who, despite having never done the job on which they feel the need to offer critique, gives instructive thoughts on how exactly they think it could be better done. Stand-up comics are no exception.

A Delegate Balance

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Paul Ryan is an AK-47 of lies. He lies with a such pathological glee that even North Koreans are calling him the "Dear Misleader."

Never Sleep Alone: A Cabaret Show That Could Actually Get You Laid

Charli James | Posted 11.11.2012 | Arts
Charli James

What started as a joke has resulted in hundreds of New Yorkers hooking up. "Never Sleep Alone" (NSA), a comedy-cabaret-sex therapy session hybrid,...

VIDEO: Helen Hong's Hot Mom

Posted 09.11.2012 | Women

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Leslye Headland's Bachelorette

Sheril Antonio | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Sheril Antonio

Each of us will walk away from this film with something completely different but what I hope most of us will agree on is its raw authenticity.

I Hate My Bed -- Why Can't I Quit Her

Emma Brodie | Posted 11.10.2012 | Women
Emma Brodie

I have a complicated relationship with my bed. I hate it, but I can't stop sleeping with it. I've heard other women compare their beds to clouds or refer to them fondly as their "nests." My bed is like the mighty Sarlacc, George Lucas' mind-creature that sucks in its victims then digests them over the course of 1,000 years.

VIDEO: Ted Alexandro's Starving Friends

Posted 11.10.2012 | Women

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Rooting for NBC's Go On To Do Just That

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 11.10.2012 | TV
Lelia Nebeker

Go On is the perfect example of something I thought would be a complete train wreck but actually turned out to be one of the shows I'm most looking forward to this TV season.

Fall TV's Three Least Promising Comedies

Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.10.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Guys with Kids" fails to find any of the humor in parenting, and rests most of its humor on a very tired and ill-conceived hook: Men taking care of small children is hilarious because it's so unexpected!

Why It is Important to Crack the Humor Code

Peter McGraw and Joel Warner | Posted 11.07.2012 | Comedy
Peter McGraw and Joel Warner

When done well, humor can have a significant positive effect on your life. Isn't it time we use a little more academic rigor to figure out how it works?

Fashion Week Again?

Tom Falco | Posted 09.07.2012 | New York
Tom Falco


An Open Letter to My Fantasy Football Team

Dan Treadway | Posted 11.07.2012 | Sports
Dan Treadway

I'm sorry for yelling, I know I said I'd work on that after last year's week 15 meltdown. Do you honestly think I like what I've become, fantasy football? I just can't quit you.

Gordon Ramsay's Fairytale Toilet Kitchen Nightmares

Michael Kupperman | Posted 09.07.2012 | Comedy
Michael Kupperman

When nursery rhyme or fairy tale characters are wandering in and using parts of your kitchen as a toilet, it's your duty as a chef to put a stop to it...

Stage Door: Forbidden Broadway

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

There is cause for celebration -- after a three-year hiatus, Forbidden Broadway is back. One can almost hear strands of Gypsy in the background: "You'll be swell, you'll be great." And it is. Proving you can't keep a good parody down, "Like Jesus and Judy, we're resurrected."

As Summer Turns to Fall

Tom Falco | Posted 09.06.2012 | Miami
Tom Falco


10 Things in Stand-Up Comedy That Should Be Retired

J-L Cauvin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy
J-L Cauvin

I have decided after hearing certain things too much that it might make sense to retire them. In full disclosure, I did many of the things listed early in my career so this is less judgmental and more aspirational.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Religion

Mark C. Miller | Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Psychologists now generally recognize that the great mystics understood aspects of human nature that have eluded the vision of modern science. Still, neither the great mystics nor modern science have yet to come up with an adequate explanation for the existence of Don King.

Four-Year-Old Boy Is Suspended From Pre-School for Plagiarism

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

This past week WTF Academy made headlines when it suspended the four-year-old student Axel Foley for plagiarism.

Will 'Modern Family' Get the Last Laugh at the Emmys Again?

Tom O'Neil | Posted 11.06.2012 | TV
Tom O'Neil

Modern Family has loads of elitist appeal. Its super-hip characters toss off snark with gusto while sashaying through stylish homes. TV viewership remains strong and TV critics have remained faithful. Most award pundits feel that Emmy voters will probably remain loyal too.

Boomerology: Boomer Swagger: Moses And Me

Alan Thicke | Posted 11.06.2012 | Fifty
Alan Thicke

I was disturbed to realize recently that I'm older than Israel... that Moses and I are in the same demographic. He would doubtless appreciate the progress Baby Boomers have made, tweeting those Commandments instead of lugging them up a mountainside.

11 Phrases We Should Teach Our Children to Say

Jenny Isenman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

If this tiny, guileless thought could make me feel so great, why can't we train our children to say things that will make us feel hipper, younger and smarter?

President Clinton's Unvetted Speech for the Democratic National Convention

Martin Marks | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
Martin Marks

Ladies and gentlemen, my fellow Americans. Remember me? That's right, it's President Bill Clinton. No spooky holograms, no wooden chairs. But enough about Paul Ryan.

"Welcome to Kutsher's": A Catskills Documentary and the End of an Era

David Fagin | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment
David Fagin

In the documentary Welcome to Kutsher's: The Last Catskills Resort, filmmakers attempt to revisit a time gone by and answer the question, "What was it about the Catskills, and Kutsher's in particular, that made going there such a unique and cherished experience?"

The Mayne Stage: Chicago's Undiscovered Gem

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.04.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Whenever I tell people about the Mayne Stage, I can't believe that they haven't been there yet. For me, it is the undiscovered gem of the city.

How are YOU Filling Out the Census by Emily Flake

Emily Flake | Posted 09.05.2012 | Comedy
Emily Flake