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Better Marketing for Hannukah

Meredith Gordon | Posted 02.09.2013 | Comedy
Meredith Gordon

I'm looking down the barrel my five-year-old. All my pre-planned thoughts go out the window. I knew he'd ask, but didn't realize it would be quite this soon. I'd assumed he'd get curious around 10 and want real answers by 13, but I was wrong. He's five and he wants to know the truth.

This Is Christmas?

Adrian Kulp | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I'm not angry or bitter about what Christmas has become. The magic and joy of the season is still there, I just have to dig a little deeper and battle the elements to get to them.

10 Unique Stocking Stuffers for College Students

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Finding the perfect holiday gift isn't always easy. And if you've got college students on your list, it can be difficult to think beyond those two staples -- cash and gift cards. Below are a few stocking stuffers they might not expect, but could be grateful for down the road.

F*ck This Sh*t

Katie Goodman | Posted 02.08.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman


Fox's Phoney War

David Trumble | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media
David Trumble


Why Katt Williams Reneging His Retirement Is A Terrible Idea

Dylan Gadino | Posted 02.06.2013 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

His quitting stand-up (at least for a while) seemed like something Williams sincerely wanted to do for the sake of his family and for the sake of his own well-being. But just days after, his team, no doubt seeing their meal ticket vanish before their eyes, convinced him to carry on.

What If There Were Two Elvises?

Andy Juett | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Andy Juett

There's a comedy show next weekend that poses the questions, 'What if Elvis' twin had lived? What if there were TWO Elvises?' There are. TWO. In Denver: Andrew Orvedahl and Adam Cayton-Holland.

9 Reasons Republicans Love The Walking Dead

Paul Ollinger | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Paul Ollinger

Anyone who loves freedom recognizes AMC TV's zombie series The Walking Dead as an allegory for the demise of liberty after four more years under President Obama.

A Comedian Who Cares

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Peter A. Georgescu

Louie is a great show that has a deep moral consciousness when Louis C.K. is able to channel it into the right topic. When he's really killing, as they put it in comedy, he lets you see and feel what it means to be alive.

Laugh Like an Egyptian

Carina Kamel | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Carina Kamel

At one of the most critical moments in post-revolution Egypt and in the throes of a political tsunami I found myself laughing uncontrollably. I was watching the season premiere of Bassem Youssef's satirical news show Al Bernameg.

Fiscal Cliff Fatigue: Wake Me When We're Over It

Gavin Shulman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Haven't you read about it somewhere else already? Do you want me to repeat what you already know? Offer an opinion that definitely doesn't matter and won't change your mind?

Take My Advice, Yo!

Jessica A. Gross | Posted 02.05.2013 | Miami
Jessica A. Gross

Connect with a person next to you on the Art Basel Shuttle Bus. He or she might have a piece of wisdom to share that will change your life forever like "Mailboxes are actually robots eating your dreams sent to us from Mars..." Maybe, next time take a taxi.

SNEAK PEEK: Tammy 2 Crashes Ron's Woodworking Bash On 'Parks & Rec'

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.06.2012 | TV

"Parks and Recreation" fans know just how much Ron Swanson loves woodworking: He loves it almost as much as he loves breakfast buffets featuring all t...

The Pope Tweets (Parody)

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Deciding to "go rogue," as the pope jauntily put it, Benedict shut the door of his office and began communicating with his flock (and anyone else who's following him). Below is a partial inaugural Twitter feed from His Holiness.

What Not to Do

Nancy Sharp | Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy
Nancy Sharp

As a matter of habit, it is wise not to slam your finger in the car door. Should such an unfortunate incident occur, certainly, do not be surprised if you scream and curse, blame your mother, husband, son, teetering dishwasher, unpredictable furnace, and gentle neighbor.

Holiday Retailers Discover Lost Materialistic Sayings of Jesus

James Napoli | Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

In an announcement that many sources are calling "vaguely opportunistic," a large consortium of retail organizations have claimed to be in the possession of ten never-before-seen inspirational messages from Jesus Christ.

A Day in the Life of a Thought Catalog Commenter

Marielle Wakim | Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles
Marielle Wakim

Subject's alarm goes off. Subject goes back to sleep, making a mental note that there is no logical reason to get up today, seeing as he is gainfully unemployed and sleeping on a pile of old chocolate milk cartons.

How to Joke About Race (And How Not To)

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Remy M. Maisel

Humor is a powerful tool. Rapier wit can weaken an enemy as effectively as a bayonet to the chest. It can revitalize. It can trivialize. It can elevate. It can heal. It can hurt.

All I Want for Hanukkah is Christmas

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

I love being Jewish. It's just that Christmas looks like so much fun, don't you think?

The Rush

Jordan Pease | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jordan Pease

How does a gay comic compete against heterosexual comics, when an audience of 96 percent straight men/women and 4 percent bar staff sell out a venue? And how does a gay comic stand in front of a crowd of conservative locals, and kill?

The Syndrome Syndrome and the Rise of the New World Disorder(s)

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.03.2013 | Comedy
Mitch Ditkoff

Here's my guide to 14 of the most recently identified medical conditions, like PID (Premature Intervention Disorder): the hallucinated belief by war-mongering politicians that invading other countries for ridiculously long periods of time will increase national security.

WATCH: Hilarious & Strangely Eerie Scientology Game

Posted 12.05.2012 | Los Angeles

If this Indiegogo project gets funded, you may soon be able to learn all the secrets of Scientology without getting locked into a billion-year contrac...

Who I Want To Win At The 2012 British Comedy Awards

Elliot Gonzalez | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Elliot Gonzalez

Year after year the winners aren't always the ones I would have predicted and this year I've decided to write my predictions down in this blog. Not for every category but for the ones I feel thoroughly deserve to win.

Death and Texas

Jerry Adler | Posted 02.02.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

As I walked the streets of old Frito-Laredo, I saw an old cowboy slumped in a chair, Facedown in a plate of spaghetti alfredo,

Is Santa Real? (VIDEO)

Scott Bateman | Posted 02.02.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

For centuries, people have been asking if Santa Claus is real, or just an excuse for parents to go trample people the day after Thanksgiving. At least, the Disalmanacarian at has the surprising answer to this age-old question.